Minnesota Trails Magazine feels like a great fit for my writing. It is the journal of the Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota, and their mission really resonates with me – “a non-profit organization that acquires, protects and enhances critical lands for public enjoyment.” They also advocate for trails and promote use of these outdoor resources. I can find plenty of material in my active life to use as fodder for stories!
Finding the Lost 40 – Fall 2021
Cycling to an old growth forest – trees that escaped harvest through a surveying error.
(see pg. 38-39)
Stillwater and Beyond – Summer 2021
St. Croix River Crossing Loop adds miles with a view.
(See pg. 8-10)
A Tale of Two Trails, Unfinished Business – Summer 2020
Completing the Paul Bunyan Trail, cycling from Walker to Crow Wing State Park.
(See pg. 8-9)
The Wilderness of the Banadad – Winter 2019
Swallowed by the forest Susan and I ski the intimate Banadad Trail through the wilderness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
(See pg. 14)
A Tale of Two Trails – Summer 2019
A full day of bicycling on the Paul Bunyan and the Heartland Trails in north central Minnesota, from Bemidji to Park Rapids.
(See pg. 9)
A North Shore Tradition – Winter 2018
Celebrating 26 straight years of friendship, weekend escapes and gliding along the North Shore cross-country ski trails with my friend Susan.
(See pg. 13)
Cycling the Skyline – Fall 2018
A 25-mile ride along Duluth’s Skyline Parkway, from the western terminus on Becks road across the length of the city to Brighton Beach on the shores of Lake Superior at the eastern end.
(See pg. 28-29)