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Stick Bathing

Part one of our 2021 winter adventure starts with Not Hot. I may be biased, but I highly recommend it. An entirely different experience from traveling on the ice, was our regular stick baths. If Japanese forest bathing is like … Continue reading

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Not Hot

I confess. This is the first winter camping trip where we didn’t camp. I’ve never been so tested on how many times our adventure plans could change.  Original plans went 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.   Then became 2, 3, … Continue reading

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A Very Dirty Honeymoon

“Again! Again! Let’s do that again!” I can see my inner child hopping, clapping, squealing with glee.  That inner child keeps popping into my thoughts while reflecting on our honeymoon eight years ago. It wasn’t a “normal” honeymoon. It was … Continue reading

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5 Winter Camping Lessons

As Will and I are getting ready for our ninth winter camping adventure in mid February, I should share a story from once upon a time…  In February 2020, right before the end of the world as we knew it. … Continue reading

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Type 1 Fun in the BWCA

It was so easy, and so much fun there is no story, but there is video! (It’s best with the sound on.) Last October, 2017 we had our traditional BWCA paddling vacation.  It was our five year honeymoon anniversary and … Continue reading

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Tortoise Raging

It went too well!  The problem with having a nearly perfect trip is there is less of a story to tell.   The  TL,DR (“Too Long, Don’t Read”) version of this goes: The weather was awesome, we were awesome.  It … Continue reading

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Chupacabras and Running

Running is not normally part of a paddling trip and mysterious noises are never on the itinerary.  The mud and snow we had earlier are a bit par for course, but our next three days gave us two “fun” experiences.  Unfortunately, like … Continue reading

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Mud and Snow

Will and I set out for our first paddling trip in four years.  It was just the right amount of type two fun.  Type 2.1 – mostly fun with just enough weird angry swearing to have a story to tell. … Continue reading

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Bad Igloo, Good Cabin

On day three we decided to make an igloo.  It would be a fun way to spend a layover day.  We were optimistic.  Years ago I bought this thing: We’d tried and failed three times in past years.  This time … Continue reading

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Chop Wood, Carry Water

It snowed for the first two days.  Beautiful picturesque winter wonderland snow.  We were so stoked to finally be on this adventure. We crossed two lakes (Ojibway and Triangle in the Superior National Forest).  Then did a gnarly portage to the … Continue reading

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