Category: The Hikes

SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL 2016

Elusive memories of our meeting, August Today as I hiked higher and higher on the Superior Hiking Trail, another memory popped into my mind. This is what I find so interesting about hiking: the brain brings up things when you

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SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL, SUMMER 2016

Call from Hospice, July I am up north hiking once again, trying hard, as a party of one, to hike the complete Superior Hiking Trail, which is rated as one of the top ten hiking trails in the country. My

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HIKE SIXTY-ONE

Barn Bluff Red Wing hike with FTD friends While I was staying at the Anderson Center, three people from my frontotemporal dementia (FTD) support group in Minneapolis traveled to Red Wing to hike with me. It was really fun to

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HIKES FIFTY-EIGHT, FIFTY-NINE AND SIXTY

The summer of Nancy My family kept asking, “You’re going up north, again?”  I replied, “Yes, because I’ve decided this is The Summer of Nancy!” My instincts sent me up north a lot this summer of 2015. I needed time

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HIKE FIFTY-SEVEN

The art of the doodle This August, my family and I stayed at Lutsen Mountain on the North Shore for a few days. We had a great time with our two busy little ones, Charlotte and Lilly. We enjoyed the

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HIKE FIFTY-SIX

Visiting the past This hike was a very short one — only a half mile. But it was an important one for me. In mid-August, I was invited up to long-time friends Nancy and Fred’s cabin in Wisconsin. Nancy is

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HIKE FIFTY-FIVE

Planning a Life I decided to hike to Magnetic Rock on the Gunflint Trail in June. Although I thought I knew the way, I got a bit lost driving there. Not good planning on my part. My backpack only held

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HIKE FIFTY-FOUR

Mt Maude on the Superior Hiking Trail This last June, I did a lot of hiking and thinking. One hike I really wanted to do was up to an old fire lookout tower called Mount Maude on the Superior Hiking

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HIKE FIFTY-THREE

Mount Josephine on the Grand Portage Reservation In June, as I drove up to Mount Josephine in Grand Portage, Minn., I did something I have not done before. I took along our old iPod because I finally found the charger

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HIKE FIFTY-TWO

Superior Hiking Trail and a box of bills As I hiked this June toward Jackson Lake on the Superior Hiking Trail, I felt confident. I was a lot more confident than I was four years ago when I escaped to

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