Category: The Hikes

HIKE FIFTY-ONE

Superior Trail and the unfortunate email As I hiked in June along a portion of the Superior Trail that I had not hiked before, I kept thinking about a specific day in this journey with Barry’s frontotemporal dementia (FTD). It

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HIKE FORTY-SIX TO FIFTY

WINTER HIKES IN GRAND MARAIS As I continue my blog, I will try to be more current and write in real time when I can. In any event, I write now looking back to January when I stayed at a

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HIKE FORTY-FIVE

Louisville Swamp Trail The Louisville Swamp is located off Highway169 near Jordan, Minn., south of Minneapolis. It is not far from where my dad had his hobby farm. My dad first bought the land as a place to store some

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HIKES FORTY-THREE & FORTY-FOUR

Hiking with friends I asked several of my high school girlfriends if they wanted to hike with me last fall. Kris was the only one able to make it. We hiked at Bryant Lake in Eden Prairie, Minn, on a

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HIKE FORTY-TWO

A recurring memory Lyndale Avenue suddenly comes to an end in Bloomington just a couple of miles south of 98th Street. At the end of a large parking lot, you can see signs for the Lyndale Trail head, part of

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HIKE FORTY-ONE

Making plans on my own Last summer, I started to think about doing things on my own. I am used to travelling alone all the time for work. But usually those trips are planned by the schools where I speak,

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HIKE FORTY

 Carlos State Park Last summer I went up to Alexandria, Minn., to stay with my new friend Deb, who took one of my Saturday classes a few years back at the College of Visual Arts (CVA). Deb was on a

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HIKE THIRTY-NINE

Willow River State Park Willow River State Park was the best hike of last summer. My friend Jeanne was in town to prepare her parents’ house for an estate sale. Sadly she lost both parents within six months of each

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HIKE THIRTY-SIX AND HIKE THIRTY-SEVEN

The beach hike, California After my stay and hike with Diane, I headed to Malibu where my girlfriends had rented a house to celebrate our 60th birthdays. Most of us have been friends since grade school. My friend, Sue, and

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HIKE THIRTY-FIVE

South Coastal Wilderness Trail, California I was so lucky to visit California in June and spend time with old friends. I had been looking forward to this for over a year, holding my breath as my departure date neared that

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