Predator Round-Up, Sea Cave Mayhem, Playing Hookie and an Unwarranted Pity Party

Newsflash: Last week I had an unwarranted pity party. It started during my 5-hour drive home from the UP after a weekend of bonding with women at a 3-day Becoming an Outdoor Woman camp (more on that experience in a different post). I left the camp recharged and excited about life. But then, I had … Continue reading Predator Round-Up, Sea Cave Mayhem, Playing Hookie and an Unwarranted Pity Party

The Wild Waterfalls of Iron County, Wisconsin – Part III

The tough ones. I’m using tough in a generic sense. The falls I was able to find weren’t necessarily difficult to access or remote in terms of mileage on foot. However, they either involved fleets of steps, vague directions, or a lack of signage making it a bit of a hit or miss in terms … Continue reading The Wild Waterfalls of Iron County, Wisconsin – Part III

Amnicon Falls: The Unassuming State Park of the North

Amnicon Falls is one of those often overlooked but beloved state parks near my home in northwest Wisconsin. The park is small compared to nearby Jay Cooke State Park. It is often lost in the hype and marketing of the North Shore and the countless parks and waterfalls that dot the shoreline. By some respects, … Continue reading Amnicon Falls: The Unassuming State Park of the North

Ice Melt in Bayfield County

This past Saturday I was supposed to be lacing up my tennis shoes and running a half-marathon in Nisswa, Minnesota. But, Baby Boy Probst had different plans for me. (Yes, I may in fact slip a mention of baby from here on forward). In early March I retired my running shoes for walking shoes. At … Continue reading Ice Melt in Bayfield County

Spring Thaw – Lost Creek Falls

I remember it like yesterday. It was spring, 2005 and I had just met this odd duck online named Steve. After dining over Chinese food and cheap beer we determined we liked each other enough to hang out again. Since it was spring thaw and Steve claimed to be an outdoorsman/forester, he suggested we hike … Continue reading Spring Thaw – Lost Creek Falls

The Hike

(I first wrote this a year ago while hiking near Bean and Bear Lake near Silver Bay, MN. But, on this blustery fall day, I cannot help but share again.) The anticipation was killing me. For months, I had patiently watched the calendar waiting for that brief moment in northern Minnesota where fall comes to … Continue reading The Hike

Fall’s Final Hurrah – UP of Michigan

High winds have taken a toll on fall in northern Wisconsin. So, I opted to head east to the Porkies this week to see what's left of fall in the UP of Michigan. The Porcupine Mountains never cease to amaze me. Grandiose, humbling and frankly beautiful. Someday, I'd like to take a week to just … Continue reading Fall’s Final Hurrah – UP of Michigan

Frog Bay Tribal National Park

I've decided that my random posts on my official website is getting a bit out of hand. So, from now on I'll post stuff on this site. I have a story in today's travel section of the Pioneer Press about Frog Bay Tribal National Park near Bayfield, Wisconsin. It is worth reading if you'll be … Continue reading Frog Bay Tribal National Park