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
Apostle Island Sea Caves Set to Open this Weekend!
The latest from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore… Sounds like the mayhem could start-up again in northwest Wisconsin again this Saturday! PS If you are looking for some tips on what to do while visiting, be sure to check out my post from last year… Apostle Islands Ice Caves Open for Winter Viewing Bayfield, WI…… Continue reading Apostle Island Sea Caves Set to Open this Weekend!
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
Celebrating 36 My Way
I turned 36 today. As of this moment, I’ve been an adult longer than a kid. I officially feel old. I thought this might kick in when I turned 30 but that was a breeze compared to today. Perhaps it is because I’m a new mom. Perhaps it is because I have now fully accepted…… Continue reading Celebrating 36 My Way
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
Dining at the Delta Diner
Reason #568 I love living where I live – the Delta Diner. I first dined at this hidden gem after a winter hike several years ago. The buzz about this diner in the middle of nowhere had been building and I knew I just had to make the trip to Delta to check it out.…… Continue reading Dining at the Delta Diner
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
(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
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