Category: Blog

Preamble

One task. It’s simple: walk on the Superior Hiking Trail from end to end. North to South. Walk, eat and sleep. Simple! The ultimate challenge is completing this task as fast as possible. My life focus in 2016 is to train my body, accumulate gear and experience, and execute a fast through-hike of the entire Superior Hiking […]

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Grand Marais

Hike Date: August 12-15, 2016 Trail: Superior Hiking Trail Trip Plan: 4 days, 3 nights, and to hit goal pace of 35 miles per day, 140 miles total Day 1 – Hike north from the side of Gunflint Trail to Hazel Campsite (34.5 miles) Day 2 – Hike north from Hazel to Arrowhead Trail parking […]

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Brewhouse Triathlon Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, August 7, 2016 – 8:30am I went in to Brewhouse Tri with big expectations. I had the expectation to win. It’s easy to say you have no expectations, but this was not the case. It’s easy to say you have no expectations when there is no reason that you should have them, such […]

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Voyageur 50 Mile Race Report

Race Day: July 30, 2016 6am I had a whole host of questions and doubts in my mind going into the revered Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile. A race with such history and such talent every year, coupled with my severe lack of focused training, made me question and doubt my ability to hold together a […]

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Gooseberry

Hike Date: July 22-24, 2016 Trail: Superior Hiking Trail Trip Plan: Big miles over a weekend–from Gooseberry State Park south to home. Day 1 – Hike south from Gooseberry State Park to Crow Creek Valley Campsite (~8 miles) Day 2 – Hike south from Crow Creek Valley Campsite to Fox Farm Pond Campsite (~38 miles) Day […]

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Normanna

Hike Date: June 25-26, 2016 Trail: Superior Hiking Trail Trip Plan: Hike long on Sunday with my friend Dave Schuneman Day 1 – Two hours out north, two back from Lismore Road Trailhead Day 2 – Hike from Normanna Road north to ?? Stats: Total Miles: 45.8 Total Time: 13:56 Time at Camp: 0 Weather: […]

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Temperance to Beaver Bay

Hike Date: July 8-10, 2016 Trail: Superior Hiking Trail Trip Plan: One weekend (after work Friday until Sunday), Temperance River Wayside to County Road 4 in Beaver Bay Day 1 – Hike south from Temperance to Fredenburg Creek Campsite (6.2 miles) Day 2 – Hike south from Fredenburg to Section 13 Campsite (~34 miles) Day […]

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Down Top Quilt

Project goal: Don’t mess up down project Really light (less than 1 lb) Good for 3 season/warmer weather Final specs (click here to go to finished pics): Total weight: 427 grams, 15.06 oz, .94 lbs 66″ long, 44″ wide, 15″ wide footbox, 20″ sewn-in footbox Materials: 9 oz HyperDRY 850 FP Goose Down 3 yards […]

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Grandma’s Marathon Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 7:45am I counted up the years and found that this was my eighth time in a row competing in a Grandma’s Marathon event. This is where it all began, and I love the race. I love the atmosphere in Duluth over the weekend, too, and look forward to it […]

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Ely’s Peak

Hike Date: June 4-5, 2016 Trail: Superior Hiking Trail Trip Plan: 2 days, 50 miles, park at Ely’s Peak, hike home and then back the next day. Day 1 – Drive south to Ely’s Peak/123rd Avenue trailhead, hike home (near Bagley Nature Center)(27 miles) Day 2 – From home, run to Enger Tower and hike […]

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