Posts Tagged ‘Hiking’

Bird Viewing 2.0

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

In today’s Field Biology class, we went bird watching again–this time on campus. We hiked through recondite trails I didn’t know, and observed the fauna that surrounded them. It was a peaceful walk interrupted only by quick net swings aimed at trapping bugs (part of an on-going assignment) and birds singing. I never really appreciated how close to nature CSS is. It’s backyard is, quite literally, a real forest!

Hartley Park

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

I will continue to say that adventure in Duluth can be found right in the backyard. Hartley Nature Center and Park is located in the heart of Duluth. It is a 640-acre park with over 10 miles of trails scattered throughout. The Superior Hiking Trail cuts right through the park, as well. Outdoor enthusiasts will take to the park to hike, trail run, cross-country ski, bike, and snowshoe. Just another landmark and another reason Duluth was voted Outside’s “Best Town Ever” in 2014! So get out and enjoy the warm-up as we go from winter to spring!


Oh the places you can go in Duluth!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

View from above Ely’s Peak


Hiking on Campus and down the hill

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

It’s probably bo secret that there are are several trails coursing through the woods on campus and down the hill, beyond Kenwood (Chester Park). Yesterday I decided to tackle the trails alone and had quite a fun time trying to go through some worn and forgotten paths and keeping close to the main trail lest I get lost. This was my first time visiting and hiking in Chester Park so I took longer than I had planned in the area getting acquainted with the paths and discovering sites to visit next time around. There’s always some activity to do at CSS or down the hill!

SHT Adventure

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

My freshman thru senior year roommate, Brody O, and I recently went on a Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) adventure beginning in Silver Bay and continuing on to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, about 2 miles north of Highway 1 on the SHT. We wanted to get up to George H. Manitou Crosby State Park, but due to the difficult terrain, 50lb backpacks, and a close to depleted water supply with no refills we decided to halt the trip prematurely. It was an awesome trip, regardless and we learned quite a bit as we traversed the SHT.