Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

Winter Fun 101

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Last week I was scrolling through Facebook at just the right time to see a picture posted by Winter Fun 101. The photo was captioned, “Hey! The first person to correctly guess where we are will get two all day lift tickets at Spirit Mountain. Go:”. I quickly typed in the location and WON! I just received my lift tickets in the mail and am looking at dates on the calendar for a good day to go shred the slopes. Winter Fun 101 has some fantastic information on awesome things to do during the winter in the upper midwest. Their website has an event calendar and locations you can go to participate in activities like for alpine skiing, fat tire biking, ice sailing, ice climbing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and cross country skiing. There is always something to do up in Duluth and the surrounding area during the winter months. So get out there and enjoy the opportunities in the backyard of the College of St. Scholastica!

(more…)

Enjoying the Outdoors

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

(more…)

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.

(more…)

Outdoor Pursuit Rentals/Calendar

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Looking for adventure while you spend time at St. Scholastica? It is an absolute MUST to visit CSS’s Outdoor Pursuit website. I recently rented a hiking backpack for a couple days and it only cost me $6. They have just about everything you could need for an outdoor hiking/camping/paddling/canoeing trip and you can get it for a very cheap price. Check out the rental list HERE and start planning your adventure.

(more…)

Fuzzy Wuzzy Wuz A Bear

Friday, June 30th, 2017

I had just finished up a run on the Hartley Park trails when I spotted this black bear traipsing through backyards about 50 yards away. I quickly got in my car and drove up to get a closer look. The bear ended up spending some time at a garbage bin where he got into some scraps including a watermelon! Neat to see the wildlife so close, but a good reminder to be aware of your surroundings when out and about on the trails in Duluth. One of the great things about Duluth is that it is in the heart of some of Northern Minnesota’s greatest wildlife habitat. It is important to know that we share this area with some fascinating animals that deserve to be both admired and respected. If you are up in Duluth during the summer, keep your eyes peeled because the bears are out and about!

(more…)