Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

Winter No More

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Spring? Is that you? Today in Duluth, MN, we actually got a taste of spring! In fact, it got above 50 degrees, so that means it is basically summer here. It was a nice day to walk from class to class in a t-shirt and soak up some sun. This warm weather has me and everyone else feeling hopeful that winter is coming to an end. I certainly hope so! Here in the dorms, everyone walks around looking like ghosts because it has been winter for so long, but not any more. The sun is out and summer is coming! Baseball and softball actually got to play games today after having many of their games postponed, so I am sure they are feeling good. A friend of mine informed me that as of today, 19 days until I get to go home for the summer and enjoy the stress free life. The countdown is on.

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!

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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!

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Enjoying the Outdoors

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

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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.

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