Nature & Landscape

Boundary Waters Canoe Area 2014

Boundary Waters Canoe Area 2014

I recently had the fortune of spending a couple of nights at Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), this was my 7th trip. We entered at Sawbill Lake, portaged to Smoke Lake, and again to Burnt Lake where we set up camp for the rest of the

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Ein Qiniya Field Notes I

Ein Qiniya Field Notes I

With so much turmoil and sadness surrounding us as Israel escalates its oppressive colonialist policies towards Palestinians, I decided to take a walk in the open fields of Ein Qiniya near Ramallah to re-acquaint myself with a small piece of ancient Palestine. The landscape I observed couldn’t have

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Ramallah Snowstorm Of 2013

Ramallah Snowstorm Of 2013

Snow started falling and it wouldn’t stop for days– big, heavy flakes impregnated with moisture. They said it was going to be a major storm, but no one forsaw what was coming especially this early in the season. Histeria came in the form of keywords: “Alexa,” “Siberian,”

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Banning State Park In Fall

Banning State Park In Fall

This was a colder camping trip than usual. Destination was Banning State Park in the Northern part of Minnesota. We woke up to 27 F (-3 C) and flurries. Snow eventually picked up and we found ourselves scrambling to take down our campsite in the freezing weather.

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Minnesota North Shore Summer Trip

Minnesota North Shore Summer Trip

This trip was different from past ones. It marked my return to the Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior since my accident last Fall, and it also included a wedding! Paul has been my partner in North Shore adventures for years. Together we’d hiked many miles along

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Trip: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Trip: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Long overdue, but here are some pictures from my recent Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) trip in August. We only made it as far as Lake Disappointment and managed to find a beautiful campsite facing South. The main hardship we encountered was weather, in the form

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