|Minnesota's Big Woods--a gorgeous place for training--or enjoying.|
Fortunately, my youngest (of three) brother Pete has ramped up his hiking, too, in preparation for the move his son and daughter-in-law are making to Colorado in a couple of weeks and the visits Pete plans to make to the mountains. And because Pete has been hiking, his beautiful girlfriend Tami has been dragged into the "sport" as well. We even found out the hiking spirit moved her to go shopping for Merrill hiking shoes!! And so we're adopting them as our hiking partners in crime.
|Pete, Tami, Me, Jan -- Hiking Partners in Crime|
|My litle bro and I|
|Hidden Falls in Nerstrand|
|Iconic Minnehaha Falls|
|When I was a kid our gang would walk here to the base of the falls and follow the creek to the Mississippi River. Nostalgia!|
regularly chose Nerstrand for extended family picnics. We got in some rolling hills and some flat distance. Mostly it was awesome fun just to be able to add mileage with great company in a beautiful state!
Check out some more pics from our Fourth of July hiking weekend!
|Our gorgeous Nerstrand training camp.|
|The best hiking partner a girl could want!!|
|Out on a limb with the Mighty Mississippi behind us.|
|Peter being mean to Tami and rocking the branch.|
So we empty the rocks from our shoes and go on to the next pre-adventure next week!