Monthly Archives: June 29, 2011

Wilderness Inquiry family adventure through Voyageurs National Park

Our guides, Virginia and Max, purposely swamp the canoe for a “tip test,” a lesson in getting it upright again. Life lessons in the wildFinding strength despite challenges of ADHD and Crohn’s Kate leads the paddle back to Big Sky Island, Voyageurs NP. Photos & story by Lisa Meyers McClintickOriginally published in Minneapolis Star Tribune… Read more »

Bargain family travel: Free National Parks Day

Geysers and waterfalls often nab the attention at Yellowstone National Park, but quieter Lamar Valley has its own beauty. See more than presidents at Mt. Rushmore. Celebrate the start of summerIn honor of the longest day of the year, the National Parks Service is offering free admission on Tuesday, June 21. It not only kicks… Read more »

Minnesota’s Cuyuna Lakes mountain bike trails open

You’d never know this ultra-clear lake near Crosby was formerly a mine pit. Former mines transform into a premiere playground Jenny Smith heading through Boot Camp. One of Minnesota’s best-kept secrets, the Cuyuna Lakes State Recreation Area, won’t be under the radar much longer. The buzz has been building for years among mountain biking fans…. Read more »