Never underestimate yourself.

You are the wilderness!

As I mentioned in my about page, I've worked with hundreds of girls and women in outdoors and collectively we have one thing in common:

We doubt our abilities and compare ourselves to the outdoorsy-est among us.

*Ah comparison, a familiar foe of the female persuasion 

But do you know what else I've noticed across the board?

When a woman portages her first canoe or builds her first campfire, she realizes exactly how capable she truly is.

When a woman lets her modern life slip away in the outdoors for a moment, she centers herself. She returns to her goals and routines, more alive (and less stressed) in every regard.

A relationship with the wilderness is sparked and spills into all aspects of her life, empowering and brightening every corner.

This section of the blog is here to do two things for you:

1. Affirm your ability and empower you to develop a relationship with the outdoors for yourself, no matter where you live or what kind of experience you have.

2. Define what that connection will look like FOR YOURSELF. You don't have to summit mountains or hike across countries to have the most meaningful and beneficial relationship with mama earth!

If you walk away with any message from The Cabin Season I hope it's this: The outdoors, the wilderness, mother nature - she'd like to be a foundation of wellness and inspiration for you. It's your birthright to connect with her in a mutually beneficial relationship. You are the wilderness! (You can thank this BrenΓ© Brown book for that perfectly cheesy motivational line)

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*Looking for the Beginner's Guide to Winter Camping? I'll save you some digging - it's right HERE

If you’ve ever wondered what winter camping is really like, this post is for you! By the end, if you still want to go winter camping, pop your email below and I’ll send you my guide to winter camping! *If you’re on a mobile device, CLICK HERE to get the Winter Camping Guide. I’m not […]

5 Realities of Winter Camping

Dreaming up your next road trip? These tips will help keep your dream road trip stress-free! Because, let’s face it, traveling in any way can be more stressful than the romanticized vision in your mind. BUT with the right mindset and the heavy lifting I’ve done for you here, it doesn’t have to be. πŸ“Œ […]

14 Tips for a Stress-Free Road Trip

No matter what you do for a living, I’ll bet you get a little burnt out at times, right? A little frazzled? A little too plugged in? Heck, that even happens to me and I live in the woods. Which is why a weekend getaway to unplug, unwind, and connect to the things that matter […]

The Perfect Minnesota Getaway

Recently, I’ve had a lot of people asking me how they can get outdoors more this winter, which makes me smile! I’m so happy you’re wanting to brave the chill of winter. To help you do that, I’ve spent some time thinking about how I get my booty outside even in chilly weather. I’ve distilled […]

10 Tips to Help You Get Outdoors More This Winter

Winter lasts about 7 months in northern Minnesota and, since I love that so much (no, really I do), here I am writing a winter bucket list to follow my summer bucket list. Whether you’re planning a trip to northern Minnesota this winter or not, my list has outdoor activities on it to inspire your […]

My 2020 Minnesota Winter Bucket List

The first snowflakes of the season fell yesterday! Fall colors have peaked and now the scale is tipping towards winter, which means preparations must be made in order to survive the colder months. If you’ve been reading along since last winter, you already know I live in a primitive cabin in the remote wilderness of […]

Getting Prepared for Winter Off-Grid

Think of these secret hikes I’m about to give you as short and sweet little gems of fall color! These are perfect for those driving up the Gunflint Trail in search of easily accessible yet quiet spots. Spots where locals who are “in the know” would go for a stroll. How secret is “secret”? *skeptical […]

3 Secret Fall Hikes of the Gunflint Trail

Have you ever seen pictographs? Better question, have you ever seen really clear pictographs? Often times you have to squint to really make out the images but not in Cache Bay! The pictographs on the east side of the bay are plain as day and make for a good excuse to plan a trip. My […]

Short BWCA Trip – Cache Bay Pictographs

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my outdoor experiences, it’s that I need relatively few gizmos, gadgets, gear, and clothing to feel happy and at home in the wilderness. However, here’s the caveat: those few items I need must be good quality, functional, and intentional! Quality I cannot frequently have my gear breaking or […]

My BWCA Camping Essentials