A Personal Connection with Nature

This past weekend, I participated in one of my favorite programs in the Midwest (or anywhere): Illinois DNR's Becoming an Outdoors-woman camp. I headed down to the bluffs and forests of Southern Illinois on Friday morning, leaving home before sunrise. I arrived around noon and decided to skip my first scheduled class - outdoor survival … Continue reading A Personal Connection with Nature



This weekend, I went to my second Becoming an Outdoors-woman (BOW) program. My first BOW, this past summer in Southern Illinois, was a fun weekend full of new-to-me activities, the kinds of things I expected to try once or twice at most. That time, I went rock climbing, rappelling, and tried a high ropes course. This … Continue reading Wintering