We were recently invited to Northland College in Ashland WI to set up a display at their Wildness Week program. Happy to have the opportunity to meet new Wisconsin friends and neighbors, we jumped at the chance and brought a load of Frost River packs and bags.
There wasn’t much of a chance to catch many of the programs going on in the auditorium. But did have the opportunity to chat with several people as they were going into and coming out of the discussions, and was pleased to chat with students as they made their way to and from class. There was also a chance to learn about some new hiking spots from the Chequamegon Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. They are doing great work building and maintaining hiking trail through the national forest of NW Wisconsin.
Katie and Dave from Solstice Outdoors also had a table outside the auditorium. They run a really cool shop in downtown Ashland. From them I learned about what’s new with high tech materials for rain jackets and bandanas and was happy to have friendly neighbors with which to spend the day.
Northland College also hosts the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on their campus. I was happy to have the chance to see some of the outdoor stuff that Sig used.
Overall it was a great way to spend a Friday.
Thanks to Northland College for the hospitality and thanks to all those who stopped by to say “Hi”.