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What do kids learn at camp?


Posted By Jenny Bushmaker
March 29, 2018

As the Summer Youth & Family Program Director at Wolf Ridge, I get the privilege of talking to many parents each year. One of the biggest things I have learned from all of these conversations is that it is not easy for parents to make the decision to send their child to summer camp. While […]

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Adulthood and Wonder


Posted By Maggie Noun
March 22, 2018

Being an adult, I sometimes forget about the magic of nature. I forget about the rolling hills of the eroded Sawtooth mountains, the tiny networks of organisms in lichens, the peeling exposed bark of the paper birch, the tall red pines, and wolf tracks along ski trails. Even as I live here, it can be […]

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Wolf Ridge Trips and Our Public Lands


Posted By David Butcher
March 14, 2018

I often think back to an unforgettable moment on a Wolf Ridge wilderness canoeing trip I guided a few years back. It was the last night of our trip and we had a close to perfect campsite in Voyageurs National Park with a fantastic rock outcropping facing west. We had just finished dinner and all […]

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International Women’s Day – Poem by Maggie Noun


Posted By Maggie Noun
March 8, 2018

Dedicated to all women and girls finding their place in the environment and the outdoors!   You may think that you have no place in the woods here. That you cannot climb, run, and roll in the mud. That you are cold and weak, and full of fear. Little do you know that you are […]

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Which Woodpecker was Wandering the Woods?


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 6, 2018

If you go on a walk through the woods in the spring, you might hear a distinct drumming sound. Looking around, you can see a woodpecker. But alas, which one???? Here at Wolf Ridge, the most common woodpeckers are the downy, hairy and pileated. The downy woodpecker is the smallest of the three at 6-7” […]

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