Climbing Weekend in Sandstone, MN

photo 2Throw back to last weekend. It looks like Heather had a relaxing weekend in Sonoma and we had absolutely beautiful fall weather here in Minnesota (80 degrees!) which made for a great and much anticipated camping and climbing weekend at the Saved Sandstone Festival in Sandstone, MN.

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The festival is a celebration of the community effort to obtain the land for climbers to use which was previously forbidden and illegal as the land was privately owned. After years of hard work to not only accumulate the land through with the help of the MN Parks & Recreation Board, but also to build roads and paths for accessibility, Sandstone is now one of the best places to outdoor climb in Minnesota. It’s also a top destination for ice climbing in the winter.

We camped, rock climbed, conversed around a bonfire, ate homemade stone fire pizzas from WildEarth WoodFired Mobile Pizza Bakery, star gazed at the millions of stars you aren’t able to see in the city, waded our feet in the water and attended a morning yoga session as the sun came up along the river. It’s times like these I am happiest — when I am resetting — reviving, rejuvenating and reclaiming the freeness of simply being.

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Content + climbing photos by Sara Chars. Yoga photo by Steve Mercer.

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