Jon's Conquests

Blog URL: http://jonsconquests.blogspot.com

Jon's Conquests is a blog about adventures in and out of Minnesota. There is a heavy focus on hiking, running and exploring.

Located: St Paul, Minnesota
Tags: Running, Hiking, adventure, State Park, Minnesota, St Paul, Highpoints, Travel, adventure

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Luminary Loppet on Feb 5, 2012The annual City of lakes loppet in Minneapolis held the popular luminary loppet again this year. The event was a walk through the wood this year, compared to last year, when it was a snowshoe/ski event. The location also changed, as it was held in Th...



group fitness classes on Jan 28, 2012I used to be of the attitude that I could easily get a better workout on my own and didn't need group fitness classes. While it is true that I've gone on many long runs and have exhausted myself, I find a strong value in group fitness classes now tha...



Red bull "Crashed Ice" in Saint Paul on Jan 24, 2012Near the Cathedral in St. Paul, there was a lot more going on than usual from the 12-14th of January. Red Bull cae to town with another one of it's extreme events. Attracting thousands of people to watch skaters go down a track of ice with jumps and...



No Snow in Minnesota-Yet on Jan 8, 2012January in Minnesota- usually not the most comfortable place to go, has been unseasonably warm and snow-free this year. I recently went "winter camping", though, it didn't get much below about 25 degrees outside, not exactly your cold adventure. We'...



2011 in review on Dec 17, 2011Looking back, 2011 has been a great year, with plenty of adventures and great moments. p Starting with January/February, I went snowshoeing several times, once in Duluth, and the most special time had to have been at the Luminary Loppet, a large skii...



Winter camping in Afton state park on Dec 13, 2011This past weekend, I spent a night outside in Afton state park. Afton state park is located near the st. Croix river, just east of the twin cities. We headed over to the park in the early afternoon, when we found out we were te only ones camping in...