My name is Elly Vortex. I live in the best state in the nation: Minnesota. I set up this blog to chronicle my quest to hike every path, visit every park, bike every trail, paddle every river, look at every waterfall, climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow until I find my dream.
My dog is Thunderdog. She's part German Shepherd, part goat, and part chicken.
My main human hiking partner is boyfriend --> fiancee --> husband Joe, who is somewhat skeptical of all this Outdoors Stuff. Luckily, he is a good sport and usually game for trying something new. He has a real yen for finding and looking at waterfalls.
Joe and I got hitched in the fall of 2014, and I left the North Shore and we've set up our new Base Camp in the Twin Cities. Never fear, the adventures will continue! There's a lot of Minnesota (and the rest of the world) to see.