In June of 2006, the New York Times published an article titled "Footloose and Boot Free: Barefoot Hiking" based on their reporter's participation in one of our hikes. It was quite an honor for our group! The article provides a great introduction to barefoot hiking.
In May of 2007, the St. Paul Pioneer Press also published an article titled "Tough soles: Barefoot hikers get in touch with the earth" after one of their reporters joined our group for a hike. It was more great recognition - this time from the "hometown press"!
Also in 2007, Natural Solutions magazine (formerly Alternative Medicine) published an article titled "Outside Insight: walking meditation" that includes references to our group and quotes from one of our members.
In September of 2009, Sun Newspapers featured a story titled "Lakeville barefoot hikers helps start group to support Dakota County parks" that describes one member's efforts to help generate public support for their local county park system.
Outdoors author Kate Havelin joined some group members for a hike in the fall of 2010 and wrote this article, "Discover Barefoot Hiking", for the Summer 2011 edition of Minnesota Trails magazine.
In May of 2011, on-line gear guide Trailspace.com published an article titled "How to Run or Hike Barefoot on the Trail", an introduction to barefoot running and hiking that features a few of our members.
In May of 2012, Eagan TV videographer Dan Callahan met up with some group members at Lebanon Hills Regional Park to produce "Barefoot in the Park", a video segment that exposes viewers to the joys of barefoot hiking.
In June of 2012, the Minneapolis Star Tribune featured an article higlighting a variety of Twin Cities hiking clubs, including our own group, titled "Hiking groups walk this way". It includes sidebars with the groups' contact information and favorites hikes.
In April of 2014, our group was featured on WCCO-TV's Finding Minnesota segment in an episode titled "Finding Minnesota: Barefoot Hiking" .
An invaluable resource for all barefoot hiking enthusiasts is Richard Frazine's "The Barefoot Hiker". Available on-line in its entirety, this book provides a wealth of information for new and experienced hikers alike.
Many barefoot hikers belong to the Society for Barefoot Living, an Internet group that promotes going barefoot in all aspects of our lives.
The Society for Barefoot Living maintains a "Barefoot Hikers" page at their web site that includes some introductory information, a list of hiking groups, publicity items, and a collection of additional resources.
Would you like to help preserve and expand the great barefoot hiking opportunities our state has to offer? Then consider joining the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, a non-profit organization that exists to "acquire, protect and enhance critical lands for the public's enjoyment now and in the future".