Author Archives: Mike Hohmann

About Mike Hohmann

I did lots of camping/hiking as a kid in the Scouts, and I still strive to 'be prepared.' After high school, I got bored with more school and enlisted in the Army Corps. of Engineers, doing two tours in Vietnam. Post military, I completed BS and MBA degrees and spent several decades with Corporate America, working mostly in the areas of conventional and renewable energy. I also spent over a decade as a self-employed small business consultant in marketing and finance. As a young family man with a wife and two kids, we spent many vacations camping and hiking in northern Minnesota. I spent additional long weekends fishing the rivers and camping/hiking along the North Shore of Lake Superior. I retired early and hit the trails hard-- in the lower-48, Alaska, and western Canada. These days I backpack, car-camp and day-hike, go snowshoeing, and try to get the grand-kids out to teach them the ways of the trail. Other interests include American Revolutionary War and Civil War history, 19th and 20th century firearms, Native American history; business and macroeconomics. I'm a recently-licensed amateur (Ham) radio operator, and I look forward to many radio-related adventures in coming months. Life is good! Member, Superior Hiking Trail Association; Member, Appalachian Mountain Club; Member, REI; Member, ARRL- Amateur Radio Relay League, the National Assoc. for Amateur Radio; Twin Cities Metro Skywarn Spotter; Twin City FM Club; Richfield Amateur Radio Club; QRP ARCI, Low-Power Amateur Radio Club International; Life Member, National Rifle Association

The St. Croix River Valley, revisited

All good journeys begin on the trail! -Mike Hohmann, ’09.     I recently revisited Interstate State Park along the St. Croix River, near Taylor’s Falls, MN and St. Croix Falls, WI. The two parks are located near the junction … Continue reading

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Field Day 2017…radios, antennas, and meeting new folks

As you may have read in earlier posts, I was out for nearly two weeks hiking and camping with my grandson, Mikey in mid-June. We returned just in time to catch the ARRL’s Field Day 17 weekend -June 24-25, 2017.  … Continue reading

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Hiking The Presidential Range, White Mtns., NH

I joined my old friend, Madison Jon, in Connecticut Sunday evening July 2, 2017. Early Monday morning we drove up I91 to St. Johnsbury, VT. We then headed east on Hwy 2 to Gorham, NH and south on 16 about … Continue reading

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