Category Archives: North Manitou Island

In Search of Wilderness Solitude

Recently the new Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness was officially designated but Jim DuFresne wonders in the latest MichiganTrailMaps.com Trail Talk blog; can a place that has been extensively logged and farmed, that is crisscrossed with new roads and old two-tracks, that was once … Continue reading

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Missouri Top Trails State! Show Me Why

Back by popular demand MichiganTrailMaps.com is staging its holiday sale again. Order a book and we’ll throw in one our trail maps, a $4.95 value! Order any book from our e-shop — maybe Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & … Continue reading

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A Trusted Friend: My Dana Backpack

For 25 years and around the world Jim DuFresne used his Dana Design backpack to carry what he needed to survive in the wilderness. Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Wilderness Island

You figure out what’s important in life while watching whitecaps and waves on the backside of a wilderness island. Continue reading

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Chipmunks & Ticks on North Manitou Island

Keep an eye out for deer ticks, even check your belly button, but don’t let the fear of Lyme disease stop you from heading outdoors. Continue reading

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