Category Archives: Personal Journey

Timeless In The Porkies & Loving It

Hey buddy do you know what time it is? Jim DuFresne didn’t. The main Trail Talk blogger for MichiganTrailMaps.com didn’t know the time for five days while backpacking in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. And it was so unusual he … Continue reading

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Debt Repaid: Touring the House of Waterford Crystal

Jim DuFresne just returned from a trip to Ireland and wrote this Trail Talk blog about touring the House of Waterford Crystal. What the …!!! Has the main blogger for MichiganTrailMaps.com, an avid fly fisherman, hiker and camper, gone soft … Continue reading

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Kids, Rain & Lakeshore Trail; What Could Be Better?

Ken Jacobsen is a nature photographer and a father. When he took his kids for a backpacking trip on the Lakeshore Trail in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and it was raining he thought he had a disaster on his hands. … Continue reading

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Living on the Edge of the Grand Canyon

In this Trail Talk blog entry Jim DuFresne writes about one of the great natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, and seeing it with somebody with a fear of steep drop-offs. Another spectacular area with some steep drop-offs … Continue reading

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A Fishing Tale: Brown Bears & Big Sockeyes

Brown bears and big fish are the highlights to a fly fishing adventure on Alaska’s famed Russian River. Continue reading

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A Holiday Sale And A Journey To Death Valley

MichiganTrailMaps.com is having its first holiday sale and Jim DuFresne hikes Death Valley National Park 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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