Category Archives: State Forest Pathways

Shaving a Mile Off a Day’s Hike

In our latest Trail Mix e-Newsletter, Jim DuFresne pondered how far he’s willing to go to shave a mile from a day’s hike (with a backpack on no less). It drew considerable response so we’re reprinting that portion of the … 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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Driving Father Jack’s Buick

Jim DuFresne has a new car but he’s going to miss Father Jack’s Buick, his companion in the woods. Continue reading

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Pondering Life & Death on the Trail

Grief from the death of a good friend eased a bit when I spent a morning following a trail in the woods. Continue reading

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