Category Archives: Winter Adventure

Skiing at Minus 3? No Sweat!

Sure it’s been sub-zero throughout much of the state this week. But in this Trail Talk blog Jim DuFresne discovered cross-country skiing in such Arctic temperatures can be a warm experience. Rather think about summer? On Saturday March 7 Jim … Continue reading

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The Corner Isn’t The Same Without Dave Forbush

As the December comes to a close this seems like a good time to reflect on losses from the past year and changes this winter will bring. For us the main one is that for the first time since early … Continue reading

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Fat Bikers & Skinny Skiers: A Trail Conflict

Trail conflicts are nothing new and they are not going away. Jim DuFresne looks into the latest; fat tire bikers and cross-country skiers, in this Trail Talk blog entry. Don’t forget, our newest map is now out and available from … Continue reading

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Selling A Book and Taking On Amazon

There was no better way to deliver the first order from the MichiganTrailMaps.com e-shop than on my bicycle. Continue reading

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Alone in the Winter Woods

While cross-country skiing in Wilderness State Park, Jim DuFresne learned you’re never alone in the woods even when you think you are. Continue reading

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In Search of Snow and a Groomed Trail

The first Nordic ski of the season, no matter how late it comes or how little snow is on the ground, is always the sweetest. Continue reading

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Dave Forbush and the Art of Grooming

On a day when the wind was nonexistent, when the woods were covered by a fresh inch of snow, when the sun was peeking out from behind the clouds every now and then –  in other words, a perfect day … Continue reading

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