Tag Archives: Guidebooks

Our New Book & Map for the Porkies

We’re excited to announce that Jim DuFresne’s newest guidebook, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park: A Backcountry Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, Campers and Winter Visitors, is out for anybody headed to our beloved Porkies for a little wilderness adventure this summer. … Continue reading

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How Can Anybody Oppose This Trail?

In the latest MichiganTrailMaps.com Trail Talk blog, we are again wondering why anybody would oppose a non-motorized trail that would link two of the most popular trails in Michigan; TART and the Little Traverse Wheelway. We suspect we’ll never understand. … Continue reading

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Outhouses: Taking A Load Off Your Feet

A smelly outhouse? Not to Jim DuFresne. Our Trail Talk blogger loves what a privy provides in the middle of the backpacking trip; a roof over your head and a seat to take a load off your feet. MichiganTrailMaps.com has … 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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Racing to a Campsite on South Manitou Island

Sometimes in order to slowdown and kickback on a remote island, you first have to race to your campsite. 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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