Tag Archives: Kids Outdoors

Time to Comment on Your Favorite Trail

Before you head upnorth to enjoy your favorite trail, you might want to take the time to leave a comment on the pending changes that will come with ORV use in 2018 as a result of Public Act 288. In … Continue reading

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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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Wandering in The Garden of the Gods

Red stone sculptures and rock climbers.  In this blog entry of MichiganTrailmaps.com Trail Talk Jim DuFresne writes about the magnificent Garden of the Gods, a city park in Colorado Springs. Don’t forget our special holiday sale: purchase either Backpacking in … Continue reading

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H58 – The Adventurous Road To Pictured Rocks

Editor’s Note: Finally we’re starting to get back to what we do best; cover trails and parks in Michigan. The re-launch of MichiganTrailMaps.com has been a time-consuming experience and we still haven’t worked out all the bugs. But please check … 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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Upper Bushman Lake: A Place To Escape

The only thing you can be sure of in life – beyond death and taxes – is that the amount of undeveloped land in the world, places without the heavy footprint of man, will never increase. It will only shrink. … Continue reading

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The World in a Kelty Backpack

When I dropped my daughter off at the airport and pulled her suitcase out of the trunk , I knew the weight of it even without a scale, a hair under 50 pounds. Jessica was moving to Argentina and needed to … Continue reading

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