Tag Archives: Personal Adventure

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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County Road 371: One Short & Adventurous Drive

In the latest Trail Talk blog from MichiganTrailMaps.com, Jim DuFresne writes about the most amazing road he has ever followed in Colorado. Country Road 371 offers spectacular scenery, lots of outdoor adventure and places to camp. Even more amazing, CR … 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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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 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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Pic Rock Yo-Yo Madness!

Approaching his 40th birthday Roy Kranz wanted to do something physically challenging to mark the mile point in his life…like hike the 42-mile Lakeshore Trail twice in under 36 hours. Continue reading

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