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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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Chipmunks & Ticks on North Manitou Island

Keep an eye out for deer ticks, even check your belly button, but don’t let the fear of Lyme disease stop you from heading outdoors. Continue reading

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The Cosmopolitan World of South Manitou Island

From backpackers and researchers to volunteers and kayakers, South Manitou Island can be a busy place in the middle of Lake Michigan. 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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A Day at Sleeping Bear Dunes

I’m not sure what was more amazing; the look on my friend’s face the first time he saw the sweeping view of Lake Michigan from Empire Bluff or the fact that this lifelong resident of Michigan, somebody who has traveled … Continue reading

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Wolves in the Wild

I was up north, researching trails in Antrim County for http://www.michigantrailmaps.com, when the press release arrived in my inbox. The tag line was intriguing: Wolf Pup Captured and Released in the Northern Lower Peninsula The release was fascinating: “A USDA … Continue reading

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