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December 4, 2017

Winter is coming…or is here for some of you, depending on where you live. And with it, the winter blues. This time of year, daylight is in short supply as the sun continues to creep behind the horizon...

October 18, 2017

I’m back. I know, you probably didn’t even know I was gone. I was on the road for the past few weeks for a combination of work and personal enjoyment (or what some said was a vision quest). I say it w...

September 15, 2017

Everyone’s idea of a great backpacking trip is different. Some people like to get away from things and seek solitude and others want to spend quality time with a significant other. We encourage you t...

September 7, 2017

The backcountry is a sexy word these days. For adventurers, it can make them salivate just by hearing the word and for good reason.

August 31, 2017

It was described to me like something straight out of a Planes, Trains and Automobiles sequel where everything that happened on his trip seemed to go wrong.

March 29, 2017

So you are interested in the outdoor life. A life where you get outside more often. Maybe you have read or seen one of the many studies that have shown how great getting outside is for your mental and...

March 23, 2017

Spring arrived this week and we are pretty excited!  One of the things we love about living in Michigan is the very distinctive seasons that we experience. Winter was great (I hear that grumbling!), b...

March 16, 2017

When it comes to food I am a bit of a picky eater.  Not that I don’t like a lot of foods, but that I am picky in regards to the quality of my food.  When I hike, it isn’t always easy or the most conve...

March 3, 2017

If you know us or follow us at all you know we LOVE our National Parks. We love hiking and camping just as much.  In the coming weeks you will start to see National Park themed blog posts because, wel...

January 19, 2017

Simplicity. It is what I love about the outdoors.  When you’re hiking, it is amazing how small things make a big difference and things that seem to matter in everyday life, just don’t.  It’s my birthd...

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