Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hiker Survives 4 Days in Utah Desert Without Food

Victoria Grover, a 59-year-old physician assistant from Maine, said she was shivering uncontrollably by the end of her ordeal, showing early signs of hypothermia. Grover broke her leg about two miles from the trailhead while returning from a 6-mile round … Continue reading

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Michigan to host North Country Trail national conference

Hikers from across the country will be gathering in Augusta, Michigan near Battle Creek  in August for the annual North Country Trail Association conference. NCTA staffers say registration is now open for the August 1-5 event. The NCT is a … Continue reading

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Day Trip: Out for a lark in the rollers

Sea kayaking filmmaker Justine Curgenven and her friends are out for a bit of a paddle off Wales having some fun. From: Cackle TV

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Free Running: Brown Bridge Dam to come out summer 2012

By Howard Meyerson Traverse City, Mich. — Come summer, if all goes as planned, the waters of the Boardman River will for the first time in 91 years begin to flow naturally down to Lake Michigan. State and federal officials … Continue reading

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Eight wolves killed in city of Ironwood

Eight gray wolves recently were shot and killed in the Upper Peninsula town of Ironwood. The wolves had become an increasing problem. The wolves, members of two UP wolf packs, had followed deer into residential areas where the deer were … Continue reading

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Michigan man brings Arctic Grayling back as tribute to a father

By Howard Meyerson FARWELL — It was a sunny, mild day in early April when I climbed into a drift boat with Jeff Johnson and Terry Drinkwine for an unusual day of trout fishing. Johnson, our gracious host, offered some … Continue reading

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Bear Droppings: Darted bruin falls asleep and out of tree

Now, this is something you don’t see very often. Wildlife officials tranquilized this 200-pound black bear after it climbed up a tree at the University of Colorado housing complex.

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Grand River salmon: Fewer to be stocked upstream

By Howard Meyerson LANSING –    Nearly a quarter million fewer coho salmon will be stocked in the Grand River at Lansing in future years if a state plan to release those fish downstream moves forward this spring. The new … Continue reading

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The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition

Four guys, two canoes, a movie camera and big dreams to paddle 2,600 miles across Canada from the Pacific Ocean to Hudson Bay. That’s a challenge. But that’s what Minnesota paddler Peter Marshall has in mind. He and his three … Continue reading

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Michigan bike route: “One of best in Midwest” by Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine’s online Adventure Advisor conferred honors on the state today. It named the 20-mile “Tunnel of Trees” route along M-119, between Harbor Springs and Cross Village, as one of the three best bike routes in the Midwest. I’ve ridden … Continue reading

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