Monthly Archives: September 2012

Oooh, That Tickles

These two great egrets were captured in action at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia. Great shot from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Harris Neck’s 2,762 acres consists of saltwater marsh, grassland, mixed deciduous woods, and cropland, according to … Continue reading

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Lightweight Haze Shaves Pounds for Backpackers

A 50-liter capacity seems awful small for a week on the trail, but there’s a lot to be said for a lightweight pack. The new Mountainsmith Haze weighs just 1.9 pounds, according to a post at Gearjunkie. If you are looking … Continue reading

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Craig Lake State Park Photo Gallery

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Craig Lake State Park in the west-central portion of  Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,  is referred to as one of the state’s most remote state parks. It is popular with day trippers, but far fewer come to canoe, camp and explore. All … Continue reading

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Remote Beauty: Craig Lake State Park worth the trek

By Howard Meyerson CHAMPION — This is moose country — wet and wild. There are deer, loons and mink, even bald eagles flying. And the night air here is punctuated by hooting owls. At 6,983 acres, Craig Lake State Park … Continue reading

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Mud, Sweat & Tears: cyclocross and adventure racing is big

By Howard Meyerson When Chris Schmidt puts on his helmet on Oct. 20, the 44-year-old technical translator and bike racer will have only one thing in mind: going fast and all-out. Schmidt will be one of 50 competitors at the … Continue reading

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Giving the word “blowdown” new meaning

I love big trees. It’s a gut thing, full of aesthetics. They add perspective about time and our place on the planet. And, as a friend pointed out, they also give new meaning to idea of  “trail maintenance.” Found on Living … Continue reading

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Things I like about Fall

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Deer hunters likely to see bait prices rise

Every one knows its been a hard season for Michigan fruit and vegetable growers. And hard seasons translate into higher prices at market. But hunters are going to feel the pinch this year too, according to a story in Michigan Outdoor … Continue reading

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Source to Sea Trek pulls paddlers

A record 350 paddlers took part in the 17th annual Source to the Sea Trek in July and August, reports the US. Fish and Wildlife Service which operates the nation’s national wildlife refuges. During the Trek, Mainers and visitors paddle the … Continue reading

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Suttons Bay Floatilla falls short of world record

Ah, but they tried. That’s more than half the fun. Organizers for the Suttons Bay Floatilla, the attempt at setting a new world record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks, managed to pull together 1,750 boats this past weekend, … Continue reading

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