Author Archives: Howard Meyerson

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.

Michigan’s Snowy Owl Capital

A small town in the eastern Upper Peninsula has new monkiker, named for the distinctive white Arctic owl that appears in greater numbers there each year than in other parts of Michigan. Rudyard, Michigan, located in Chippewa County, is now … Continue reading

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Puye Cliff Dwellings

After a self-imposed two-year travel hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, it’s good to be traveling again. On a recent 10-day trip to northern New Mexico, I learned of a fascinating cliff dwelling site called Puye. Visiting, it turned out … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset

Ice floes were drifting down the channel into Lake Michigan, a sure sign that spring was approaching. Lake Macatawa, the river mouth, was thawing – and fast. Broken ice filled the channel and hundreds of ducks were gathered among the … Continue reading

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Lower Grand River Water Trail Open House

By Howard Meyerson The public is being invited to an open house February 23 to learn more about plans for a 95-mile recreational water trail on the lower Grand River which runs through Ionia, Kent and Ottawa counties in Michigan. … Continue reading

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Chasing Waterfalls

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is known for its scenery. Stretching along Lake Superior to the north and Lake Michigan to the south, it is a beautiful part of the state, filled with national forests, dramatic cliffs, a national lakeshore and an … Continue reading

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Fall Days

It’s Autumn now, the color days. And the woods are becoming beautiful, a riot of color. The transformation has been slow this year, delayed by warm days and nights in October. Those were ideal conditions for hiking, biking and canoeing, … Continue reading

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Sailing DeTour Passage

I recently had the good fortune to spend a week aboard Alwihta, a 28-foot Maurice Griffiths design that was built by a friend of mine, Fritz Seegers of Kalmazoo. Fritz is an artist and marine illustrator who draws regularly for … Continue reading

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Arizona Trippin

This trip is one of my faves in recent years, full of regional history, local color and great eats. The hiking was excellent; the scrambles were fun. The red-rock trails and buttes near Sedona are magnificent. These and other images … Continue reading

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Flying High

Photos courtesy of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Once endangered and teetering on the brink of extinction, the Bald Eagle is doing well; actually, very well, according to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report that says those … Continue reading

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A new beginning

We had wandered through thickly forested dunes for more than an hour when we emerged on the barrens. The contrast was stark. Only scrubby vegetation lay in all directions. These lone trees caught my eye as we hiked into the … Continue reading

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