Tag Archives: Hiking

2014: The year ahead – for starters

By Howard Meyerson Last year was full of interesting developments: The endangered Kirtland’s warbler was reported to have made a comeback, Lake Michigan salmon were huge but proved less plentiful, the DNR moved to reopen some state forest campgrounds, camping … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Solo Wood Stove |

Backpacking stoves are one of my favorite pieces of gear. I have to confess to owning many, going back far too many years. But this simple approach to cooking, using nothing but twigs, has a lot of appeal. Philip Werner … Continue reading

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A good camping summer is a good summer indeed

By Howard Meyerson While many have put their tents away and others are thinking about storing their RV’s for the winter still others are taking advantage of Michigan’s fall camping season. State officials say 2013 has been a good year … Continue reading

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Young hiker walks North Dakota to New York on North Country Trail

By Howard Meyerson John D Rockefeller, the American industrialist once said: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” He … Continue reading

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Trail Towns: Communities adopting North Country Trail

By Howard Meyerson Saturday was National Trails Day, a celebration enjoyed by people all across the country. Hikers took to their favorite trails, venturing out with friends, family and organized groups. In Michigan, of course, there is reason to celebrate … Continue reading

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The right backpack: A good fit is essential to comfort, safety on the hiking trail

By Howard Meyerson Walk into any quality outdoor gear store these days and it’s likely you will find an overwhelming selection of packs for backpacking. There are big ones, small ones and middle-sized ones, too. Making the right choice isn’t … Continue reading

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Day hike ends in tragedy for father and two sons

_____________________________________________ I don’t normally make a practice of posting entire stories written by other authors or news services, but this one, which ran in a number of publications today, deserves to be looked at in entirety. What caught my attention … Continue reading

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Backcountry: Bear Spray

Last year was a bad year in terms of human/bear interactions at national parks. There are some who are suggesting that changes in climate may be contributing to the increase in attacks, having impacted the availability of natural foods. Whether … Continue reading

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Innovations at Outdoor Show Lineup This Season

By Howard Meyerson Innovation is one of the things I look for every year when the outdoor show season opens in Michigan. There are 13 shows on the lineup this year. They start next weekend in Novi with the Ultimate … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan water trail summit in November

By Howard Meyerson A two-day summit about the Lake Michigan Water Trail, a 1600 mile paddling route around the lake, will be held in Saugatuck Nov. 8 and 9. at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. The event is open … Continue reading

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