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Tag Archives: South Manitou Island
Between a rock and a hard place: Michigan’s national parks cut services amid budget woes
By Howard Meyerson Hikers intending to backpack on Isle Royale this summer might want to pay extra attention to their planning. Fewer rangers will be stationed on the remote and rugged Lake Superior island, meaning fewer first-responders will be available … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Endangered Species, Environment, Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historic Park, Munising Falls, National Park Service, National Parks, Nature, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Piping Plover, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, South Manitou Island Leave a comment
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
Great News: Plovers nest on South Manitou Island.
Good news today from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore which released this photo of the first piping plover nest on South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan. Plovers are on the federal endangered species list. Michigan and federal authorities have been … Continue reading
High and Dry: Lake Michigan shipwreck on the map for kayakers
Looking for something to do this summer? Consider Lake Michigan and a trip to South Manitou Island, either by ferry or paddle power. The 8-mile open-water crossing can be difficult. Only skilled paddlers should attempt it. Once you are there … Continue reading