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Time for a bit of wild

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Is the U.S. Forest Service Hoping to Cash in on Wilderness Areas?

As someone who has made a living writing about and photographing wilderness areas, among many topics having to do with Michigan’s national forests, and others, it’s troubling to see the U.S. Forest Service attempt to move in the direction of … Continue reading

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Natural State: Black River paddle an enjoyable, wild outing

By Howard Meyerson BANGOR, MI — The heat of the day seemed to slip away as our group floated into the shady reaches of the Black River where its gentle current carried us forward and the overhead canopy offered cool … 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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25 years later: Michigan wilderness is still an oasis

By Howard Meyerson Some of my favorite times have been spent in wilderness, those far away, wild and remote areas where nature is left alone, where motorized traffic is not allowed, where you might walk or paddle for miles and … 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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