Category Archives: Nature

Upper Peninsula Blueberry Picking

Mid-August brings our annual trek to the Upper Peninsula for wild blueberry season.  Our ‘super secret spot’ is no longer so super secret.  When we arrived in the late afternoon, we found that we had to wait to get down … Continue reading

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‘The Jewel Is In The Lotus’

Went for a paddle around our lake the other day (8-9-17), mostly for enjoyment but also to photograph the lotus flowers or water lily as some call them, while they are still out.  The title of this post is loosely … Continue reading

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Valley Of The Giants and Dollar Lake

Another great solo hike on the North Country Trail (8-5-17).  Clicked off another 7.2 miles towards my 100.  Cool and wet this morning, so it took approximately 20 steps to get my shoes and pant legs soaked!  But that’s ok, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day On The Trail

Could not pass up this beautiful day:  temps in the 70’s, beautiful blue skies, low humidity.  It’s hard to believe the calendar says mid July!  Picked a section of the North Country Trail about 10 miles south of the Fife … Continue reading

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Finally On The Trail Again

After my visit with family on June 20th, myself and my husband came down with nasty summer colds.  Being sick in the summer, in my mind, is the worst.  For some reason, it always seems harder to shake a cold … Continue reading

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Fife Lake Area Solo Hike

Solo hiked a new 7-mile section of the North Country Trail yesterday, thankfully, Robert agreed to be my spotter so I didn’t have to do an ‘out-and-back’ trip.   Decided on the Fife Lake Area which is about 15 miles … Continue reading

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Jordan River Valley Hike

For those of us who live or have lived in Michigan know, if you wait on good weather to do anything outside, you’d never get anything done!  So on Thursday, May 31st, we set out to do another section of … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend Ride

After almost a week of cool and rainy weather, we couldn’t wait to get on our bicycles and get outside and do another section of the North Eastern State Trail.  Robert dropped me off at the trailhead in Tower, MI … Continue reading

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Starvation Lake Road to Twin Lake Road and Return

Completed another seven miles of the North Country Trail on Friday, 5/19 (just 86 more miles to complete my Hike 100 Challenge!) It started out very chilly, but as the day went on, it warmed up nicely. Parked at the … Continue reading

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For The Love Of Spring

I absolutely LOVE spring.  The days are longer, the sun is warmer, the trees are beginning to bud, and the birds are singing!!   The above pictured bird is a Brown Thrasher, and if you’ve ever been lucky enough to … Continue reading

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