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Recreation

Taking Down the Teepee

At first I thought it was a slash pile. A pile of branches stacked up teepee style in the woods. Slash piles are commonplace in the woods around Nederland. We had several on our own property. Slash is what you have left over when  you cut down a tree. Most…

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Skiing Covid Style

“I think we should go skiing today” Bryon said. “I don’t know, I’m not feeling that well.” “It will be good to have some fun like we used to and get away from all the stresses.” Begrudgingly, I put my ski pants on, grabbed my jacket, skis and boot bag…

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Leslie’s Redemption on Mt. Huron

I don’t like to fail. And I’m not a quitter. Because of this, I overly prepare for most physical quests I undertake. When I hiked the John Muir Trail in 2005, I spent nine months hiking every spare minute I had. This included 60-minute stints on an inclined treadmill wearing…

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Quotas for Wilderness?

What is wilderness? When I think of wilderness, I think of rugged natural settings, primeval forests, wildlife and most of all serenity. Wilderness is an escape from civilization and the bustle of every day life. I still remember the first time I climbed Pawnee Pass. It felt like the I…

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