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Peace In A Tin Can
A Michigan Outdoor Travel Blogger
A Michigan Outdoor Travel Blogger
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Blue Blazes and Trail Angels: Hiking the Grandma Gatewood Trail
I love hiking.  Nothing makes me happier than time spent walking in the woods.  In an effort to expand my horizons and explore new areas, I recently added a new state to my travel journal. The Grandma Gatewood Trail, located in southern Ohio, turned out to ...

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The Roadtrek Winter Freezeout Mantra: No Bugs, But Cold Seats In The Pit Toilet
People say I am crazy.  When I tell friends and acquaintances in my hometown I am going camping in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the winter, they shake their heads and look at me like I am not quite right in my head.   Won't it be cold?  What about wild ani...

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Living with Dr. Seuss
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!                            ~Dr. Seuss My go-to gift for high school graduates is the book "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss.  It lets kids know they are re...

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Making It Through The Night: Day 8 of Lent
Today would have been my mom's 79th Birthday.  When she was diagnosed for the third time with breast cancer, she was 76, and asked her doctors if they could get her to her 80th Birthday.  She thought if she could live to be 80, she would have lived a full l...

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Little Lies: Day 7 of Lent
I have given up control for Lent, and made a focused effort on accepting whatever happens in my day.  I have made this promise in the hope that I will grow stronger in my faith and learn to appreciate what's in front of me, instead of fighting against it. I...

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The Rainbow at Seven Degrees: Day 2 of Lent
Today held no epiphany.  There wasn't an "aha" moment where suddenly everything made sense.  After pledging to give up control during Lent and accept whatever happens, today was just like most days; I was frustrated, angry, and even sad about having another...

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Clinging to an Illusion: Day 1 of Lent
Lent.  How many of us grew up sacrificing candy, gum, gossip, pop, or swear words for 40 days each Spring?  How many of us knew why we were giving it up?  Because we were told to. I have, over the years, given up things like chocolate, snacking between meal...

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Shadow and Light: Patterns in Nature
I have long been fascinated with different patterns created by Mother Nature, sun, wind, water, and snow.  This post is a little different for me; no long story today!  Just a few images I have captured over the years - raw and unedited - of shadows and lig...

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The Bear Is Not The Scariest Thing In The Woods
For several years, I have dragged my best buddy, Debbie, into the wilderness while she kicked and screamed and sang patriotic songs to scare off the bears.  Armed with her telescoping hiking stick, a whistle, and a complete repertoire of songs about the goo...

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I Got Lucky at Tahquamenon Falls
Every year, I venture to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to experience a real Yooper Winter.  All alone, I have hiked, snowshoed, crawled, and pushed my way through 3 feet of snow (or more) in sub-zero temperatures to live outdoors under harsh conditions.  I hav...
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