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Exploring the Porcupine Mountains

When I say exploring, I mean cramming in as much hiking as possible. We spent a day and a half playing in the Porcupine Mountains… 376 more words


Inspired in the UP

This past fall I had an awesome opportunity to work with the archivist at Keweenaw National Historic Park in Calumet Township, Michigan. That’s way UP in the UP for those, like me, who didn’t even realize Michigan went that far North and West! 958 more words



In 2011, my dad took my little sister an I on our first ever backpacking trip. We went to Isle Royale, in Upper Michigan. It’s a little island in Lake Superior that you have to take a ferry to get to. 69 more words


In Front of Wilderness

Sometimes I look at the current political climate and I get anxious. I sit on this beach in the Ottawa National Forest’s Sylvania Wilderness after canoeing until my hands are blistered and I think. 158 more words


Urban Exploration in the Keweenaw Peninsula

In August, we visited the Keweenaw Peninsula with our friends, Brian and Thea.  Thea has many fond memories of the area as she spent a lot of time here while growing up.  422 more words