Being new to hiking can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. What do you have to take? What can you cut? After all, you can’t carry everything. What are the must have items?
It’s difficult looking back at all we have experienced this year to pick some of our favorites. 2017 brought us many opportunities to explore the state that we love. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Finding a great place to hike when you live in Mid-Michigan can be challenging. The terrain is pretty flat and there is city everywhere but places like Lake Lansing Park North provide a break in the mundane.
Upon approach, the McCormick Wilderness trailhead looks like any other. However, before embarking on your hike, you must leave detailed information about where you are going, how long you will be there, and your emergency contact information.
Welcome to the Huron Mountains.
That’s the message we received when we crested the top of the Blind 35 Hill. No special platform, no group of people. Just simply the mountains.
Thomas Rock, previously known as Gobbler’s Knob, may not have the 360-degree views that the neighboring Sugarloaf Mountain has, but it still offers something spectacular.
There’s a National Day for everything. Today just happens to be national plan your vacation day. We have a lot of planning left to do but this is what’s on our list so far for our Michigan trips.
The cold and snow won’t stop us from enjoying the outdoors. In fact, one of my favorite times of year to camp and/or hike is winter. No crowds, just us and nature. But before we hit the trails, we always ask: How are we going to stay warm?
If you’re looking for an easy hike that takes a couple of hours or for a place to have a picnic and hang out, Big Sable Lighthouse is a great location. The hike is around 2 miles, each way, down a sandy but well-worn path that starts at Ludington State Park. There’s even some hike in sites at the Jack Pine Campground along the way if you want to stay near the lighthouse but not in the busy campground.