Gear Review: Cooking with the Jetboil

Cooking in the backcountry can be a bit of a chore after a hard day's hike. The right tools and some good meal planning can make a big difference. We bought the original Jetboil years ago for exactly that purpose. The Specs Anodized aluminum 1-liter cooking cupFull system weight - 15.25ozStove weight - 6ozDimensions 7.1... Continue Reading →

An Autumn Cabin Rental at Mill Creek

My mom and I kick off autumn with a cozy cabin rental in one of Michigan's most iconic cities; Mackinaw City. Mill Creek Campground is located just outside of the city and offers a great outdoor experience for modern campers. From campsites to cabin rentals, they have something for everyone.

Gear Review: Mission Enduracool Microfiber Towel

Hiking during hot days requires a bit of creative thinking and planning. Avoiding mid-day temperatures can help but what about those days when it can't be avoided? We had this very problem when we did our hike through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Our solution was the Mission Enduracool Microfiber Towel.

The Peshekee River & Haypress Falls

We started off with low expectations, knowing that Haypress Falls was not a very impressive waterfall. For us, it was a side stop on the way to a much larger destination. Although our expectations of the falls was accurate, we did find something special that made the visit worth it. Tucked between two swamps, Haypress... Continue Reading →

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