Anything worthwhile, literally anything, requires serious effort. Here my family and I are returning from obtaining a bucket of clear, cold, and fresh, spring water during our stay at the Lily Pond cabin in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Each journey to obtain the precious drink involved … More Anything Worthwhile Requires Effort. Amazing Vacation at the Lily Pond Cabin in the Fabulous Porcupine Mountains.
We’ve rounded the bend and are into the second half of winter. Temperatures are moderating. Daily highs in the teens and twenties will become more common. We are also seeing more of our old pal the sun, which is well into its march toward the spring equinox. Unfortunately, many among us have allowed persistent wind … More A Prescription for Winter Malaise
This weekend I just returned from my annual trip with friends spent in a backcountry cabin. Previously we’d ski in 6 miles through the backcountry to a secret abandoned shack up in border country, but recently we’ve gotten more posh. This year we rented a remote cabin in the Porcupine Mountains in the U.P. of … More Fabulous Porcupine Mountains!
I’m gradually migrating some of my past columns from the paper over here. This one was from last summer, and is about one of my family’s favorite destinations on the planet. Here I am able to share with you just a portion of one day, the third, of my family’s recent vacation within the backcountry … More A Run in the Woods