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Trail Talk Blog

Sat, September 17, 2016 2:31PM

County Road 371: One Short & Adventurous Drive

In the latest Trail Talk blog from MichiganTrailMaps.com, Jim DuFresne writes about the most amazing road he has ever followed in Colorado. Country Road 371 offers spectacular scenery, lots of outdoor adventure and places to camp. Even more amazing, CR … Continue reading

Mon, August 29, 2016 2:09PM

A Happy Unbirthday on Southwest

On a recent flight home from a flyfishing trip in the Rocky Mountains, Jim DuFresne fell in love with Southwest Airlines and in this Trail Talk blog our main blogger tells us why. Fall is almost here, a time when … Continue reading

Wed, June 8, 2016 9:49AM

Shaving a Mile Off a Day’s Hike

In our latest Trail Mix e-Newsletter, Jim DuFresne pondered how far he’s willing to go to shave a mile from a day’s hike (with a backpack on no less). It drew considerable response so we’re reprinting that portion of the … Continue reading

Fri, April 1, 2016 9:35AM

Art Neumann: For the Love of Trout

Art Neumann, a founding father of Trout Unlimited that was established on the banks of the AuSable River in 1959, died last week at the age of 99. Even if you’re not a fly fisherman, you should give thanks to … Continue reading

Fri, February 19, 2016 7:48PM

When a Trail Closes We All Lose

A couple of snowmobile trails were closed this winter due to misbehavior by snowmobilers using them. What do you care, you’ve never been on a snowmobile in your life. But you should as it’s another reminder that our wonderful trail … Continue reading

Mon, December 21, 2015 12:14PM

A First Timer’s Guide To Snowshoeing

When it snows – and it will snow sometime this winter – maybe this is the year you give snowshoes a try. If so, here’s our primer for anybody stepping into a pair of rug beaters for the first time. … Continue reading

Tue, August 11, 2015 10:14AM

On the Way to Adventure

Sometimes how you get to the trailhead is almost as exciting as the hike itself. In this Trail Talk blog entry Jim DuFresne says that Colorado has nothing on Michigan in terms of exhilarating entries into the backcountry. If you’re hoping to squeeze … Continue reading

Fri, May 1, 2015 8:40AM

Losing Honeymoon Cabin For Good

The DNR Parks and Recreation Division has announced the removal of Honeymoon Cabin in the Pigeon River Country State Forest. Too bad, that was Michigan’s most amazing trailside shelter and we have only ourselves to blame. Want to check out … Continue reading

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