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Pictured Rocks Vacation — Right. Now.

 The renowned arch at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which you can walk under this winter, thanks to such frosty weather.A few years ago, a friend of mine, Steve Largent, allowed us to run a photo like the one above in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Steve's picture showed this arch in Pictured Rocks National…See More
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Pictured Rocks Vacation — Right. Now.

 The renowned arch at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which you can walk under this winter, thanks to such frosty weather.A few years ago, a friend of mine, Steve Largent, allowed us to run a photo like the one above in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Steve's picture showed this arch in Pictured Rocks National…See More
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New Snow Bike (aka Fat Bike) Video Feature, Shot Near Marquette, by Aaron Peterson

Snow bikes, officially called fat bikes, riding near Lake Superior, just north of Marquette. Image by Aaron Peterson, from Cold Rolled video feature. (Good to know: you don't have to ride this extreme if you don't want to.)We like to call them snow bikes, but the bike-making industry has decided to call them fat…See More
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New Snow Bike (aka Fat Bike) Video Feature, Shot Near Marquette, by Aaron Peterson

Snow bikes, officially called fat bikes, riding near Lake Superior, just north of Marquette. Image by Aaron Peterson, from Cold Rolled video feature. (Good to know: you don't have to ride this extreme if you don't want to.)We like to call them snow bikes, but the bike-making industry has decided to call them fat…See More
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Pictured Rocks Vacation — Right. Now.

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The renowned arch at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which you can walk under this winter, thanks to such frosty weather.

A few years ago, a friend of mine, Steve Largent, allowed us to run a photo like the one above in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.…

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New Snow Bike (aka Fat Bike) Video Feature, Shot Near Marquette, by Aaron Peterson

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Snow bikes, officially called fat bikes, riding near Lake Superior, just north of Marquette. Image by Aaron Peterson, from Cold Rolled video feature. (Good to know: you don't have to ride this extreme if you don't want…

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Inspiring Signs of Economic Progress in Manistee County

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Just before deer season 2013, a gentleman by the name of Tim Ervin called me to see if I'd like to do another Manistee Day. Manistee Day is the informal name we have given to an occasional—maybe once every few years—rite in which Tim Ervin drives Jeff Smith around Manistee and shows off some of the latest stuff Tim loves about his home county.

Tim Ervin is a connector in the fullest sense of the word. "I'll have to put in you touch with..." is a phrase that comes from his…

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Perfect Day-Trip Idea: Pedal the Leelanau Trail from Suttons Bay to Traverse City

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Stopping by a newly planted hops field along the Leelanau Trail.

With summer winding down, I strongly recommend doing what you can to soak up summer good times now. That in mind, I did a little research for a perfect daytrip for anybody living in or spending time in Traverse City. It's…

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How to Make Cowboy Coffee

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Cowboy coffee. That's what you are looking at here, with a MyNorth logo formed into the surface, of course.

Why is this important? Because cowboy coffee is your ticket to completely bonafide excellent java out on the trail. This photo was taken deep in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, miles from…

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At 10:04am on February 20, 2009, Kate said…
So I had to include a picture of my new obsession with "cold reads" just for you on Manifesto Day Six:) I'm gaining so many great new habits from this site!
At 11:11pm on February 17, 2009, Kate said…
hey Jeff-- I'm doing this little post a day thing this week, but the blog roll on the mynorth homepage is not updating to reflect that. I'm linking the following days to day one...but is there a way to have it updated up front too?
At 9:45am on December 21, 2008, Donna said…
"Not speaking of true violence, of course, but carnival violence, glorious, laugh-along-the-way,bumper-car road wildness..." I read the first 3 paragraphs of "Ode to a Joy Ride" and thought, "Hey...wait a minute....who wrote this story? This writing style seems familiar". Great comparison of snowplowing to a carny ride. Thanks for the chuckle.
At 5:34pm on December 1, 2008, Donna said…
The true sign of talent, teamwork and comfort in ones skin is accepting a compliment, as you have done, but acknowledging ones posse as the ultimate reason for success. Indeed, your posse does good stuff.
At 10:54am on December 1, 2008, Leslie Askwith said…
Jeff, The benefits seem to so greatly outweigh the disadvantages - at least until something better is found. I love that industry can be directed toward such good environmental policy - it has had such a bad rep. Thanks for the comment. Leslie
At 7:43pm on November 30, 2008, Donna said…
The "D" is for Donna, although right now I'm feeling like it stands for "Duh". Hi Jeff. Now I completely understand why you have such wonderful blogs that make stories come alive for readers! I just received my December issue of Traverse and as I became glued to the pages, I noticed your key role in the magazine! Thanks for your great stories.
At 8:11am on November 23, 2008, Donna said…
Thanks for the comment, Jeff. I have to admit that the story/idea probably sounds a bit cheesy until I found myself watching a moving rainbow - which put things into a different perspective!
At 9:30am on November 21, 2008, Leslie Askwith said…
Jeff, This is what Phil Huber had to say about an "occurrence" in the MNR report.
"Leslie - An occurrence is a confirmed report of a species. So an occurrence could be a nesting goshawk, or a goshawk observed foraging during the non-nesting season. The MNFI tracts occurrences of rare plants and animals in Michigan."
At 5:42am on November 10, 2008, Tom Kramer said…
thanks for the titels.
I've read south and, I think, all of bryson's work... another I can't get enough of.
My grandfather should be sending me his copy of team of rivals soon - it was my gift to him last Christmas.
Have you read anything by Nathaniel Philbrick? If you liked South, you may like "In the Heart of the Sea." or "Mayflower."
At 9:48am on November 7, 2008, Tom Kramer said…
well, then.
Considering our common thoughts on these book so far, any other recommendations for my cold reading adventures?
 
 
 

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