Weekend Warrior in the Keweenaw

We stayed pretty close to home this summer on account Sexy's broken ankle (better now!) and getting our very own camp.  We've also been especially busy at work the past few weeks. Because we haven't had a lot of time to play, we decided to head to the Keweenaw for the weekend for a series of small adventures. … Continue reading Weekend Warrior in the Keweenaw

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The Keweenaw: Why I Moved Here, Why I Stayed

I've lived in the Keweenaw (Peninsula, of Michigan) a long time now—longer than pretty much all of my friends, who also moved here from other places. When people ask about where I'm from or how long I've lived here, my short response is "I came up here for college and stayed." But recently I joined Toastmasters … Continue reading The Keweenaw: Why I Moved Here, Why I Stayed

Brr! How to Layer Up and Brave the Cold

Colder weather can make it hard to get outside and enjoy being there for any length of time. Fall poses a triple threat: the days get shorter and darker, the weather can be finicky and unpleasant, and there always seem to be a lot of holiday distractions (hello Halloween candy!!). Winter is just plain... winter. Dressing the … Continue reading Brr! How to Layer Up and Brave the Cold

Slog this Way: Finding a Special Swamp

This week's mini-adventure had a few things in coming with the last one, including hot sticky weather, blistered feet, and that creepy feeling of being alone-but-perhaps-not-really-alone in the woods. Happily, I did not see any bears. I volunteered to take a look at a property for Keweenaw Land Trust to see what's out there and make sure … Continue reading Slog this Way: Finding a Special Swamp