Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backpacking Trip - May 2011

Spray FallsPictured Rocks National Lakeshore sits on the southern shore of Lake Superior in Alger County, Michigan. For the last several years a trip loosely organized by the Western Michigan chapter of the North Country Trail Association has gone to hike the full length of the Lakeshore Trail over the Memorial Day Weekend. The Lakeshore Trail runs for 42 miles. It is an easy hiking trail as these things go with just a smattering of small ups and downs sprinkled about. The trail spends a great deal of time within easy sight of Lake Superior. This means walkers often have wonderful views of the lake in all its moods. When you don't have fine views of the lake you may have the pleasure of looking at huge stretches of wildflowers and richly endowed forests. If you would rather listen to just the audio use the following player.
The trip journals can be found here:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fortune Bay Expedition Team on Garden Island July 2011

During July 2011 the Fortune Bay Expedition Team made a weekend trip to this northern Lake Michigan island. During our time there we explored, slept, made fires, swam, and had an all-around good time. These photos and video gives you just a hint of what we did.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Costa Rica - Around Tortuguero


While I have already written about our couple days in this interesting northern Caribbean coastal village I hope this video will give you a bit more of an idea what the place was like. It takes quite a fair bit of effort and time to reach this village and though the ecosystem it presents is certainly interesting I would have preferred to spend more time elsewhere and gotten more actively involved in things. That is part of the "problem" with the time we did spend in Tortuguero: it was pretty passive. However, we did see things here, along the seashore tropics, that I suppose we would not have seen anywhere else.