Morel Hunting in Wolverine

Thousands of people in Michigan go out every spring in search of the delicious Morel mushroom. In fact, they are so beloved that Michigan has three festivals honoring the Morel mushroom! This week’s Guest Blogger shares a story about her family’s annual mushroom hunting adventures in north eastern Michigan.

Flickr Photo Credit: Mary YoderEvery year my family and I make the 4 hour trip from our hometown of Belding to spend a long weekend in Wolverine, “roughin’ it.” Why? Wolverine has some of the best spots to find Morel mushrooms.

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Winter Camping is Pure “Hell”

Warning! The following content contains one “helluva” lot of clichés.

Photo credit: Gary

Teardrops in Hell

My partner, Brad, and I own a teardrop camper and belong to the Great Lakes Chapter of Tearjerkers, a camping group dedicated to teardrop and small travel trailer owners. The group organizes several camping trips during the year. This February, Karl, the director, organized the first ever Great Lakes Chapter winter camping experience called “Tears in Hell.” Having never camped during the winter with our teardrop, Brad and I thought, “What the hell?”

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The Iceman Cometh!

Michigan resident Katie Greer describes her first trip to the Iceman Cometh Challenge bike race.

Under a Friday sky that spoke of snow, we set out towards northwest Michigan, the home of the Iceman Cometh Challenge, the largest single-day mountain bike race in the world, with over 4,000 riders traversing the 27-mile course that takes riders from Kalkaska to Traverse City. My boyfriend, Bryan, was competing this year along with a group of our friends.

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