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Friday: Outdoors

Outdoors North

In the darkness of the room, I could see things I wouldn’t have spotted with the lights on. Components of the old heater, for example. I’d still have been able to hear it clicking and ticking as it heated up and cooled down, but I wouldn’t have been able to see the faded, red-orange ...

BIRDING shore to shore

MARQUETTE — A recent cooperative venture has resulted in an exciting new opportunity for birdwatchers in the eastern Upper Peninsula. With the help of several partners, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has developed the Shore-to-Shore Birding Trail, which is a ...

Outdoors North

As she climbed up into the passenger seat of my Jeep, her relative frailty was obvious, but not unexpected. My mother was now 87 years old, and it had been about a decade since I had seen her last. When she and my dad divorced in the early 1970s, she moved north across Lake Superior, taking ...

Outdoors North; Making the coming home worthwhile

“Living in a bubble, in and out of time, I stick my head out every once in a while,” – Gary Louris With an understated thud, the storm door shut behind me. What it closed off with its glass and aluminum structure was the warmth and glow of our comfortable, suburban home at the edge of ...

Outdoors North: An old cabin in the snow-bound wilderness

“Living in a bubble, in and out of time, I stick my head out every once in a while,” – Gary Louris With an understated thud, the storm door shut behind me. What it closed off with its glass and aluminum structure was the warmth and glow of our comfortable, suburban home at the edge of ...

Forest forensics

HARVEY — What does that bump in the road mean — literally? The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy on Saturday gave a guided hike, “Forest Forensics: Ghosts on the Landscape,” at its Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve. Special features pertaining to its history were shown, such as a bump in ...