Category Archives: Michigan

On to Dimondale: the quest continues

Riverbend Nature Area to Dimondale August 18, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  You guys may or may not know that we do our canoe trips backward, in a certain sense. We always need to leave a vehicle at our … Continue reading

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The Grand River, Jackson County

The Grand in Jackson County (a prose poem in progress) Continue reading

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Daylillies in Southern Michigan

July 11, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  Canoeing in Michigan requires a lot of driving in Michigan, out on the country roads, to get to the canoe launch sites and pull-out sites. As Joe and I drive through these … Continue reading

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Bunker Road to Riverbend Natural Area

Tom Writes (Joe adds photos and editorial notes) . . .  Monday, July 3, 2017 (Started north of Eaton Rapids, pulled out south of Lansing) The theme for today’s paddle was Human Beings. We saw dozens of people paddling canoes … Continue reading

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Heading Out Again in the Morning

We are FINALLY getting out on the river tomorrow, God willing and the creek don’t rise. Literally. It’s been raining hard for the past hour and rain is predicted for tomorrow, so there’s always the possibility tomorrow’s paddle will be … Continue reading

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Glass Half-Full On The Grand

Joe Writes: It’s difficult to be optimistic about the future of the Grand during these last few weeks of winter, but I’m trying. First comes the story of 2 million gallons of sewage being dumped into the river just a … Continue reading

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Sturgeon in the Grand?

Joe Writes: I saw an article about the sturgeon harvest on Black Lake and wondered whether there was a population of sturgeon in the Grand. It turns our there is, indeed, such a population in the river. An M-Live story … Continue reading

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