Category Archives: nature

Summer is Over

Rain Raises River, Fills Boat, Soaks Us and our Hats October 14, 2017 – Dixon Road to Tompkins Road (northern Jackson County, west of Rives Junction) Tom Writes . . . Today we paddled a deep-country stretch, about as far … Continue reading

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The Grand and the Betsie: Two Different Rivers

Joe Writes . . .  I recently stopped at an old friend’s cabin on the Betsie River in northern Michigan, not far from (as my brother might say) the nifty Lake Michigan town of Frankfort. I had not been at … Continue reading

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Dimondale to Grand River Park in Lansing

Sept 1, 2017 from Chicago by Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967) Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: Joe Writes . … Continue reading

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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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McArthur Park in Eaton Rapids: Why We Care

Tom Writes . . .  August 1, 2017 Gale Road Landing to MacArthur Park Do you remember that “MacArthur Park,” is my brother Joe’s favorite song? Do you remember that he sings it at the top of his lungs often, … 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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