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The Speech I Meant to Give

November 3, 2018 Joe Writes . . .  Last night there was a great event – Ignite Ann Arbor 11 – at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. My speech didn’t go as planned but I am … Continue reading

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The Old Men and the River

August 16, 2018 – Ionia to Saranac, Michigan, 10 Miles 3.5 hours including lunch break Tom Writes . . .  CANOE and GRACEFUL never go together at our age. My brother Joe and I are cute as can be, and … Continue reading

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Ionia to Saranac

. . . or, All Hail the Mighty Fisherman August 24, 2018 Water Temp a steady 70 F, Air Temp 69 – 76 F Joe Writes . . .  I finally caught a fish on the Grand. Most trips I’ll … Continue reading

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A Rare December Outing on the Grand

Joe Posts . . .  Travel down the river with us – digitally, at least –  while we wait for Tom’s customary – and interesting – travelogue piece about our December 1st outing from the dam at Fitzgerald Park near … Continue reading

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A Post-Thanksgiving Hike Along the Grand

Tom Writes . . .  Golden Friday – November 24, 2017 (Exactly One Month before Christmas Eve) Grand Ledge, Michigan In two years on the river, the town of Grand Ledge is the farthest downstream we have paddled. Today we … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Cold-Weather Canoeing

October 29, 2017 Joe Writes . . .  (Post-publication note: lots of great ideas being received from knowledgeable friends, will update this post with those suggestions soon. Many thanks and keep ’em coming.) We are considering a cold-weather outing in … Continue reading

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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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WHO WILL BE THE HERO?

Freeing the River at its Very Source Joe Writes . . .  Calling all Golden Knights, Environmental Do-Gooders and Former Polluters looking to atone for past sins: there’s a spectacular opportunity to do something great for Michigan’s environment at a … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

Back to the Source – Foot Paddling September 29, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  Downstream from the Liberty Millpond Dam On July 24, 2016 (last year), we started this adventure at the Liberty Millpond Dam, near Grand Lake, the … Continue reading

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Lansing: the Industrial Side of the Grand

We paddled through the city of Lansing, Michigan, our state capital, right in the center of the lower part of our state, from Grand River Park to the Lansing Northern Dam. Continue reading

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