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Outdoors

Column: Old bridge brings back memories

MARQUETTE — “A lot of water under the bridge, a lot of other stuff too,” – Bob Dylan After pushing on through a jack pine stand, I came around a corner on the sandy dirt road. It was nearly nightfall. The purple and black clouds above were textured and sliced in a series of parallel ...

During Michigan Trails Week Challenge, every mile counts

LANSING — Are you up for a challenge? During Michigan Trails Week (Sept. 20-27), the Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance invite Michiganders to pay tribute to trails and collectively walk, run, ride, hike, bike or paddle 100,000 miles. Michigan is ...

Column: The places you want to go change

By John Pepin Michigan DNR MARQUETTE — “I love to go a-wandering along the mountain track, and as I go, I love to sing, my knapsack on my back,” – Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller If I could go anywhere in the world today, I wonder where that might be. There’s a lot of places I’d ...

Column: Sounds of summer are quieting

“Here we go again through the same old misery, look into my eyes and it’s easy to see we can’t undo the distance between me and you,” – Marshall Crenshaw — — — MARQUETTE — As I stepped outside the front door, it was immediately noticeable how quiet the nighttime was. It ...

Opening day turkey

Courtesy photo On the opening day of turkey season, Leo Milkiewicz, 91, of Escanaba was hunting with his son Todd when he scored this tom turkey with a 4 inch beard north of Road River.

Column: Autumn creeps into summer

“Let’s steal away in the noonday sun, it’s time for a summertime dream,” – Gordon Lightfoot MARQUETTE — While neck deep in Queen Anne’s lace, prickly purple thistles and squiggly vines, along the meandering edge of a cold trout stream recently, I realized that a change had ...