Monthly Archives: February 2013

My Two Favorite Winter Sports — Snowshoeing and Beer Drinking — in One Event!

Enjoying good times during Suds & Snow Every winter, we Traverse City beer aficionados face the same problem. Thanks to our large German, Bohemian and Polish population, we’ve always had a healthy appreciation for the brewer’s art. In recent years … Continue reading

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Woodpecker

By MIKE NORTON I barely noticed the hammering at first. Saturday morning is fix-it time, and I figured one of the neighbors was nailing a loose shingle or something. It wasn’t until I caught a moving flash of scarlet outside … Continue reading

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A Rattlesnake-Free Hike on the Skegemog Pathway

From the viewing platform at the Skegemog Swamp By MIKE NORTON One of the things I love most about winter is its transformative power – the way it can turn a familiar, easily ignored landscape into something surreal and otherworldly … Continue reading

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Snocross: The Craziest Way to Ride a Snowmobile. Ever.

By MIKE NORTON I was thinking of titling this post, “Kids, Don’t Try This at Home. Not Ever.” Thanks to its climate, Northern Michigan gets more than its share of snowmobile races — and if you’ve never been to one, … Continue reading

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