I've grown up camping my entire life. My parents took me and my siblings camping ever since we were young, and I can't remember a time when they didn't have some sort of trailer.
I think it took me wrapping up college to begin truly appreciate the treasures we have in Michigan. Of course we have the bustling cities in Detroit and Grand Rapids, but it's the areas outside of those metropolitan areas that I've always believed truly make Michigan grand. From the shores of Lake Erie to the cold waters of Lake Superior off the shores of Isle Royale National Park, Michigan isn't like any other state in the union.
I've traveled all over the state in a tent. Between my family trips and expeditions with a church group and the Boy Scouts, I've stayed in state parks at the Indiana border to the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. I plan to post photos and tales of my adventures across Michigan, as well as reflect on previous trips. And, because of my background doing this, current issues revolving around the state and national parks system may make appearances as well.
If you'd like to contact me, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The background photo on this blog is of a channel leading into the Saginaw Bay in Hampton Township, Bay County, taken in early October 2010.