Sep/20/2011 4 Malia Lane
Michigan, Setbacks

Today I intended to do a pretty quick tour of Fayette Historic State Park, about 35 miles from Indian Lake State Park where I’m now camped.  Then I would come back for the quick raft ride at the Big Spring (Kitchitikipi) at Palms Book State Park, only about 5 miles from the campground. I intended […]

Sep/8/2011 10 Malia Lane
Michigan, State Parks

For the second time in two weeks, I’ve decided I’m just not willing to leave Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park until I absolutely have to.  I was supposed to leave here today.  But yesterday as I was going to take my last look at Lake of the Clouds, it hit me in a profound and […]

Sep/4/2011 0 Malia Lane
Michigan

Heather, an oh-so-nice state worker I met at Brimley State Park, was from Marquette and she told me how much she loved and missed her home town.  She also told me that one of its premiere attractions was Presque Isle.  So while I was in the area mainly to see Pictured Rocks, I also made it […]

Sep/3/2011 6 Malia Lane
Michigan

From the start of planning my trip around Michigan, people began writing me and saying not to miss the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  Just one look at some of the pictures I’d seen from other people were enough to convince me, so when I was staying near Marquette, I decided to take the Pictured Rocks […]