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This Is the American Bison

When we were out in Colorado, I came across a couple books about the American Bison (Bison bison), commonly referred to as a buffalo. Yes, bison are the American mammal, though they usually aren’t at the top of the list of

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Central Colorado Fun

Between Denver and Silverthorne/Dillon/Frisco, there’s a lot to do even when the slopes aren’t covered with powder. Here are just a few of the options: In Golden you can visit the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Colorado Railroad Museum, and the

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Fisherman’s Island State Park

We were recently in the Petoskey area, so on our way out of town, we stopped by Fisherman’s Island St Park (MI DNR website) to see if we’d like to camp there. Verdict: we would. I see why this area

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More Knots, Fewer Devices

I was never in Boy Scouts, Pathfinders, or any other variant of a bushcraft/youth paramilitary organization. Ergo, I never learned knots.  I’m lucky to have lived through a decade of rock climbing. We engaged in such poor rope use while

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Vans and Homes and Kids

I’ve been watching videos about families living in vans. At this point, it seems that the films can be grouped into three categories: short-term, long-term, and this-was-not-my-plan. Because embedding videos slows down loading time for the blog, I’m going to

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MI Camping: Covert

I’ve been visiting campgrounds along Lake Michigan, getting ready for some local fun this summer. Scope: Indiana Dunes State Park (IN) up to Holland State Park (MI). Covert Park has potential. I want to see it when it’s green. The

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|Chris Burkard — Photographer

Chris Burkard is one of my favorite photographers. Surfing is his main gig, but he covers so much more–nature, adventure, travel. Here are two gear videos he posted recently: You can also follow Chris here: Website Ello Instagram YouTube Facebook

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