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The Seven Hour Plane Crash Trail

The Seven Hour Plane Crash Trail

DISCLAIMER: This route potentially passes through an ATV only trail north of Calumet. Please ensure you are paying attention to posted signs when driving this route. Do not drive on any trails that are posted for ATV only. The Seven Hour Plane Crash trail is easily one of the best overlanding trails in the midwest. If you haven’t heard of it before, here’s what it is and my personal experience driving the trail. It was initially posted on an overland bound forum by member GPG3. The Seven Hour Plane Crash Trail The ...
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An Overnight Trip In Gaylord

An Overnight Trip In Gaylord

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I left Freeland around 11 am Sunday, and after turning around two times because I forgot some essentials, I finally made my way up to Gaylord for a quick overnight. It was rainy when I left and cloudy when I got into Gaylord, but Weather Underground was telling me I was in for a good 18 hours of beautiful weather. I stopped by White Birch Outfitters(WBO) for some local info and scored a nice pair of Kuhl pants that were on clearance. I got a paper map with suggestions on ...
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Places to Go: Isle Royale

Places to Go: Isle Royale

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Located 56 miles from the Keweenaw Peninsula in the northwest corner of Lake Superior resides the 4th largest inland lake island in the world. It’s the second largest in the great lakes after Manitoulin Island on the Canadian side of Lake Huron in the Ontario Province. We are of course talking about the quarter pounder of islands, Isle Royale. The Places to Go series explores adventure related points of interest in the state of Michigan. We are highlighting everything from the large to small, the known to the unknown. If ...
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Grayling, Kalkaska, and an Awesome Lake

Grayling, Kalkaska, and an Awesome Lake

What follows is a long-overdue rundown of our June trip. After the shakedown that went awry in May, this trip went off with next to no problems. My buddy Marc wanted to tag along, so I picked him up from his house. We left out of metro Detroit Friday afternoon with a 3.5 to 4-hour trek up to Indian River. If you haven’t been up to Indian River, it’s a small town split between I-75 and nestled between Burt Lake and Mullet Lake. With the Indian River the bi-way between ...
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Places to Go: Drummond Island

Places to Go: Drummond Island

In keeping with the island theme, we started with Beaver Island, this quarter we’re going to shed some light on Drummond Island. Drummond is pretty well known to the off-road and overland community here in Michigan. It offers a good variety of trails that range from easy to challenging. The Places to Go series explores adventure related points of interest in the state of Michigan. Highlighting everything from the large to small, the known to the unknown. If it’s interesting we might cover it and you should visit it. The ...
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Shake Off The Dust

Shake Off The Dust

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The plan was to map something useable. Something we could use as a training route for people new to overlanding. Training and experience type events are down the road still, but I like planning ahead. The plan for our shake off the dust trip did not go according to plan. Our Friday meetup in Cadillac went without out a hitch. We spent about an hour and a half in the Meijer parking lot talking and walking rigs. Sometime around 6:30 - 7 we gathered up, discussed the plan for the ...
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