Vol. XX – #171 – Mountain Biking and a Cruise

(Report by Jim) Took the day off today to try out the mountain biking trail at 45 North vineyard on Horn Rd, behind the Government Center in Lake Leelanau. Very beautiful view and a strenuous 1.3 mile course with an easier trail next to it.  After 45 North, we headed down to the Leelanau Conservancy’s Palmer Woods mountain bike trail… Read more »

Vol. XX – #170 – The Wind and Leelanau State Park

(Report by Jim) The weather has rarely disappointed this year, today being no exception! 30+ knot winds out around the islands in the afternoon and 20+ onshore from the Southwest gave us and opportunity to view the waves crashing from a different angle. We got a little wet on the big wall, but the waves were not breaching it. The… Read more »

Vol. XX – #169 – Paddling the Cedar River

(Report by Jim) Beautiful morning clouds on Lake Leelanau against the haze coming from the western forest fires. My sister Mary is coming to Leland from Oregon, which has been suffering from the fires along with California and Washington State. In the afternoon I finally got to paddle Victoria Creek (Cedar River) from Cedar to lower Lake Leelanau. Quite a… Read more »