Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol. XX – #254- From Up High

(Report by Jim) I read someone spotted a sunken sailboat in Nedows Bay so I headed out at lunch to see if I could find it with the drone, but no luck. I think it was a red herring! But it wasn’t a total loss as the frozen lake is sporting some cool abstract patterns. I saw some people skating… Read more »

Vol. XX – #253- Palmer Woods and Ice Boating

(Report by Jim) Out on the X-Country trails again today! This time it was Palmer Woods down near Glen Arbor on Wheeler Road. These trails have a much better base with some well established grooves. There are some gentle uphill climbs and some steeper downhills depending on which direction you take. I went in numerical order for a total of… Read more »

Vol. XX – #251- Skiing the Winter Sports Loop

(Report by Jim) This afternoon, I headed up to cross country ski a trail I’ve hiked many times in the Summer. There is a extra “Winter Sports Loop” on the Mud Lake Trail at the end of Densmore just south of Leelanau State Park. The condition of the trail is just barely ski-able with no more than an inch of… Read more »

Vol. XX – #250- White Diamond

(Report by Jim, 1/28/21) Another milestone reached! Our Leland Reporter Keith is celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary with Mrs. Leland Reporter Joanne. Can’t think of a better place to celebrate it. Congratulations! BTW, I am the cute one in the photo below. You can’t miss me. 😀  Sugar Loaf in the early 1970s. I must have been schussing. Yeah, I… Read more »

Vol. XX – #248- Commercial Fishing

(Report by Jim) If you were not aware, there is a struggle going on in the Michigan Legislature regarding commercial fishing rights on Lake Michigan. It could possibly mean the end of commercial fishing in Leland. Please read about the current situation and do what you can to pressure your representatives to do the right thing for the remaining family-owned… Read more »

Vol. XX – #247- Inauguration Day

(Report by Jim. Photos by Frank Harden) Today’s photos are sent in from Frank Harden, who was around for some Parasailing adventures at Van’s beach. The photo below is the status of the new Leland Public School building. Thanks, Frank!  Today was the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice-President. One thing we all learned is… Read more »

Vol. XX – #245- One More Biscuit Report

In honor of Biscuit, the price of remaining 2021 calendars has come down to $10+shipping and all profits will go to Fishtown Preservation (could be over $500)! Get your 2021 Leland Report Calendar! It’s with a heavy heart that I must tell everyone that our beloved Biscuit passed away peacefully overnight. Biscuit came into our lives by fate, after his… Read more »

Biscuit Memorial

Jim Burnham    January 12, 2021    No Comments on Biscuit Memorial

Vol. XX – #242- Lighthouse West Natural New Year Area

(Report by Jim) Welcome to 2021! To start the year out right, we spent the better part of this morning mopping up some leaking water in the basement. That left a little time to go up to Lighthouse West Natural Area for a short hike. (Leelanau Conservancy, right off Cathead Bay Dr., right before the entrance to Leelanau State Park) … Read more »