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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 – #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 »

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 XIX – #263 – Another New Trail

(Report by Jim) Another place you might not know about, at the end of the road just past Woosley Airport, near the tip of the peninsula, is a short road that ends at a trail that’s part of the Leelanau State Park. The trail loops around and has a lookout and a way down to the dunes and beach.  Hiking… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #266 – A Stiff SE Wind

(Report by Jim) A wicked SE Wind brought warm air and rain to Leelanau all day today. The surf on the West side was nill, but on the East side it was predictably rough, these being taken just north of Northport. The ice below was at Leelanau State Park. Appropriately, we went and saw Aquaman tonight at the IMAX in Traverse… Read more »