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Archive for January, 2009

There Goes the Neighborhood…

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I ran across this article, regarding the rising black bear population in lower Michigan, linked from one of the hiking lists that I’ve been reading. This particular article does not mention it, but in November 2007, a 150-lb. (small, but still it’s a bear) bear was struck by a car on the freeway in Oceana […]

A Change of Crayon…

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Just passing this along… truly a heart-warming thought (as seen through the eyes of the 6-year old daughter of my boss). Click the image to read… A Change of Crayonby Alice Moore, age 6

Letterboxing & Biking on the NCT

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Several people have asked if I am planning to plant letterboxes along the North Country Trail as we hike the Manistee Forest Segment. Actually Randy was shocked when I told him my intent was not letterboxing as that is generally the impetus behind our hiking adventures. Since the NCT is administered through the National Park […]

File Under “Stupid Rules”

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Apparently one cannot pay USPS “postage” due with “postage.” Let’s think about this logically for a minute… Somebody sent me a package which did not contain enough postage; the post office delivered it to me and left me a “postage” due envelope indicating that the actual postage on the package was short $2.03 (why? how […]