The Rugged Hike to Pinnacle Falls

There is nothing easy about Pinnacle Falls. Just getting to the parking area can be a challenge. Winding dirt roads with few to no signs marking the way. But for those with the spirit of adventure, Pinnacle Falls is well worth the trek.

A Rewarding Hike to Bulldog Falls

The Yellow Dog River is well known for it’s impressive Yellow Dog Falls. However, it is deep within the boundaries of the McCormick Wilderness Area that the river truly shines. McCormick Wilderness Trailhead Bulldog Falls is one of the many waterfalls along Yellow Dog River and one of the most impressive. With several drops, a... Continue Reading →

Hiking Hogback Mountain

Considered Marquette's second most popular summit, Hogback Mountain's rugged terrain, hemlock forests, and stunning views make this an incredible hike. While the trail is well marked, getting to the summit of Hogback isn't easy. It is a strenuous hike across bare bluffs and up steep mountainside. The first half of the hike is easy and... Continue Reading →

The Hills of Blind 35

Welcome to the Huron Mountains. That's the message we received when we crested the top of the Blind 35 Hill. No special platform, no group of people. Just simply the mountains. Since buying the property in the area, we have been eyeing the massive rock face that we have begun to call Odin's High Chair. It... Continue Reading →

Hiking Thomas Rock

Thomas Rock, previously known as Gobbler's Knob, may not have the 360-degree views that the neighboring Sugarloaf Mountain has, but it still offers something spectacular. We discovered this scenic site back in 2013 and it has yet to lose its charm. Visitors follow a paved, interpretive trail to the top where they are greeted with... Continue Reading →

Climbing the AAA Walls

"Welcome to the AAA Walls" The sign that greeted us was dwarfed by the massive rock wall looming before us. Based on topographical maps, we knew that something pretty large sat near AAA Road (Marquette County, Upper Peninsula) but we never suspected it was a solid wall of rock. "With your help, climbing is permitted... Continue Reading →

The Hike to Abram’s Falls

We decided to take the 5.2 mile round trip hike to Abram's Falls. The trail has a total elevation gain of 675 feet with the first part being almost entirely up hill. It's a bit rocky but nothing compared to the Appalachian trail we had hiked part of the day before.

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