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Outdoors

Celebrating the beauty of springtime

“Little darlin,’ it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.” – George Harrison When I opened the door and popped the top on the day, the skies were just offering up the very first rays of sunshine. They stretched shadows long across the landscape while a mirrorlike silence enveloped ...

Don’t invite these bugs to your bonfires

By: Lauren Hemmeke, Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences undergraduate in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES), MTU (lkhemmek@mtu.edu); Emily Klawiter, Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA), Assistant Coordinator (eklawite@mtu.edu); Dr. Sigrid ...

Fishing over fifty: Why should we go fishing at our age?

For we Baby Boomers, fishing is a good thing to do, or to put it another way: “It’s good for you.” According to an article in Health Direct, older people are prone to depression, the principle reasons being poor physical health, social isolation, and we lose, and have lost loved ones. The ...

KATV Club seeks new members

The off-road vehicle riding season is here. For a majority of the riders, they have either taken their ATV or SXS to get serviced or did the work themselves. Some have ventured out for an early season ride, while others are waiting for warmer weather. For a few ORV enthusiasts, they have ...

Show care to saturated local trails

Trails in the Keweenaw have made a lot of headway towards summer conditions with an early departure of winter. Although trails are typically well-drained in the area, the spring always presents some drainage challenges. Dirt singletrack trails are especially affected by these changing ...

Exploring the Copper Country on foot

Hiking is a favorite recreational activity for most in the Copper Country. The area offers a huge variety of opportunities and destinations to explore. There are trails and trails and more trails. The sun shines brightly throughout the entire Copper Country for hiking here. There is no better ...