Andrew Pritchard

Winter Camping at Pictured Rocks 0

Winter Camping at Pictured Rocks

Our first night on the road during our cross country roadtrip was spent winter camping at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Our route from Tahquamenon Falls took us into the town of Grand Marais on...

Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula 0

Tahquamenon Falls

Our first destination on the cross country roadtrip was Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We’d left Traverse City early on Tuesday morning. After a quick stop in Petoskey to get some coffee and...

Roadtrip across America 0

The Cross Country Roadtrip

From Traverse City, Michigan to San Diego, California is about 2,300 miles or so depending on how direct of a route you take. But if you’re going to make the trip, why take the...

Remi the Vizsla 0

Remi the Crazy Vizsla

I just adopted a dog. I’ve wanted one ever since I was a kid, but it was just never the right time. We lived on a main road when I was younger, so it...

Spectactular Alligator Hill in Fall 0

Alligator Hill Hiking

Alligator Hill is an often overlooked jewel in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Its nine miles of hiking trails loop their way through some of the most beautiful landscapes in northern Michigan. Located smack...

Riding the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail 0

Riding the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

  The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has long been renowned for its beauty. Spectacular views of the dunes, rolling hills, inland lakes, and of course Lake Michigan are everywhere. Until recently, soaking in┬áthis...

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive 0

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

No list of northern Michigan scenery is complete without a mention of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Situated between Glen Arbor and Empire it offers spectacular views, firstly through forest and across Glen Lake, and...

Polar Bear Plunge 0

Polar Bear Plunges

Moving up to Traverse City last summer, I knew I was in for some rough winters. But I had no idea how rough. This winter has been insane! Lake Michigan began to freeze over...

Winter Camping 0

Winter Camping in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places on earth. Unsurprisingly, it can get a little busy during the warmer months as sightseers, campers, cyclists, boaters, swimmers, kayakers,...

Hiking North Manitou Island 0

Hiking to North Manitou Island

On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, I got to attempt something that hasn’t been done for 40 years: to hike the treacherous ice across the Manitou Passage to the islands 8 miles out. The opportunity...