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The North Country Trail runs from New York to North Dakota. When completed it will span some 4,600 miles. Over 1,100 miles of the trail run through Michigan and well over half of that is on traditional backpacking type wilderness trail. Over the past several years I have hiked many portions of the trail in Michigan. In 2008 I joined Andy, Doug, and John to hike the segment of trail between Tahquamenon Falls Rivermouth Campground (near by anyway) and Grand Marais. We thought the trip would be just over 80 miles in length but it turned out to be somewhat longer than that. That was just one of the surprises this 5-day expedition would have in store for our group.Photos of the trip can be found on the associated blog page at A Wanderingknight blog (straight to the photos album).

Direct download: 27_Upper_Peninsula_NCT_Hike_October_2008.m4a
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I have only just realized that I never shared my experiences of Hollerfest 2012 with you. This was a fine festival and it seemed to me well attended. Hollerfest takes place at the Frog Holler farm and you can learn more about the festival at  the website.  I managed to catch quite a few acts and was happy to see the wide assortment of musical style represented at the festival. I hope you enjoy listening to this audio postcard.

Performers heard (in order) are:
1. The Illogical Spoon
2. The Moxie Strings
3. Annie and Rod Capps (with special guests)
4.  Creole du Nord
5. The Dorkestra
6.  Jay Steelstra
Direct download: Hollerfest_2012_2.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

On May 5 the third annual Water Hill Music Festival took place. I spent a very enjoyable afternoon strolling around the hilly neighborhood soaking up plenty of fine music. When you get 100 musical acts together throughout several blocks of area to perform throughout a warm lazy afternoon you can only catch a smattering of music. But even that little bit is enough when you hear the joy and lessure people bring to wht they are doing. Performers ran the spectrum from amateur to professional and all were having fun. Events like this bring out the best in most people as musicians play, families gatehr, people catch up with old friends, and a sense of community is enhanced. I hope you enjoy this audio postcard from the event and I apologize for the little hiccoughs that appear now and then.

This was a bit of an experiement as the podcast was pretty much completely assembled and edited on an iPhone.

Direct download: WHM_2013.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT



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