What are you all planning for when the weather gets a bit warmer?
Want to take my first trip to Porcupine Mountains in the U.P. (Michigan). Lived here my whole life and never been. That and pictured rocks. I'm tired of making excuses every summer.
I'll definitely be getting out on the lakes more often for fishing. I hate fishing in the winter; it's just cold, wet, and miserable. I also have some 2-3 day hiking trips planned for spring/summer in the Ozarks, and MAYBE a ~10 day backpacking trip on the Lone Star Trail in TX.
2015 was my first year homeless mainly innawoods. I didnt prepare for winter, so had to yield and couch-surf the coldest months.
this year i must make million firewoods in preparation for winter. also thinking of building small guerilla sauna :)
i just want to get back out on the bike. when you start getting older you have to keep fit or you lose it. my friends are fat lazy pieces of shit and we can't even go hiking anymore. at some point in their early 30s they just suddenly became unfit. I'm not letting it happen to me
i live in a pretty rural area, so i bike the streets around my area. it's all hilly and woodsy and there's some ponts to bike around and shit like that. if i want to go a little further there are a number of state parks and such that have trails of varying difficulty and danger
At 33, if I stop for like a month I can tell I've slipped back. You gotta stick to it!
they have good hybrid bikes, sometimes called "dirt path" bikes. basically it's a tire somewhere between a mountain and road bike, both in terms of thickness and diameter. i used to have a gary fisher hybrid (which is basically a trek signature series brand), and it was awesome. good on dirt, but fast as fuck too
Motorcycle needs a piston and fork seals, knock that out in the spring and ride the piss out of it till the snow falls again.
Fuckin' A truth right there.
Spent more time last summer riding an office chair than I did my moto... and this winter it showed. 17 days on the snow in January (9 at work) and I'm finally getting back into decent shape...
Nice ideas op. Im a michigander too and went backpacking in pictured rocks last summer and porkies the summer before. Western up is pretty much unlike the whole rest of michigan. What do you plan on doing there and what time of year u going?
This summer im going on a field geology course either to yellowstone/grand tetons or iceland. Then someplace in michigan to backpack.
Aw shit, I've been planning a trip to iceland myself. I'm thinking about hitting the porker in june, pictured rocks maybe July or august, I havery to check getting time off from work still for all that. Any suggestions for the porkies? Saw some cabins that look comfy. Specifically the one right on one of the inland lakes, think it was called mirror lake 2 cabin. Comes with a canoe and just really appeals to me. Probably bring my tent too for other nights around but something about that cabin...
I was in the porcupine mountains summer of 14 for 4 days. Definitely my favorite place so far and I'd love to go back. I'm in Illinois so I'm going to try to find places in Indiana to hit too.