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    Porcupine Wilderness SP, MI

    I recently went up to the UP for a snowshoeing trip with a couple of friends. We didn't hang, but instead rented a cabin. They have cabins and yurts set up with firewood, pots and pans, utensils, and other amenities. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7...8770--,00.html A lot of the trails in that area are groomed for cross country skiing which makes it easier to walk. If you are into cc skiing this would be the place for you. We spent two days there enjoying the snow and views of all kinds. It was fun building and towing pulks rather then carrying all of our gear in packs. This was my second time up there with Dave, who I converted to a hanger on a past trip. It will most likely become an annual trip for us. It may evolve into a several day trip with a night out hanging, but I got to say the cabins are like being in a five star hotel as far as backpacking goes. What a blast it is to play in the cold and deep snow of the north and still be able to be dry and warm at night. We didn't see anyone in the back woods during our time out. We spent a little time ss on un-groomed trails. Here are a few pics from the trip. http://picasaweb.google.com/GeorgeG6...M_Q04Okv82MAQ# http://picasaweb.google.com/GeorgeG6...nowshoeTrip02# By the way, if someone could explain to me how to post a link with a word like "here" rather then a whole long address it would be appreciated
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    Very nice Oms, thanks for sharing. Lots of snow and pine trees, just the way I remember it.
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    Enjoyed reading your trip report. Lots of good pictures. Thank-you

    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    if someone could explain to me how to post a link with a word like "here" rather then a whole long address it would be appreciated
    To create a link with a word, use

    [*url=http://picasaweb.google.com/GeorgeG61/2010_01_02PorkiesSnowshoeTrip02#]here.[/url]

    be sure to remove the * so it looks like

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    Great post, that sure is a pretty area. I want to get up there sometime and Xcountry ski. It looks so pretty and wild.
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    Thanks ohms; good report and pics. Looks very much like winter here right now except flatter. looks good
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    The UP is such a beautiful and wild place... IMO, the definition of serenity. I have yet to be dissapointed with the UP.
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    Thanks all. Just to let you know if you wanted to go out towards the main backpacking trails you would be able to camp wherever you'd like. There is no one out there. It is also the prettier part of the park, with the large rock face and Lake Of The Clouds. That is where we wanted to get to, but was too far from where we were. Next year we are going to try and get a different cabin or yurt towards the west.

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    Great Pics! Thanks for sharing!

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    The porcupines would be a great summer trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Thanks ohms; good report and pics. Looks very much like winter here right now except flatter. looks good
    Thanks for the kind words, but I've been to the Rockwall. It's just a little different . By the way, can you hang up in the parks up there?

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