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    Beautiful northern MI

    Wireless signal is lousy up here(North of Alpena, MI), so I'll add to this when I get to a signal. We are spending some time away from work, at my wife's family's cottage. I brought the HH Explorer UL. I found a great place to hang, great views of the sky.
    I set up my tarp under a paracord ridgeline, and rigged it almost flat to provide shade.

    Later, I wanted to take a nap, I realized that if I fold the tarp over, it made it much cooler. (This only worked after the sun had peaked.)

    I slept great last night, and I'm sure I will again tonight, lows in the mid 60s, with a nice breeze.
    Also I lounged a bit with my buddy Mac the Cairn Terrier:


    HV

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    Nice pictures. Makes me miss northern Michigan!

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    My wife is from Alpena, and we head up there a couple times a year. It is a beautiful area.

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    Looks like a fantastic area to hang. and a great partner to do it with!
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    We went for a walk by the harbor yesterday, and watched a mink catch fish after fish. I wish I had brought my camera along. I went back to the same spot today, and didn't see him/her. Hopefully I'll get a chance at a photo at some point.
    A couple shots of the view:




    HV

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    Nice view. I miss spending time in Northern Michigan.

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    Well I had success photographing the mink today. Unfortunately I have no way of uploading from my camera. I think the shots came out great. He heard the shutter, and crawled up onto a rock to check me out. Very curious little animals. I took a ton of pics, you can see his pink nose, and white blaze on his chest. I'll post them when I get back to my computer. Just a few days left, I'll be sad when this trip is over.

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    Great looking beast ... my boy Spencer is a Cairn mix ... ahem and he's head of "Spencer Films"

    They're great dogs! I'm sure you know that though!


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    Here's the mink I saw:






    HV

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    looks like good times

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