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Spontaneous: Drummond Island, MI - 7/31- 8/2

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:07 pm
by fyrfytr704
So, I was at work today, wishing I was wheeling... so I decided to plan a short trip. I am calling this trip Lone Wagon Island, so far.

Here's the schedule:
  • Leave Chicago 7/30 - travel to Mattawan, MI - have a couple beers with and stay the night at my buddy's
  • Travel 7/31 from Mattawan, MI to Drummond Island - decide if I want to camp at a campground or out on trail (hit trail if time allows)
  • Trails 8/1 - all day
  • Closeout on the island 8/2 - maybe a trail or two and then take off to the West side of the UP (Norway, MI) - visit another buddy and have some beers, camp on his property
  • Travel home 8/2
As of now, the only ones going on the trip are my and my husky (Seamus). Any of you are welcome to join any part of the trip. I am not, generally, an advocate of off road travel, alone, but we won't debate that here. For what it's worth, I am survival trained, a former EMT, and have been working on and off-roading vehicles almost all of my life. I go prepared for just about anything, have a GPS comm system, and many who know where I am going and when I'll be where.

A note for any who are interested in going - I'm planning to be self-sufficient, and I would expect the same of you. That's not intended to be a deterrent to coming or an @ss hole move - it's just so that we both know what to expect. When it comes to the trails, we'd tackle that with mutual benefit, but this ain't a charity, soup kitchen, or bed and breakfast.

Now that the mothering thing is out of the way - let me know if you want to go :lockedandloaded:

Re: Spontaneous: Drummond Island, MI - 7/31- 8/2

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:58 pm
by Cactus Red
Sounds like a great trip! If only we were 2200 miles closer..

Sent via gigawatt laser...

Re: Spontaneous: Drummond Island, MI - 7/31- 8/2

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:28 pm
by fyrfytr704
Would love to have ya come out. I wish that I were about 1200 miles closer to where you are and where Moab is. Then I wouldn't have to bother going that far for some decent wheelin!