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Bob's Blog Up North Blog

Now Is The Time to Protect our National Lands

“National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.”
— Wallace Stegner, Writer & Historian

Photo credit to Scott Thomsen.

One day last week, I needed to clear my head. I stepped out of my office, jogged the short distance toward the water, and was at the Lake Michigan shoreline in minutes. […]

Bob's Blog Up North Blog

Dating the Dunes

Last summer, a few of us at Cherry Republic made an exciting archeological discovery within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. A day that began with young boys impersonating Indiana Jones (searching for arrowheads while keeping an eye out for the Arch of the Covenant), turned into a plot that would excite Indiana Jones himself.

Just as we were preparing […]