When Dad's Land Finally Came to Life

Michigan-raised writer Dean Kuipers and his brothers had a problem with their father: he had alienated all of them, and his attempt to regain their affection with a hunting property he’d bought only made things worse. Then something wonderful happened, rooted in their shared love of wild places. An exclusive excerpt from Kuipers's new memoir ‘The Deer Camp.’

Dean Kuipers
May 7, 2019

‘Before the Spill’

Line 5 is the name of a 65-year-old oil pipeline running across the floor of Lake Michigan and it's ready to burst.

Oct 11, 2018

Sasha Digiulian on Michigan's World-Class Ice Climbing

Every year, the Upper Peninsula town of Munising hosts the Michigan Ice Fest. Last month, a certain celebrity rock climber attended the event, working with pro ice climber Angela VanWiemeersch to learn to climb a different type of face.

Scott Crady
Mar 15, 2018

Fat Biking in Marquette, Michigan

With new technologies to keep their singletrack in perfect condition through the winter, it's no wonder this wild sport is catching on.

Jan 19, 2018

Marquette, Michigan, Is a Fat-Biker's Dream Town

A crew of midwestern riding enthusiasts is pioneering grooming techniques for fat-bike trails that have extended the bike season year-round and added 80 miles of snowy singletrack to the city

Aaron Gulley
Jan 8, 2018