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Backpacking from Nichols Lake to Condon Lake with kids! Note, this hike is part of the North Country Trail: Nichols Lake to Highbank Lake hike found in Jim DuFresne’s book, Backpacking In Michigan. Always a good idea to bring along a firestarter or two. Check out ours here. Nichols Lake to Condon Lake on the North Country Trail (Bitely, Michigan area). May 2020. Took the kids (6 and 7 as of this trip!) on a quick overnight backpacking trip on a section of the North Country Trail near Bitely, Michigan. We parked at Nichols Lake which is just a short drive west of Bitely, Michigan. There’s a boat ramp as well as parking for the trailhead to the North Country Trail, so...
Water purification in the wilderness and on extended fishing trips is a critical skill to master. (It’s not the ONLY skill to master. Check out our handmade firestarter tools such as our firestarter necklaces and survival tinder balls). It is commonly known that the more remote a fishing spot is, the more likely it is to be a good one. When it is easy to get to a particular fishing location, that means more people will likely visit that spot. This means fish will be spooked and concentrations will be smaller. There is something to be said for hiking or boating to virgin waters for a prime fishing experience. Hydration can be an issue when fishing remotely for several days. ...
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