The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and birds are chirping. With Spring seemingly around the corner (though in Michigan we could still get arctic weather any day until June), I'm getting psyched for some Springtime backpacking / fly-fishing trips. With that in mind, here's a revised backpacking essay I wrote in 2007 for Woods'n'Water News.
Drew YoungeDyke is a freelance outdoor writer, the Great Lakes Communication Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, the chair of the Michigan Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, a member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, a board member for the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association, and a state-appointed member of the Pigeon River Country State Forest Advisory Council All posts at Michigan Outside are independent and do not necessarily reflect the views of NWF, BHA, AGLOW, MOWA, the PRCAC, or any other entity.
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