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 an award-winning outdoor writer and a senior communications coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation. He is also the host of the National Wildlife Federation Outdoors podcast, a committee member for 2% for Conservation, a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, 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.
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