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Can anyone suggest any good hiking areas in Mi that are 20-50 miles or that can be one in 3-5 days other than Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or the NCT/MRT loop?  

Isle Royle and the Porkies are on my list but would like some other ideas as well.  Any thoughts?
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Trap Hills ( a tad south of Porkies) offers tons of solitude, neat clifftop vistas (to say they are vision quest ledges is not a stretch) such as "The Hacksite", "Norwich Bluff", vistas offering 50+ mile views.

Check your local library for "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula" (by me) for 4 hike chapters in the Trap Hills, including the 28-mile long traverse that is a classic.

Also, see the pdf at the bottom of this webpage: "Short, Sweet and Spectacular: the best one mile hikes in the Trap Hills" for shortcuts to the best viewpoints there.    http://www.eric-hansen.com/books/books.html

These short hikes are suitable for an hour or two if you are driving by to the Porkies.

Also, see these NCT URL's for photos, maps and good information

http://www.northcountrytrail.org/pwf/

http://www.northcountrytrail.org/pwf/traphills.htm

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Trap Hills does sound interesting.  I just ordered Eric's book through Amazon and will grab the maps from NCT.  

In Tom's book he list it as "Gradient: Very Difficult" he goes on to say "you will lose count of the breathtaking views, gut-clenching climbs, and perilous descents."  

Sounds intriguing RF but if I'm going with you we need to get out and start training because I doubt I'm in shape for that right now.  LOL
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RF some more pages with pictures for reference.

http://www.summitpost.org/trap-hills/340745

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin....d=54537

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago....0624112

http://www.facebook.com/media....&type=3
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Trap Hills does sound interesting.  I just ordered Eric's book through Amazon and will grab the maps from NCT.  

In Tom's book he list it as "Gradient: Very Difficult" he goes on to say "you will lose count of the breathtaking views, gut-clenching climbs, and perilous descents."  

Sounds intriguing RF but if I'm going with you we need to get out and start training because I doubt I'm in shape for that right now.  LOL

So it begins!
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Let's discuss tomorrow at lunch... Ready to plan some spring/summer adventures...
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Gotta go up north tomorrow but I'll order the maps as well.
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The high country pathway is a less traveled loop I have always wanted to do. I think its about 80 miles mostly through the pigeon river state forest.Check it out.
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Also, see the pdf at the bottom of this webpage: "Short, Sweet and Spectacular: the best one mile hikes in the Trap Hills" for shortcuts to the best viewpoints there.    http://www.eric-hansen.com/books/books.html

These short hikes are suitable for an hour or two if you are driving by to the Porkies.

Eric's "short Hikes..."pdf is a great resource. We now do the Norwich Bluff hike as a warm-up for any of our longer trips in the Western UP.

One of these days we'll do the entire Trap Hills Traverse. We've been up there a half dozen times and not seen another soul.
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