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Jonathan S.


Ortonville, MI
Hometown: Ortonville

Member since:

June 23, 2014

What is your current backpacking experience?

Most backpacking is just a few days trek. Hiked from Med Sea to Sea of Galilee four years ago and the Golan Trail on the Israel-Syria border earlier this year. Kilimanjaro six years ago. Sections of AT loom in the near future. And served five weeks as the lighthouse keeper on South Manitou Island this year!

Do you own a backpack, sleeping bag and tent?

Yes. Yes and Yes.

What's your favorite place to camp in Michigan?

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and along the Manistee River/North Country loop trail. But any night out is great night out!

What types of outdoor activities are you especially looking to do?

#Adventuring" in nature says it best. Love boots on the ground. Hike/bike/kayak/cross-country ski or just wander in the woods watching wildlife.


I am addicted to hiking, backpacking and almost any nature adventure on the wilder side. Former park naturalist & current Nature Education Writer/blogger for Oakland County Government. Fan of predatory species. ER paramedic in 'spare' time.

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