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At BACKPACKER, we give credit where it’s due: Nina Asunto runs the kickass blog Black Coffee At Sunrise, which covers all things outdoorsy in Michigan. The Berkley, MI-based blogger writes about camping, hiking, wildlife, and nature all over the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the Wolverine State (or Great Lakes State, if you prefer).
In addition to detailed trip reports that capture both trail highlights and detailed historical information, Asunto provides tons of great photos—witness the amazing hollowed-out log above from Hartwick Pines State Park in the Lower Peninsula.
If you live in Michigan or anywhere in the upper Midwest, you’d do well to bookmark Black Coffee At Sunrise and check back often for fantastic backpacking, hiking, and camping trip ideas. And if you need more Michigan madness, check out BACKPACKER’s own Michigan trips page.