Living Simple is not Simple!

Living Simple is not Simple!

This post is a reflection from Lou Haveman co-founder of Connect For Water, Lou hiked the Appalachian Trail raising money for life-enhancing products for those who live in the developing world. This is one of Lou’s reflections from the 2,172 mile through hike of...
Priority of my life – hiking

Priority of my life – hiking

One priority of my life is hiking. I have completed several long distance hikes including The Appalachian Trail-2,0127, The Camino-502, and now the North Country Trail-4,600 miles. In 2007 I had spinal stenosis which caused severe pain and aching in the calves and...
Heading South on the North Country Trail

Heading South on the North Country Trail

Petoskey, Michigan…Heading South on the North Country Trail May 26-27, 2017 Outside of hiking the streets of Grand Rapids, it has been a good six months since being on the trail. I couldn’t believe how good it felt to be hiking over Memorial Day. I am also realizing...
Wednesday: September 14, 2016

Wednesday: September 14, 2016

North Conway Road to downtown Petoskey: 7.8 miles Asphalt bicycle trail along Little Traverse Bay We paralleled I-131 on the asphalt pathway from Conway to downtown Petoskey. The sky was clear, a deep blue, and the sun was shining brightly. We saw a lot of Bearberry....
Tuesday: September 13, 2016

Tuesday: September 13, 2016

Robinson Road to North Conway Road: 14.9 miles Mackinaw State Forest The sky was not just overcast but we could see the thunder clouds. The lady at the reception desk wondered if we were wise heading out. I wondered if we were wise but nothing is quite as refreshing...