If you’re ever in the upper peninsula of Michigan, you won’t want to miss out on one of my favorite hiking trails. We should start our trip with a little introduction of this great area. A wonderful place to back pack tent camp or take your travel trailer. I am talking about what is called Porkies by local residents or Porcupine Mountains that is located near Ontonagon Michigan. You can’t ask for better nature trails for anyone that loves remote hiking. You will find breathtaking views of forest, streams, lakes & clouds. There is much wildlife in this area. Some places are very remote & you have to back pack everything in to your camping site. This is just a great area for getting away. Giving us a great sense of what it was like before roads & highways was developed. Some areas have rustic cabins for guests, come here to feel the atmosphere that early settlers did many years ago.
Just one trip to these mountains in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula is not enough; you will want to come back again for years. With over 60 thousand acres of wilderness you will always find something new to see. A special annual three day event that is something I look forward to is Porcupine Mountains Music FestivalMusic including Americana, folk, blues, bluegrass & contemporary.
What ever the reason you decide to make this trip into this great part of Michigan, be it fishing, hiking, camping or just being with nature in its best. Come see why the locals call this Gods Country.
Spring fishing season was great. It is our time of year to be outside with all our camping friends swapping stories around a campfire after a long afternoon in our boat.
We have met some great people along with finding some great new products to share with you.
Our garden is off to a good start with Mother Nature giving a helping hand this year with all this rain we have been having.
I know everyone is expecting a big exciting list of new products with interesting details, We are going to spare you from advertizing that normally goes with placements of products in our adds, Here is a link to some great new products we have added & some old, we have some additional cast iron cookware for your campfire, Great new American made cookware items from Jacob Bromwell for both home use & campsite cooking.
Now that camping season is here, all of us at Wilderness Outdoors have been searching for new ideas & uses of cast iron cookware for campfire use. One cast iron cookware recipe that has been around for a very long time is cast iron blackened catfish. This great recipe just doesn’t seem to taste right when you leave out a cast iron skillet. Us fishermen & women here at Wilderness Outdoors would like to hear your campfire cooking & fishing stories. Tell us what you use for cooking your favorite fish or game when you get back to your camp for an evening meal. We all would like your opinion on what you think is best of all. Please share your experiences with us. For a great tasting cast iron blackened catfish recipe you have to try this great recipe for blackened catfish filets. This recipe calls for a 10 inch cast iron skilletthat you can find on sale at Iron Cooker. We all have memories of sitting along a river bank fishing or wading in waist deep to feel for them big fish down under a log. Some of my best memories growing up were either up to my arm pits in a river or on a lake catching blue gills just before dark.
We all have great fishing or hunting memories with our families that we have shared around a campfire or two. What do you have hanging from your campfire tripod? Do you have a favorite Dutch oven or cast iron cookware that you use? It is nearing time to load my boat down the ramp for a quiet evening on my favorite lake, so I’m going to end this with wishing you were here to taste them big old pieces of blackened catfish cooked in our cast iron cookware tonight.