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Paul Baumbusch, Trail Genius
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Paul Baumbusch, Trail Genius

Paul Baumbusch fell in love with Northern Michigan while attending Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied creative writing. A class field trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes made him dream of living in Leelanau someday…and now he does! In addition to blogging, Paul also writes poems and stories, many of which draw inspiration from the seasons of Leelanau. Contact him at paulbaumbusch@gmail.com

Two Meditative Hiking Trails

The goldenrod is browning. Queen Anne’s lace is closing up shop. The milkweed pods are bursting. Bloodroot — one of the earliest and loveliest spring wildflowers, the heart-shaped leaves of which stand tall through summer heat and storms — is starting to collapse under its own weight. Fall is…

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10 Spring Wildflowers You Should Know

It’s the Trail Genius’s favorite time of year — the psychedelic time when the prettiest of wildflowers, the spring ones, are carpeting the forest floor. \ Mini-hikes that used to take thirty minutes now take an hour plus, because you’re having to stop every five seconds to admire some jewel popping…

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Go On A Mushroom Treasure Hunt

Looking for a laundry list of worthless tips about where and how to find morels in Leelanau County? Read no further. What a newbie really needs is some on-the-ground training—someone to actually show you what you’re looking for and how to recognize the perfect conditions for finding it. By Bob Butz…

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