Getting off the beaten path in Michigan can lead to a window to a world of still waters and silent forests, where tufted clouds coast across a summer sky.
Pigeon River state forest, Michigan
Every path but your own is the path of fate; keep on your own track then.
–Henry David Thoreau
Pigeon River Forest, Michigan
Pigeon River forest, Michigan
Life as an end is qualitatively different from life as a means.
Herbert Marcuse, One Dimensional Man
I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
There are many such roads and trails in the forests of northern Michigan, and I had the pleasure of discovering, or re-discovering, a few of them last summer.
Photo Challenge: Converge
Huron National Forest, Michigan
But, he who dedicates himself to the duration of his life, to the house he builds, to the dignity of mankind, dedicates himself to the earth and reaps from it the harvest that sows its seed and sustains the world again and again.
Albert Camus, The Rebel
Newburgh Lake, Michigan