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homebucket Mar 4, 2019 10:35 PM

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phil marion Mar 16, 2019 9:39 PM

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homebucket Mar 17, 2019 11:48 PM

California Coast near Mendocino

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Docta_Love Mar 18, 2019 5:47 PM

The Upper Peninsula's hidden treasure the Huron Mountains. There is public access for those in the know to the western side of Ives Mountain though a twisting maze of sandy logging roads. Weather permitting it does seem to be possible to drive within perhaps less than a mile of Mt Ives according to local enthusiasts that being the case the chances of getting lost on an unmarked logging road is quite high.

However for anyone adventurous enough to take up the challenge its about a 6 mile hike from the last "real road" and keep in mind to stay on logging company owned land there are private guards employed at the Huron Mountain Club they can apparently be dicks. On the flip side camping is permitted anywhere on non HMC land so as long as you have a good map and compass then no worries.

The area has been preserved largely due to the influence of the highly exclusive Huron Mountain Club (HMC), which owns a large tract of land in the mountains, including a portion of the Salmon Trout River. The club commissioned noted naturalist Aldo Leopold to create a preservation plan for the area. However, the private club also restricts access to its property, which is unfortunate for white water rafting enthusiasts since the Salmon Trout is rumored to be one of the best rafting rivers in Michigan. The exclusive club even put Henry Ford on a waiting list. Reportedly, in order to gain favor with the club, Ford blocked the construction of a planned extension of highway M-35 through the mountains. After gaining membership, Ford commissioned noted architect Albert Kahn in 1929 to build a $100,000 cabin for his use.

The Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation sponsors natural science research in the region, including the HMC lands.

In the late 1950s, the Huron Mountains were a candidate for becoming a national park. However, the HMC was influential in undermining the proposal.

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Jason McCarthy - UP Waterfront

Mt Ives and Ives Lake
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Jason McCarthy - UP Waterfront

Ives Lake from Ives Hill (outside HMC)
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The "main range" of the Huron
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Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation

homebucket Mar 19, 2019 3:04 PM

Baby elephant seal

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phil marion Jun 15, 2019 1:19 AM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8a945cd5_b.jpgGrey Crowned crane by Phil Marion (173 million views - thanks), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...33dd0062_b.jpgSwans in animated discussion - Woodbine Beach, Toronto by Phil Marion (173 million views - thanks), on Flickr

homebucket Jun 16, 2019 4:40 AM

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phil marion Aug 3, 2019 2:08 PM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3c9ea03e_h.jpgAn ominous start to the day by Phil Marion (174 million views - thanks), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...61ff29bd_h.jpgThe early bird...still gets stuck in traffic: Dawn at Kew Beach, Toronto by Phil Marion (174 million views - thanks), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...795609dc_h.jpgFlower power by Phil Marion (174 million views - thanks), on Flickr

homebucket Aug 4, 2019 1:56 AM

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SIGSEGV Aug 19, 2019 4:05 AM

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Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), Iceland

homebucket Aug 20, 2019 10:55 PM

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phil marion Aug 29, 2019 12:30 AM

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homebucket Aug 29, 2019 3:44 PM

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phil marion Oct 15, 2019 1:03 PM

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homebucket Oct 15, 2019 9:09 PM

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harryc Oct 15, 2019 10:37 PM

West Virginia by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

homebucket Oct 17, 2019 2:13 PM

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phil marion Nov 29, 2019 12:06 AM

https://live.staticflickr.com/2207/2...deed7dc3_b.jpgthirsty tree - Wadi Rum, Jordan by Phil Marion (177 million views - thanks), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/2689/4...8b07acf5_b.jpgturkey vulture in flight - Vinales, Cuba by Phil Marion (177 million views - thanks), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/8067/2...9c07fbe2_b.jpgScarlet ibis - native to Brasil by Phil Marion (177 million views - thanks), on Flickr

homebucket Dec 2, 2019 8:22 PM

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