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jimh posted 06-13-2000 12:54 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
We just got back from five days/four nights in NW lower Michigan, boating on the Elk River basin.

This is a great string of connected lakes. I have a long narrative for anyone interested at:

http://continuouswave.com/sail-logs/er2000/

--jimh

Ben posted 06-22-2000 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ben  Send Email to Ben     
Jim

I realy enjoyed your story. I am planning on Towing my 1977 21Ft Outrage to Torch Lake in August. We have rented a cabin for 2 weeks on the North East side of the Lake. This stories gives me some great ideas for the trip - thanks.

Ben

RFK posted 08-09-2000 08:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for RFK  Send Email to RFK     
Jim,
I ejoyed your story. My brother has a cottage on Belaire. My wife and I have done the trip a number of times and love it. Also have done the Burt Lake trip and out through the river to Lake Huron.

We are Grass River fans. During the week it is quiet and clear. About half way between Lake Belaire and Clam Lake on the river you find a little stream called Cold Creek. I defy anyone, even on a 90 degree day, to stand in the water more than a few minutes. It is incredibly cold.

Also, just as you enter Skegemon from Torch you can usually see eagles in the tall trees on the east side of the river.

Torch is special. The south end with the big sand bar is a great family place. Also, when the sun is out the colors of the lake resemble the Carribean.

Also try Charlevoix. We have covered both arms of the lake. Have put in at Petosky and crossed to Harbor Springs. We had a 15 BW at the time and there were about three foot waves. It was a thrill!

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