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Yankee Springs Resort: Cheap!
January 29, 2012 - The Long Lake Outdoor Center is a traditional CCC-built rustic resort located in the Yankee Springs Rec Area in Western Michigan. It rents on a scalable basis for about $6/head from 4 to 200 campers, summer and winter. Seems like a great secret getaway location, to me!  > Read Article | Go to Website

Treefort time!
April 20, 2007 - UPDATE! I finally finished the fort! It's tall and strong. And dangerous to make sure it's safe. Nothing makes kids more cautious than no railings. They go up and get real quiet and sit right down. It's strong enough for a few adults to have a picnic up there, too. (3/4" wolmo-ply on lots of 2x6 joists with a center po...  > Read Article

Building a Mountain Shack
February 05, 2004 - Mike is an oldtime pal who recently moved back to this mid-Michigan area. He was itching to tell me about a shack project he just finished. His first ever, he said. It was quite a story! Mike was feeling cabin fever one year down in Denver where he lived with his wife and boy. So they ended up buying some land in the nearby m...  > Read Article