Hiking with Emily, the Old Friend

Jacob and Emily have known each other since the mid-90s, growing up in the same small town and attending the same small school. Emily got a job working at the parks up north a few years after Jacob moved out of Houghton, starting at Newberry and eventually settling in the west in the Porkies. With a small dog Cooper and a trusty four-wheel drive, combined with a growing knowledge of the backwoods and local lore, Emily is a lot of fun to take on some of the tougher hikes back in the Ontonagon and Gogebic woods.

Jake and Katie at Lower Silver Falls
Looking along the steep gorge

Cedar-Cliff Loop of the Huron Mountains

Jacob leads a small crew of friends out to the Northwestern Road for a long loop of a hike that includes Cedar Falls, Cliff Falls, and some HMC lands.

  • Upper Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Falls
  • Turkey Neck Falls
  • Lower Cliff Falls
  • Forty-Foot Falls

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