As I’ve mentioned before, my wife, Darlene, and I often drive the many sandy roads of Mason and Lake Counties in the Manistee National Forest but one of the problems is that with all the many intersections one encounters, a compass could well be your best friend.  Being a good map reader also helps however not all these dirt roads are on area maps. 

Darlene keeps track of each turn we take during our drives and sometimes she almost needs a calculator to keep up.  We both love to explore this magnificent national forest and each time we set off on our journey from different starting points.  It is our hope that we will be able to map out just about every road in this two county area over the course of time. 

Yet it is easy to get lost so each time we set out with a full tank of gasoline.   I’ll keep you updated on our progress.