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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Friday, March 09, 2007


DNR enforces camping rules
By Jim Anderson
Iron Mountain Daily News
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is enforcing occupancy rules at state forest campsites, issuing citations to campers who leave a site unoccupied for more than a day.

“You can’t just stake out a site and not use it,” explained Ann Wilson, DNR communications representative for the Upper Peninsula.But some campers are growing leery of setting up on state property, risking $90 fines if they leave the site unoccupied, said Howard Miller, a Felch Township resident.Miller said campers are grousing that the DNR is too vigilant about enforcing little-known regulations.

According to the DNR’s general rules for state forest campgrounds, a campsite may be left unoccupied for no more than 24 hours.The DNR is responding to incidents of campers setting up early in the week to “save” a site, but not actually occupying it until the weekend, Wilson said.

Fees at state forest campgrounds are generally $10 per night, but fines for rules violations might run as high as $100 or more per ticket.

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