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16. Winter Wonderland 17. Reading Snow

PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK, MI

Y SNOWSHOES SQUEAK as I clomp through stands of hemlock and basswood. These ancient trees are impressive on their own, but the snow blanketing the terrain makes them seem almost magical. Piles of sparkling powder perch atop stumps like top hats, while branches tremble beneath heavy snow. My breath quickens as the trail nudges me

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