She writes about legendary trees in this issue, but snow is her favorite toy. “Everything gets better when you get outside,” according to Waara. Living on the south shore of Lake Superior in Marquette, she embraces all seasons but winter in particular, and believes it’s never too cold to go outside.
Mark S. Carlson
Specializing in nature photography, Carlson has explored the natural beauty of the Great Lakes state from shore to shore all his life. His work has appeared in magazines, books and calendars, including National Wildlife & Nature’s Best magazines and the acclaimed book “Michigan Simply Beautiful.”
A new contributor to Michigan Top 5, Gwizdz is a Michigan native and career outdoor writer. He served as outdoor editor for Booth Newspapers and now works for the Department of Natural Resources. His work has been featured in many of America’s top hunting and fishing magazines and websites.
Passionate for Michigan’s Great Lakes, its array of agriculture, vibrant history and outdoor adventures, Kegerreis authored the 2015 release “Michigan Apples.” She also co-authored “The History of Michigan Wines” and “From the Vine: Exploring Michigan Wineries,” a 2008 Michigan Notable Book.
A regular contributor and award-winning writer, Meyerson is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. The Detroit native lives in Grand Rapids where he writes about the outdoors, nature and the environment. His work appears in a variety of publications. His blog, The Outdoor Journal, is found at howardmeyerson.com.
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Corrections: On page 44 in BLUE TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE 2015’s “Feeling the Pull” article, Blendon Pines Gun Club’s owners are Russ and Amy Grasman. On page 33 in BLUE TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE 2015’s “A Taste of Africa,” the photography of African Bead Museum is courtesy Charlene Uresy.