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Crazy and Homey Tales From the Cabins in the Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains logbooks offer a glimpse into personal park experiences. By KATIE URBAN Michigan Department of Natural Resources A wintry scene is shown from the Mirror Lake Cabin at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. (Dave Braithwaite photo) Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park comprises 60,000 acres of massive trees, rolling mountains, fabled shores, and everlasting memories. Also known as “the Porkies,” this western Upper Peninsula destination prides itself on the ideals of truly natural, wilderness beauty and keeping Michigan’s largest state park as wild as possible. Though a good deal of this place is a primitive area, human activity is not absent.  In fact, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has tucked 23 rustic backcountry cabins or yurts into this stunning landscape, which are nestled into some truly beautiful spaces. Upon arrival to an empty cabin, each visitor likely feels the initial excitement at starting a new adventure.  The faint smell of woods

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