Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and dynamic speaker.
She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile journeys exploring the Great Lakes and has authored three books about these adventures.
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I took a snowshoe hike in Traverse City today. Recent freezing rain, snow, and plunging temperatures have settled winter deeply on the region.
Ice has formed over most of the East and West Grand Traverse Bays.
Here are some photos from the trails behind The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.