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Winter camping at its best!

| Updated Jan 13, 2019

My how our winter weather camping adventures have grown!

Six years ago, Jennifer and I were the only ones who spent a weekend camping in the snow up at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigans Upper Peninsula.

The next year, we put out the word that we were going back and several people joined us.

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After crossing the five-mile long Big Mac Bridge from the Michigan Lower Peninsula, we paused on the UP side to take in the stark beauty of the Straits of Mackinaw in the wintertime.

Fast forward to this year, the fifth one that we have invited other RVers to join us.

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It's 1.2 degrees F outside but a very toasty 72.9 degrees inside

This was the biggest one yet! 51 people from as far away as Florida and Alabama drove up across the Big Mac Bridge. We had people camping in Roadtreks, PleasureWays, Advanced RVs, two DIY vans turned into RVs, a fifth wheel and people sleeping in two tents.

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Bo was in his element!

We had 16 inches of snow on the ground, and at night, the temperature dipped to near zero Fahrenheit. But between the heatersthat came in our RV, using Reflectex or some sort of insulation on the windows and a supplemental little 1,500 watt heater, we've stayed nice and toasty warm inside the RV. The guys in the tents have wood burning stoves and they are so warm they have to open a couple of flats.

We snow shoed, cross country skied, hiked, photographed, explored and hung out a lot around a big campfire.

I'll have a full video on the experience Thursday. Meantime, we will be live on YouTube at 7PM Eastern time tonight for our weekly Ask Us Anything live stream on the RV Lifestyle Channel. Please join us and share with someone.

See you tonight, everyone!

Mike Wendland

Published on 2019-01-13

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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