Nick Meekhof

25| male| Wyoming, MI, USA
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Nick is a farmer, writer, and lifelong adventurer. When he's not planting apple trees or writing about Michigan's recreational opportunities, he can be found exploring the rivers, forests, and small towns all throughout the Great Lakes State, finding hidden gems in unconventional places. His current goals include kayaking 100 Michigan rivers, swimming in Lake Michigan during every month of the year, standing at the exact four corners of the state, and visiting as many Michigan breweries as possible.

Nick's preferred sports:

Mountain Biking
Up for anything from a ride in the park to super long and technical. The Trenches at Fort Custer State Rec. Area in Augusta, Michigan is a personal favorite.
Road Cycling
Leonard Street, from Walker to Grand Haven. A little over 30 miles, past several small towns, farms, orchards, and great views of the Grand River the entire way.
Running
I used to be a sprinter in high school track, but those days are definitely behind me. I run an obligatory mile every time I'm in the gym, but for all the pestering I do to get people to kayak and winter camp with me, I suppose I owe a few easy trail runs, if that's what people like to do.
Trail / BEGINNER
Road / BEGINNER
Skiing
A little of everything.
Groomers / ADVANCED
Park / INTERMEDIATE
Steep & Deep / INTERMEDIATE
Bumps & Trees / INTERMEDIATE
Sidecountry / INTERMEDIATE
Backcountry / LEARNING
Water Sports
I usually kayak, and I like to paddle in unconventional circumstances--creeks at flood stage, in the winter at night, during heavy downpours, ponds on the farm. But paddling in ideal circumstances is nice too. :-)
Rafting / BEGINNER
Kayaking / ADVANCED
SUP / BEGINNER
Climbing
I haven't done much besides indoor climbing walls, but I'd love to do some ice climbing someday.
Trad / BEGINNER
Sport / BEGINNER
Bouldering / BEGINNER
Ice / LEARNING
Hiking and Camping
My bread and butter. I hike almost daily, and I camp almost weekly, year-round.
Day Tripping / EXPERT
Car Camping / EXPERT
Backpacking / EXPERT
Snowshoeing / INTERMEDIATE
Winter Camping / EXPERT
Fun in the Sun
4-Wheeling around the farm in the spring, summer, and fall. Skijoring and tubing behind it in the winter.
4x4/Off Roading / INTERMEDIATE
Ski / Snowboard
Leave early, ski every run, chill in the lodge, ski every run again, mess around in the terrain park, ski the trees, repeat til closing.
Fitness
West Side Fitness is that Gymtimidation gym in those Planet Fitness commercials, but that's part of the charm.
Strength & Conditioning / INTERMEDIATE