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Clark Creek and Island Lake

Clark Creek near the Dead River Basin

Due to the rugged nature of the Peshekee Highlands, the Dead River's upper reaches are quite unique. From its headwaters in the McCormick Tract, it drops over 400 feet before reaching Silver Lake Basin, the first of five reservoirs along the Dead River. The surrounding land doesn't drop as quickly…

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted August 30, 2009
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New Job and Car

The last few weeks have been pretty busy for me. To provide a bit of back story, I've been living in Appleton, WI with my girlfriend's parents working a few different contract jobs since May of 2009. While our income was enough to cover a few bills and loan payments, freelance web development wasn't…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted August 26, 2009
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Superior Mountain Hike

Foggy view from Superior Mountain

Superior Mountain is a lumpy set of peaks located west of the Mouth of Huron river. Rising from the edge of Lake Superior and sandwiched between Little Huron River and Mount Benison, the mountain has many rocky outcroppings with excellent views of the surrounding area, some over 1400 feet of…

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted August 4, 2009
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McCormick Tract

Trailhead sign for the trail

Located north of Champion, the McCormick Tract is a 16,850 acre wilderness in the Peshekee Grade. Originally owned by Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the reaping machine, the land was donated to the USDA Forest Service in 1967 and is now available for the public to enjoy. In July of 2009 I visited the…

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted July 28, 2009
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A KML Sitemap

This post assumes basic understand of website structures and XML documents.

After finishing my adventure map (map.jacobemerick.com) a few weeks ago, I wanted to share the KML information online for people using Google Earth or Google Maps. A KML document is merely an XML document with special tags…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted July 20, 2009
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Resetting to Subdomains

This post assumes some intermediate understanding of using .htaccess files, mod rewrite, and website structure.

After several months of launching my main website, I took a good hard look at my traffic and Google ranking. I soon noticed some major problems with the way the site was structured and…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted July 17, 2009
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Salmon Trout River

Hogback Falls on East Branch Salmon Trout River

With most of the Salmon Trout River's main branch located in the fabled Huron Mountain Club property, it is hard to visit or enjoy. It has a small watershed and low average water flow, but the location and rugged terrain make this river an amazing and rustic destination for the adventurous

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted July 15, 2009
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Ontonagon River

Ontonagon River near Jumbo Falls

As the largest river in the Houghton area and a distinctive brown hue, the Ontonagon River is a well known river. Many of its branches are simply named as sub names under Ontonagon - West Branch Ontonagon, Middle Branch Ontonagon, etc. With its huge watershed, the Ontonagon is the primary drainage…

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted July 9, 2009
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Distance Compare Class Part B

This post assumes advanced understanding of PHP and some object orientated knowledge.

In my last post, I outlined a basic class that compares addresses by distance. The class returns a sorted, filtered, or single best match from an array of addresses based on a single comparison address. However,…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted June 30, 2009
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Distance Compare Class Part A

This post assumes advanced understanding of PHP scripting and some object-orientated knowledge.

One area of PHP that I haven't had much experience with yet is classes. I have a rough idea of what they do, but after working with a few inefficient classes, figured that they are more trouble then…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted June 28, 2009
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  • Hiked 2.10 miles and felt great.
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  • Ran 3.04 miles and felt great.
  • Pushed some code at jacobemerick/web.
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