Time to start booking rooms if you plan on doing so as they go fast due to the season. I just booked my room at the Lewiston Lodge. Last year the non-campers all stayed at the Redwood Inn, but they have raised their prices this year. If doubling up the price won’t be so bad, but singles are $80 + Tax per night. Like the Redwood Inn, the Lewiston Lodge has a very nice restaurant as well.
The Lewiston Lodge is on the other side of East Twin Lake from the Redwood, but a mile closer to the campground where the campers are staying. I needed the cheaper room rate at the lodge as I’m staying till Monday to meet up with my cousin who lives not too far from Lewiston on Sunday, then heading over to look around the Kalkaska area on Monday before heading home.
Tracks will posted soon. They will likely be the same as last year, so if you search the GPS forum you will probably find the 2017 tracks for a preview.
There are some older dirt rides that leave Kerby’s and go up through the thumb. Then you’ll need to cut west and get around the bay. I did that one year to go to the Fitz Run. Honestly, for me it’s easier to just hit I-75 for 1.5h and get up to exit 202 to M-33. Then spend the time enjoying the back roads up that way.