NCT & Pictured Rocks Planner


Owned by Thomas Funke, author of
“50 Hikes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”
& 50 Hikes on the North Country Trail


Ride with those that know the trail! We’ll help you plan your trip! Contact us seven days a week!
We are a private company that receives no federal, state, or local tax support for our operations.

Why take the bus when you can ride with us!

Serving the entire North Country Trail in the Upper Peninsula, from Ironwood to St. Ignace, including Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!

Our season runs May 1 – October 15


In 2017, we will only be offering Packages for hiking in Pictured Rocks.
Our package includes:

  • Delorme InReach
    Free Rescues (if needed)
    Unlimited phone, email, text and/or in person consultation
    Copy of either “50 Hikes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula” or “50 Hikes on the North Country Trail”
    Copy of “Classic Trails–Pictured Rocks” (best map out there!)
    Lodging the night before your hike (Camp at our HQ in Germfask, our vacation rental in Germfask, or local hotel/motel)
    North Country Trail membership
    Breakfast the morning of your adventure

    ….and of course car spotting the morning of your adventure


Specific packages & cost coming winter of 2017! 

Q. Do you offer just plain ‘ol shuttle service? We don’t need all that other stuff.

A. If you want no-frills, use my heavily tax subsidized competitor, Altran. We cannot compete with their  heavily subsidized,
below-market (and below my cost) shuttles any longer.
We will no longer serve Altran Customers
unless they purchase a Trailspotters membership. 

Remember this if you run out of smokes, need booze, or need a rescue.


Want to schedule a different package than above?
Contact us 1.386.CARSPOT or