Liberty Guides

The Ultimate Free Range Adventure!

Hello, my name is Skip Summers and I am the founder of Liberty Guides Wilderness Adventures.

Imagine being a child and exploring Northern Michigan’s vast wilderness creating memories to cherish forever. Michigan is a wealth of Geological Wonders, Untouched Wilderness, Indigenous Peoples and pioneer Spirit.

My childhood adventures are fond memories of wilderness tradition that should be handed down from generation to generation. This is why I Created Liberty Guides Wilderness Adventure Guide Service. So that everyone can share in the glory of a good day’s hike or paddle by the fire with some good tunes and grub while reminiscing of the days excitement.

I am a lifelong sportsmen and survival expert with many adventures of my own. My adventures range from summiting 14,000-foot peak in 14 consecutive days. To vacating black bear out of camp in the middle of the night (on more than a few occasions).

In my travels I have been blessed to backpack through Most of Europe and a good part of the far east. Not to forget rafting my fair share of class five rivers.

These are the memories today’s children far too often are missing out on when they are sitting at home playing video games. However, experiencing real life adventures are memories you keep a lifetime!
Now I’m focusing on raising my children and sharing with them the same blessings I cherish from my childhood; a simple life of education and exploration.

We enjoy year-round sustainable living at base camp and are almost 85% off-grid. We hunt and grow our own food, draw our water from a well and heat our home through subarctic temperatures just like the pioneers did. It is a fulfilling existence and we love every moment!

Through Liberty Guides I passionately look forward to opening a world of exploration and sharing with our explorers a fun packed adventure that will ultimately create fond memories to be enjoyed for a lifetime.