Tracing those can be near impossible from aerials or even on the ground. Logging companies weren't subject to the reporting requirements that railroad companies were. Those logging lines were built as quickly and cheaply as possible. That means to minimize bridges and grading. Perfect for Ephraim Shay's locomotives. Some logging companies did have mainlines because the length of their lines warranted it. Such is the case to the south of Mio. A place were many years ago, I went motorcycle trail riding. What makes them difficult to follow is that logging lines would be moved from one cutover area to the next stand to be cut.
Hate to sound like a commercial, but if you can afford it, acquire all of the Meints books on Michigan railroads. They're great for answering these types of questions.
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