Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & Water Routes

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The Mountaineers Books, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 174 pages
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Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior offers a unique wilderness experience. Unlike many national parks where tourists spend only a few hours gazing at the sights, Isle Royale visitors stay in the park for an average of four days. Each year about 17,000 people journey to this magnificent landscape, drawn by its half- million acres of remote trails and its delightful chain of a dozen lakes. Animal sightings are plentiful; the island is home to everything from beavers to loons, moose to wolves.
  

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My wife and I used this book for our first backpacking trip to Isle Royale and found it very accurate and informative. The narration is laid out in a clear and concise manor following trails from camp to camp. We are going back to the Island again this year, hiking the Minong, and plan to copy and take the trail descriptions with us to help us along the way to what looks to be a difficult and demanding hike. 

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Required reading if you've never been to Isle and plan a hiking visit. Read full review

Contents

THE ISLAND AND THE LADY
i
HISTORY OF A WILDERNESS
12
WILDFLOWERS TO WILDLIFE
17
THE FLORA
19
THE FAUNA
22
WILDERNESS FISHING
27
GETTING TO AND AROUND THE ISLAND
32
GETTING THERE
33
LANE COVE TRAIL
117
DAISY FARM AND MOUNT OJIBWAY TRAILS
118
LOOKOUT LOUISE TRAIL
121
MOTT ISLAND CIRCUIT TRAIL
123
RASPBERRY ISLAND TRAIL LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL LOOP
124
Isle Royale by Paddle
125
The Inland Lakes North
127
ROCK HARBOR
129

GETTING AROUND
35
ENJOYING THE BACKCOUNTRY
37
SEEING THE BACKCOUNTRY
38
PERMITS AND FEES
43
BACKCOUNTRY NEEDS
44
WEATHER AND WHEN TO VISIT
45
BACKCOUNTRY WATER
46
WHATS AVAILABLE ON THE ISLAND?
47
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
48
LOW IMPACT CAMPING
49
Isle Royale on Foot
51
The Long Trials
53
THE GREENSTONE RIDGE TRAIL
54
MINONG RIDGE TRAIL
66
FELDTMANN RIDGE AND ISLAND MINE TRAILS
77
ROCK HARBOR AND LAKE RICHIE TRAILS
84
The Short Trials West
93
HUGINNIN COVE LOOP TRAIL
95
WINDIGO NATURE WALK
99
The Short Trials Central
101
INDIAN PORTAGE AND LAKE MASON TRAILS
103
ISHPEMING TRAIL
108
EAST CHICKENBONE TRAIL
110
HATCHET LAKE TRAIL
111
The Short Trials East
113
TOBIN HARBOR TRAIL
115
MOUNT FRANKLIN TRAIL
116
LAKE RICHIE
131
LAKE LeSAGE
132
CHICKENBONE LAKE
133
McCARGOE COVE
134
The Five Fingers
137
HERRING BAY PICKEREL COVE AND ROBINSON BAY
139
AMYGDALOID CHANNEL CRYSTAL COVE AND BELLE HARBOR
141
STOCKLY BAY FIVE FINGER BAY AND DUNCAN BAY
143
MERRITT LANE AND TOBIN HARBOR
146
The Inland Lakes South
149
CHIPPEWA HARBOR
151
LAKE WHITTLESEY
153
WOOD LAKE
155
SISKIWIT LAKE
156
INTERMEDIATE LAKE
158
The South Shore
161
THE SOUTH SHORE
163
SISKIWIT BAY
164
THE WEST END
167
RAINBOW COVE
168
WASHINGTON HARBOR
169
Afterword
171
Suggested Reading
172
Bibliography
173
Index
174
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About the author (2002)

Jim DuFresne is an outdoor writer and columnist. His books on travel and outdoor recreation include "Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Michigan, Michigan State Parks, Michigan: Off the Beaten Path", and Michigan's Best Outdoor Adventures with Children. He lives in Clarkston, Michigan.

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