Category Archives: Isle Royale

Backpacking Trips Archive – 1999 through 2007

Black Hills 2006 – French Creek Canyon
Isle Royale 2005 – Minong Ridge Trail
Black Hills 2004 – Harney Peak
Arkansas 2003 – Ozark Highlands Trail
Isle Royale 2002 – Feldtmann Ridge Trail
Wisconsin 2001 – Ice Age Trail, Jenny Lake
Wyoming 2000 – Encampment Wilderness Area
Isle Royale 1999 – Greenstone Ridge Trail

Backpacking Isle Royale 2008

by Wayne

Backpacking Isle Royale 2008 (click to view the Photo Gallery)

In September Wayne and Andrew and a neighbor down the street spent 10 days on Isle Royale N.P.  This is an island and national park in Lake Superior with great backpacking trails.  Wayne has hiked this island 5 times in the last 9 years.  In 2007 Wayne went with Charles (see Charles’ web site) and now he has taken both sons on trips across the island.  We’re sure there will be future hiking trips and Wayne is looking hard at “backpacking light“.

by Wayne

Below are some pictures from my backpacking trip to Isle Royale in September 2008.  Neighbor and friend Mike and I drove to Minneapolis, picked up my son Andrew, and drove to Grand Marais.  The next morning we boarded Voyager II and started hiking at Rock Harbor on the east end of Isle Royale.  We hiked and camped at Three Mile, Moskey Basin, West Chickenbone, Hatchet, Desor, Windigo, and Huginnin Cove.  Due to high seas on Lake Superior, the Voyager left early on day eight and we got to stay two more nights.  A pleasent surprise for a newly retired guy like me.  Andrew however, spent two days in the Windigo Visitor Center, writing the syllabus and preparing for the class he will to teach at Ohio State University when he gets back.  In all we spent a good amount of time on the Greenstone Ridge trail with it’s beautiful panoramic views of Canada, Michigan, and maybe even Wisconsin.  On leaving the island, we had onion rings and sandwiches at My Sister’s Place in Grand Marais and drove to Chicago to drop Andrew off at his girl friend, Samantha’s place.  Mike and I returned to Omaha and Andrew took Mega Bus back to OSU.

Click here to see the photo gallery.