Apostle Islands Water Trips: An Explorer's Guide (Paperback)

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Here's your guide to one mainland site and 21 islands in the Apostle Islands archipelago. Inside you'll find: Campsite info Hiking trails Docking info Landing sites Water depth Paddling distances Equipment checklist Lighthouses Ranger stations Each island's location relative to the mainland or its neighbors Geography and history of each island Multi-island boat trips Each island (or mainland) location is described in a separate chapter and includes a map showing the island's shoreline features, landing sites, and other important information for kayakers and boaters. In addition to the guidebook information, each chapter also includes a vignette or essay related to the chapter's location and based on the author's paddling and camping experiences on each island over a twenty-two year period.

About the Author


Before his retirement from the practice of law in 2012, the natural beauty and solitude of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore provided John Frank with a series of wonderful escapes from the routines of work and everyday life. As he fell in love with the area in the early 1990s, he promised himself a kayak visit to each of the islands in the archipelago. Twenty years later that promise was fulfilled, and it seemed very natural to put some of the things he learned and experienced into a guidebook as a thank you gift to the National Lakeshore that he loves. Some things have changed in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore over the last thirty years, and they will continue to change in the future. While the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will continue to be protected by governmental ownership, increasingly, in order to thrive, our public lands and parks will need greater support, both moral and financial, from the people who enjoy them. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is lucky to have several nonprofit organizations dedicated to that support, and the author invites those who use this book to consider helping them - particularly the Friends of the Apostle Islands - as a means of preserving these island gems in Lake Superior. The nonprofits may well be the key to maintaining the National Lakeshore as a welcome destination for escaping from everyday routines in generations to come. If you enjoy the beauty, the solitude, and the basic lessons of the natural world, take a water trip and start your own love affair with the Apostle Island National Lakeshore.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781934553831
ISBN-10: 1934553832
Publisher: Bower House
Publication Date: July 7th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English