backpacking

First-Time Backpacking Trip - Superior Hiking Trail - July 13-15, 2018

First-Time Backpacking Trip - Superior Hiking Trail - July 13-15, 2018

I have a tradition of grabbing a photo of clients once they are fully suited up, wearing their pack with poles in hand and the car locked, the moment we leave civilization behind.  It’s a pretty sweet moment, as you can tell by Sarah's expression.  The very next step is literally onto the trail, commencing the trip into days of wilderness and our own tenacity.

Isle Royale - June 12-17

Isle Royale - June 12-17

We had a tremendous bird’s-eye view over stunning Lake Superior and lovely Isle Royale from the windows of our tiny amphibious Cessna floatplane out of Minnesota through Isle Royale Seaplanes, flying over retired lighthouses and historic shipwrecks, visible from the air.  Once we landed at 9:30 am, we got our permit at the Ranger Station and bought cooking fuel at the Windigo General Store, and immediately started our 5-day traverse of the island, logging 54 stunning miles of wilderness.