ISLE ROYALE VIDEO: Backpacking, moose, lakes, and leeches
Prehistoric people mined its copper. Merchant ships wrecked on its shores. Recent immigrants of moose and wolves have found its refuge. Isle Royale has seen a lot over its long life. It’s rocks are 1.1 billion years old after all.
As we ferried up to the island, we were hoping to see a lot of it. We set out on our 3-day backpacking trip to cross the length of the island in an effort to do just that. We saw views from inside its dense canopy of trees, on top of its rocky overlooks and beside its lake shores. We also saw its relentless mosquitos, clingy leeches and swampland tendencies.
Throughout it all, we saw that its wilderness is as pure as ever. This largest island in the middle of the largest Great Lake is a sanctuary where you can escape to another world. We were only a blip in the spectrum of that 1.1 billion year old world. But our glimpse into it was amazing.