May 18, 2024


It's time to think about Travel.

See a lot more than ice caves on a snowshoe tour near the Apostle Islands

Jon Michels pauses while snowshoeing through the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on the Bayfield peninsula. Michels leads snowshoe tours in the area through his company Wolftrack Guides.

Jon Michels paused in a grove of towering hemlocks on a modest ridge overlooking a creek. 

“I could spend hours correct right here,” he said as he rested on his trekking poles that disappeared into two toes of pristine white snow. We stood in silence for a few minutes, listening to the twinkling trickle of the creek below and a woodpecker hammering away at a tree in the length. 

We have been snowshoeing deep in a tract of aged-expansion hemlock forest in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on the Bayfield peninsula, about a mile from Michels’ household on the edge of the Purple Cliff Reservation.  

“I’ve been coming again here for yrs and I have under no circumstances noticed any one again below. It is tough to get back listed here,” he stated as we trekked from his land into the park.