John C. Frank
The power of Lake Superior and the pristine nature of Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore provide recreational opportunities and challenges for kayakers, boaters, campers, and hikers. When John first kayaked in the Apostle Islands in 1992, he fell in love with the area, and he still considers himself lucky to be able to enjoy the paddling and camping available in the National Lakeshore. After retiring from the practice of law, he wrote Apostle Islands Water Trips, An Explorer’s Guide and Two Decades of Memories as a “thank you” for over 20 years of wonderful experiences and wilderness escapes.
As a guidebook, Apostle Islands Water Trips offers general information about the recreational use of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; but it also devotes a chapter to each of the islands, giving a brief history, physical description, and map of each island, including its shoreline and landing areas, as well as the recreational opportunities for camping and hiking. Each chapter also includes a short story of one of the author’s personal experiences on a kayaking trip to the island.