The trails cover three types of terrain - granite rock, lowland swamps and rough shale - and wind up and down hills and around several inland lakes and rivers. 'The trip was great for building upper body strength," says 15-year-old First Class Scout Josh Majkows no tme got any blisters - just sore feet." Thrilling View The boys also took a side hike to Mount Ojibway, a fire tower used to monitor weather and fire conditions on and around the island.
IsleRoyale Michigan Scouts find it pays LAKE SUPERIOR to BE PREPARED, especially when camping on a tiny islandLAKE HURON just 15 miles from Canada. LAKE ONTARIO by photographs by Jane A. White Andrew Kornylak 0 1 5 10 15 32 BOYS’ LIFE F JUNE 2009 IsleRoyale.indd 32 4/3/09 1:38:59 PM he haunting howl of a wolf echoed through the night. Life Scouts Max Rashes and Neil Bornemeier stuck their heads out of their tents, listened for a minute, then snuggled back into their warm sleeping bags. It was 2 a.m., and Troop 1 from Ann Arbor, Mich., had covered a lot of miles on its journey to Isle Royale, located off the coast of Michigan in the northwest corner of Lake Superior. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE Neil Bornemeier, Josh Majkowski and Matt Majkowski (left to right) from Troop 1, by Ann Arbor, Mich., make their way down a trail in Isle Royale National Park. JUNE 2009 F BOYS’ LIFE 33 IsleRoyale.indd 33 4/9/09 10:08:01 AM The last thing the guys needed to worry about now was says 15-year-old First Class Scout Josh Majkowski. “And a wolf keeping them up all night.
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