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Monday, July 19, 2010

Father-Daughter Backpack Porcupine Lake

Porcupine Lake Chequamenon National Forest Wisconsin
Porcupine Lake(photo by JHY)

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based on a news article in the Coulee News

Mark Walters, outdoor writer for the West Salem, Wisconsin, Coulee News, called this past weekend "another excellent adventure on Porcupine Lake."

Porcupine Lake is a small body of water within the Porcupine Lake Wilderness of the Chequamegon National Forest. This is a designated wilderness, which means that it is not managed for timber or any human uses. No motorized, or even wheeled vehicles are allowed.

Walters was there, taking his 9-year-old daughter, Selina, on her first backpacking trip. He has been traveling to Porcupine Lake since 1991 when he began a career as an outdoor writer. But being there with his daughter was the best ever. They bought snorkel gear, and explored the lake below the surface. They cooked over a campfire, and played with their dogs.

Over the years, he estimates that he's spent 50 or 60 nights camping on the North Country Trail in the Chequamegon National Forest.

This segment is on NCTA map WI-02

See Chequamenon Chapter of the NCTA

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