Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Portage Library to host presentation on Isle Royale backpacking Aug. 22

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host Isle Royale National Park Ranger Lori Honrath for her presentation on planning a successful backpacking trip to Isle Royale.

Honrath has hiked over 100 miles of trails on the island and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, she will show slides of her trips and share stories from the trails. Participants will learn how and what to pack for a wilderness backpacking trip as well as how to prepare for it. Honrath will discuss what "leave no trace" camping means and describe the unique qualities that make an island wilderness so special.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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