Wilderness – Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Michigan

IMG_5464Name: Delirium Wilderness
Area: 12,000 acres
Year designated: 1987
Year visited: 2018
Context: Roadtrip to Upper Peninsula, visit with gistrailblazer

 

 

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Name: Horseshoe Bay Wilderness
Area: 4,000 acres
Year designated: 1987
Year visited: 2018
Context: Roadtrip to Upper Peninsula, visit with gistrailblazer

 

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Name: Isle Royale Wilderness
Area: 132,000 acres
Year designated: 1976
Year visited: 2016
Context: Greenstone Ridge Trail with Bovee

 

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Name: Mackinac Wilderness
Area: 11,000 acres
Year designated: 1987
Year visited: 2018
Context: Roadtrip to Upper Peninsula, visit with gistrailblazer

 

 

 

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Name: McCormick Wilderness
Area: 17,000 acres
Year designated: 1987
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Roadtrip with my mother. Hiked part of North Country Trail.

 

Sturgeon

 

Name: Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness
Area: 17,000 acres
Year designated: 1987
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Roadtrip with my mother. Hiked loop trail.

 

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Name: Sylvania Wilderness
Area: 15,000 acres
Year designated: 1987
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Road Trip with my mother. Hiked to lake.

 

 

Minnesota

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Name: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Area: 814,500 acres
Year designated: 1964
Year visited: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Context: Kekekabic Trail hike, Border Route Trail hike with Bovee, Sioux-Hustler Trail, Angleworm Trail, dayhikes

 

 

Wisconsin

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Name: Blackjack Springs Wilderness
Area: 9,000
Year designated: 1978
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Roadtrip with my mother. Hiked to lake and saw ladyslippers.

 

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Name: Gaylord Nelson Wilderness
Area: 34,000 acres
Year designated: 2004
Year visited: 2017
Context: Trip with Mom

 
IMG_6196Name: Headwaters Wilderness
Area: 22,000 acres
Year designated: 1984
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Roadtrip with my mother. Hiked only trail in wilderness area, drove roads separating the three units of the wilderness. Almost died from bugs.

 

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Name: Whisker Lake Wilderness
Area: 7,500 acres
Year designated: 1978
Year visited: 2019
Context: Wilderness Roadtrip with my mother. Hiked to Whisker Lake.

 

Name: Wisconsin Islands Wilderness
This is a wilderness that can’t be visited. Newport State Park is the closest I could get.