Let’s do something wonderful together!

Here at the Wise Old Man of Isle Royale, we provide Guide Services for backcountry backpacking excursions with planned or custom itineraries to all points on the island. For available itineraries, go to Guide Services.

We also share accurate, reliable, and current information regarding hiking Isle Royale and monitor the NPS, CDC, and other sources to be as accurate as we can.

Our Free Prep Courses focus on developing critical problem-solving skills in the context of Isle Royale or any backcountry hiking and camping situation. The scenarios help people to plan for contingencies. Since planning a trip is part of the adventure, have fun with it, and make good choices so that your adventure is safe and fun.

The information is designed to add to individuals’ knowledge about the Island and the challenges of hiking it. We are not responsible for the decisions people make.

The purpose of this site, its related Facebook page, and its Facebook discussion group is to provide forums for sharing and discussing common hiking problems and solutions. Wise Old Man of Isle Royale makes no decisions for any person and is not responsible for the decisions people make or the consequences of those decisions.

Wise Old Man of Isle Royale is not affiliated with the National Park Service. None of the information included here reflects the views of the National Park Service in any manner.

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