A Great Book on Isle Royale–Naked in the Stream

I just finished Vic Foerster’s excellent book, Naked in the Stream–Isle Royale Stories. I received it as a Christmas present from myself, after having met Vic at a local Barnes & Noble. Vic has spent nearly 30 years adventuring Isle Royale and the surrounding Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan.

All I have to say is, “Get this book!”

I have been to Isle Royale twice guiding men through the masculine journey, using the island’s trails as a metaphor for our own spiritual maturity as men, so I was very interested in this new book. Whether you are from Michigan or not, you will be amazed at this tome of adventure stories written with a warm and gentle humor not always found in first time authors.

I loved the subtle nods to spirituality, leaving the reader to focus more on the experience of Vic and his good friend and partner in adventure, Ken, rather than gratuitous spiritual overtones.  It makes the book very accessible to all readers.

Isle Royale’s haunting called to me as a youth. After hiking there for two summers it calls to me still. Vic Foerster’s book stands to keep the beauty of the wilderness epic alive for many years to come.

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