Backpacking Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, a special education director enjoys the beauty of nature while bonding with his son and a friend. This journal captures nature observations, personal insights, and the beauty of the wild. If you have ever camped, you will be sympathetic to stories of flies, blisters, and leaking tentsand you will know why it is all worth it to share space with curious fox, singing wolves, and grazing moose. Come along and walk the challenging Minong Trail. View the island from the Mt. Ojibway Tower. Watch a moose cow and baby feed at Washington Creek. Leave behind the cell phones, PDAs, and work worries, and substitute weather watching, trail planning, and a 15-day card game. It is poignant to see Greg and Kyle share such a close bond between a middle-aged father and a 21-year-old while Greg deals with his own father's recent death. When he is not describing landscape and wildlife or recording reflections and observations, Romaneck likes to express himself in free verse. Ten pages of black and white photographs help give the lay of the land. This is a book for those who enjoy slowing down, investing time engaging nature, and reflecting on life. 2005, AuthorHouse, Ages 14 up.