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Trail Tale: Encountering A Wolfpack

A Midwest reader runs into a full wolfpack in Isle Royale National Park

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Can you spot the wolves?



Sometimes a reader comes to us with a backpacking tale that reminds us all of why we venture into the wilds in the first place. While on an 8-day trip through isolated and rarely visited Isle Royale National Park, Nina Asunto ran into an entire pack of wolves coming down her trail. (She had a lot of luck, but read our Isle Royale wolf-spotting guide to better your chances).

I’ll let her tell the story:

Here be wolves…

To find out what happened, read the rest of the encounter on Asunto’s blog page. And if you’ve had a similarly singular or inspiring moment in the wild, let us know.

—Ted Alvarez

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