"The Porkies, the beloved mountains of the Midwest, are the scenic and rugged heart of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This 60,000-acre park features entire rivers, 25 miles of undeveloped Lake Superior shoreline, dozens of waterfalls, wildlife from bald eagles to black bears and the most extensive virgin forest between the Adirondacks and the Rocky Mountains.
The Porkies also offer some of the best hiking in the Midwest. Day hikers and backpackers have more than 90 miles of trails to explore plus 19 wilderness cabins and three yurts that can be rented in advance and 63 walk-in campsites. Hikes can range from a stroll to nearby waterfalls to a six-day trek that covers 40 miles.
In the only guidebook devoted to the trail system, Jim DuFresne provides backpackers, hikers, campers, cross country skiers and snowshoers with all the information they need to plan a perfect trip to the Porkies. Trail descriptions include mileage, where to camp at night, difficulty and highlights along the way and correspond to more than 20 detailed maps. Other chapters cover history, the park's fauna and flora, fishing opportunities and visiting the park in winter."
THE ONLY TRAIL GUIDE TO MICHIGAN'S LARGEST STATE PARK
- A complete guide to the 90-mile network of foot trails along with access, difficulty, hiking time, and trail descriptions.
- More than 20 maps, backpacking itineraries, and separate chapters on the park's waterfalls, and fishing.
- Descriptions of all 19 rental cabins, 3 yurts, campgrounds and 63 backcountry campsites.
- Complete information on cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and winter cabin rentals.