Remember the Friends in your Year End Giving

​Dear “Friends,”

The darkest time of the year can also be the most captivating, especially in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. I recently visited the mainland trail along the top of the sea caves and captured these scenes before and after snowfall. They are not ice caves yet but they still strike awe in the deeper places of my soul. Add to that the background noise of wind and water, and the ‘klunk’ when waves hit the hollow places. Ice is forming on ledges and on hanging roots from trees battered by the season’s numerous storms. 

I was not the only one there. I saw only footprints but could feel the same wildness that attracts a wolf. It’s no wonder that this place is a National Park. A visit is never disappointing.

“Friends” works to enhance the park’s remarkable natural and cultural resources for everyone. Please remember us in your year-end giving.

Wishing you holiday greetings,
Erica Peterson
President, Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


These wolf prints measuring 4 1/2″ long were found inside the Park boundary. Note the deer print (top right).


Ice forming in one of those “klunk” places.

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