The Apostle Islands are a national treasure. In its March 2023 issue, National Geographic magazine celebrates their beauty and importance.
The story, “Return to Wild Waters” calls the Apostle Islands a “sublime, yet dangerous playground for kayakers, sailors and powerboaters to explore.”
Author Stephanie Pearson and photographer David Guttenfelder collaborate to capture in words and images the alluring beauty, the cultural significance, and what the future may hold for this untamed wilderness in northern Wisconsin.
Pearson writes, “… in August 2021, I joined Guttenfelder for a segment of his kayaking journey and explored other islands on my own. Along the way I met with conservationists, scientists, and community members, many of whom have lived and worked here for decades. Their backgrounds were diverse, but everyone shared the same deep veneration for the Apostles.”
Celebrate the Apostle Islands with us. Subscribe or buy the magazine at the newsstand. UPDATE: As of April 3, 2023, Friends has secured 50 additional copies available for resale. Fill out the form below to buy online.
If paying by check please make the check out to Friends of the Apostle Islands and mail it to P.O. Box 1574, Bayfield, WI 54814.
Also look for an upcoming story on our website as Friends board member Neil Howk gives us a behind the scenes look at accompanying the NGS team on their 18-day exploration of our islands by kayak.