Life on the trail is a life without frills. You embark on a journey that’s one part spectacular, one part spiritual and one (or more) parts physically and mentally demanding. There are many challenges — and even more rewards . Like marveling at sights few will ever see. Viewing wildlife in their natural habitat. Dishing up creative new cuisine . And taking the road far-less-traveled, if it was ever traveled at all. No, the experience isn’t exactly like a five-star hotel. But the 1,000,000-star sky has a way of making up for it.
“She loved challenging herself and proving to herself she could do things she did not think she could do.”
Camp Manito-wish YMCA secures permits with the following: Superior National Forest, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Ottawa National Forest, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario Crown Land, Custer National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, Pukaskwa National Park, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska State Forest, and Tongass National Forest.