About Jim Joque

Jim Joque is a Midwest writer on snowshoeing, backpacking and canoeing. He recently retired from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as director of disability services and adjunct adventure education instructor, having taught snowshoeing, camping, backpacking, adventure leadership and Leave No Trace.

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Wildlife Encounters on the Water

The words “canoeing” and “the wild life” seem to be in contradiction, since canoeing connotes a relaxing and peaceful paddle on a remote lake or flowing river; while the wild life indicates someone who is wild, impulsive, excitable, and a … Continue reading


Canoe Camping: Plan, Pack and Paddle

On a sunny weekend in June several years ago, a few friends and I scouted the Manitowish and Trout Rivers of the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest in northern Wisconsin. We were in search of a water trail for … Continue reading


Paddling My Spirit on a Wisconsin Flowage

On a sunny July morning a few years ago, my wife and I drove from our home on the Big Eau Pleine Flowage in north-central Wisconsin to Winona, Minnesota. It was approximately a 140-mile drive. But, it was well worth … Continue reading