Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Re: Return to Isle Royal
I second the motion about Bonnie Dahl's Superior Way. Duncan Bay campground is a nice remote place for boaters only, be careful going through the narrows. Tobin Harbor has a nice little bay not far from the hiking/portage trail to Lookout Louise. If you are in Moskey Basin, make sure you stop at the dock at the Edison Fishery. The fishery is neat, the Rock Harbor Lighthouse is also neat, BUT, while docked there you must walk down to the Moose and Wolf headquarters and look at all the moose & wolf antlers and bones, and if you get a chance, talk to the scientists or volunteers while there. If you have time, Passage Island is a treat, but treacherous getting into if the wind isn't right.
Leaving from Bayfield or Ashland? That's a long ride. It is 8 hours from Eagle Harbor, (closest from Michigan) and 11 hours from the North Entry of Portage Canal. Bayfield/Ashland will be 20 hours or more. I'm not sure if you have a window of that long to have great sailing weather all the way.