Below are some pictures from my backpacking trip to Isle Royale in September 2008. Neighbor and friend Mike and I drove to Minneapolis, picked up my son Andrew, and drove to Grand Marais. The next morning we boarded Voyager II and started hiking at Rock Harbor on the east end of Isle Royale. We hiked and camped at Three Mile, Moskey Basin, West Chickenbone, Hatchet, Desor, Windigo, and Huginnin Cove. Due to high seas on Lake Superior, the Voyager left early on day eight and we got to stay two more nights. A pleasent surprise for a newly retired guy like me. Andrew however, spent two days in the Windigo Visitor Center, writing the syllabus and preparing for the class he will to teach at Ohio State University when he gets back. In all we spent a good amount of time on the Greenstone Ridge trail with it’s beautiful panoramic views of Canada, Michigan, and maybe even Wisconsin. On leaving the island, we had onion rings and sandwiches at My Sister’s Place in Grand Marais and drove to Chicago to drop Andrew off at his girl friend, Samantha’s place. Mike and I returned to Omaha and Andrew took Mega Bus back to OSU.
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