Backpacking Isle Royale National Park

Finally completed planning for my upcoming trip to Isle Royale National Park.  On Sunday, August 11 I’ll be driving up to Grand Portage, MN and staying at the Casino Lodge.  If I get on the road early enough and the weather’s nice, I’ll probably stop to stretch my legs at Gooseberry Falls and/or Cascade River.

Monday morning, August 12, the Voyaguer II departs Grand Portage at 7:30 am and arrives at Windigo on the southwest end of Isle Royale about 10 am.  A 6.6 mile hike will take me out to my first night’s campsite at Island Mine Campground.

Over the next five days I’ll average a little over 7 miles per day between campgrounds; most of which lie along the Greenstone Ridge, the backbone of the island.  The last two stops will drop off this main route in order to reach the Rock Harbor location from which I’ll depart back to Grand Portage on Sunday, August 18.

Looking forward to the adventure!

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