Off to the island

Tomorrow morning very early I am headed out for the second to the last backpacking trip of this season. Dave and I are headed for a three day hike on North Manitou Island about 6 miles off shore in Lake Michigan. If you are a follower of my hiking adventures you will know that I normally also take along the furry hiking buddy (my dog) but there are no dogs allowed on the island... guess she has to sit this one out, she is going to be depressed and confused when I leave with the pack and without her, sorry girl there is another one coming up in mid-October that you can come with.

After I get back I will post the pictures that we get. I hear there are some awesome sights and Dave love his camera so I am sure that there will be some great photos to share.

For what it's worth.

Comments:

I assume no dogs to protect wildlife? My dog had a great time chasing the once-endangered piping plovers last month :)

Posted by dilly on September 27, 2007 at 03:19 AM EDT #

Right, no dogs for environmental protection. Since it is a small and isolated eco system they don't allow pets.

Posted by Dan Lacher on September 27, 2007 at 04:12 AM EDT #

Who is going to lose his GPS this time? ;-)

Posted by Frank on September 27, 2007 at 05:18 AM EDT #

Have a great time. North Manitou has been on my list too - let me know how it goes.

Posted by Joe Ferrill on September 27, 2007 at 11:26 AM EDT #

I had to explain to some folks, who apparently have never been outside of San Diego, that it was possible to have to go 6 miles off shore to reach an island in Lake Michigan. Their concept of a lake is something man made, with mostly concrete shores, that is stocked with trout and catfish every Friday night, and is something that you could row across in about 10 minutes.

Hope you had fun.

Posted by Tom Jenney on October 01, 2007 at 12:01 PM EDT #

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