Revised 8/14/14

Keewenaw Sampler Lodge-Based Trip

Skill Level

Intermediate through advanced*Keweenaw Shoreline

This is a magical place wrapped in ancient rock, thimbleberries and the unforgiving waters of Superior. Think of it as the Keweenaw Peninsula’s greatest hits. Our daily destination will depend on wind direction and wave heights a great deal. We have great choices, such as touring the north side’s agate beaches, Eagle Harbo,r or the spectacular stacks along Betegris to Montreal Falls. All could be on our list! We could be lucky enough to have good swimming conditions and calm days all the way around, but just in case we don’t, we do require that beginner’s take a capsize recovery class from us prior to this trip. To further ensure your safety and maintain the flexibility of small groups, we limit this trip to only six participants. Get ready for a really great time on the Keweenaw!

Schedule

Day 1) Rendezvous at LacLaBelle (lodging provided) between 7-9 pm for orientation.

Day 2) After a hearty breakfast, we'll head out on one of the shorter trips to get our "Superior legs" and enjoy a beach picnic along the way.

Day 3) Weather depending, we may use this day to take a nice longish paddle (about 10 miles) down to the mouth of the Montreal and back, lingering along the rocky stacks and cliff faces. Maybe we'll even catch a glimpse of the Peregrine Falcon's we've seen in the past.

Day 4) After breakfast, we'll take on one of the slightly shorter paddle trips to stretch out tired muscles from the day before and linger in some of the great nooks and crannies along the beaches. We'll be back on land in time to give you a jump on your drive home or another exploration…like, perhaps our Isle Royale trip which begins directly after this trip!

* Beginners are welcome on this trip if they participate in a basic strokes/rescue clinic with us at our base in NW Michigan or a similar program close to them.

Dates for 2014:

July 25 - 29, September 4 - 7

Cost:

$595 double occupancy (add $100 for single supplement)

Trip fee includes: expert instructor guides, all group gear (tents, kitchen gear, safety and camp gear), camping fees, maps, dry bags and gourmet backcountry fare. In some cases the trip may also include a night's lodging prior and post back-country experience.

You do need a touring kayak at least 14 feet long, with front and rear bulkheads. High performance expedition-equipped rentals are available from us for $100 for 4 day trips and $150 for one week trips with prior reservation.  They include PFD, carbon hybrid paddle, sprayskirt and pump.  We will transport your rental boat for you. We offer a variety of sizes and models from Valley, Wilderness Systems, Hurricane and P&H...all  drop skegs.

Registration:

A $150 registration is required to hold your reservation and is refundable until 30 days of departure. Your balance is also due at this time. When we receive your deposit, you will receive a personal equipment list. We'll ask that you do a participant profile (so that we may tailor your trip to your interests and tastes in food).

Note: If you combine this trip with our Isle Royale trip, we'll give you 10% off on both!

More Info

The Food
Great Lakes Equipment List

Purchase This Adventure

STEP 1: PAYMENT

By Snail Mail: Just fill out the Registration Form and send us a check.
Online:
Fast, secure credit card payment via PayPal

Pay $595 FULL AMOUNT

 

 

STEP 2: PAPERWORK

Please fill out the Participant Profile Form at your earliest convenience. It will help us - and you - prepare for this adventure!

By Snail Mail: PRINTABLE Participant Profile Form
Online: Online Participant Profile Form