Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, Michigan
August 12-19, 2017
Trip Leader: Dave Hoffmeyer email@example.com
Co Leader: Barb Shanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip Cost: $460
Cancellation Date and full payment: May 12, 2017
Group Size: Maximum 9 Minimum 7
Wilderness Level: 3 Difficulty: Rugged 50 miles total, 12miles 1day max
Backpack 42 miles along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the North Country National Scenic Trail, known as one of Michigan’s classic hikes. We will spend 4 days and 3 nights backpacking between Grand Marais and Munising, passing lighthouses, giant sand dunes and sandstone cliffs. After driving to Michigan we will stay at the Sunset Inn then again after we complete the trail. On day 6 we will join Pictured Rocks Cruises on a 2+ hour water excursion and view the brilliantly colored cliffs, sea caves, and pristine beaches.
After our cruise we will drive to and camp for 2 nights at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Here we will hike approximately 8 miles and explore one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi.
All activities and motel accommodations are included in the cost of the trip. In addition 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners are also included. Participants will be responsible for bringing their own lunches, snacks, and travel meals. Details will be provided as we get closer to our travel date.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located on the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In August, expect average an average high temperature of 74 degrees and a low temperature of 56 degrees.
This is a Level 3 activity due to lack of cell phone coverage. The terrain is relatively flat, experienced backpackers should have no problem with elevation on this trip. Longest daily hike distance is 12 miles and backpackers should have the capability to keep with the group at a moderate pace of 2 to 2.5mph.