• Between Sunrise and Sunset Backpacking North Manitou Island, MI, July 31 - August 3, 2019

Between Sunrise and Sunset Backpacking North Manitou Island, MI, July 31 - August 3, 2019

  • 31 Jul 2019
  • 03 Aug 2019
  • North Manitou Island, Leland, Michigan

Effective on all 2019 trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel, even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the roster (i.e. who stay on the waitlist) will not be charged the fee.
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Between Sunrise and Sunset Backpacking

North Manitou Island, Michigan

July 31 - August 3, 2019

Co-Trip Leaders: Kevin Ayers and Dave Hoffmeyer

Type of Trip: Backpacking

Trip Cost/Deposit: $215/$108

Cancellation Date and full payment: June 15, 2019

Wilderness Level: 3 -  EMS more than 2 hours away         

Trip Difficulty: Intermediate, 20 miles total/6 maximum

Group Size: 9/7 Maximum/Minimum

Adults Only

We will meet at 4:00 am Wednesday July 31,2019 in Indy and drive to Leland, MI to get on the ferry at 1:00 pm. 6.5 hour drive. Board the ferry and take hour long boat ride to  North Manitou Island. After meeting the Ranger we will start our hike. We will have three campsites and hiking will be 4-6 miles a day. The loop is 13.5 miles but there will be opportunity for exploring and side hikes.

To really enjoy and appreciate the history of the island I recommend picking up copy and reading the book Between Sunrise and Sunset by Rita Hadra Rusco. She lived on the island and knew many of the people and history of the island.

Island is very scenic and there are some of the homes and structures we will find along the way. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing. This is not high mileage trip so come and enjoy the island and kickback and enjoy time on the beach. You will need to bring your own lunches while on the island. All breakfast and dinners while on the island are included. Ferry tickets and all park fees are also included.

All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form  and Long Waiver Form.  

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