Silver Islet to Rossport: Classic Superior Northshore

Skill Level:

Intermediate through advanced: ACA / BCU Level 3 / 3 Star

Lake Superior Provincial Park This linear trip will travel northwestward along the Sibley peninsula. It is one of the jewels of wild Lake Superior shoreline, not a park but a mix of private and Crown land. We’ll travel upwards of 15 miles day mixing crossings with island hopping, sheltered back bays and open exposure. For those with some paddling experience and comfort in 2-3 ft seas this will be a trip you won’t forget, offering waterfalls, lighthouses, and yes, even a sauna or two along the way. This trip will be led by both Michael Gray and Bonnie Perry with plenty of great plan Bs in case of more challenging weather.

Schedule

Day 1) (Saturday) Rendezvous in Rossport at the Rossport Inn by at 6 p.m. for orientation dinner and wrap up backcountry packing.

Days 2) 8 am boarding of shuttle to Silver Islet to begin our paddling journey.  First day’s paddling with be shortish 6-7 miles to get us warmed up.

Days 3-7) The heart of the trip--you'll find yourself paddling an average of 4 to 6 hours hours/day sandwiched with day hikes, fishing, shooting photos, looking for critters and beach stones among the cobbles and listening to the music of our largest freshwater sea. You should be prepared for temps between 40- 80...bring a wool hat and a swimsuit. We'll be covering 75miles total with a fairly relaxed traveling pace. You can count on learning lots of new paddle skills and having a truly spectacular experience.

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Day 8) ( Saturday) After breakfast, we'll head in past the Rossport Islands to the take out and a jump on your homeward travel.

 

Dates for 2014

August 9 - 17

Cost

$1395 from Rossport

Kayaks:

If you need an expedition kayak for this trip, we offer a weekly rental for $150.  We’ll bring it for you and it includes carbon paddle, pfd, skirt, pump and dry bags.  We have numerous choices of boats from Valley, P&H, Riot, Hurricane and Wilderness Systems (Tempest).

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, a participant profile (so that we may tailor your trip to your interests and tastes in food), and any other pertinent info we can find.

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 $1395 FULL AMOUNT
Trip Date: August 9 - 17

 

 

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