Day 1: We meet outside Bayfield, WI in Little Sand Bay in mid-afternoon for an afternoon of paddling instruction, followed by dinner at a local restaurant to get acquainted and spend the night at a local campground.
Day 2: We pack our gear into our kayaks and head out toward one of the inner Apostle Islands (our itinerary can vary with each trip depending on the group camping reservations we were able to secure- typically we camp on Sand and Oak Islands). We'll set up camp on the island and enjoy our lunch. We should have time for some hiking or extra paddling in the afternoon for those interested.
Day 3: We head out toward our next destination island, typically stopping at York and Raspberry Islands en route. We will camp at this island (typically either Sand or Oak) for two nights, with plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty of the islands, exploring by foot and kayak. There are some wonderful sea caves on Sand to explore if the weather is cooperating.
Day 4: Today is designed as another day of exploration. Since we don't have to break camp and pack our kayaks today, we will take full advantage of our opportunity to explore the beauty of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. We will find a nice lunch stop during our journey.
Day 5: We load our gear into the kayaks a final time, paddle back to either Little Sand Bay or Red Cliff, bid our farewells to our companions and to Lake Superior, and head home. We aim to be back on the mainland by noon. It is important that you maintain flexibility as weather can influence our itinerary and timing.
**Itinerary subject to change depending on conditions and availability of campsites on the islands.
In order to provide the finest and most complete wilderness experience, we strongly encourage and expect participation in all camp chores, including cooking, washing dishes, setting up and breaking down camp. We will provide all meals on the trail, tents, all camping and cooking equipment, and all kayak-related equipment. It is essential that you know how to swim to participate in this trip. You will be sharing a tent with fellow participants each night.