There will be a paddling trip to the Les Cheneaux Islands September 17 – 20, 2009. The plan is to meet Thursday evening, September 17, at Cedarville RV Park and Campground in the U.P. From Jct. I-75 and Hwy M-134 (Exit 359 Cedarville-Hessel Les Cheneaux Isl.) Go E. 17 miles thru Cedarville blinker to Bay St. go 1 block S. to Grove St. Watch for signs.
On Friday morning we will launch from a public boat launch and paddle over to Government Island. There we will set up a base camp for the rest of the weekend. There will be more paddling Friday afternoon and Saturday, with everyone returning to Government Island each day to camp. Sunday, September 20 we will make preparations to pack up, paddle out, and return home.
This trip is for beginners as well as more advanced paddlers, in canoes and kayaks alike. The Islands offer protection from the open waters of northern Lake Huron and allow for a leisurely paddle under most circumstances. More adventurous paddlers can circumnavigate the various islands or venture out into Lake Huron as they choose.
There is no script for paddling during this trip, so except for the journey from the boat launch to Government Island, route planning will be done based on the participants and weather. Be sure and bring appropriate raingear, clothing, tent, sleeping bag, and food for the weekend.
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