During our journey we'll acquaint you with self-rescue, basic paddling and bracing techniques to get you "immersed" in new skills. Kayaks are a quiet and peaceful way to explore this gorgeous place. By the end of the trip you will be a skilled novice kayaker, knowledgeable in the finer points of storytelling and backcountry feasting which could be a problem if you start out as an expert.
Day 1 - Meet in Cedarville at 1 pm at Loon's Point campground. We will pack, go over itineraries and set off for our island campsite.
Day 2-3 - Since we're paddling out of a comfortable base camp, we will be able to explore at our leisure the myriad islands here be prepared to see Ospreys, Eagles and maybe even an otter or two. It's a great destination, giving you the feeling of remote wilderness, but with very sheltered, easy access.
Day 4 - After breaking camp and a few last photos, we'll paddle back to our launch site and prepare for a noon departure for points south.
Cost includes professional guide/instructor, all group gear (dry bags, tents, kitchen, safety gear) and the best backcountry meals you've ever wrapped your mouth around. You do need a kayak at least 14 feet long with fore and aft flotation to participate in this trip. Boats can be rented from Salamanders (616-946-9446) in Traverse City or Crystal Lake Adventure Sports (616-882-2527) in the Benzie area.
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