Isle Royale National Park in Michigan is located in Lake Superior, closer to Minnesota and Canada, but belongs to Michigan. Isle Royale National Park is a 40 some mile long stretch of rock breaching the surface like a giant gray whale frozen in place.
Trails can take you the length of the island east to west or bisect it north to south. This maze of trails allows for numerous hiking possibilities.
This past spring I found myself in Minnesota on a separate adventure but the need for more adventure drew me to the rock in the lake for a second trip. Leaving from Grand Portage Minnesota I rode the Voyageur II ferry to the island and into promising weather with visions of a good hike.