April, 2016: On the 20th of April, I made the crossing back to Isle Royale. There was less ice than the previous two springs, but it was still quite plentiful in the shallower bays. Snow was still quite deep in places, especially on the North facing slopes. After a night in Amygdaloid, I set up life in a small cabin on Mott Island. Next came the long process of getting ready for the season and doing some early season patrols. No visitors to the island meant a very remote experience. Plentiful sunshine and many calm days meant incredible paddling and hiking!
|Patrol vessel "Goshawk"|
|Lots of snow still on the North Shore of Isle Royale|
|Ahhh... Isle Royale kayaking!|
|A thin layer of ice on an early morning paddle!|
|Early season Moose|
|Wolf print in the snow at Todd Harbor!|
|Ranger III at Mott|