Isle Royale Travelog
Journal – Day 1
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Monday, August 13, 2001
We left the Sault around 10:30am and headed up on M-28. We stopped in Newberry at Pickleman’s gas station to get some beverages and jerky to snack on. We continued on to Munising where we stopped at the Dogpatch for lunch — turkey sandwiches and lemonade. We also picked up a couple Dogpatch t-shirts in their gift shop. Hitting the road again, we stopped at one of the roadside pull-offs just before Au Train to dip our feet in Lake Superior (which was cold as usual!) When we reached Marquette, we stopped by at Gander Mountain (new!!) to buy me some convertible pants and also some Coleman fuel for the Dragonfly camp-stove we borrowed from one of our friends. We also hit the IGA for our last minute grocery needs: coffee, cocoa, ziplock bags, and Tang.
There were numerous sections of 28 and 41 which were undergoing construction and had only one lane open, but there was only one time when we had to wait more than 5 minutes for our turn to go. When we reached Houghton/Hancock, we made a quick stop at the Republic Bank ATM (not having sighted a single National City of credit union ATM we could access) to get some cash for the trip. We also stopped for gas, dropped off some bills that needed to be sent (before we dropped out of modern society for a few days) and we finally stopped at another IGA to pick up some Dramamine for the boat ride over to the island.
The drive from Calumet to Copper Harbor was AMAZING! Curvy, curvy, curvy, with so many trees and hills. I would drive all the way up to Copper Harbor for that 20 mile stretch alone!
When we got to Copper Harbor, we passed by the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge — it’s beautiful and we looked forward to staying there.
Isle Royale Travelog
Conceived and developed by Alexandra Van Doren and Carol Whittaker
Photographs by Alexandra Van Doren
Text by Carol Whittaker and Alexandra Van Doren
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