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Wilderness Orientation: Northern Michigan Adventure—Paddle, Pack, and Pedal

  • August 19, 2019–August 27, 2019
  • Off campus

This course travels through Northern Michigan and includes a paddle day on the Pine River, three-day backpacking on South Manitou Island, cycling from Petoskey to Wilderness State Park, and a day on the historic Mackinac Island.

  • Available spots: 11
  • Cost: $529

Experience level recommended

  • Wilderness experience

    Two out of five rating for wilderness experience needed
  • Water activities

    Two out of five rating for water activity difficulty
  • Fitness intensity

    Relatively high rating for fitness intensity

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Day 1—Trip orientation, skills clinic, and team building
Day 2—Depart for day on the Pine River; Camp at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
Day 3—Ferry to Leland to begin backpacking and beach camping on North Manitou Island
Day 4—Backpacking and beach camping on North Manitou Island
Day 5—AM Backpacking; Ferry Transport; Camp Wilderness State Park
Day 6—Mackinaw Island Day
Day 7—Road Cycling to Petoskey State Park from Wilderness Sate Park; Return to Calvin College by 7 p.m.





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