Isle Royale Backpacking

 
 

The following items are necessary for a safe and comfortable Isle Royale experience.  If you have questions, please e-mail Northpoint Adventures.


THE BASICS


  1. -2 pair Smartwool Brand Hiking Socks - these are a MUST for Isle Royale


  1. -1 pair Nylon Athletic Shorts


  1. -1 pair breathable Hiking Pants - recommend zip-off hiking pants (shorts and pants in one)


  1. -1 short-sleeve Polypropylene Hiking Shirt - a shirt other than a cotton t-shirt works well


  1. -1 long-sleeve Polypropylene Hiking Shirt - if you only have long-sleeve cotton, that's fine


  1. -1 Polar Fleece Top - not cotton, NO sweatshirts


  1. -1 pair Rain Pants


  1. -1 Rain Jacket - no ponchos, please - Nylon Raingear recommended


  1. -1 T-Shirt for sleeping


  1. -1 pair lightweight Pajama Pants


  1. -1 pair Socks for sleeping/campsite


  1. -4 pair Underwear (or enough for 7 days)


  1. -Sports Bras as necessary


  1. -1 Swimsuit


  1. -1 Baseball Cap, Visor, or Bandana


FOOTWEAR


  1. -1 pair of Hiking Boots - Hiking or All-Terrain Shoes DO NOT WORK for Isle Royale! Supportive boots are a MUST!


  1. -1 pair of Sandals you can strap to your feet (Chacos, Tevas, etc.)


EXTRAS (but still important...)


- 1 Chapstick or Blistex

- Toothbrush & Toothpaste

- 1 Headlamp - important to have your own

- Camera*

- Bug Spray - preferably Black Fly Formula

- Sunscreen

- Sunglasses

- 1 Pocket Knife or Leatherman tool

  1. -1 package of Wet Ones or similar hand wipes

  2. -1 small Towel or "Pack Towel"

  3. -1 small Sleeping Bag


  1. -2 Nalgene-brand Water Bottles (wide-mouth, one-quart size.  MUST be Nalgene-brand to work with our water purifiers.)


- 1 Crazy Creek Chair or Sleeping Pad - not both, space is limited*


*denotes optional item


Northpoint Adventures will supply packs, bungees, eating and cooking equipment, and the rest of the gear for the trip.

TRIP PACKING LIST

RESOURCES:

  1. -PACKING LIST

  2. -TRIP BLOG

  3. -TRIP PHOTOS

DIFFICULTY RATING:

Growth Series

(Advanced Trip)

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