After coffee and sunning ourselves on the 3 mile dock, we leisurely worked our way from 3 mile to Rock Harbor. This was the shortest hiking day we’ve ever done since coming to the island, but since we were hiking with mixed ability groups, we wanted to make sure everyone was within their ability level. With bluebird skies, Isle Royale really was in rare form. The islands in the harbor were easy to see and made for a great backdrop to our morning hike.
In the evening, we had one of the best family time in a long time. We took an evening hike with just the 3 of us to Scoville Point. A storm was piling in its way through around us to the north and south and the clouds were throwing up some extremely interesting scenes. Some were dark, some were dumping rain, but we were in broody clouds. We clipped along at a good pace encountering numerous snow shoe hares munching greens on the trail. We stopped for every rock outcropping for views of Lake Superior, and looked out at the numerous small islands.
Looking out from Scoville was different this time. It was the first time we could see where we had kayaked out on the big lake. It’s interesting the different experiences the same location has from the water versus the rocks. One is a feeling of safety and one is a feeling of being very, very vulnerable and small.