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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Drummond Island Day 3: Walkters Harbor to Glen Point

September 20, 2017
13.5 miles

It was a cloudy morning as I packed up camp.

I followed a two track through the forest parallel to the beach.

Walkters Harbor (I believe)



I continued along the road and eventually decided I should check out the beach and see if I could find the fossil ledges. It was a little steep descending to the beach. I wanted to make sure I didn't miss the fossil ledges so I left my backpack backtracked on the beach.



I could see islands to the north.

Back in the trees I discovered some ledges.



I returned to my backpack and continued along the beach.


I came to some large ledges overhanging the lake that I was able to walk underneath.




In some places the beach was like walking on pavement, much easier than the bushwhacking the day before.


Just inland I noticed a fire ring and campsite.

Looking back at beautiful Drummond Island shoreline


There were some nice waves. I was able to stay dry.

Sometimes the waves splashed over the rocks.



The hiking on the beach was quite manageable compared to the bushwhacking the day before.

I reached the first big challenge of the day, crossing Raynolds Bay, which was quite large. It would have a been a long and tedious bushwhack around so I decided to wade across it.

In some places it started to get too deep (over my waist) so I had to move pretty far south closer to land.

There were colorful flowers.




I waded past where a road meets Raynolds Bay.

Looking back across Raynolds Bay


I took a break and enjoyed the view of the waves crashing on the opposite side of the bay.

I continued along the rocky beach.




I noticed what appeared to be some type of fossil.




There was another bay crossing, this time I believe Colton Bay.







Beaver lodge

Looking back at what I had just waded across

Drummond Island also has some nice sandy beaches.


Sometimes the shoreline was overgrown so I decided to hike in the nearby open forest.


The sun started to come out and brightened the day.






An eagle soared over head.

There was a trail parallel to the beach and I decided to use it.




The hiking along the beach wasn't always easy, but it felt wild and I enjoyed the scenery.


As I neared Glen Cove, I followed a jeep trail.



Glen Cove

I continued out to Glen Point to find a place to camp.


I set up my tent on the rocks at the point and enjoyed the view.




Camping at Glen Point

I hoped to see a sunset looking back to Glen Cove but the sun went in the clouds and disappeared. Overall, it was a wonderful day and made the challenges of the day before worthwhile to experience the wild scenery along Lake Huron.

About Me

I've been born and raised in the great state of Michigan. I recently graduated from physical therapy school. I enjoy being active, playing sports, and running. Backpacking has become a great interest as it is a physical challenge that provides many rewarding views and experiences. I strive to make a difference in the lives of those encounter in every day life, on the trail, or even just on this blog. May God bless each of you. Now go find an adventure! It's only a few feet away!