September 20, 2017
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.
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.
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.