I recently returned from a fall tour of Isle Royale, experiencing the remote Michigan National Park in a big way and in a unique manner befitting Lake Superior’s largest (45-mile-long!) island: over seven days, self-supported, and based on a standup paddleboard. Rigging equipment to a board and paddling on the greatest of lakes in September exposed us to all kinds of weather and paddling conditions. Space came at a premium. Packing lightweight, high quality items was a must. If anything, the trip provided excellent insight into a judicious gear load-out, where a handful of essential items outlined below immediately rose to the top of my must-pack list.
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