Packed up and set off for tonight's camp (3 mi. to Three Mile Campground). Just outside ran in to a fox that was not at all shy. When I reached for my camera he came closer, obviously expecting a handout. When I got to three mile campground I got a shelter again, so once again no tent (that makes the tent dead weight).
After setting up camp I left for a long day hike (almost 12 mi.), Three Mile to Mt Franklin, to Mt Ojibway, to Daisy Farm, and back to three mile. About an hour into the hike I saw my first moose. Saw two more moose near Mt Ojibaw, and evidence of beaver (felled trees and dams).
Isle Royale is gorgeous but the insects are the most vicious I've ever met. The mosquitoes are bad, but the black flies are worse, and 100 percent DEET doesn't seem to have much effect Left leg alone has 63 bites of one kind or another. And here's a first I have about a dozen bites on my scalp!
After dinner I read / dozed until it was dark enough (about 11:30 at this lat), and went out and laid on the canoe dock. I'd never seen the Northern Lights before, it's like watching a lightning storm in slow motion without the bolts. I laid there watching the lights and the stars until the cold forced me back to camp. The only thing missing was the wolves howling.