Lake Michigan Circle Tour [by air]

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  1. kaiser

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    Long time lurker, first time poster and new-ish PPL holder. Was planning on visiting my parents (and my first Bravo) this weekend but it turns out they have better things to do... so I have a plane and need a mission. I was thinking something in the north country given the current Wx outlook and partially inspired by this post https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/com...ces-to-fly-in-the-midwest.98061/#post-2186632

    I usually only visit the north country in the summer when I race sailboats up there.

    Currently thinking KDPA -> shoreline to KCVX (or FKS or MGN?) -> KMCD -> Pictured Rocks fly-by -> KSUE -> KOSH -> KDPA (probably via skyline)

    Unsure where to put the overnight stop(s), probably minimum KCVX-ish - by sea this is one of my favorite areas. I'd like to tap the collective wisdom and criticism of PoA; anything I'm missing?

    p.s. it's a rental and I was asked no grass landings... so that's 1/3 of the really cool places up there.
     
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    Hotels or camping under the wing?
     
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    No real preference... but will probably end up in a hotel.
     
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    Great idea, just go where weather & any passengers leads you. I did the same just over a year ago, August. Not the best picture, but here’s ‘Pictured Rocks’. After L. MI, we went to CMX for some visiting. 45944EF3-B7D7-47B2-A55E-F8E00CDB74B4.jpeg
     
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