Does anyone have experience observing in the area around Eagle River, WI? We may eventually relocate to WI after retirement (some years away) but for now it would be driving trips from suburban Chicago, and 5.5 hours--the time from here to there--would be about the maximum drive.
It may be that the viewing would be no better there than, say, Green River in western Illinois but the maps look encouraging.
In terms of equipment, an XT10 is my big scope, and I have pretty good eyepieces now (ES 24/68, Morpheus 12.5 and 9). I like clusters the best--can't get good views of many DSO's when limited to red/yellow zone conditions.
Thanks for any input and I hope your skies have been clearer than ours,