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by IncaRoads
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtman loop mid May
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Feldtman loop mid May

Ingo, the bridge in question was at Siskiwit Lake and not over the Big Siskiwit River. Sorry for the confusion. See corrected post above.
by IncaRoads
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food dehydrator recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Food dehydrator recommendations?

I have an Excalibur 5-tray model. I especially like the timer feature as I can set it late at night and it will turn itself off when done.
by IncaRoads
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtman loop mid May
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Feldtman loop mid May

A Feldtmann loop mid-May trek would be nice as the vegetation has not had a chance to impinge upon the trail. I had similar problems with beavers creating high water conditions while going out to Malone Bay in September 2017. The bridge at the west end of Lake Siskiwit was not passable. One side of ...
by IncaRoads
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: New Campsite Restrictions at the Porkies
Replies: 2
Views: 210

New Campsite Restrictions at the Porkies

DNR limits backcountry campsites at largest state park The Detroit News Published 10:39 p.m. ET March 13, 2018 In a bid to curb overcrowding, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans to restrict designated backcountry campsites at the largest state park. More than 300,000 annual visitors ...
by IncaRoads
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Is there an UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) grid printed on the IRKPA map (to aid with GPS navigation)?
by IncaRoads
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.

MH meals are fine. You may also want some additional high caloric items like dried fruit, nuts, jerky, hard cheese, and chocolate to supplement your dinner and other meals. Read through the "Food & Cooking" subform for some other ideas. Here are a couple of links to get you started... Link ---> http...
by IncaRoads
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski

This is my first time going a big solo backpacking trip like this- I have adequate hiking and camping experience and I am in pretty good shape, but I would still like some feedback on my planned itinerary. It's not really one I've seen in any of the research that I've done. I plan on taking the Isl...
by IncaRoads
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backcountry camping
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Backcountry camping

The post originated in 2010 but has been updated several times as appropriate. Those are the current regulations and they have not changed in years.
by IncaRoads
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: More on Algae blooms
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: More on Algae blooms

I contacted the lead researcher on this study and inquired about which lakes were being monitored. Here is his response... Thanks for your interest in our work. This appearance of cyanobacterial blooms on ISRO is a real puzzle for us. Our monitoring work is targeting 8 lakes that capture the gradien...
by IncaRoads
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor

Great trip report! Hope you make it back to Isle Royale at least one more time. I hiked the western section of the Minong two weeks ago and can attest to the challenges the beaver dams present. At the two beaver dams just east of the Minong Overlook, I had to walk the top ridge of the dams, and ther...
by IncaRoads
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)
Replies: 20
Views: 3725

Re: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)

Parking is also available at the Hat Point Marina; this is where the Voyageur II docks.

link ---> http://www.isleroyaleboats.com/faq.html
by IncaRoads
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Duncan Bay Narrows from Lookout Louise
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Duncan Bay Narrows from Lookout Louise

On the National Geographic map, campsites that don't have trail access are typically accessed only by water. The northwest side of the Greenstone Ridge in the vicinity of Lookout Louise is mostly cliffs. This is a typical geological feature for all the ridges on Isle Royale, the southeast facing slo...
by IncaRoads
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 24
Views: 3799

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Mark Hometown: St. Paul, MN Arrival Date: Wed. Aug 30, 2017 Departure Date: Tues. Sept. 5, 2017 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II Proposed Itinerary: Day 1, 8/30 - Grand Portage to Windigo to Huginnin Cove Day 2, 8/31 - Huginnin Cove to Headwaters of Washington Creek (Off-Trail Ba...
by IncaRoads
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: ULA Equipment Backpacks
Replies: 13
Views: 1790

Re: ULA Equipment Backpacks

Finally got my ULA Catalyst. Thanks to Paul at Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis and Chris at ULA-Equipment for their help in getting me fitted properly. Looking forward to trying it out on my upcoming trip.
by IncaRoads
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 7/7/2017 – 7/15/2017 [Windigo to Rock Harbor]
Replies: 9
Views: 1445

Re: 7/7/2017 – 7/15/2017 [Windigo to Rock Harbor]

Always interesting to hear the details of Isle Royale trips. Thanks for writing. Temps of 30's and 40's in July! That is why I always bring my long underwear and down sweater (doubles as a pillow), even in the summer.