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by IncaRoads
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boat options from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Boat options from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor

Not aware of any private boat charters in the Grand Portage MN area. You may want to consider travel from the Michigan side as the travel times to Rock Harbor are shorter. The Ranger III out of Houghton MI is the largest boat and typically provides the smoothest ride. Link to NPS website on transpor...
by IncaRoads
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger question (and bonus pasty query)
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Ranger question (and bonus pasty query)

From the FAQ section on the NPS Isle Royale web site... What is the scheduled time of departure from Houghton, Michigan? The Ranger III departs Houghton for Isle Royale at 9:00 am EDT, Tuesday and Friday through the passenger season. Passengers are asked to arrive by 8:00 am EDT; Canoes/kayaks shoul...
by IncaRoads
Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong

I have done off-trail backcountry camping in the two locations you are inquiring about. In Sept. 2017, I hiked the western portion of the Minong Ridge Trail for the second time, going from west to east and onward to Malone Bay. After leaving Huginnin Cove, I planned to off-trail camp somewhere near ...
by IncaRoads
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtman loop mid May
Replies: 9
Views: 898

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: 1376

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: 898

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: 361

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: 1011

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: 1024

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: 789

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: 507

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: 931

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: 890

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: 4739

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: 618

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...