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by MikeT
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Sylvania Wilderness
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Sylvania Wilderness

For the first time since 2006 we will not be going to the island this year :( . It's just become too hard for my Dad and, as long as he wants to keep paddling, I am going to take him :D . So, we have decided to go to Sylvania Wilderness this year. It has easier portages and less elevation changes th...
by MikeT
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/4-6/9 2017 [DS-TH-MCC-MB-3M]
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: TR: 6/4-6/9 2017 [DS-TH-MCC-MB-3M]

Thanks for the report! A great example of being flexible and making the most of it. You really cannot go wrong anywhere on the island.
by MikeT
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Trail day hikes from Hugginin Cove, thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Minong Trail day hikes from Hugginin Cove, thoughts?

The first of the west section is mostly inland until starting on high ridges.
The first part of the East Huginnin trail is along the north Shore and gorgeous.
The campground is usually very peaceful and not busy at all
by MikeT
Wed May 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Planned trip 7/3-7/13
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: Planned trip 7/3-7/13

Head net for sure in July. It is ambitious for sure, but it can be done on young legs. I would never do it at this point in my life, but have done similar in my 20's - 40's. Make sure you do take time and enjoy the trail and views. On my earlier trips to the island I missed a lot by getting from pla...
by MikeT
Mon May 15, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike

Thanks for the great trip report!
by MikeT
Wed May 10, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 3413

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

Since no one has guessed recently, I will guess chippewa harbor on way to intermediate lake portage
by MikeT
Thu May 04, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 3413

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

Yep, Intermediate. Nice serene place to stay, but I wouldn't stay for more than 1 night.
You're up.
by MikeT
Wed May 03, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 3413

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

Wow, 2 experts and no, no. Not Merritt as Merritt has a nice dock. It took me many years to get to Merritt due to the location, but I have been there twice now and plan on going back again. Magnificent views, great wilderness feeling and nice paddling in the area. If you go there, make sure you plan...
by MikeT
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 3413

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

I bushwacked there in that picture at Blake. It was hard with a lot of decisions and doubling back a couple of times towards the end to avoid ravines, but beautiful country. If the water is dangerous I would walk out there again, but paddling is much easier and it is easy to land at. I recorded the ...
by MikeT
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 3413

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

Blake Point
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by MikeT
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nat Geo Topo quads
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Nat Geo Topo quads

Very nice and handy access from anywhere. Thanks for posting John!
by MikeT
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Late June Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Newbie Late June Trip

Base654 is right on the money. I would add a couple of things... - Getting off the boat, Daisy can be hard to make in bad weather. Leave the possibility of Three-Mile open on the first day. Also, think about taking the Tobin Harbor trail for the first section. It is a bit longer, but much easier. Es...
by MikeT
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Feedback--late May to early June
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Itinerary Feedback--late May to early June

Itinerary looks good except, as noted by others, I would not want to chance the long walk from Moskey to Rock Harbor. It is not hard, but it is also not easy. There are a few difficult sections, especially if the weather is bad. I agree with Ingo, I'd skip Little Todd and the doubling back the next ...
by MikeT
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions

I wasn't sure when I read it if I read it right. If that is what was asked, I agree with Tightlines for sure! However, either way is not bad and has its share of views.
by MikeT
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions

West by far!!!! East is not a nice campground. The worst one on the island in my opinion. Not great scenery or vistas and terrible water access. The only plus is moose can be found at the lake, but it is a long walk down. I would stay at west and walk down to Daisy. Stop at east and see what you did...