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by MikeT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 250
Views: 56405

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Great picture!!
by MikeT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Opening Day Weather

We are also looking at the weather for the May 5th boat. It looks like a repeat of our Spring, 2013 trip, watching daily satellite imagery to see if the ice clears out. Imagery is available at: https://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.php?region=s This is the last clear one shown: MODIS 04-11-2...
by MikeT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing/Hiking w/9 year old son
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Fishing/Hiking w/9 year old son

Canoes and boats can be rented from the lodge. It can be difficult to fish from the shore in a lot of areas. The majority of the lakeside campgrounds have docks to fish from. You need to have a Michigan fishing license when fishing in Lake Superior, but not on the inland lakes.
by MikeT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: our first backpacking adventure

For a first trip, coming into Rock Harbor and leaving from Rock Harbor, the Rock Harbor loop is probably the best. If you can get to McCargoe, that adds a good side route. So.. RH to Three-Mile to Daisy to Moskey to Lake Richie to Chickenbone West to McCargoe to Chickenbone East (water on the way) o...
by MikeT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Shelters

It would not take a whole lot of work to move a shelter. I would not want to do it, but it would not be that hard. I'm thinking the shelters were moved and the shelter colors were changed to match the 1965 NPS plan (right now I forget what they called it). The colors of the shelters are pretty bad. ...
by MikeT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Shelters

Below is a picture of Daisy Farm from a 1963 postcard. Daisy Farm 1963 Postcard CROPPED.jpg Things have changed a lot in terms of fires (and a lot of other things). The text below is in the rules section of the 1953 park brochure: "Keep your camp clean. Whenever possible burn garbage in your campfir...
by MikeT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Shelters

As part of my long ongoing project to create a history book on the trails and campgrounds here is a couple of things on shelters. The chart below is from a 1965 park guide published by the National Park Service: 1965 Lakeside Camping Accommodations FROM BROCHURE.PNG Of note here is: - treated runnin...
by MikeT
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong in May?
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Minong in May?

One thing to keep in mind, and Rafiki can fill you in on this, if you are first on the island, you have to make sure you get the keys to open up the shelters! :lol: :lol: Welcome back Rafiki, we missed your input. We just had a great laugh when you said you filled up your google account. Imagine tha...
by MikeT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Mike & Nancy T. and Dad Email: mike@isleroyale.info Hometown: Port Sanilac, Michigan Arrival Date: 5/5 (First boat) Departure Date: 5/13 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage / Voyageur Itinerary: McCargoe Cove Birch Island Pickerel Cove Belle Isle Rock Harbor (via Voyageur) Notes/Other: - Returning ...
by MikeT
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Timer to Isle Royale!
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: First Timer to Isle Royale!

Welcome! That hike from Chippewa to McCargoe is a long one. Mostly uphill until reaching the Greenstone. Very doable though. Going to Moskey from McCargoe would mean walking the same trail back, it would make more sense to go to Moskey then to McCargoe then your only backtracking would be Lake Richi...
by MikeT
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wildflowers at Saginaw Mine Site
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Wildflowers at Saginaw Mine Site

These pictures were all taken at the Saginaw Mine site in 2015 when we paddled there to see the mine site in mid-June, when I usually am not on the island. The site is south of Conglomerate Bay near Mine Point. The mine remains were hard to photograph due to the vegetation, but many flowers were in ...
by MikeT
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time to IR, looking for trip tips out of rock Harbour
Replies: 21
Views: 1147

Re: First time to IR, looking for trip tips out of rock Harbour

With 6 days you can do most any section of trail. It really depends on where you are coming from and where you are arriving on the island?? If you can get to Windigo, the first trip that I usually recommend for first time hikers is the Feldtmann Loop. It makes for a relaxing and great hike to experi...
by MikeT
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August

That itinerary is very easily done based on your experience. It is usually the one I recommend for first timers to give them a cross section of the island while having more of a "wilderness" feeling than the east side of the island can have at times. - The first day out has only a short climb up a m...
by MikeT
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bull moose in the spring on the Minong Ridge
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Bull moose in the spring on the Minong Ridge

I've been working on finalizing some journals of past trips and came upon these pictures that I thought I'd share. These were taken on May 16, 2009 on a solo trip. It was between Lake Desor North and Washington Creek on one of the many ridges. This moose looked in better shape than than most I have ...
by MikeT
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 250
Views: 56405

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

On Minong Island in Tobin Harbor Minong Island "Post Office" in 2014 Minong Island Post Office 092414 1452 MT IMG_5221_1500wide.jpg Minong Island Post Office 092414 1504 MT IMG_5225 1500tall.jpg Minong Island Post Office 092414 1504 MT IMG_5226 1500tall.jpg Minong Island Post Office 092414 1505 MT I...