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by Donk_67
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Camping overnight at Moskey Basin or McCargoe Cove?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Camping overnight at Moskey Basin or McCargoe Cove?

Just FYI, your mileage between McCargo and Todd is way off unless you're planning to hike back out to the Greenstone and cut over at Hatchet Lake junction; otherwise it's about 6.5 miles if I remember correctly. Personally I'd choose Moskey as your first night...simply to watch the sunrise there the...
by Donk_67
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Windigo 7 days/6 nights
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Windigo to Windigo 7 days/6 nights

If you have done extensive hiking on the AT and in decent shape, option 1 is doable knowing there are long days ahead. If you elect to do option 2, I'd cut out Hatchet Lake; leaving from S. Desor, you'll arrive at Hatchet before noon and frankly, I didn't find Hatchet interesting enough to spend a w...
by Donk_67
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ambitious Trip Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Ambitious Trip Advice

Feldtmann loop is still on my to do list, but I hear good things about it...but 18 mile day would be a killer for me (15 miles on the Greenstone was tough enough for me). Also on day 4 it appears you plan to camp (?) at Lookout Louise... there isn't a campground there. I won't discount the feltman l...
by Donk_67
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 388

A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

Towel and soap can be had for $2.00 (if I remember correctly) in addition to $6.00 token for five minutes. Shower at Rock Harbor was plenty hot in June.

Most of outhouses had TP, especially at CG on Superior...some of the inland sites don't.


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by Donk_67
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 7/7/2017 – 7/15/2017 [Windigo to Rock Harbor]
Replies: 9
Views: 809

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

Nice write up. Sounds like it was a great trip. Just realized the seaplane relocated from the airport. Do you know when they moved operations?


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by Donk_67
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: minong ridge with kids?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: minong ridge with kids?

The Minong does have some challenges, but feasible for kids who have backpacked before assuming the 12 mile day isn't too many miles. Suitable hammock sites are a challenge to find, especially for multiple hammocks, so if it was me, I'd go with tents. Get an early start on your 12 mile day and know ...
by Donk_67
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Did anyone catch today's low altitude fly-over by two F-16s up the Rock Harbor Channel?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Did anyone catch today's low altitude fly-over by two F-16s up the Rock Harbor Channel?

This might be sour grapes on my part, but I feel IR is a place low flying jets should avoid...I accept the high altitude jets flying over and of course the seaplane, but why intentionally destroy the quiet with stunts?


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by Donk_67
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How's the weather?
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: How's the weather?

First week of June, I was well prepared for the cooler temperatures, but wasn't necessarily ready for the warmer temps found inland. My suggestion is be prepared for temp range between 40 & 80.


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by Donk_67
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/4-6/9 2017 [DS-TH-MCC-MB-3M]
Replies: 3
Views: 290

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

Glad your on the fly trip turned out good. Met you while I was waiting for my son on GS at Hatchet Lake jct. Sunset at Todd Harbor and Sunrise at Moskey...can't be beat.


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by Donk_67
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Favorite Campsites
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Favorite Campsites

Lane Cove is cool, although the last I heard, there's a section of water over the boardwalk. Moskey is my personal favorite. A spectacular sunrise can be witnessed there. Enjoy the trip. Prepare for bugs.


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by Donk_67
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Water Sources
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Minong Water Sources

One more question on water... are there any water sources between East Chickenbone and Mt. Franklin. I don't see creek crossings on my map and that's a pretty long dry stretch. I've read getting water at E Chickenbone can be take a lot of effort. Thanks! There is a small stream just southeast of E....
by Donk_67
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Water Sources
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Minong Water Sources

There are a few stream crossings between McCargo and Todd. A few more between Todd and Little Todd. There two weeks ago. Fill up at Little Todd or stream just before the spur to CG, because you the walk a dry ridge all the way to N. Desor CG. After Desor, I filled at the second stream approximately ...
by Donk_67
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/29-6/9 2017 [RH-Windigo-RH via Minong]
Replies: 2
Views: 411

TR: 5/29-6/9 2017 [RH-Windigo-RH via Minong]

Second time on the Queen and second time crossing in fog with rain starting as we wait to board. The crew thoughtfully stowed our packs below deck in the forward cabin. There was a sizable crowd onboard with half bound for Mott island as some part of a research group. The wait to register with the r...
by Donk_67
Thu May 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone W. vs. Lake Ritchie
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Chickenbone W. vs. Lake Ritchie

I stayed at W. Chickenbone on my first trip. Had a nice campsite on the lake, but imho, W. C. Isn't anything special. Ritchie has always intrigued me the two times I've hiked through, but coming from Moskey, it was always way too soon to stop. If you're feeling good on the hike from Hatchet, go for ...
by Donk_67
Mon May 22, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report May 19-22 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Trip report May 19-22 2017

Thanks for the report. I'm hopeful the bugs won't bloom for a couple more weeks. Heading over next Monday:-)


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