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by Donk_67
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time to Isle Royale
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: First time to Isle Royale

My thinking behind having short days at McCargo and Todd was that I would be able to make camp early and either fish or go on short afternoon or evening hikes around those two campsites. Plus, I heard that McCargo is one of the best campsites on the island. What do y'all think? Also, I'm thinking a...
by Donk_67
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time to Isle Royale
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: First time to Isle Royale

I agree with Ingo; Moskey to Mcargo and McCargo to Todd will be short days. Consider skipping Mcargo and go from Moskey to Todd. This would allow you either a zero day or to break up the hike between Todd and Siskitwit. Having a fair idea of the Isle now, I’d consider this itinerary as doable for my...
by Donk_67
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: Hammocks

Hammock forum. Plenty of good info there. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forum.php


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by Donk_67
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Planning a 8 day adventure... looking for some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Planning a 8 day adventure... looking for some advice

On my last visit, I took the same route with the same stops to Windigo...My return, after picking up my food package from the Voyager and a later than normal start back included stops at Island Mine, a “Nero” day at Desor South, West Chickenbone, Moskey Basin, and Rock Harbor...I did this in 10 days...
by Donk_67
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: trail runners?

I'm a big believer in HYOH...while I don't understand the motivation behind the desire to rush past the scenery, I don't necessarily feel offended by those who do, just as I'm not put out by those who stay at the lodge and utilize water taxis for day hikes. Now, if I ever end up experiencing a rude ...
by Donk_67
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: NCT / Mantistee, take 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: NCT / Mantistee, take 2

12 miles on the NCT down there are a walk in the park compared to IR. I almost always hang a bear bag except on IR; it's a good habit in my mind. Ticks would have been an issue if I hadn't treated my clothes with permethrin. Good Parking at M55...Federal, so 5$ a day if I remember correctly- and you...
by Donk_67
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: NCT / Mantistee, take 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

NCT / Mantistee, take 2

I hiked from McCarthy Lake to m55/ Udell hills. There was a small bit of road walk. It was ok as far as scenic goes, with Udell being the highlight of the hike. There was a stretch where I stashed water to avoid a 2 mile round trip for water source. I had met my friend, who had started in Baldwin, a...
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: 930

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: 627

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: 571

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: 1384

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: 1728

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: 852

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: 656

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: 1161

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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