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by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Restaurant opens tomorrow!
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Restaurant opens tomorrow!

A hot meal and a draft beer will be available tomorrow if going to Rock Harbor!

We sure wished they were open last week! :(
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcoming folks to Isle Royale's subreddit!
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Welcoming folks to Isle Royale's subreddit!

MattC, curious as to why you think the Reddit page is a better fit for these times. I just feel its a better platform to get the best information to the top for new and expierenced folks planning their trip. I understand this is the home base for all information but quality posts may get lost in mu...
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Tuna wraps!
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Tuna wraps!

During me and my brothers trip, we discovered versatile Starkists Tuna Creation packets could be a great trail meal and especially on a budget. We enjoyed them most in wraps with the Frank's Red Hot flavor. Packs a great protein punch when feeling deficient. I used these as a contingency plan incase...
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]

Glad we saw you and you decided a last minute trip there. Hope you go back to discover more someday!
by MattC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]

I think we ran into you, possibly. Atleast my brother and I ran into someone going to ECB. I wanted to caution you about the water source being far away but when you're actually on IR, didnt feel its a place to give a stranger input. You/They warned us about some possible moose about 1.5 away from W...
by MattC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18: LC-WCB-LR-MB
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18

torpified wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:22 am
thanks for the report! Is there any hiker slang that names that point in a trip that's the last time your feet will be dry?
Perhaps for IR it could be "The Final Countdown" (queue the song) and keep trekking! :shock:
by MattC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18: LC-WCB-LR-MB
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18

ekimknife wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:43 am
We probably crossed paths at some point. That wind at night was an intense thing to wake up to!
Very possible. If you saw two goofy looking guys, that was us! :lol:
by MattC
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18: LC-WCB-LR-MB
Replies: 4
Views: 320

TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18: LC-WCB-LR-MB

We left Copper Harbor for the Queen on a mild, foggy morning. The ride to IR was smooth while the fog didnt break until we were roughly 20 miles outside of the park and her silhouette finally emerged. It would be my second time there but a first for my brother and we started to get anxious for what ...
by MattC
Sun May 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcoming folks to Isle Royale's subreddit!
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Welcoming folks to Isle Royale's subreddit!

Reddit is the front page of the internet and a vast library of information for all walks of life and there is one specifically for IR. Its still a small community over there and we definitely dont have all of the knowledgeable posts like here but its a different platform I feel is better fit for the...
by MattC
Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi
Replies: 17
Views: 4366

Re: Water Taxi

Great! Thanks for the tips! Next year we plan to go later in the season. Island was filled with loud obnoxious people last week during peek.
by MattC
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi
Replies: 17
Views: 4366

Re: Water Taxi

That's pretty much what I was thinking with "buying back" days. Are they able to take us right when we get off the Queen? I assume they will with a reservation but I'd hate to burn a day at Rock Harbor. Even though it was fun being in "civilzation" for our last night.
by MattC
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi
Replies: 17
Views: 4366

Re: Water Taxi

Thanks for the link. $195 to Chippewa seems a little pricy but it'll save us a lot of time which makes it worth it.
Are these private or park owned boats they take us on? I guess that would determine an appropriate number for a tip.
by MattC
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi
Replies: 17
Views: 4366

Re: Water Taxi

How much is the water taxi to Chippewa Harbor from RH? I want to take it next year.
by MattC
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: First IR Moose
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

First IR Moose

Got to see one and it was awesome. Big ole' cow at the pond GD told me to be at around 7am. Woke up a little after 6am and took a light pack up there with a book thinking I may have to wait a bit but nope, she was right there as we turned the corner. She didn't hang around too long after she noticed...