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by Base654
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations

I haven't seen it noted anywhere on this thread so: I have taken IR seaplanes 3 or 4 times and I love them; I will be traveling with them this year at least once, but... keep in mind that you might not get there at the time you expect and might even be a day late. On the return trip you might have a...
by Base654
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning

Two years ago I did a trip with a couple that closely resembles Ingo's trip suggestion. We were up earlyish from Island mine and we got to Hatchet for lunch where there were some loud fisherman so we decided to keep going. Hatchet to Todd is a fairly easy trip with some nice views. I caught a really...
by Base654
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Coverage
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Ice Coverage

hmmm. only 100 people viewed this thread and MIGHT have followed the link.
by Base654
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations

I like Ingo's plan, I might do that myself this year. If you are flying, don't waste the opportunity for an end to end. Do a Rock to Windigo. I don't think you can go wrong with any route, but Chippewa, Malone and Siskiwit are harder to plan into loops for a boat trip, in my opinion. Now my two cent...
by Base654
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Coverage
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Ice Coverage

by Base654
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Planning my second trip, first was about 9 years ago...
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Planning my second trip, first was about 9 years ago...

I have been a few times very early in the season, never on the first boat. Like torpified stated, the island wakes up slowly over the first few weeks. The west end is even a slower start. In the first few months, plan for snow ice and sleet, I didn't my first trip in late May and it took it's toll. ...
by Base654
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Asking for plan “B” advice
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Asking for plan “B” advice

Plan C: remember you can change your plans. I have always wanted to your plan A( I just haven't got around to it), but have never been disappointed with any campgrounds or routes. I plan my plan C by getting back to the dock for departure.
by Base654
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are bikes coming to Isle Royale?
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Are bikes coming to Isle Royale?

Although I have carried my kayak on the worst of the portages, I would still prefer to not have any wheeled devices on portages. Not for the sake of "no wheels anywhere, ever", but a wheeled device on a soft trail makes a channel that the water flows down which can progress to a severe erosion. Do w...
by Base654
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: trail runners?

by Base654
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: trail runners?

Trail runners, in my opinion, cause far less disruption to the wildlife than do boy scouts. I have had trail runners pass me so quietly that they startled me from behind. I have have only once seen a boy scout troop before I have seen them. Let us not forget the ranger stationed at Amygdaloid a few ...
by Base654
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/4-8/9 2017 [Backpacking] [Video log of RH, 3M, MB, MCC, DF, RH]
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: TR 8/4-8/9 2017 [Backpacking] [Video log of RH, 3M, MB, MCC, DF, RH]

Great videos!! Many other people ask questions about this route. Your video will make an awesome informational video for people headed to the Island for the first time. You have just enough video of the sites and the routes without being long winded. I plan to funnel man of the questions that come u...
by Base654
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Season Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: Season Pass

I was talking to the folks at Headquarters. As indicated by the names of the passes The National park pass fees are divided among all of the parks and the Isle Royale pass fees stay with the Island. just something to think about next time you spend some money.
by Base654
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food storage in campgrounds
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Food storage in campgrounds

I have never had a problem with leaving food in tents or shelters. I too keep my food in dry bags and/or ziplocks. Like Midwest Ed, I have had a few problems while cooking/eating.
by Base654
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Camping overnight at Moskey Basin or McCargoe Cove?
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Camping overnight at Moskey Basin or McCargoe Cove?

Of all the sites on the Island, Moskey is #1, McCargoe is #2 or #3 depending on the season.
by Base654
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary for later this week
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Itinerary for later this week

S. Desor is ok, nothing special.