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by jsuh84
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyageur II and Queen IV schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Voyageur II and Queen IV schedule

Midwest Ed wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:18 pm
jsuh84 wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Yeah, sounds about right. Thanks. The extra day/night will be good to explore the east part of the island, i.e. Lane Cove and Lookout Louise.
And don't pass on a great dinner of very fresh Lake Trout or Whitefish at the restaurant.
This sounds wonderful. Thanks for the advice!!
by jsuh84
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyageur II and Queen IV schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Voyageur II and Queen IV schedule

You should plan to stay a night at Rock Harbor (or another nearby camp.) The Queen and Voyageur II are not normally scheduled to be in port at the same time, and thus don't hope for a miracle... There are many variables; mostly on how many stops the V-II might have (McCargoe Cove and Belle Isle) an...
by jsuh84
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyageur II and Queen IV schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Voyageur II and Queen IV schedule

I'm back again. So I'll be hiking from Rock Harbor to Windigo via Minong. Once I reach Windigo, I plan on taking the 10:00 AM Voyageur II ferry that'll take me to Rock Harbor at ~3:00 PM. However, the Queen IV departs from Rock Harbor 15 minutes earlier at 2:45 PM to Copper Harbor. If these schedule...
by jsuh84
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Camping overnight at Moskey Basin or McCargoe Cove?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Camping overnight at Moskey Basin or McCargoe Cove?

Thanks for the thoughts, y'all. Looks like I'll stick with Moskey. 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...
by jsuh84
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Camping overnight at Moskey Basin or McCargoe Cove?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Camping overnight at Moskey Basin or McCargoe Cove?

Hi, y'all. I'm planning to solo hike along the Minong Ridge at the end of this month (August). Assuming there are no delays with the Queen IV schedule, I hope to arrive at Rock Harbor by ~11:30 AM. Assuming I'll be ready to hike by 12:30 PM (is there a lot of time involved in getting adjusted when a...
by jsuh84
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

I plan on doing the Minong Trail from Rock Harbor to Windigo, and then take the ferry back to Rock Harbor. I understand there are grocery stores (and restaurants) at each end of the island. At this point of this year - I plan on hiking through there at the end of August - are the grocery stores well...
by jsuh84
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Any interesting places to hit up near Copper Harbor?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Any interesting places to hit up near Copper Harbor?

Detour off US-41 onto M-26 north/left at Phoenix, taking you through Eagle River and Eagle Harbor. It's a nice roller coaster of a ride in spots, hugging the Lake shore. It's a little slower than US-41 but far more scenic. A half mile after you pass Lake Bailey on the right there will be a cutoff t...
by jsuh84
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Any interesting places to hit up near Copper Harbor?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Any interesting places to hit up near Copper Harbor?

I'm planning to hit up IR from Copper Harbor. I'll be driving from the Chicago area. It's about an eight hour drive so I plan on driving out there in the morning to arrive in the Copper Harbor area to sleep at a nearby campground/airbnb/hotel so I can head off to the ferry in the morning. I'll be do...
by jsuh84
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Moskey Basin or Daisy Farm campground?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Moskey Basin or Daisy Farm campground?

I'm planning to take the Queen IV from Copper Harbor - it departs at 8:00 AM and takes approximately 3.5 hrs, assuming conditions are good. If I'm going in August, sunset is ~9:00 PM, so I should plan on hitting Moskey Basin by 8:00 to set up camp and everything. Does that sound reasonable? That's ...
by jsuh84
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Better to visit Isle Royale ASAP or later in September?
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Better to visit Isle Royale ASAP or later in September?

JerryB wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:49 am
"Traffic" (and that is a relative term) will be lighter in September, but the stores will be closed. On the other hand, August offers blueberries, rasberries and thimbleberries.
Thanks for dropping this!! Gotta hurry and find some time in August then!!
by jsuh84
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Moskey Basin or Daisy Farm campground?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Moskey Basin or Daisy Farm campground?

I'm planning to take the Queen IV from Copper Harbor - it departs at 8:00 AM and takes approximately 3.5 hrs, assuming conditions are good. If I'm going in August, sunset is ~9:00 PM, so I should plan on hitting Moskey Basin by 8:00 to set up camp and everything. Does that sound reasonable?
by jsuh84
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Better to visit Isle Royale ASAP or later in September?
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Better to visit Isle Royale ASAP or later in September?

I'm jones'ing for a good backpacking trip (4-5 days) and Isle Royale has been on my mind for some time.

Considering general weather conditions and visiting trends, which would you recommend: going there in August or in September, especially after Labor day?
by jsuh84
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Moskey Basin or Daisy Farm campground?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Moskey Basin or Daisy Farm campground?

Hi - solo backpacker here looking to arrive at Rock Harbor to take on Minong!! I've been researching a bit but now am just stuck and everything is sorta' reading the same to me now. I have two tentative plans below, with the difference being whether I should make the extra effort to camp out at Mosk...