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by dcclark
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski

I'd also describe myself as having adequate hiking and camping experience and in pretty good shape, and your plan would get hard for me to follow really fast. Isle Royale surprised me. I spent years hiking and backpacking in the Keweenaw and Porcupine Mountains which should be comparable, but 8-mile...
by dcclark
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017

I think you took "hanging" too literally. ;)

Thanks for the trip report. I've loved meeting new people on the island.

We've usually taken a middle ground on food storage -- double bag everything and keep it in our packs. Safer than leaving it out (wha??) and lighter than a bear cannister.
by dcclark
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Asking for plan “B” advice
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Asking for plan “B” advice

If the timing works out, you could add in a rest day or two, which can also act as flex days in case of a delay. McCargoe in particular is a fantastic place to spend an extra day -- tons of good dayhikes from there. But, since the Voyageur takes two days to circle the island, that plan might require...
by dcclark
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IR-rich blog
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: IR-rich blog

Heh, glad you liked it! I never posted a trip report here and thought I shouldn't just link to my blog. This year I visited the island for the second time, and torpified linked to the start of this year's trip log. There are lots of links on the sidebar to other backpacking trips in Michigan.