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by Chorizo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to stay?
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Where to stay?

We saw several of them at Lake Ojibway in May of '16 and '17 from the tower. We did not get within view of the lake this year but heard a few young guys say they bushwhacked down to Lake Ojibway and spent an afternoon watching moose come and go. Lots of them.
by Chorizo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 17
Views: 1602

Re: BUGS!

Having been to island many times I can say that several of those trips could have been ruined had we not brought headnets. Many trips I have never used them and several trips I haven't used them except once or twice. But when you need them, you really need them.
by Chorizo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

We were just there in April. We only had 3 days to explore so there's a lot left for us to go back for. Amazing park.

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by Chorizo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 2145

Re: Shelters

Has anyone seen shelters of the Isle Royale design at any other parks or locations? We have not. Just kind of curious to know how unique they are to Isle Royale. I think I once read they are a four-sided variation of the "Adirondack lean-to" found on the Appalachian Trail in the Adirondack mountain...
by Chorizo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: June 25-30 plan
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: June 25-30 plan

West Chickenbone to Lane Cove sounds like your toughest day but is pretty doable for most folks. I don't know you but Id be surprised if it took you 8 hrs or more. The trail out of lane Cove back to the Greenstone is the toughest shorter stretch you will see out there. It's not super hard but more s...
by Chorizo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chippewa Harbor or Moskey Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Chippewa Harbor or Moskey Basin

Kind of a wash in my opinion. Both are very nice places to stay and have beautiful views. Chippewa is likely to have fewer people but, in my experience, it has a higher likelihood of having boaters/yachts staying over at the pier. They are generally quiet and courteous but we did have one run a gene...
by Chorizo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 2145

Re: Shelters

Has anyone seen shelters of the Isle Royale design at any other parks or locations? We have not. Just kind of curious to know how unique they are to Isle Royale.
by Chorizo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage Distance
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Portage Distance

Having done this portage a few weeks ago I can confirm the 1.2mi length. Seeing the stream in a few places along the way one has to wonder how this portage was ever any shorter, but the island is ever changing. After putting in at Chickenbone Lake there are still a few downed trees in the water tha...
by Chorizo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage Distance
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Portage Distance

Having done this portage a few weeks ago I can confirm the 1.2mi length. Seeing the stream in a few places along the way one has to wonder how this portage was ever any shorter, but the island is ever changing. After putting in at Chickenbone Lake there are still a few downed trees in the water that...
by Chorizo
Thu May 31, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Feldtmann Loop Fishing
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: Feldtmann Loop Fishing

Does anyone have any idea of the kind of fish you can catch in Siskiwit Bay? Any tips on spots to go besides the dock? I have bushwhacked to Halloran and the pike fishing was fast and furious. I fished the NW side of the lake and literally had a follow or caught a pike on every cast using Miller Wo...
by Chorizo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: cell phone coverage?
Replies: 15
Views: 6664

Re: cell phone coverage?

I have never taken my phone over. My view of it is that by having a phone I have gone a long long way to still be tethered to the world. Feels better to me to break that tether while I'm there.
by Chorizo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Bug and Trail update
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Re: Bug and Trail update

Was there 5/22 to 5/29. No mosquitos. Blackflies had just hatched and were an annoyance at Ritchie canoe but with a headset on, the campsite to ourselves and three days of perfect sunny weather it was hard to complain.
by Chorizo
Tue May 30, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Transporting Boardwalks
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Re: Transporting Boardwalks

We just returned from our trip. We found a couple of these plank drops while we were out there. I suspect they dropped enough for a few years worth of trail work.
by Chorizo
Sun May 21, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 5889

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

Checking in one last time and we have a winner. Merritt Lane it is. Maybe Ill get lucky and make it down there this week.
by Chorizo
Sun May 21, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 5889

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

I'll be getting to the island tomorrow so I'll check responses when I get back!