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by MikeT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Camper Cabin Question
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Windigo Camper Cabin Question

There are no fire rings at the cabins. They provide a propane grill with the cabin. There is a community fire ring in the amphitheater, but I have never had a fire there, but I think the rangers have fires during the peak season.
by MikeT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone--Hatchet to Chickenbone question
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Greenstone--Hatchet to Chickenbone question

Hoh River: That's a tough choice. Hatchet to Chickenbone probably has the most scenic vistas along the Greenstone. The trail across from the Greenstone to the Minong is nothing special, but Todd Harbor is great. If this is going to be a one time trip to the island, I guess I would cut across to Todd...
by MikeT
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 17109

Re: Guess What Campground?

I also like this thread. Such Fun!
My guess: Siskiwit Bay
Based on the sun position, dock type and background of the Greenstone Ridge.
by MikeT
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 17109

Re: Guess What Campground?

Three Mile Shelter #10
by MikeT
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Lake Loop to Huginnin Cove (Advice Needed)
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Feldtmann Lake Loop to Huginnin Cove (Advice Needed)

Day 1 - Arrive at Windigo via plane and hike to Feldtmann Lake (8.8 miles). Day 2 - Hike from Feldtmann Lake to Siskiwit Bay (10.3 miles). Day 3 - Hike from Feldtmann Lake to Huginin Cove (14.4 miles (long day!!)) or hike to Washington Creek (11 miles). Day 4 - Catch plane back to Houghton, MI (wou...
by MikeT
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary feedback Mid June
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Itinerary feedback Mid June

Welcome! I am thinking you have a lot of experience based on the long miles you are planning. I personally would not attempt this. The miles are too long and there are no plans for swing days based on the trail conditions. The Minong section can be VERY hard to walk when it is wet and VERY hot on th...
by MikeT
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late August Trip Ideas for 5-6 day hike
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Late August Trip Ideas for 5-6 day hike

Welcome! I'm figuring you are coming on the Queen so you should be able to get out of Rock Harbor by noon. Those are some pretty long hikes (averaging 9+ miles per day). Anytime you throw Lane Cove into the mix, it bumps up the miles because of doubling back. The nice thing is you have a lot of opti...
by MikeT
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone Ridge Trail (Rockharbor to Windigo)
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Greenstone Ridge Trail (Rockharbor to Windigo)

Welcome. This trail is extremely well marked and easy to find. Have fun!
by MikeT
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Possible Itinerary and Dates - Feedback?
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Possible Itinerary and Dates - Feedback?

Your revised itinerary looks a lot better. Rock Harbor to Moskey would be a very long first day with full packs. When doing the stretch from Rock Harbor to Daisy Farm, take the Tobin Harbor trail instead of the Rock Harbor trail to Three Mile. It is a bit longer, but much easier and faster. You can ...
by MikeT
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice for July 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Itinerary Advice for July 2017

Looks like a very doable itinerary. I personally like going East to West as the west end has less people and I feel like I am going "into the wild". I will second Tom on both Island Mine and Huginnin Cove. I love Island Mine campground in the fall, but would avoid it in July. Huginnin Cove is beauti...
by MikeT
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backcountry zone 27
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Backcountry zone 27

Once you are at Ishpeming Point, the hardest part of your hike is done. I have found that the hike down from there to Malone goes very fast (at double the speed) because it is all downhill. The slowest part is the wetlands and boards at the west end of the lake near the stream. As Tom said, just pas...
by MikeT
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargoe to Malone
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: McCargoe to Malone

I agree with all of the previous information, but would emphasize John's warning about Siskiwit Lake. There are numerous days when this lake cannot be safely paddled. I have been stuck at Wood Lake campground for 2 days unable to leave due to lake conditions. Since this is the last leg of your trip,...
by MikeT
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Cultural Resources Site from Michigan Tech
Replies: 0
Views: 738

Isle Royale Cultural Resources Site from Michigan Tech

I have never seen this site before and do not recall it being posted here before.

I have just spent the last couple of hours going through it and found it full of great information and pictures. If you like history, this is a must see.

It is at:
http://iri.forest.mtu.edu/index.htm
by MikeT
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 251
Views: 62118

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Here are some pictures from the cabin in 2001 before restoration. A lot of the items now inside the cabin were laying around the area and were moved inside. There were and still are chards of pottery in the water and crib remains. My favorite items then were the jars on the shelf. Comparing the pict...
by MikeT
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Ridge - good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 2520

Re: Minong Ridge - good idea?

In my opinion, the Minong is the ultimate trail to hike on the island for wilderness. The Greenstone is the classic Isle Royale hike. When is the last time your Dad has hiked?? Has he done the Greenstone?? Those questions would help in a further response. As said by others, you cannot get terribly l...