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Itinerary advice for first trip?

Questions about trails and campsites on the island.

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Itinerary advice for first trip?

Post by delaneyrae96 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:40 am

Hello!

My fiancé and I are embarking on our first Isle Royale backpacking trip this June! We are both in our twenties and fairly fit with some backpacking experience.

I was wondering how this itinerary looks to you guys!

Day 1: Arrive in McCargoe Cove, 1 p.m.
Hike to Todd Harbor Campground, 6.6 miles

Day 2: Todd harbor to Desor South, 11.4 miles

Day 3: Desor South to Siskiwit Bay, 9.9 miles

Day 4: Siskiwit Bay to Feldtman Lake: 10.3 miles

Day 5: Feldtman Lake to Windigo: 8.8 miles
Arrive in Windigo by 1
Board Sea Hunter III, 1:30


I really wanted to hit some of the cool sites on the island and get a lot of hiking in! Is this too ambitious?

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Re: Itinerary advice for first trip?

Post by Ingo » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:16 pm

If you've got the experience with 10+ miles days, it looks good. Personally I like a layover day, but other than that it's a great route. I would suggest getting going at first light on the last day--you don't want to miss the boat! And be aware that if you're early in June there may still be winter deadfall to deal with on some of the trails.

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