Island Temperature

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Island Temperature

Post by trailgoat_70 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:52 pm

I see it hit a balmy 39 degrees early this morning on Isle Royale. It's been hovering around 45 degrees much of the day. I showed this to my wife, who earlier questioned my decision to pack a down jacket during my trip in two weeks. :wink:
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Re: Island Temperature

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:21 am

Awesome sleeping weather!

I also think high 40s into the low 50s can be an optimum hiking temperature. Bugs tend to be gone, and the dew point is low you're not sweating so bad that it wears you out. Love it!

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Re: Island Temperature

Post by trailgoat_70 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:24 pm

I agree, Tom. Great sleeping weather! However, I do prefer hiking in mid-to-upper 50's. It's not so chilly when I stop for lunch or a break and rain doesn't sting as much. 80's and 90's is just miserable hiking. Exhausting.
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Re: Island Temperature

Post by Ingo » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:18 pm

I packed a down "sweater" last year for our early July trip. It was great in the evenings.


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Re: Island Temperature

Post by gwpruitt » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:55 pm

Ditto. Down sweater packed as well. Driving to copper harbor tomorrow. My fist trip 3 years ago, we woke to 36 degrees on July 3rd.
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Re: Island Temperature

Post by WindChill » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:35 am

Temps last week were a bit higher - lows ranged from 47-52 on my thermometer. Highs were in the 70s each day except Friday which didnt make it out of the 60s.

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