2015 Solo Backpacking Trip of the Greenstone Ridge Trail

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Kakabeka Kevin
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2015 Solo Backpacking Trip of the Greenstone Ridge Trail

Post by Kakabeka Kevin » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:46 pm

Early in 2015 I enjoyed a great first trip to Isle Royale. I did a solo thru-hike of the Greenstone Ridge Trail from Hidden Lake to Windigo. I had a great time and enjoyed moose and unique vegetation. I would definitely go back.

Check out my trip on my YouTube channel...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKSDThvm0eA

My advice for anyone contemplating a first trip is to take the time and plan it out. I used a spreadsheet and map to develop a large number of options before I decided on the my final itinerary. The ferry schedule creates lots of complications but also opportunities.


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Re: 2015 Solo Backpacking Trip of the Greenstone Ridge Trail

Post by Tightlines01 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:05 am

Not loading on my phone. Interested in watching what's the you tube link?

edited to add: Must be tapa talk interfering with it. Launched fine from website, won't launch from tapa talk app.

edited to add: Very nice video report. Enjoyed it greatly. I get the feel your a botanist.


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Re: 2015 Solo Backpacking Trip of the Greenstone Ridge Trail

Post by Kakabeka Kevin » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:37 pm

Forester actually lol - does it show? :)

Here is my YouTube page Kakabekakev

https://www.youtube.com/user/Kakabekakev/videos


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Re: 2015 Solo Backpacking Trip of the Greenstone Ridge Trail

Post by Donk_67 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:15 pm

Thanks for posting; got to see a section of the greenstone I haven't seen yet.


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Re: 2015 Solo Backpacking Trip of the Greenstone Ridge Trail

Post by jerry » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:23 pm

Kevin, Thanks for your videos. My top 5 list of what I like about ISRO does include no bears as #1, no lyme disease (no deer) is #2, no poison ivy/oak (that I have ever seen) is #3, nice trails is #4 and the campgrounds/shelters is #5. Maybe #1 should be the lack of crowds (once you leave downtown Isle Royale) at the east end of the island. I'm looking forward to next year's trip.

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