Longest continuous stay on IRNP

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Longest continuous stay on IRNP

Post by jrwiesz » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:15 pm

Does anyone have knowledge of "the longest continuous stay" on IRNP during the open season?

I talking about an individual(s) that has hiked, and/or paddled the park, and essentially lived on the Isle for the season. 8)

The park service should have itinerary data that would indicate such, but, I'm not sure that info is available.

Anyone else have that thought; of going out there an hiking/paddling the entire summer?

Anyone interested? We still have time to try this year. :D
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Re: Longest continuous stay on IRNP

Post by Tightlines01 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:38 pm

See me in 12 years when the kidsgo to college.

Seriously though, while probably not the longest Vic Forrester has a great book out of some of his adventures including many on the Isle. He had some very long stays. If interested in the book it's called "Naked in the Stream". Great book.

Perhaps George Desort has the longest continuos stay while working on 50 lakes 1 island,


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Re: Longest continuous stay on IRNP

Post by Capt Don » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:47 pm

Last year we had a couple students onboard doing their thesis about something on the island, (I can't recall about what), and they were in the back country for over 60 days. That seems about as long of a continuous camping stay that I have seen. I know a couple people that lived on the island year around before it was a park, but that's no longer possible.

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Re: Longest continuous stay on IRNP

Post by jrwiesz » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:02 pm

Thanks for the replies.

And others, keep them coming.
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Re: Longest continuous stay on IRNP

Post by Rafiki » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:06 pm

Wasn't George Desort on the island for 80 days to do his documentary?
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Re: Longest continuous stay on IRNP

Post by Midwest Ed » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:22 pm

Rafiki wrote:Wasn't George Desort on the island for 80 days to do his documentary?
George's latest film was made over two 40 day visits, in the Spring and Autumn.
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Re: Longest continuous stay on IRNP

Post by tripplelindy » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:37 am

Captain Mc Cargoe and his crew?


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Re: Longest continuous stay on IRNP

Post by Midwest Ed » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:27 pm

tripplelindy wrote:Captain Mc Cargoe and his crew?
Indeed. This is an interesting fictional portrayal of Captain McCargoe:

Read the book here:
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=p ... =1up;seq=5



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