2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

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2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by Tom » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:43 am

A new year brings us a new trip log!

Once finalized as best as possible, post your itinerary, and then look around the list at who may else be enjoying a trip at the same time. It's a great opportunity to make new friends on the isle.

If you have questions or want feedback on your planned trip, consider posting your questions on the Trail and Campsites (viewforum.php?f=4) and Canoeing, Kayaking, & Fishing (viewforum.php?f=5) subforums.

We also have a visual calendar (app.php/calendar) to post the simple schedule, as well.

When you return, we hope you share your experience with a Trip Report!

Please copy below and post your plans in the following format:

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Arrival Date:
Departure Date:
Coming From/Via:

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Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by Nick » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:19 pm

DeTour Village
From Grand Portage
Plan on getting dropped of at Chippewa Harbor, eventually paddling over to Malone Bay. Once I complete that paddle, I will have circumnavigated the island and will have hiked every trail on the island, some more than once. It's only taken me 40 years!

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Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by torpified » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:27 am

Editted: Now it's an actual plan!!

Who: torpified and her (fiercely attached to furniture, especially beds and toilets) husband
Where (now): Ann Arbor, MI
When: early June
How: the Ranger
Days 1 and 2: enjoy the furniture in RH, with breaks for dayhikes and canoes.
Day 3: Voyageur to Chippewa Harbor; walk to McCargo; hopefully nab a tastefully appointed shelter
Day 4: Walk back to RH
Day 5: Ranger back to Houghton

Notes: If you have tips on selling those fiercely attached to furniture to the less furnished stretches of IR, please share them! Also, it remains my aspiration to SEE AN OTTER!!
Last edited by torpified on Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:54 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by JerryB » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:32 pm

Name: Jerry B, and brother
Email: (at)
Hometown:Oak Park IL
Arrival Date:5/16
Departure Date:5/20
Coming From/Via:Grand Portage
Itinerary:McCargo--Three Mile--Moskey--Chippewa

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Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by chief54 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:59 am

Ranger/Sea Plane

Will be using water taxi and Voyageur to base camp. Will be bringing out a lot of camera gear for Milky Way images among others. The second time at Daisy will be using off trail backcountry camp permit to stay up by fire tower to hopefully get some Milky Way,sunrise/sunset images from high on island. This will be first time bringing all my camera gear, Go Pro, waterproof Nikon and 2 Canon DSLR's, tripod etc. Too much weight to backpack. Have always brought disposable, point and shoot cameras. This time all the gear with a little luck it will be clear at least one night.
first visit at age 10 in 1965 numerous times since then, 30+ times

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Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by thesneakymonkey » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:24 am

Name: Ashley and Matt (aka Husband_Wife_OutdoorLife on youtube)
Hometown: Mid Lower Peninsula
Arrival Date: End of July
Departure Date: Early August
Coming From/Via:IR seaplanes (Hancock)
  • Drop off via seaplane @ RH then hike to DF (7miles)
    DF to MB (3.9)
    MB to CH (6.2)
    CH to WCB (7.9)
    WCB to TH (9.3)
    TH to LT (7.0)
    LT to N. Lake Des (5.7)
    NLD to WC -- (12.6)
    WC -WC (zero day or day hike around HC loop)
Notes/Other: We will be filming this one again! Dropped some poundage on our baseweight to work out how we are going to carry 10 days of food!
Trip #1: https://youtu.be/xejNOfYWpIQ
Trip#2: Coming soon!
Husband_Wife_OutdoorLife on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/HusbandWifeOutdoorLife

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Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by zims » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:31 am

Name: Zims
Email: (at)
Hometown: Blanchardville
Arrival Date:05/30
Departure Date:06/03 or 06/05
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage
Voyager to McCargo Cove
Daisy Farm
Moskey basin
Lake Richie
Chippewa Harbor
Boat to Washington Creek
Grand Portage
Pizza at Sven and oles


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