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by IncaRoads
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: September weather
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: September weather

Cooler days in the 60's make for great hiking weather, but it also could be much warmer. Nights can be a bit cold at times. The thing I notice most is the decreasing lack of daylight; sunrise 7:30 am and sunset 8:15 pm, Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Link to summary of September 2017 weather on Isle...
by IncaRoads
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Seaplane question!!
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Seaplane question!!

The seaplane pilot loads/unloads your gear just like a cabbie, so I would imagine that a tip would be appreciated.
by IncaRoads
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Advice for Our First Trip?
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Advice for Our First Trip?

Ingo wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:33 am
The cabins are up on the side of a hill, but there is a "road" that wraps around and is less steep than the trail.

Here is a map of Windigo that further illustrates Ingo's comments...

ISRO Windigo Environmental Assessment.jpg
by IncaRoads
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boat options from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Boat options from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor

Not aware of any private boat charters in the Grand Portage MN area. You may want to consider travel from the Michigan side as the travel times to Rock Harbor are shorter. The Ranger III out of Houghton MI is the largest boat and typically provides the smoothest ride. Link to NPS website on transpor...
by IncaRoads
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger question (and bonus pasty query)
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Ranger question (and bonus pasty query)

From the FAQ section on the NPS Isle Royale web site... What is the scheduled time of departure from Houghton, Michigan? The Ranger III departs Houghton for Isle Royale at 9:00 am EDT, Tuesday and Friday through the passenger season. Passengers are asked to arrive by 8:00 am EDT; Canoes/kayaks shoul...
by IncaRoads
Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong

I have done off-trail backcountry camping in the two locations you are inquiring about. In Sept. 2017, I hiked the western portion of the Minong Ridge Trail for the second time, going from west to east and onward to Malone Bay. After leaving Huginnin Cove, I planned to off-trail camp somewhere near ...
by IncaRoads
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtman loop mid May
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Feldtman loop mid May

Ingo, the bridge in question was at Siskiwit Lake and not over the Big Siskiwit River. Sorry for the confusion. See corrected post above.
by IncaRoads
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food dehydrator recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Food dehydrator recommendations?

I have an Excalibur 5-tray model. I especially like the timer feature as I can set it late at night and it will turn itself off when done.
by IncaRoads
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtman loop mid May
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Feldtman loop mid May

A Feldtmann loop mid-May trek would be nice as the vegetation has not had a chance to impinge upon the trail. I had similar problems with beavers creating high water conditions while going out to Malone Bay in September 2017. The bridge at the west end of Lake Siskiwit was not passable. One side of ...
by IncaRoads
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: New Campsite Restrictions at the Porkies
Replies: 2
Views: 440

New Campsite Restrictions at the Porkies

DNR limits backcountry campsites at largest state park The Detroit News Published 10:39 p.m. ET March 13, 2018 In a bid to curb overcrowding, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans to restrict designated backcountry campsites at the largest state park. More than 300,000 annual visitors ...
by IncaRoads
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Is there an UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) grid printed on the IRKPA map (to aid with GPS navigation)?
by IncaRoads
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.

MH meals are fine. You may also want some additional high caloric items like dried fruit, nuts, jerky, hard cheese, and chocolate to supplement your dinner and other meals. Read through the "Food & Cooking" subform for some other ideas. Here are a couple of links to get you started... Link ---> http...
by IncaRoads
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski

This is my first time going a big solo backpacking trip like this- I have adequate hiking and camping experience and I am in pretty good shape, but I would still like some feedback on my planned itinerary. It's not really one I've seen in any of the research that I've done. I plan on taking the Isl...
by IncaRoads
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backcountry camping
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Re: Backcountry camping

The post originated in 2010 but has been updated several times as appropriate. Those are the current regulations and they have not changed in years.
by IncaRoads
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: More on Algae blooms
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: More on Algae blooms

I contacted the lead researcher on this study and inquired about which lakes were being monitored. Here is his response... Thanks for your interest in our work. This appearance of cyanobacterial blooms on ISRO is a real puzzle for us. Our monitoring work is targeting 8 lakes that capture the gradien...