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by IncaRoads
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Swimmers Itch at Todd Harbor
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Swimmers Itch at Todd Harbor

Excellent article in the Grand Traverse (MI) Journal about Mergansers and the itch.
Link ---> https://gtjournal.tadl.org/2017/common- ... -the-itch/
by IncaRoads
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/3-8/8, 2019 [Windigo-SLD-TH-McC-MB-RH]
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: TR: 8/3-8/8, 2019 [Windigo-SLD-TH-McC-MB-RH]

Nice details in your trip report. Lengthiness is well respected here on the Isle Royale Forums. Glad your party did not feed the fish.
by IncaRoads
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Rock Harbor, Malone Bay, Richie,Moskey, Rock Harbor 8/3-8/9 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: TR: Rock Harbor, Malone Bay, Richie,Moskey, Rock Harbor 8/3-8/9 2019

Thanks for the detailed trip report. Sounds like some great fishing. Dramamine for the win!
by IncaRoads
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone

...Did you happen to see anyone that was backcountry camping? I think we'll have to backcountry camp because we have an afternoon flight into Windigo. If there was anyone off-trail backcountry camping along that stretch, they probably wouldn't have been seen. The rules state that one must camp at l...
by IncaRoads
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 32
Views: 3520

Re: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Mark Hometown: St. Paul, MN Arrival Date: Mon. Sept. 2, 2019 Departure Date: Sun. Sept. 8, 2019 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II Proposed Itinerary: Day 1, 9/02 - Grand Portage to McCargoe Cove Day 2, 9/03 - McCargoe Cove Day 3, 9/04 - McCargoe Cove to Lake Richie Day 4, 9/05 - L...
by IncaRoads
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: Carrying Water

I use a Platypus Water Tank so I can bring water back to my campsite and use/filter as needed. I apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the zipper when it becomes stiff and hard to zip.

Link ---> https://www.platy.com/bottles-storage/platy-water-tank
by IncaRoads
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A few questions from a first timer
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: A few questions from a first timer

The concession operation at Rock Harbor and Windigo do offer a service to store gear for a fee. The box of gear cannot contain stove fuel or food.
by IncaRoads
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/2 - 6/7 2019 [Ishpeming Trail > Greenstone Trail > Windigo]
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: TR: 6/2 - 6/7 2019 [Ishpeming Trail > Greenstone Trail > Windigo]

Did the NPS people at Windigo give anything away about whether there were plans to work on the deadfall or restore the beaver-ravaged boardwalk? In September of 2017 that same bridge/boardwalk (at the west end of Lake Siskiwit) was not passable. One side of it was floating as it was not attached to...
by IncaRoads
Fri May 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feeble First-Timer, Seeking Affirmation
Replies: 21
Views: 1234

Re: Feeble First-Timer, Seeking Affirmation

The concession operation at Rock Harbor and Windigo do offer a service to store gear for a fee. The box of gear cannot contain stove fuel or food.
by IncaRoads
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Trail Conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Minong Trail Conditions

Why not ask the Rangers when you arrive on Saturday and make your decision then? The Minong Ridge Trail from Windigo to Little Todd encompasses some of the toughest trails on Isle Royale. Beaver dams, mud, slippery rocks, endless up and downs, and possible early season deadfalls await you. I typical...
by IncaRoads
Wed May 22, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Re: Cook Kit Storage Question
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Cook Kit Storage Question

The original post in this thread has been deleted because it is potentially a sleeper spam post; looks legitimate but poster may come back later and enter a link in the text or signature. After searching the web for key words in the original post, I located a post in another forum that was the same ...
by IncaRoads
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

2. Doing a loop to and from the Windigo Dock though we may be time-limited on that. For a weekend trip (2 nights), doing the Feldtmann Loop is a bit too long on distances. 3. Chilling around Malone Bay after being dropped of by the ferry as that seems popular and beautiful and doing day hiking. Mal...
by IncaRoads
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: This or That? Which Itinerary for Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: This or That? Which Itinerary for Windigo to Rock Harbor

...Our first itinerary would have us arriving in Rock Harbor early in the day before our ferry. The second itinerary would have us arriving much later that day before... Understood. If I remember correctly, the National Park Service states that the busiest times at Isle Royale are in July/August. A...
by IncaRoads
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bushwhacking Moskey to Mt. Saginaw
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Bushwhacking Moskey to Mt. Saginaw

dcclark wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:37 pm
I usually plan 1/2 mile/hr bushwhacking, so 1 mile per hour sounds like easy going. :)
1/2 miles/hour in thick woods with water hazards may be a better approximation!

Since I travel solo like yourself, I leave a note in my tent/shelter indicating the approximate route I plan to take.