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by IncaRoads
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Sept. 2022 [Hiking][Minong Ridge Trail: McCargoe - Todd - Lil Todd - N. Desor - Wash. Creek]
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: TR: Sept. 2022 [Hiking][Minong Ridge Trail: McCargoe - Todd - Lil Todd - N. Desor - Wash. Creek]

I don't suppose you have a report archived of your 1972 trip? But was there no celebratory cigar at the close of your epic Day 6?? No report from the 1972 trip. It was my first wilderness backpacking trip. IIRC, the freeze dried food package said 2 servings so I assumed it would feed my buddy and I...
by IncaRoads
Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Sept. 2022 [Hiking][Minong Ridge Trail: McCargoe - Todd - Lil Todd - N. Desor - Wash. Creek]
Replies: 2
Views: 127

TR: Sept. 2022 [Hiking][Minong Ridge Trail: McCargoe - Todd - Lil Todd - N. Desor - Wash. Creek]

Name: Mark Hometown: St. Paul, MN Arrival Date: Wed. Sept. 7, 2022 Departure Date: Tues. Sept. 13, 2022 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II Background: This 2022 solo trip coincides with my 50th year anniversary of visiting Isle Royale for the first time. In 1972 I was a high school junior. A...
by IncaRoads
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thread naming standards for Trip Reports (Please review!)
Replies: 5
Views: 8837

Re: Thread naming standards for Trip Reports (Please review!)

NOTE: Please remember to include the "year" when entering the date in the subject line.
by IncaRoads
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1724

Re: Water Filtering

On Isle Royale, it is recommended to use a 0.4 micron or finer water filter. The BeFree and MSR in-line filters are 0.1 and 0.2 microns, respectively. You should be fine with that setup.
by IncaRoads
Sat May 21, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: June 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: June 2022

Expect black flies and mosquitoes to peak in June or July. I personally find black flies to be the most troublesome. If you haven't yet met the upper Midwest's major pest, the black fly, you will. In addition to a headnet, I also bring along some rubber bands to seal off my shirt/pant cuffs in an at...
by IncaRoads
Wed May 11, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Campsite availability
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Campsite availability

Welcome to the Isle Royale Forums. National and regional parks are experiencing larger crowds; Isle Royale National Park is no exception. Most campers are accommodating about sharing their tent site if there is room. The following is an excerpt from the park newspaper, the Greenstone. Link --> https...
by IncaRoads
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Re: Does 47 Year Ago Qualify as History?

How do you remember Daisy Farm from the dock? ... I remember an actual large very empty field of tall grass and many times full of Daisies. This year marks the 50 year anniversary of my first trip to Isle Royale in August 1972. I was a junior in high school. Took the bus from suburban Detroit to Ho...
by IncaRoads
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: [Info] Cross-Country Camping: Regulations & Zones
Replies: 34
Views: 52255

Re: [Info] Cross-Country Camping: Regulations & Zones

NPS has updated the information on Cross-Country Camping for 2022. Refer to the post at the top of this thread for more details on...

1) Cross-Country Camping Regulations
2) Cross-Country Camping Zones
by IncaRoads
Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Cross country camping
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Cross country camping

I usually do one or two nights a trip doing off trail cross country camping. My single person tent works better than a larger tent as many of the reasonably flat places to pitch are quite small. I’ve never used a hammock. Plan ahead by perusing topo maps and satellite views. I use http://mapper.acme...
by IncaRoads
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR, mid Sep 2021 MC, TH, HL, Malone
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: TR, mid Sep 2021 MC, TH, HL, Malone

Wow! I can't believe it was that crowded at McCargoe Cove in the middle of September. I bet the algal-bloom issues at some of the campsites forced people to congregate in larger numbers elsewhere.
by IncaRoads
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2022 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 22
Views: 6147

Re: 2022 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: Mark Hometown: St. Paul, MN Arrival Date: Wed. Sept. 7, 2022 Departure Date: Tues. Sept. 13, 2022 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II Itinerary: Day 1, 9/07 - Grand Portage to McCargoe Cove Day 2, 9/08 - McCargoe Cove to Todd Harbor Day 3, 9/09 - Todd Harbor Zero Day Day 4, 9/10 - Todd ...
by IncaRoads
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/6-9/16, 2021 [Rock to Windigo via a mix of trails]
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: TR: 9/6-9/16, 2021 [Rock to Windigo via a mix of trails]

Welcome to the Isle Royale Forums. I'm glad you found this forum useful for your trip planning. Your hike sounds wonderful. I like the blend of hiking with a pack and day hiking without it.
by IncaRoads
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/30-9/10, 2021 [Rock to Windigo via mixed route]
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: TR: 8/30-9/10, 2021 [Rock to Windigo via mixed route]

Welcome to the Isle Royale Forums. Nice first post! And a trip report no less.
by IncaRoads
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/16 - 8/21, 2021 [Rock Harbor to Windigo via Tobin Harbor/Greenstone/Minong]
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: TR 8/16 - 8/21, 2021 [Rock Harbor to Windigo via Tobin Harbor/Greenstone/Minong]

Thanks for the trip report. If I remember correctly, the National Park Service states that the busiest times at Isle Royale are in July/August. Even September is busier than it used to be.
by IncaRoads
Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Cross Country Camping Zones 8,9,10,11
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Cross Country Camping Zones 8,9,10,11

The topography on Isle Royale is such that the north side of the ridges (i.e. Greenstone Ridge Trail) are steep and the south sides are much more gradual. I've cross-country camped in the western portion of zone 9 but it is a tangled mess of dead and fallen trees. A better bet would be to camp in zo...