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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: 4
Views: 296

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: 457

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 Rock Harbor to Windigo via Tobin Harbor/Greenstone/Minong
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: TR 8/16 - 8/21 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: 894

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...
by IncaRoads
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/31-8/8 [Hiking] FL, SB, SD, TH, MC, CH
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: TR: 7/31-8/8 [Hiking] FL, SB, SD, TH, MC, CH

Great trip report! I liked the route you chose.

Where exactly is the beaver takeover between Hatchet and Todd Harbor? Is it on the Minong Ridge Trail or the Hatchet Lake Trail?
by IncaRoads
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Sandals on Greenstone Ridge
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: Sandals on Greenstone Ridge

...I plan to get off the Voyageur on the west end of the island around 12-1pm and then hike to Desor (~11mi). How is the terrain on this stretch? Is this too ambitious of a plan? Although my preference is to go slow and take in the surrounding(s)... That stretch of the Greenstone Trail from Windigo...
by IncaRoads
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Cheapest path to Malone bay?
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Cheapest path to Malone bay?

One thing that came up when we were talking is private charters to the island. Is there a page to find this? Link to thread on "Private Boat/Chartering a Boat" ---> https://isleroyaleforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4280 The two ferry/water taxi options to access Malone Bay are... 1. Vo...
by IncaRoads
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: password woes
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: password woes

I apologize to the administrators for being a pain---but I'd really appreciate it if they could either tell me what else I can try or (try again to) send a "reset password" link to the email address I've listed on my profile page! Manually sent information to your email address on record.
by IncaRoads
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 5/19-5/23, 2021 [Hiking]: Windigo-S. Desor-W. Chickenbone-Threemile-Rock Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: TR 5/19-5/23, 2021 [Hiking]: Windigo-S. Desor-W. Chickenbone-Threemile-Rock Harbor

Thanks for the great trip report, which included my favorite section, "Things I learned". Interesting to learn that there were near-capacity crowds at campsites so early in the season. The beaver are apparently making a mess of a lot of the low trail sections. Do you use tarp poles when se...
by IncaRoads
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR (5/31-6/7): Ishpeming, Feldtmann---and some commuting
Replies: 20
Views: 2158

Re: TR (5/31-6/7): Ishpeming, Feldtmann---and some commuting

There’s a bit of an intermission after the trail descends from Feldtmann ridge----a long, basically flat, essentially straight wooded stretch. The monotonous bit couldn’t have been more than 5 miles, but it felt like it took forever to cross. That long strait section of trail is an old road bed tha...
by IncaRoads
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Storing extra gear at the lodge while we backpack
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Storing extra gear at the lodge while we backpack

Are there storage lockers on the Island? No, there are no storage lockers on the Island. The concession operation at Rock Harbor and Windigo does offer a service to store gear for a fee. The box of gear cannot contain stove fuel or food. Contact the Rock Harbor Lodge office for more information. Li...
by IncaRoads
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Stove Fuel - Windigo - June 4th
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Stove Fuel - Windigo - June 4th

For those that are taking the seaplane, they have a page on their website that describes how to obtain fuel for the 2021 camping season... Isle Royale Seaplanes, 2021 Camp Fuel Info ---> https://www.isleroyaleseaplanes.com/about-8 Additional information from the park service on fuels available and ...
by IncaRoads
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking pole tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Trekking pole tips?

I use a rubber tip on my single Tracks Sherlock hiking staff. The rubber tip reduces the noise the staff makes on the trail and prevents it from scarring rocks and terrain. Works well all around but can slip a bit on smooth wet rock; hiking boots will also slip under similar conditions.
by IncaRoads
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: [Info] Cross-Country Camping Zones
Replies: 33
Views: 44547

Re: [Info] Cross-Country Camping Zones

NPS published a new Cross-Country Camping Zones map today. Refer to the post at the top of this thread for updated information on...

1) Cross-Country Camping Regulations
2) NEW Cross-Country Camping Zones
by IncaRoads
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Greenstone 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Greenstone 2021

Thanks to johnhens for initially pointing this out to me. I've added an expanded explanation. The 2021 Greenstone Newspaper states... " Cross-Country Camping zones have changed in 2021. Terrain and vegetation make off-trail hiking and camping difficult. Visit https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvi...