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by IncaRoads
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 9
Views: 360

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: 279

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: 187

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: 10
Views: 1468

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: 50219

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: 314

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: 895

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: 14
Views: 4410

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

Name: Mark Hometown: St. Paul, MN Arrival Date: After Labor Day Departure Date: Six days later Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II Itinerary: Day 1 - Grand Portage to McCargoe Cove Day 2 - McCargoe Cove to Todd Harbor Day 3 - Todd Harbor to Little Todd Harbor Day 4 - Little Todd Harbor to Nor...
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: 1569

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: 1615

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: 1153

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: 1642

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: 1988

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: 3431

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: 1113

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...