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by MattC
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Hiking Shoes?

I always use trail runners but thats just my preference. Make sure you try them on in person before purchasing. Functionality over fashion as well!
by MattC
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

If you can, try to hit Lane Cove. Its a dead end but its my favorite place on IR. Cove is wait deep for atleast 25-30 yards out. Perfect to take a dip after a long hike. It was plenty warm last year during May.
by MattC
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

You're right, it's never too early to start planning an Isle Royale adventure. You're really going to enjoy that time of year on Isle Royale...no one will be there, no bugs, warm days, cool nights...it's really quite perfect. Also, smart to be cautious with a canoe on Siskiwit. From what johnhens h...
by MattC
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

Unless things have changed, you book (or try to book---it can take some persistence) the water taxi through the lodge. Last year the lodge opened for "full operation" on June 5th. I don't know whether that was preceded by a condition of being semi-open and running the water taxi. You can talk to Fo...
by MattC
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

Thanks for the advice, John! If you see two ding bats riding round in a canoe in those parts, thatll be us! 😂

Also, does anyone one know if water taxi runs that early in the season?
by MattC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

May 20th may be too early for the water taxi. Make sure you get confirmation from them before you make other commitments. Yikes! I didnt think about that. Great point! Im going to have to give them a call. I saw a post from 2012 saying someone rented a canoe for 5 days for 250 bucks. A little steep...
by MattC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

Its never too early to get into Isle Royale mode! Brother and I have decided to come back this year because we had such a blast in 2018. This year we are centering our trip around fishing! We caught some good sized northern and perch last year but also hoofed it quite a bit. We always start out from...
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Restaurant opens tomorrow!
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Restaurant opens tomorrow!

A hot meal and a draft beer will be available tomorrow if going to Rock Harbor!

We sure wished they were open last week! :(
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcoming folks to Isle Royale's subreddit!
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Welcoming folks to Isle Royale's subreddit!

MattC, curious as to why you think the Reddit page is a better fit for these times. I just feel its a better platform to get the best information to the top for new and expierenced folks planning their trip. I understand this is the home base for all information but quality posts may get lost in mu...
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Tuna wraps!
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Tuna wraps!

During me and my brothers trip, we discovered versatile Starkists Tuna Creation packets could be a great trail meal and especially on a budget. We enjoyed them most in wraps with the Frank's Red Hot flavor. Packs a great protein punch when feeling deficient. I used these as a contingency plan incase...
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]

Glad we saw you and you decided a last minute trip there. Hope you go back to discover more someday!
by MattC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]

I think we ran into you, possibly. Atleast my brother and I ran into someone going to ECB. I wanted to caution you about the water source being far away but when you're actually on IR, didnt feel its a place to give a stranger input. You/They warned us about some possible moose about 1.5 away from W...
by MattC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18: LC-WCB-LR-MB
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18

torpified wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:22 am
thanks for the report! Is there any hiker slang that names that point in a trip that's the last time your feet will be dry?
Perhaps for IR it could be "The Final Countdown" (queue the song) and keep trekking! :shock:
by MattC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18: LC-WCB-LR-MB
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: TR: 28/5/18 - 1/6/18

ekimknife wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:43 am
We probably crossed paths at some point. That wind at night was an intense thing to wake up to!
Very possible. If you saw two goofy looking guys, that was us! :lol: