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by Base654
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: pack rafting to Siskiwit
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: pack rafting to Siskiwit

perfect. thank you johnhens.
by Base654
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

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

Name: Rod Email: rcollin(at)comcast.net Hometown:Ann Arbor Arrival Date: May 31 Departure Date: June 19 Coming From/Via: Ranger III Itinerary: #1 Moskey Basin #2 Richie canoe #3 Intermediate #4 Wood #5 Whittlesey #6 Chippewa #7 Richie canoe #8-10 Moskey Basin last night Snug harbor many other nights...
by Base654
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: pack rafting to Siskiwit
Replies: 2
Views: 97

pack rafting to Siskiwit

I am planning a trip over Memorial Day from Snug to Moskey to Siskwit to Chippewa to Richie to Snug. I'm taking my sea kayak to Moskey and pack rafting from there. My big question is about Siskiwit, but other suggestions will be appreciated. I have only been on Siskiwit lake once and it was quite ca...
by Base654
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

So one HUGE danger at Isle Royale... If you go once, you will want to spend all of you vacations there. Then at some point, you will start making two trips per year... and then start looking for jobs in the area to be able to make more trips. be careful. :D
by Base654
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Schedule Help
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Schedule Help

It's quite difficult to do your trip by boat without waiting around. the math says the plane is $200ish more than the boats (you have to pay for the inter-island ferry too). Capt Don has a point that going out of Copper harbor fits schedules better, his boat is all about the passengers and runs almo...
by Base654
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.

I do two trips a year, one over Memorial day and one over Labor day. These are my two favorite times to be there. For your trip, depending on the year, berries may be in in prime season. Most years bugs are minimal if any. Cool temps and rain are more likely. Expect trails to be mostly muddy. camper...
by Base654
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

The boats easily handle four and some gear, they are standard 14' &16', two & three bench rental boats. Rock harbor (that length of protected water) is usually fairly calm; The hotel area is technically Snug harbor. There are plenty of hikes to do in the Moskey area. You could even start back to the...
by Base654
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First-Timers to the Island
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: First-Timers to the Island

one of my standby trips: 25 Rock harbor to Daisy 26 Daisy to McCargoe cove 27 McCargoe to Moskey 28 Moskey to Rock harbor 29 shopping depart. So, yes longer days, but I'm 48 and not in great shape. Rock to daisy is a bit longer, but it's flatish, it's really not a big deal. If you don't make Daisy, ...
by Base654
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

I fall into your category of fisherman except I own a lot of gear. I have had a very hard time over the years trying to find fish in any of the lakes and I think I finally caught the only one a few years ago. Many proper fishermen exist on this site that will give you some very good information, I h...
by Base654
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time Trip Itinerary
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: First Time Trip Itinerary

I agree, you should have no problem f you have some pack days behind you. I like the trail down past East CB, but I usually go back the other way just to avoid the out and back.
by Base654
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

I agree with Ed. especially on the foot wear. If you plan on continuing to camp. You can start collecting gear with foot wear. spend more now for the good stuff and save by not replacing junk later. If you have an REI around you, keep an eye out for "garage sales" where returned gear is resold for c...
by Base654
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time IR; need itinerary help
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: First Time IR; need itinerary help

I like the plan to canoe the first day in case you have to rearrange. Although Tobin harbor is usually calm, the weather precludes renting a canoe at times (watch out for the seaplane, it lands there also). Day two is a bit of a monster day. see the link for a topo to decide: https://isleroyaleforum...
by Base654
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition

I route all of my bills and expenditures through my card... I think I have one of everything from that store for free. Two years ago I fell in love with the LUCI lights. I'm getting the USB recharger version to recharge my Kindle this time. I took four pounds of books last time and still ran out of ...
by Base654
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First-timer question about Campsites/itinerary
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: First-timer question about Campsites/itinerary

Welcome to the forums. It is true that four days won't give you much time to see the island. With your current itinerary you are going to be spending most of your time on a boat or in the areas that people run away from; the built up areas. Rock harbor and Windigo are nice little places to visit, bu...
by Base654
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coin laundry on the island?
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Coin laundry on the island?

If you are day hiking and staying at the lodge, weight is not much of a concern. I would suggest bringing extra clothes and not washing. The washer dryers are far from cheap. I don't remember exactly, but I think $6-8 for a wash and more to dry.