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by Base654
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: McCargoe Cove to Chickenbone Lake portage
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: McCargoe Cove to Chickenbone Lake portage

I was there this past spring and a beaver dam was 20' downstream of the put in at the top. I couldn't paddle much past the dock, only 100 feet or so.
by Base654
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: Solo Hike

The only ways to resupply is to send packages to yourself via https://www.isleroyaleboats.com/home.html or to drop packages at the Rock Harbor Lodge. both have costs, but Isle Royale Boats will drop a package ant any of their stops. You have to be there to collect it, charges apply. I spent 18 days ...
by Base654
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

I have a couple of alcohol stoves, but I don't find them very convenient. I tend to stay out for a while and like hot meals. The weight of the fuel offsets the weight (or lack there of) of the stove.
by Base654
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

I bought the MSR universal liquid/canister... I have't opened it yet. is there any way to stop this addiction?
by Base654
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

I have a bit of a stove fetish. I own most of the stoves from REI and quite a few others. I carry a pocket rocket for my backup when I solo backpack. My primary stove is the jet boil. it's nice because of it's efficiency, but honestly I only bought it because that year's camping budget had extra mon...
by Base654
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: Solo Hike

Welcome to the forums. Just to clarify, are you and experienced hiker and backpacker? Most of my hikes on the island are solo. During mid July to early August you wont be alone. You will have time to yourself, but there will still be plenty of people around on most of the trails. My biggest concern ...
by Base654
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Trip Help
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Trip Help

How long do you plan on staying? Early June can still be cold with some snow on the ground. Late June-early July starts bug season. Consider staying on the boat and going to the east end of the Isle. The west end has some long days after the first day. Then you are in the middle of no where and have...
by Base654
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Itinerary Review

This is not a trip that I would like, but if you like miles, go for it. I will stress johnhens "good shape". The average person would be in pretty bad shape trying to get those miles in, particularly if your plane is waiting at the end. For me, much of the difficulty of the island is the long step u...
by Base654
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First timer
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: First timer

All of dcclark's suggestions are good. My old standby is #1 it's a nice hike. not to much, not to little. If you can get the plane early out and late back you could also consider: 1. fly to windigo> S Lake desor 2. Desor > W chickenbone 3. W chickenbone > Daisy 4. Daisy > Rock Harbor 5. hang at Rock...
by Base654
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Luxury item
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Luxury item

I laughed at my friends for taking a helinox chair zero because it is an unnecessary one pound. I was trying to get comfortable sitting on the dock last year while reading a book when a fellow kayaker pulled his chair out and offered it to me. I now carry one. Crow doesn't taste bad when you're comf...
by Base654
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Logistics- Rock Harbor to Windigo- How do you get back to Rock Harbor to catch boat
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Logistics- Rock Harbor to Windigo- How do you get back to Rock Harbor to catch boat

Consider the seaplane both ways. You can schedule an early departure and a late return. Effectively giving yourself two extra days on the island. after the price of a Ranger III ticket you will pay 230 more. The plane will drop off on one end and pick up on the other for the same fare.
by Base654
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late August 5 night - 6 day Trip!
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Late August 5 night - 6 day Trip!

Welcome to the forums.

To help s help you: What boat are you coming in on? How many in your group? How much backpacking experience does your group have (particularity the least experienced)? When are you going?
by Base654
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Stove canisters and weight
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Stove canisters and weight

I carry two for three reasons. One for possible leaks. Two because I usually use slightly less that one can. If I had one I would have to carry a big can for a shorter trip to use it up. Three it's easier to pack the smaller cans.
by Base654
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: time for a boat
Replies: 1
Views: 257

time for a boat

This is a bit of an odd topic and perhaps not in the right location, but I am looking for input from those who may know. I am looking to buy a boat to sail around the island. I am trying to solve a couple of problems. 1. I want sail power not engine for most of the trip. 2. I am based in Ann Arbor. ...
by Base654
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 1312

Re: Carrying Water

I'll touch on a few points. Most campsites are within seconds or a minute or two of the water source. I use the sawyer filter exclusively now. I filter one liter at the dock and refill my two liter container with dirty water to take back to camp. Three liters is enough to get me through dinner and b...