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by Base654
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Info on campsites ?
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Info on campsites ?

I have often found all of the site occupied, but full is a relative term. I often hike alone, but share a shelter or camp site with others. I have never needed to leave a campground. I like to get to RH early so I can shower, hit the gift shop, have a beer and a burger, walk the Stoll Trail and have...
by Base654
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Lodging in Houghton
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Lodging in Houghton

I'm partial to Vic's Cabins. I work as a nurse in Ann Arbor and her (co owner's) daughter I found is an x-ray tech that comes to my unit. It's a small world sometimes.
by Base654
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st Time IR Trip 5day/4nite Solo Advice Needed Please
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: 1st Time IR Trip 5day/4nite Solo Advice Needed Please

I would have a backup plan in case the plane is delayed. I flew over earlier this year and we left houghton 3 hours late. it's not a big deal unless the planes are full. They operate like an airliner, if your 1:00 flight is late, the 2:00 people take it when the sky opens and they try to fit you in ...
by Base654
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Three people evacuated
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Three people evacuated

https://www.9and10news.com/2018/08/07/c ... or-island/

Not much info Be prepared. Have enough water and a means to make more.
by Base654
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Lodging in Houghton
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Lodging in Houghton

I stayed at this place earlier this year:

https://vicscabins.com/

$60 ish per night. about 15 mins from the dock. clean, no frills. just north of Hancock.
by Base654
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

I tried to get to the three mile to Mt Fraklin trail two years ago from Tobin harbor, it didn't work. We ended going back and pulling out on the Tobin harbor trail. I don't suggest it. lots of twists, turns and up and downs that didn't like an 18 foot kayak. If you leave the boat and come back to it...
by Base654
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best Time of Year to Visit - May or August?
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Best Time of Year to Visit - May or August?

P.S. you should always be ready for mud!
by Base654
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Finding moose
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Finding moose

The best places and times are dawn and dusk around water with weeds growing (aka food). Moose tend to move towards the cooler areas and chill out during the day. I have found it is more about being quiet and observant, they are all over the place.
by Base654
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!
Replies: 19
Views: 1593

Re: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!

I don't know that there is a specific list of trails, there aren't any "boardwalk trails". Many of the trails have boardwalks over very wet areas, ponds, big streams, or delicate areas. There tends to be more on the west end of the island. Looking back at your itinerary you will pass a few.
by Base654
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st time ever! Input please
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: 1st time ever! Input please

That is a nice first trip. Daisy might be a bit too much for "neither of us are super fit or young" if you are getting off the Ranger at 3:00. Remember your itinerary as filed is flexible. Mount Franklin and Suzy's cave are nice places to look at. Consider the Tobin harbor trail for different scener...
by Base654
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?

I just got back from 6 nights, we (2) used this filter for two people at about two gallons per person per day with no problems. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sawyer-Products-Squeeze-Water-Filter/24689330?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=5761&adid=22222222227017575492&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=409698...
by Base654
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Just back from a 6 day trip
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Just back from a 6 day trip

I just got back yesterday, 6/1, from a six night trip spent mostly in Rock Harbor and Moskey. I hiked the trails from Snug harbor to Moskey and the Greenstone and connectors from the Greenstone to the Rock Harbor trail. These trails were all in good shape and the rangers report all trails are in goo...
by Base654
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Just back from a 6 day trip
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Just back from a 6 day trip

I just got back yesterday, 6/1, from a six night trip spent mostly in Rock Harbor and Moskey. Night time temps were in the low to mid 40s and the mosquitoes just started hatching on my last day. I saw a few piles of snow and ice on the Tobin harbor trail. day time temps were in the low 70s on the sh...
by Base654
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 1484

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

I am just back from 6 nights on the island. The mosquitoes where just coming out and I heard of one black fly bite. nights were in the low to mid 40s. I always wear long pants just for the bugs.