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by ARRC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: This or That? Which Itinerary for Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: This or That? Which Itinerary for Windigo to Rock Harbor

If you are experienced, the views and campsites are much nicer on the Minong than the Greenstone. It's always a good idea to plan for bad weather on the rock, so be prepared if you get delayed on the island. Just a thought, but if you are going into Windigo. How about continuing on to McCargo and hi...
by ARRC
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe rental?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Canoe rental?

Have you thought about buying a used canoe? May not be much different than renting, depending how long you have the rental. You would have a boat for future trips or sell it. Just a thought (:

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by ARRC
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: Hiking Shoes?

In the last 3 years I've hiked 80% of the island including the Minong wearing boots. This year's trip I'm switching to mid trail runners. As mentioned above, wear what is comfortable to you.

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by ARRC
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike

Love the relief map.

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by ARRC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike

Base654 has a lot more experience and thought of some things I didn't. The only thing you might consider would be to lengthen your stay if you can fit in the time. I've yet to meet someone that didn't wish they had more time on the island [emoji4]

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by ARRC
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Traveling with small children and Seniors
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Traveling with small children and Seniors

Ingo always has great information. The only thing I could add would be to utilize the Voyager to drop you at different campgrounds. You could carry plenty of gear and food to keep you comfortable with minimal carrying distance.

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by ARRC
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Figure 8 hike

In my opinion, May is the best time of year to do the Feldtmann loop. Last year it was so cool to see the views that you wouldn't normally see when all the foliage is on. I was set to do it the year before, after doing the Minong, but after talking with all the hikers coming off the loop, decided to...
by ARRC
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?

If you're use to hiking the whites, definitely do the Minong. You won't have any difficulty with it. Views are far superior than the Greenstone.

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by ARRC
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Input/Feedback Needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Input/Feedback Needed!

If you took the sea plane to Rock Harbor. You could catch the Voyager the next day to Windigo. Then catch the Ranger back to Houghton. You could also use the sea plane as a shuttle to Windigo. The sea plane folks are great to work with. The only draw back is that the plane is more effected by weathe...
by ARRC
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Better to visit in early May, or late August
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Better to visit in early May, or late August

You really can't go wrong with either time. The lack of green up in May allows for views that you won't get in August. Also cooler hiking weather, likely no mosquitos and less people.August generally not a problem with bugs. Water is definitely inviting for a swim. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
by ARRC
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Figure 8 hike

I've done both loops and like Ingo's suggestion. Strangely I found the climb from the bay up to Island Mine more difficult than anything on the Minong. I did Loop in May, it was an awesome experience. If you can, I highly recommend May. The lack of green up, allows for spectacular views. Sent from m...
by ARRC
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: End to end loop hike
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: End to end loop hike

I met a couple this past may. They where in there mid sixties and I believe did that and a bit more. Travel light and plan your food drops and you shouldn't have a problem.

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by ARRC
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First timer - wondering how difficulty compares to Jordan River Valley in L.P.?
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: First timer - wondering how difficulty compares to Jordan River Valley in L.P.?

I've not done Jordan, but have hiked all the trails on the island you've mentioned. If you are in averages physical shape you should have no problems. I'm heavier than I should be carry a 40+ pound pack . I'm also 48. I'd do the Minong over the Greenstone, but it is definitely a rougher trail. The v...
by ARRC
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time Itinerary Advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: First Time Itinerary Advice!

Moskey basin is one of the coolest campgrounds on the island, but may not work for this trip other than checking it out. Yes! Campsites and shelters at both ends of the island. Hugginin loop is and afternoon hike. Kayaks can be rented at Windigo.

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by ARRC
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: 1/2 day canoe use and bag storage
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: 1/2 day canoe use and bag storage

Thank you for passing along the info!

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