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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: 379

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: 607

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: 178

Re: 1/2 day canoe use and bag storage

Thank you for passing along the info!

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by ARRC
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chippewa Harbor or Moskey Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Chippewa Harbor or Moskey Basin

So we have all our hotel and boat reservations made for our first trip to the island in early August. We will be taking a water taxi from Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor and camping across the island to McCargo cove over the next few days. My question is, would you rather stay at Chippewa harbor or ...
by ARRC
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Sept trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: First time Sept trip

ARRC wrote:I'd water taxi to Chippewa Harbor and work your way back to Rock Harbor. Chippewa is a fun place to explore, Moskey has some of the best sunrises.

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Sorry! I had forgotten the taxi doesn't run that late in the year.

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by ARRC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Sept trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: First time Sept trip

I'd water taxi to Chippewa Harbor and work your way back to Rock Harbor. Chippewa is a fun place to explore, Moskey has some of the best sunrises.

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by ARRC
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: our first backpacking adventure

Hi, My wife and I are planning our fist visit/backpacking adventure on Isle Royale the first week in Aug. I'm still figuring out logistics such as which ferry and days (leaning tue-sat) to Rock Harbor. As it will be our first visit to the Island I'm curious as to what people recommend as must see f...
by ARRC
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.

Hi!
I typically take MH or Packit gourmet for meals. Pro bars for breakfast, trail mix, jerky and snikers bars to round it out.

Have a great trip, you will be back (:
by ARRC
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Timer to Isle Royale!
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: First Timer to Isle Royale!

Hi... I'm hoping for a little feedback on my itinerary. I'm going first week of June (I know it'll be cold at night). I'm an experienced hiker/camper. This will be my first bigbacking trek. I'm not looking to do heavy miles on my first trip, so I was thinking I'd take the voyager from Rock Harbor t...
by ARRC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning
Replies: 17
Views: 2093

Re: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning

Fishing probably won't be very good at Todd Harbor. Todd is a beautiful place to spend some time though. Probably best place to fish at Todd is to hike to the waterfall and try where the waterfall dumps into the lake. I was told by a ranger that was the best bet at Todd. Maybe some others have some ...
by ARRC
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)
Replies: 20
Views: 5056

Re: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)

Quick update from my trip in August of 2017. I made the journey from Grand Portage, MN to Windigo and then circumnavigated the island over 10 days by myself in my 2007 Bass Boat. What an amazing journey and story to tell. I'm working on updating my log to make it readable as I was making quick note...
by ARRC
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August

Looking for opinions on my group's itinerary. We're thinking to do the Feldtmann Loop the first week of August. We've been backpacking before, but this will be our first time on ISRO. We're a group of 4 middle-aged hikers. I've been using the trip planner worksheet and Jim Dufresne's guidebook. My ...
by ARRC
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning
Replies: 17
Views: 2093

Re: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning

I've been reading the forum for a while and am now close enough to a plan to post. Thank you all for the posts you have already made that have helped me, and for any future advice. Myself and two others are planning a trip in June and I'm looking for any input from people who have been to the islan...
by ARRC
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Re: Hammocks

https://youtu.be/d7NZVqpBUV0

Oops! Meant this series (:. All his videos are great though.

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by ARRC
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Re: Hammocks

https://youtu.be/QlIeq459Gsw

This may help! Best hammock, how to videos, I've ever seen.

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