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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: 310

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: 310

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: 249

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: 598

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: 316

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: 635

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: 591

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: 598

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: 488

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: 1088

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: 1700

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: 377

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: 1706

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: 1652

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: 1652

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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