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by philranger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: First Trip

Good that your planning early. There are lots of helpful folks on this forum. Part of the joy of Isle Royale is just enjoying the scenery and solitude. Hiking too many miles makes you tired and less likely to enjoy the island to it’s fullest. Remember you won’t see everything in one trip. Leave your...
by philranger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 841

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

John, have they indicated where on the island these wolves will be released?
by philranger
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/3-9/11/2018 Paddling McCargoe - Belle Isle - Duncan - RH - Daisy
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: TR 9/3-9/11/2018 Paddling McCargoe - Belle Isle - Duncan - RH - Daisy

Awesome report. That trail from Lane Cove to Mt Franklin goes on forever.

Hope all is well in NC.
by philranger
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wildflowers at Saginaw Mine Site
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Wildflowers at Saginaw Mine Site

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing MikeT.
by philranger
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1324

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

I saw one in 2007 at Daisy Farm.

There was a woman (Black Coffee ?) who posted pictures from two separate trips. She saw 2 near West Chickenbone and one at Siskiwit. It is very cool to see a wolf. Even cooler to get a picture of them and be able to share the image.
by philranger
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/24-8/31 (Windigo-Huginnin Cove-Island Mine-South Lake Desor-Hatchet Lake-Lake Richie-Daisy Farm-Rock Harbor)
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: TR: 8/24-8/31 (Windigo-Huginnin Cove-Island Mine-South Lake Desor-Hatchet Lake-Lake Richie-Daisy Farm-Rock Harbor)

I enjoyed your trail report. Don’t ever worry about adding too much info. I think most of the people who read these posts are happy and hungry to read anything about Isle Royale.
by philranger
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1324

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

I’m all for reintroduces wolves to Isle Royale. My only concern is how these new wolves will react to humans. I can’t imagine being a solo hiker and run into a small pack on the trail. That would be scary.
by philranger
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/12 - 8/18 2018 - McCargoe Cove - Todd Harbor - Hatchet Lake - Ishpeming Tower - Malone Bay.
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: TR 8/12 - 8/18 2018 - McCargoe Cove - Todd Harbor - Hatchet Lake - Ishpeming Tower - Malone Bay.

That’s it. My next trip will be via water.
I still need to try the Ranger and a plane ride.
Sounds like my next trip is taking shape.
by philranger
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/12 - 8/18 2018 - McCargoe Cove - Todd Harbor - Hatchet Lake - Ishpeming Tower - Malone Bay.
Replies: 6
Views: 404

TR 8/12 - 8/18 2018 - McCargoe Cove - Todd Harbor - Hatchet Lake - Ishpeming Tower - Malone Bay.

8/12/18 - My daughter Kari and I drove to St. Paul to collect my Niece Lynn. This would be my 9th trip to IR, Kari’s 5th trip and Lynn’s 1st. Travel was care free until we hit some construction on Hwy 35 near Rush City. Traffic was crawling for several miles. On the way up Hwy 61 along the Northern...
by philranger
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st Time IR Trip 5day/4nite Solo Advice Needed Please
Replies: 4
Views: 483

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

Instead of going from Chickenbone to 3 Mile to Rock Harbor. I would go to Moskey Basin to 3 Mile. Rock Harbor is pretty busy and I would rather spend my last night at 3 Mile instead of RH.
by philranger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Todd Harbor questions
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Todd Harbor questions

Thank you both for your responses. Looking forward to exploring Todd Harbor again and trying to find these landmarks. I remember marveling at the view from “Grace Overlook” when we came from Feldtmann Lake back to Windigo. We headed back there in 2014 on a side hiked from Windigo. I guess we didn’t ...
by philranger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Todd Harbor questions
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Todd Harbor questions

I know this has been asked before, but I can’t find it. At Todd Harbor, where is the waterfall? Is it off the trail or along the beach? How far away is it from the shelter? How far past the group campsites are the large rocks I have read about? And a bonus question dealing with the Feldtmann Lake tr...
by philranger
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Campsites Space
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Campsites Space

Yes, you should be able to set up all 3 tents in 1 site.
Daisy Farm has shelters all 6 of you can share.

West Chickenbone is my favorite trail camp.
by philranger
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Ridge - good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

Re: Minong Ridge - good idea?

Nicky - I'll speak as the Dad in your trip. My daughter and I did the Minong in 2013. See the trail report called "Kari and Wally tackle the Minong 8/10/13 - 8/15/13". I have been to Isle Royale 8 times. 4 have been with my daughter Kari. She also spent time on camp staffs. In fact, when I took my B...
by philranger
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong trail
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Minong trail

My daughter and I hiked the Minong in August 2013. You can look through the trail reports for details. "Kari and Wally do the Minong".