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by dcclark
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Sees Increase in Search and Rescues
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Porkies Sees Increase in Search and Rescues

I'm not surprised. There are some stories on the Porkies facebook group that will curl your toenails.

Has anyone heard anything similar from Isle Royale this year?
by dcclark
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/31-9/4, 2020. RH > DF > LC > RH > Scoville.
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: TR 8/31-9/4, 2020. RH > DF > LC > RH > Scoville.

Lovely trip report. Thank you! I can almost feel that bite of fall that the UP gets in late August. What follows are my random notes made as I read your report: I laughed (ruefully) at the Rock Harbor trail being the "definition of slippery when wet". So much dignity I've lost on that trail. The bel...
by dcclark
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020

I very much enjoyed reading your trip report. Fantastic writing! I too would enjoy seeing any photos that you have. How do you like the Q-Core SLX? I've been looking at that (it's on a nice discount at REI right now...) but have been shy to commit to it. Too many reports of consistent leaks. Oh, and...
by dcclark
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Venture crew group trip
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Venture crew group trip

-Is there that much to do at RH, I guessed they just had a store and ranger station, what all can be done there. The Greenstone does not show much for this. (is it worth spending two half days there?) Definitely worth it. The Stoll Trail (out on Scoville point, starting at Rock Harbor) is a 4-ish m...
by dcclark
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Agate Beach
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Agate Beach

I hope you'll write up a trip report and post it! It's always useful and fun for those of us stuck on the mainland.
by dcclark
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

W. Chickenbone to Moskey = straightforward. Moskey -Daisy Farm is an unexpectedly rough 3.5 miles or so, up and down off rock outcroppings, little shade, etc. ... Awh. I really have always enjoyed Moskey to Daisy. It is a scenic walk but it can also be a tremendous burn on the legs if taken too fas...
by dcclark
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Venture crew group trip
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Venture crew group trip

Hi Kees, and welcome to the forums! Many scout groups visit the island each year, so you can likely find some of their itineraries in the Trip Reports on this forum, or otherwise by googling around. I'll let others suggest routes, since I'm not as familiar with which campgrounds have good group site...
by dcclark
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Agate Beach
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Agate Beach

From experience, that would be a painful bushwhack. In addition to what treeplanter said about the big ol' ridge, you would also have to make it through an ever-changing array of swamps, tag alder swamps, and dense evergreen thickets. I did something similar along Moskey Basin last year and made it ...
by dcclark
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/29-8/11, 2020 [Hiking] [An east-end itinerary: RH > TM > DF > MB > TM > LC > RH]
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: TR: 7/29-8/11, 2020 [Hiking] [An east-end itinerary: RH > TM > DF > MB > TM > LC > RH]

Also had to chase a fox out of our campsite. It didn’t leave until I started waving my arms and yelling like a madman, a technique I have honed in faculty meetings. ... There’s a troop of 13 Boy Scouts ahead of us, and we consider eating them to reduce our wait time, and also because it can be done...
by dcclark
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/29-8/11, 2020 [Hiking] [An east-end itinerary: RH > TM > DF > MB > TM > LC > RH]
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: TR: 7/29-8/11, 2020 [Hiking] [An east-end itinerary: RH > TM > DF > MB > TM > LC > RH]

Thanks for a lovely trip log. I enjoyed this format and I hope others might write their logs out this way too. I have a theory that the various sites #4 are some of the best on the island. It's certainly true in most of the campgrounds I've visited (well, except possibly for Moskey). I hope to keep ...
by dcclark
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR bonanza! Two old TRs: 2016 [RH-LC-DF-MB-RH] & 2017 [RH-CH-WC-MC-RH] and links to many other reports
Replies: 1
Views: 121

TR bonanza! Two old TRs: 2016 [RH-LC-DF-MB-RH] & 2017 [RH-CH-WC-MC-RH] and links to many other reports

35762787374_ea9b463f50_c.jpg Since it's been a slow year for trip reports, Hobbes' 2019 report inspired me to share two old long-form reports that I wrote on my personal blog. I wasn't on here yet when I wrote these, so there are never-before-seen on these forums! Each trip is spread over multiple ...
by dcclark
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Critique, Suggestions or General Need-to-know.
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Itinerary Critique, Suggestions or General Need-to-know.

Nice itinerary overall, you'll see lots of lovely places and fun stretches of trail. If you have it in you, continue on to McCargoe on day 2 (about 3 more miles). It's gorgeous, right on Lake Superior, and has shelters and a community fire pit. Plus, it only adds 0.4 miles on day 3 if you take the t...
by dcclark
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Season Pass
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Season Pass

Yep, your receipt for the Season Pass, plus your photo ID, is enough (although as TopCarrot said, things may be more lax this year!). You will need to fill out a backcountry permit when you arrive. Normally this is done with a ranger, but this year I believe you can just fill one out at a kiosk whe...
by dcclark
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/23-9/29, 2019 [DF-ECB-HL-MC-MC-LC-RH]
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: TR: 9/23-9/29, 2019 [DF-ECB-HL-MC-MC-LC-RH]

What a lovely trip report! It sounds like you really hit the jackpot with weather. From your description and living in the UP for many years, I can almost see that late fall blue sky and feel the bite of the wind. I remember walking out on the spit of rock next to the dock in McCargo (edit: Moskey.....
by dcclark
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Season Pass
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Season Pass

Yep, your receipt for the Season Pass, plus your photo ID, is enough (although as TopCarrot said, things may be more lax this year!). You will need to fill out a backcountry permit when you arrive. Normally this is done with a ranger, but this year I believe you can just fill one out at a kiosk when...