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by rich
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Persied meteor showers peak 8/11-8/13
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Persied meteor showers peak 8/11-8/13

Excellent. Will watch from West Chickenbone!
by rich
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Inland Water Conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Inland Water Conditions

Would any recent visitors please comment on the blue/green algae status of the inland lakes? Leaving soon and wondering if they've had any blooms. Thx.
by rich
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 32
Views: 3520

Re: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Rich (and 2 others) Hometown: Chicago Area Arrival Date: 8/10 Departure Date: 8/15 Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor Itinerary: Rock Harbor -> Chippewa Harbor (Water Taxi) -> Moskey Basin -> West Chickenbone -> Daisy Farm -> Rock Harbor Notes/Other: Second trip for the group. First time out of Ro...
by rich
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: fish species in inland lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 4038

Re: fish species in inland lakes

Thank you! I also just noticed it is a "sticky" post in this forum. Surprising it didn't come up in my searches.
by rich
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: fish species in inland lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 4038

Re: fish species in inland lakes

Does anyone have the list of fish species per inland lake? The NPS link above is broken and I could not find a replacement on their site. I searched the forums but could only find other posts with the broken link.
by rich
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi Reservations?
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Water Taxi Reservations?

Grandpa - I took your advice and called frequently (about every 5-10 min). I got finally got through after 8 tries. Thanks!

I don't have a reservation yet, but the lady took my info and said I would receive a call back.
by rich
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi Reservations?
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Water Taxi Reservations?

Has anyone been able to make a water taxi reservation this year? I've called at least 10 times over several days and never gotten through. I've also used their online form to submit 2 requests, but haven't received any response. Can anyone who has been able to get through confirm the phone number fo...
by rich
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Input...
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Itinerary Input...

Thanks everyone for your input. We've decided on "Itinerary 3" above. Everyone like the low mileage and nice sampling of trails & inland lakes. We've even made contingency plans for bad water at Chickenbone Lake and delayed/cancelled water taxi. Now we just have to be patient for August.
by rich
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Input...
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Itinerary Input...

Ingo - Your post made me rethink using the water taxi. I made up a new itinerary starting with a water taxi to CH. It is a much easier hiking schedule than the previous itineraries, and it still allows for decent sections of the Rock Harbor Trail and Greenstone. Itinerary 3 RH -> CH (Water Taxi) CH ...
by rich
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Input...
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Itinerary Input...

Thanks Tom. I'm definitely leaning towards itinerary 2 as well. Though I'll say that the reward of beer and burgers would definitely get me through a 15 mile day! I know McCargoe is a favorite of many here, but Chippewa is on my list of must-stay locations. Plus I know I'll hit McCargoe when I event...
by rich
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Input...
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Itinerary Input...

I'd appreciate the forum's thoughts on the following two itineraries. Our backpacking group consists of 3 "middle aged" men. We visited the island last year, hiking the Feldtmann Loop. This year we're looking to visit the east side of the island. We'd like to do a little fishing. We enjoy time at ca...
by rich
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage

I have ATT and had signal while at Rainbow Cove. Also had signal for most of the boat ride over from Grand Portage. Ended up getting a Canadian tower while on feldtmann ridge fire tower.
by rich
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail Tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 1771

Re: Trail Tracking

I use Backcountry Navigator on my Android phone. It allows you to download maps and saves your location at an interval. No cell signal required after you've downloaded your maps. I've also heard GaiaGPS is a good app, but don't have experience with that one yet.
by rich
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: Feldtmann Loop questions

See the bottom of the thread below. They fished halloran this year.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3588
by rich
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 28
Views: 8139

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Rich, 2 others Hometown: Chicago Arrival Date: 8/2/2018 Departure Date: 8/5/2018 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN / Seahunter III Itinerary: Feldtmann Loop - Feldtmann Lake Campground, Siskiwit Bay Campground, Washington Creek Campground Notes/Other: Our first time on Isle Royale. Hope to do...