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by rich
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Seaplane Times & Capacity...
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Seaplane Times & Capacity...

Thanks. I also received a quick response from Isle Royale Seaplanes. They have 3 aircraft ranging in capacity from 4-7 (dependent on weight). The latest flight out of Hancock is 4pm.
by rich
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Seaplane Times & Capacity...
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Seaplane Times & Capacity...

Daydreaming about getting to the island this year. I've haven't taken the seaplane before and had a couple questions that aren't readily answered by their website. Hope someone here might know. I did message them as well, but my daydreaming is impatient... What is the max number of people the seapla...
by rich
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography

Rainbow Cove, which is about 1 mile west of Feldtmann Lake campground, is beautiful.
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: 526

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: 533

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: 5694

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: 4878

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: 4878

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: 546

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: 546

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: 1582

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: 1582

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: 1582

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: 1582

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: 1493

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.