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by rich
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Input...
Replies: 7
Views: 274

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: 7
Views: 274

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: 7
Views: 274

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: 7
Views: 274

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: 1014

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: 1560

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: 1389

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: 7436

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...
by rich
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Feldtmann Loop Fishing
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Feldtmann Loop Fishing

What lures did you use? I'm doing the feldtmann loop in August and am interested in fishing halloran as well.
by rich
Thu May 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Feldtmann Loop Fishing
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Feldtmann Loop Fishing

by rich
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August

JerryB - Do you know how far the next closest water source is to Island Mine Campground?
by rich
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August

Looking for opinions on my group's itinerary. We're thinking to do the Feldtmann Loop the first week of August. We've been backpacking before, but this will be our first time on ISRO. We're a group of 4 middle-aged hikers. I've been using the trip planner worksheet and Jim Dufresne's guidebook. My o...
by rich
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi Transit Times?
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: Water Taxi Transit Times?

Thanks for the responses. From the reading I've done on this forum I certainly know to plan for weather delays. Right now I'm just trying to plan out an east side "loop" for my backpacking group and taking the water taxi to chippewa seemed a good way to see more of the island with our limited time. ...
by rich
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi Transit Times?
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Water Taxi Transit Times?

Is there a chart somewhere of the transit times for the water taxi service? I've checked their website and searched here but could not find any. I'm interested specifically in Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor, but if there is a timetable that would be great too!