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by Hobbes
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR (5/31-6/7): Ishpeming, Feldtmann---and some commuting
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: TR (5/31-6/7): Ishpeming, Feldtmann---and some commuting

Thank you for the great TR and photos! Excited to head back in a few months and tackle the Minong (provided it opens up on schedule). Such an interesting route - my first reaction was how convoluted it seemed, but upon reading about your goal of reaching previously-untrekked trail, made perfect sens...
by Hobbes
Thu May 20, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Itinerary Thoughts

Welcome! I agree with Base about McCargoe. Great spot, and a number of shelters there as well, subject to availability. Torpified's scouts/informants are correct about Hatchet Lake leeches, in my experience (Though I've only seen one in two visits. Many more at Feldtmann Lake). I also agree about s...
by Hobbes
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: 1st time solo traveler.
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: 1st time solo traveler.

Thank you sooooooo much for this valuable info. As for water, I planned to refill at the campgrounds. Is it accurate that all campgrounds offer water? Jumping in here - I took my first trip to ISRO as a solo a few years ago and loved it! Excited for you. In my experience all campgrounds offer water...
by Hobbes
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/18-9/25, 2020 [MB, HL, SD, SB, FLx3]
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: TR: 9/18-9/25, 2020 [MB, HL, SD, SB, FLx3]

Hobbes - Great report. Always appreciate a "Gear Notes" section that describes what worked or didn't work. Interesting route; did your original itinerary include spending the last 3 nights at Feldtmann Lake? The original itinerary planned for a bypass of Siskiwit (due to construction), 3x...
by Hobbes
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/18-9/25, 2020 [MB, HL, SD, SB, FLx3]
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: TR: 9/18-9/25, 2020 [MB, HL, SD, SB, FLx3]

dcclark - glad you enjoyed! And agreed - setting things up ahead of time is the key with the filter. torpified - Ikr! I remember reading about cribbage in another TR and was inspired to bring the board. We did not keep a record but it seemed to go pretty back and forth. I think we each got skunked o...
by Hobbes
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/18-9/25, 2020 [MB, HL, SD, SB, FLx3]
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

TR: 9/18-9/25, 2020 [MB, HL, SD, SB, FLx3]

Trip Report: Moskey Basin, Hatchet Lake, Lake Desor South, Siskiwit Bay, Feldtmann Lake (September 18-25, 2020) Summary: Third trip to the Isle did not disappoint. First time via the seaplane. Beautiful weather (light rain for half a day), good wildlife sightings, and Feldtmann to ourselves for 3 n...
by Hobbes
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:10 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: 3167

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

Thank you for this TR! Sounds like a great trip. I know you were East-ending, but did you happen to hear anything from Rangers or visitors about the status of Siskiwit dock replacement?

Planning a trip end of next month and expecting it to still be going on, but just curious...

Thanks!
by Hobbes
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice for omarkoup
Replies: 0
Views: 2441

Itinerary Advice for omarkoup

Notes/Other: Would love to go to lane cove if the weather is not bad, not sure if my wife is up for that many miles, so I need a backup plan. First time on the Island in 32 years (I said I would be back next year! lol) We do have some experience backpacking Pictured Rocks, many times. And we have h...
by Hobbes
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/23-9/29, 2019 [DF-ECB-HL-MC-MC-LC-RH]
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

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

THANKS for this wonderful report. I love the immediacy, and admire your foraging skills (thimbleberries, firewood, apples, a headlamp for exploring the Minong Mine)! I think it's one of dcclark's maxims that you start planning the next IR trip no later than partway through your current one --- have...
by Hobbes
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itin Thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Itin Thoughts?

Looks great, I've thoroughly enjoyed all the sites you listed, and I think all have the opportunity for a shelter with the exception of Lane. I was at Lane at the end of the season last year and really enjoyed it. The campsites are nicely secluded from each other. McCargoe is great with lots of shel...
by Hobbes
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/23-9/29, 2019 [DF-ECB-HL-MC-MC-LC-RH]
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

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 one rainy Augu...
by Hobbes
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/23-9/29, 2019 [DF-ECB-HL-MC-MC-LC-RH]
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

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

TR: 9/23-9/29, 2019 [DF-ECB-HL-MC-MC-LC-RH] [/b] Posting a 2019 TR that I never got around to. Was inspired by TopCarrot's mention in their TR that the pandemic is probably interrupting many plans this season - hope this can provide some enjoyment. Copied just about verbatim from my journal I kept ...
by Hobbes
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/22-8/28, 2018 [RH-MB-HL-IM-FL-WC-RH]
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

Re: TR 8/22-8/28, 2018 [RH-MB-HL-IM-FL-WC-RH]

torpified wrote: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:11 am Thanks for the report, and congratulations on the wide variety of animals encountered! Am I correct you were bitten more often by leeches than by mosquitos??
I’d say that’s correct! I got two or three leeches, but I can’t remember more than one or two mosquitoes.
by Hobbes
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/22-8/28, 2018 [RH-MB-HL-IM-FL-WC-RH]
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

TR 8/22-8/28, 2018 [RH-MB-HL-IM-FL-WC-RH]

My first trip report from my first trip to IR! Many thanks to everyone who provided advice and tips. My daily reports are a little bit shorter since I used a small notebook, so I apologize for the lack of detail. Looking forward to coming back to the Isle in the future. 8/22 - Day 1 [RH-MB] Up at 6:...
by Hobbes
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Trailfinding/Navigation (August)
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Trailfinding/Navigation (August)

First-timer with a late-August itinerary (had to delay from first boat due to the ice this year). Starting in RH and heading to Windigo by way of Moskey, the Greenstone, and then the Feldtmann Loop. For those who are familiar with these trails, what's the level (if any) of difficulty trailfinding/na...