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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: 304

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: 327

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: 304

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: 304

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: 1647

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: 1647

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: 1394

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...
by Hobbes
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 6293

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

hooky wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:44 am
Bummer Hobbes. Where are you coming from? Maybe there are other options for a hike that week.
I’m coming from southeast MI, so maybe some options in the UP.
by Hobbes
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 6293

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Yes, it has happened again. Winter has things locked up well into April and getting to the island on the first Sat of May is not looking good. We waited as long as we could to make the call but don't want to wait until the week before and spring the news. By letting everyone know now we hope they c...
by Hobbes
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 6293

May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Just got off the phone with the folks in Grand Portage. They’re making calls to push the May 5 boat to the 12th. My first trip to the Isle will have to wait - I can’t make the reschedule work.

Feeling bummed! ):
by Hobbes
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Re: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)

Thank you Rafiki. Is it a better trail in terms of conditions etc.?
by Hobbes
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Re: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)

Thanks all for the advice! Looking forward to it.
by Hobbes
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)

Hi all, Planning my first trip to IR in early May, maybe first boat. I’m an experienced hiker and backpacker, good fitness, but I wanted to see what folks think of this potential itinerary. Am I too crazy with my long days? My main rationale for the heavy miles is I like to stay moving and warm duri...