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by Bobcat1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late August 5 night - 6 day Trip!
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Late August 5 night - 6 day Trip!

There are many "best" spots depending on what you like, but some of the accepted highlights could be strung together in an energetic 5-night hike along the lines of: Daisy Farm via RH trail, McCargoe Cove, Todd Harbor, W. Chickenbone via Hatchet Lake, 3-Mile via Greenstone (Ojibay Tower) and Mt. Fra...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late August 5 night - 6 day Trip!
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Late August 5 night - 6 day Trip!

More questions: will you need time for fishing, photography, side hikes, etc, or the other extreme would be your group desires to hike from dawn to dusk and cover the maximum possible miles. Which end of the island are you most intrigued by?
by Bobcat1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Itinerary Advice

You will see a lot of the eastern and central parts of the island. Are you planning to fish? Just curious because you have directed1 your route through a lot of fishing hotspot some. If you just want to get out there and hike, you might prefer heading the length of the Greenstone Ridge and back on t...
by Bobcat1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Handing mail to Voyageur ll?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Handing mail to Voyageur ll?

Since the Voyageurll is the mailboat, is it allowed and accepted to hand outgoing mail to the crew when the ferry stops at an outlying dock? For instance, can I mail postcards written during my trip if I am at the dock at Chippewa Harbor when the Voyageur stops on her route?
by Bobcat1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/24-27, 2019 [RH to LC to McCargo to DF to RH]
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: TR: 6/24-27, 2019 [RH to LC to McCargo to DF to RH]

There are some active air quality monitoring instruments up on the top of the Ojibway tower, so only the resource techs can get up there. If you ever get out to the Feldtman Ridge tower, that one you can go to the catwalk and look in every direction. At least, I'm remembering that you could when I w...
by Bobcat1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Baggage Handling on the Ranger
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Baggage Handling on the Ranger

When the crossing is going to be rough, I use a product called "Bonine" that doesn't make me drowsy. The active ingredient is meclazine (sp?). It is not as well-known as dramamine, but I have generally been able to find it at retail pharmacies. YMMV.
by Bobcat1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: If you do not have boat reservations yet
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: If you do not have boat reservations yet

The place where the number of people is noticeable is Rock Harbor the waterway. All four shoreline campgrounds are likely to be full each night, so be prepared to double up on the top sites. Canoers and kayakers can usually find room to pitch a tent at Tooker’s Island as there is an open clearing in...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: August Gear Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: August Gear Suggestions

Bug dope- I seldom need it but always take a small container. For two nights, consider buying a box of the individual wipes of bug repellent, and just bringing a couple of them. This would probably be lighter than any container. I always take a headset even though I seldom use it in August. It could...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2 Night Backpacking Trip - Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: 2 Night Backpacking Trip - Help!

Day 1 Lane Cove (Tobin Harbor trail to Mt Franklin Trail, lunch at Mt Franklin enjoying the view). This route will not be quite as busy as other routes when the full ferry arrives! Day 2 Lane Cove-Daisy Farm via Greenstone Ridge and Mt. Ojibway. Again, not quite as busy until you get up to Mt. Ojibw...
by Bobcat1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7-4 to 7-8-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: TR: 7-4 to 7-8-2019

Balancing the moose population is a challenge, and that is one factor in the decision to add wolves to the island. Sounds like you had a good family trip!
by Bobcat1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Rock of Ages light house restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Re: Rock of Ages light house restoration

Trip reports?? Sounds like a fantastic way to give something back to the Island!
by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birds in Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Birds in Flight

Great shots! I especially like the belly shot of the Jay!
by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Stove canisters and weight
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Stove canisters and weight

Question for canister stove folks. I have a 2-week trip coming up, and I am debating whether to bring 2 8-oz fuel canisters or 1 16-oz. My mathematics says it's actually lighter to bring the one big canister, since the canister weight is less than 2 of the medium canisters. With carrying out all my ...
by Bobcat1
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2 Night Backpacking Trip - Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: 2 Night Backpacking Trip - Help!

Ditto what Tom says. If you want to see the highlights of the southern end of the island, then do the Feldman loop. If that seems to ambitious, then you could overnight to Huginin Cove and Feldman Lake. Third option might be a 2-night base at Feldman with an out-and-back dayhike to the lookout tower...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Looking for advice

I will also be arriving Aug. 9th with my kayak, on the Ranger, and heading for Duncan Bay CG the first night. Save me a shelter if you get there first? Looks like our first couple days will follow a similar path; I am hoping to spend two nights at Belle Isle. Another option which optimizes sightseei...