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by Bobcat1
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Minong

Yes. Just skip Little Todd Harbor. Those are some long days of up and down from rocky outcrops to swamps to rocky outcrops to swamps. But others have done it, and if you are realistic about what you’re getting into, you can make the plan for yourself.
by Bobcat1
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: May mud, mosquitos & trail conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: May mud, mosquitos & trail conditions

As far as mosquitoes, a headnet is part of my gear anytime I go to Isle Royale regardless of season. A half ounce that might save your sanity!
by Bobcat1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8

Look back up the thread for dcclarrk's suggested itinerary, in the second post at the top.
by Bobcat1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Changing my userid
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Changing my userid

Moderators, is there any way to combine my former userid “bobcat” with my current persona “bobcat1 “? I had to register under a different name when I realized I didn’t know my password and my email on file was obsolete at a prior employer. Just curious. I would rather just have bobcat as my moniker.
by Bobcat1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8

That hike has steep sections, but the foodbags will be empty. And, having Mt Franklin be your last high viewpoint as you exit wilderness back into the society of Rock Harbor is priceless.
by Bobcat1
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8

Chickenbone East is just a clearing in the woods, no great scenery etc, and it is a steep 1/2 mile downhill to the water source. As campsites go, it is strictly utilitarian. If you can handle roughly two miles more on days 3 and 4, you can go to McCargoe Cove for night 3 which is a very scenic and s...
by Bobcat1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Delicate question
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Delicate question

Yah, well, it’s the dead of winter and we’re bored. Glad to help by answering questions! 😀
by Bobcat1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hidden Lake > Daisy Farm mileage question
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Hidden Lake > Daisy Farm mileage question

On the MV Sandy, the cost is per person, and the water taxi is per trip with a max of 4 persons/trip, I think. I've never actually used the water taxi. With 4 of you, the water taxi may be an affordable option, and you can set your own schedule. The one time I started the Greenstone from Hidden Lake...
by Bobcat1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Delicate question
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Delicate question

Take enough to keep you happy, is the answer used by a nonprofit I used to travel with. For me, for any trip of 3 days or longer I carry 3: one to wear, one dry spare, and the one I wore yesterday which may or may not be dry yet from being washed. For socks, I usually carry two pairs and only wash t...
by Bobcat1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hidden Lake > Daisy Farm mileage question
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Hidden Lake > Daisy Farm mileage question

If you are considering this to do the entire length of the Greenstone Ridge Trail, know that the lodge runs a hiker drop-off run of the MV Sandy two days a week in the morning. I am going from memory here but I think it was the day after the Ranger ferry arrival. And, you can take the regular excurs...
by Bobcat1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Viking Cruise Ship on Superior in 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Viking Cruise Ship on Superior in 2022

My guess is that the cruises will do a “drive-by” look at the island featuring Passage Island and the northwestern view of things, since that is the main shipping route into Thunder Bay. I was surprised this past summer when I stayed at Merritt Lane campsite at how close the big freighters were to t...
by Bobcat1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Early Season transport
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Early Season transport

Due to major project schedules, the time slot for my “summer” vacation this year will be April 24-May 11. Not seeing any transport options in that timeframe to get to Isle Royale. Is there something I missed, or is the Park still kinda frozen up? I see that technically it is open and legal to be the...
by Bobcat1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sunset
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Sunset

Wow!
by Bobcat1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: General Info on MV Sandy
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: General Info on MV Sandy

Other stuff if you have a boat in Rock Harbor, besides all the stuff Ingo mentioned, includes hiking trails on Mott Island and Rasberry Island, hunting Greenstone stones on Tookers Island, Gilbert’s Hole and Lorelei Lane whichcan be stunningly beautiful if the weather is calm, and the boat allows ac...
by Bobcat1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8

If you really want to do some mileage, take the Minong to the Hatchet Lake cut-off and then return to Rock Harbor on the Greenstone-Lake Ritchie-Rock Harbor Trail. This can be done with zero backtracking if you take the Tobin Harbor trail out of Rock Harbor. Lay this out on a map and see how the mil...