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by Bobcat1
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary advice
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Itinerary advice

One possible way to try for the most scenery would be to 1. Get up on the Greenstone as soon as possible (RH-3Mile-Mt. Franklin-Chickenbone Lake-Hatchet Lake), then 2. cross over to the Minong and do the western end of the Minong. Select your campsites along the route based on your personal mileage ...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Best Campsite for Sunrise
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Best Campsite for Sunrise

If you have a boat, Merritt Lane is good. But it’s water-only access.
by Bobcat1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR (5/31-6/7): Ishpeming, Feldtmann---and some commuting
Replies: 18
Views: 396

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

I hiked that 5-mile stretch in August a few years ago and the underbrush was 5’ high in spots and the only way to stay precisely on the trail was to feel the groove with your feet.
by Bobcat1
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Very young children
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Very young children

There are several places in the region where you can have a north woods experience, and not be quite so isolated and inflexible as a trip to Isle Royale. Superior Hiking Trail, Superior National Forest including the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Pictured Rocks And/or Apostle Islands, any of these coul...
by Bobcat1
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Bathing

Covering up is the norm on Isle Royale. I wash up wearing shorts and a tank top, then take a wet rag into my tent or shelter to wash more privately. There will be many other people around at campsites. On the other hand, in the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota, it’s more a “we’re all adults” ...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: 1941 IR Guide

That is a treasure trove! If I have a couple of the brochures that are "cover only" over the years, would it be useful to send them to someone for inclusion in this archive?
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: where is Picket Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: where is Picket Bay?

I found it amusing that it cost men $2.00 for a fishing license, wives included was $.50 extra.
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: where is Picket Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: where is Picket Bay?

Pickett Bay is inside Todd Harbor. It's the inner-most bay inside the much larger Todd Harbor, on the southwestern end. The present-day Todd Harbor campground is in Pickett Bay. Found it on the USGS quad map. Yes, please post the link! Then maybe I can get the moderators to move this thread into the...
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Itinerary Thoughts

Washington Creek rarely fills up. Unlike Rock Harbor, the capacity of the ferries is just not that great for dropping large numbers of hikers on a couple days a week. There are also a large number of shelters relative to the volume of travelers, I think it's maybe over a dozen shelters as well as a ...
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: where is Picket Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: where is Picket Bay?

Hmmm, I have a 1959-era brochure at home - I will look again to see if Picket Bay is marked on that one. It's super-interesting to me to see the evolution of the park through these historical brochures. They show trails for fishermen that are no longer there, the absence of many trails that are now ...
by Bobcat1
Mon May 17, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2020 Bald Eagles, Peregrines and Loons on IR
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: 2020 Bald Eagles, Peregrines and Loons on IR

Chief, every time I have been up on Mr. Franklin, there have been eagles riding the updrafts on the north face. Good luck, and I hope you find some eagles for great photos!
by Bobcat1
Mon May 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Question - camping 4 nights
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Itinerary Question - camping 4 nights

Or, arrive and take the water taxi to Moskey for the first night. Then you can relax at your campsite (probably won't get a shelter that late in the day) and take off for your hike with a headstart in the morning. With four of you, the water taxi to Moskey wouldn't be too expensive each person. And ...
by Bobcat1
Mon May 10, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse

That is, however, a very pleasant day trip in a kayak.....
by Bobcat1
Mon May 10, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyageur II Heading to Grand Portage
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Voyageur II Heading to Grand Portage

Yep, @backwoods doc, you have been assimilated......
by Bobcat1
Thu May 06, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Rain, Rain – Go Away
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Rain, Rain – Go Away

I agree with pretty much everything you said, and a couple additions. Places I've sheltered from cloudbursts include Susy's Cave, and underneath the tower at the Ishpeming trail junction. It is obvious people have camped there too even though it's not an allowed site. I often wear my raingear in ear...