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by srparr
Fri May 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 32
Views: 3515

Re: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Steve Parr Email: srparrATthatemailbygoogle.com Hometown: Plymouth, MI Arrival Date: Sat 6/29 Departure Date: Sat 7/6 Coming From/Via: Houghton via Seaplane Route: Wendigo - McCargo - Moskey Basin - Rock Harbor - Merrit Lane - Rock Harbor Itinerary: Sat 6/29: Fly to Wendigo Sun 6/30: Paddle/da...
by srparr
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Advice for Our First Trip?
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Advice for Our First Trip?

The grills have gas, it was included when we rented one a couple years ago.
by srparr
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Purchasing a season pass
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Purchasing a season pass

I was on the island last week, and purchased a season pass at Rock Harbor when I was getting our itinerary setup. No problems, and I was able to pay with my credit card. The other 3 in my party had paid online, and we were asked to show a receipt for those payments.
by srparr
Tue May 05, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 33
Views: 9348

ISRO Webcams

The park service has launched a second webcam ... now they have Mott Island and Tobin Harbor available

http://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/photosmul ... ebcams.htm
by srparr
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2015 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 26
Views: 6837

Re: 2015 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Steve P. Email: srparr (at) g mail.com Hometown: Plymouth, MI Arrival Date: Monday, May 11 Departure Date: Friday, May 15 Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor/Queen IV Itinerary: Mon 5/11: First boat to Rock Harbor, kick around Scoville Point and overnight at either RH or 3Mile Tue 5/12: Hike to Mo...
by srparr
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2015 edition
Replies: 14
Views: 4534

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2015 edition

I'm thinking a new Platypus 3L Big Zip, with a Sawyer Mini as an inline & gravity filter. Replaces my current gravity setup to save a little weight/bulk.
by srparr
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi
Replies: 17
Views: 5839

Re: Water Taxi

tree rattt wrote:Does the water taxi only run out of Rock Harbor?
Yes
by srparr
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on first-time itinerary?
Replies: 5
Views: 2106

Re: Feedback on first-time itinerary?

You rent them at the small marina office by the boat docks in Rock Harbor. If no one is currently there, someone at the store can call them... the two are both run by the lodge.
by srparr
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Bug Update?
Replies: 9
Views: 4119

Re: Bug Update?

jjurhs wrote:WAS JUST ON THE ISLAND THE 9TH TO THE 15TH OF AUG. THERE ARE MORE BUGS IN MY BACK YARD :P
AWESOME NEWS! WHERE IS YOUR BACK YARD? ☺
by srparr
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Best area(East) to see moose/wolves?
Replies: 6
Views: 3087

Re: Best area(East) to see moose/wolves?

Hidden Lake is usually considered a good spot because of the salt lick nearby. Scoville Point is often good, at least in the spring when cows with young calves like to be near Rock Harbor. I've also heard that the pond to the left of the trail from Three Mile to Mt Franklin is good near dawn or suns...
by srparr
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi
Replies: 17
Views: 5839

Re: Water Taxi

I've always made a reservation as there are only a couple water taxis and they do get booked up. With a reservation before we get there, we've sometimes had to wait a few hours for the taxi to return from another drop off, but usually manage to get out of Rock Harbor the same day we arrive. Without ...
by srparr
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi
Replies: 17
Views: 5839

Re: Water Taxi

They are owned & operated by the concessionaire, Forever Resorts, as is the Rock Harbor Lodge & Wendigo store. The group I usually go with has a limited amount of vacation time, and it has to include travel to/from the island. For us the decision to use the taxi or not depends on how far out into th...
by srparr
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi
Replies: 17
Views: 5839

Re: Water Taxi

MattC wrote:How much is the water taxi to Chippewa Harbor from RH? I want to take it next year.
It varies by how many people are riding, distance to destination, and can change each year. For the "freshest" cost, your best bet is to look it up at http://www.rockharborlodge.com/water-taxi
by srparr
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on first-time itinerary?
Replies: 5
Views: 2106

Re: Feedback on first-time itinerary?

Hi Anne Marie, I think your mileages look fine if your boots are broken in and you are practiced at carrying your loaded packs! Because it all looks achievable, the only advice I have is to carry plenty of water on the ridge and realize that the final section of trail to/from Lane Cove seems MUCH lo...
by srparr
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Day 1 to Daisy Farm?
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: Day 1 to Daisy Farm?

Good news! The Queen arrives between 11:15 and 11:30... It departs Rock Harbor at 2:45. Getting to Daisy Farm the first day off the ferry is very doable. The Tobin Harbor trail is an easier path to hike, but the Rock Harbor Trail is very scenic at the cost of being a bit slower for getting to Daisy.