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by backwoods doc
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day

torpified wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:18 pm I think it's about 8 miles out and back to the overlook)
3.6 miles, round trip, to the Grace Creek overlook: https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... e_2015.pdf
by backwoods doc
Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backpacking with a basecamp in the middle
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Backpacking with a basecamp in the middle

Instead of taking a water taxi from RH to Chippewa, you could overnight in RH your first night, then take the Voyageur to Chippewa the next day. Less expensive, but just be sure to check the Voyageur schedule carefully. They overnight in RH every other day, except for Fridays.
by backwoods doc
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf encounter at Washington Creek Campground
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Wolf encounter at Washington Creek Campground

Just before dawn on the morning of August 30, we were awoken by the sound of loud, low squawking coming from about 50 yards up Washington Creek from campsite 15. It lasted about 20 seconds, and sounded like a sandhill crane. About 2 minutes later, we heard the footfalls of a large, panting canine as...
by backwoods doc
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo base camping
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Windigo base camping

A few observations after having just spent 4 days/3 nights at Windigo/Washington Creek. This was my wife's first trip to the island, and she wasn't up for a backcountry trip. It was a very different experience than previous paddling trips I'd done on the inland lakes. Briefly: 1. Much more chill tha...
by backwoods doc
Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pregnant on Isle Royale
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Pregnant on Isle Royale

As a physician who provides obstetric care my advice is simple: don't travel to Isle Royale while you are pregnant. It's just not worth the risk. Carrying heavy loads (if that is part of your plan) while pregnant is not advisable, and prompt evacuation is often not feasible. There will be other year...
by backwoods doc
Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed

The park service is now reporting that the fire is completely contained.

https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... re-faq.htm
by backwoods doc
Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Algae blooms in Richie and Chickenbone
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Algae blooms in Richie and Chickenbone

The park service is now reporting algae blooms in both Lake Richie and Chickenbone Lake.

https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... royale.htm
by backwoods doc
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails, Lane Cove & Three Mile closed

This is an eye roller for any folks that were stuck at Daisy with no way to get back to RH. "As of 8/14/22 a Rock Harbor shuttle is being operated by Rock Harbor Lodge. The approved rate is $30 one way with a minimum passenger count set at 20." What exactly is the definition of profiteeri...
by backwoods doc
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

I'm intrigued. Is this loss of appetite only after long days of hiking? Does it persist on "zero days" too?
by backwoods doc
Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Is new store in Windigo open yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Is new store in Windigo open yet?

I think after wife #4 or 5 I'd have probably given up.
by backwoods doc
Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1803

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

I prefer not to stress over getting a shelter, and am confident that if we truly needed one for safety reasons, someone would share.
by backwoods doc
Mon Jul 04, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1803

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

TopCarrot wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:52 am Some more quotes
Summary "We traded our wife, for a $5 hooker"
Ouch. Really rough day.

I'm guessing that final quote was from the missionary in the group.
by backwoods doc
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1803

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

Lots of interesting insights. A few comments: 1. Siskiwit definitely warrants respect. It tends to be calm in the early morning. Doesn't sound like you were that fortunate. 2. We did the Intermediate to Richie portage in the opposite direction last year and don't remember it being difficult (and it ...