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by mean_ass_raccoon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Critique, Suggestions or General Need-to-know.
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Itinerary Critique, Suggestions or General Need-to-know.

That itinerary will work just fine! Nice sites and good mileage, your packs are a bit heavy for my taste but thats all personal preference. I would be happy to look over a gear list if you want to bring that weight down a bit. Regarding your route I would do moskey instead of chicken-bone personall...
by mean_ass_raccoon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Critique, Suggestions or General Need-to-know.
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Itinerary Critique, Suggestions or General Need-to-know.

Hello, My FIance and I are backpacking Isle Royale for our honeymoon here VERY soon, and neither of us have been there. I definitely wouldn't say we are expert backpackers, but we are by no means novices. We generally will do things along the lines of a 10 mile weekend trip in the Manistee NF, and w...
by mean_ass_raccoon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Season Pass
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Season Pass

Yep, your receipt for the Season Pass, plus your photo ID, is enough (although as TopCarrot said, things may be more lax this year!). You will need to fill out a backcountry permit when you arrive. Normally this is done with a ranger, but this year I believe you can just fill one out at a kiosk whe...
by mean_ass_raccoon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

been to the pines many times via sled
by mean_ass_raccoon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Season Pass
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Season Pass

I'm not sure what you're asking, or what you already have. Do you have a national park annual pass and/or Isle Royale season pass? (If yes, then you're all set: Either of those passes cover your entrance fees and those of up to 3 people with you.) Is the "email confirmation/receipt" referring to yo...
by mean_ass_raccoon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

ok so I'm just dumb and a Michigan man through and through. Didnt realize there was a Grand Marais, MN lol makes sense now. also apparent its French for Big Marsh.
by mean_ass_raccoon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

what does this have to do with isle royale? A lot of folks who go to IR from MN stop in Grand Marais on the way up or on the way home. This is one of the places you looked forward to after eating "trail food". Eating at these places becomes a part of the trip. Part of the IR experience. isn't that ...
by mean_ass_raccoon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Season Pass
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Season Pass

So am I ok just showing up with my printed out email confirmation/receipt and my driver's license? I will have one guest.
by mean_ass_raccoon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Houghton to Copper Harbor - No Car
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Houghton to Copper Harbor - No Car

dude, youre a madman. you got a social?
by mean_ass_raccoon
Sat May 09, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

what does this have to do with isle royale?
by mean_ass_raccoon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Early Season transport
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Early Season transport

im no expert on isle royale but i did live in the U.P. for a couple years and you could def still have ice on the lake in places in late april.
by mean_ass_raccoon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: General Info on MV Sandy
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: General Info on MV Sandy

Is a 16 foot rental boat a realistic option(if price isn't a factor) for two people wanting to just camp around Rock Harbor - Moskey basing for a few nights?
by mean_ass_raccoon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: General Info on MV Sandy
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: General Info on MV Sandy

Thanks for the info Midwest Ed! I'm having trouble finding info on anything other than the Sandy. How should I go about reserving a water taxi service? Just call the island in May?
by mean_ass_raccoon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: General Info on MV Sandy
Replies: 7
Views: 629

General Info on MV Sandy

If we are flying in, EDT from Hancock at 1pm. How concerned do I need to be about making it to Chip Harbor via the WT that day? Staying there.

Does the WT run on a set "route" or schedule, or is it purely reservation based?

Thanks