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by TopCarrot
Sat May 15, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe Rental
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Canoe Rental

Does anyone know the status of canoe rentals from Rock Harbor in 2021?
I vaguely remember some additional restrictions/ no availability for covid last year but have not found the policy for this summer.
by TopCarrot
Sat May 15, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: COVID backcountry solution
Replies: 1
Views: 280

COVID backcountry solution

I saw that the Queen was nearly full (only one boat with more than 1 opening between 7/4 and 8/12. And then read this note that I had not noticed in the Greenstone's section on 'How to Select a Campsite During COVID-19' ... 4. When options 1-3 are full, camp outside of campground per crosscountry ca...
by TopCarrot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 7-Day Island Crossing
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: 7-Day Island Crossing

12 is fine if everyone is practicing, but always have a backup plan is weather or wear and tear mess you up. Also don’t forget that little Todd and north desor do not have group sites.
by TopCarrot
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

Re: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: J L A G W Hometown: Bridgman Michigan Arrival Date: Friday July 9, 2021 Departure Date: Thursday July 15, 2021 Coming From/Via: copper harbor/Queen Itinerary : Day 1, 7/09 - Copper Harbor to RH to Lane cove Day 2, 7/10 - daisy Day 3, 7/11 - McCargoe Day 4, 7/12 - Chippewa Harbor Day 5, 7/13 - ...
by TopCarrot
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 34
Views: 12013

Re: Hammock friendly campsites

I will check my notes and let you some sites that work.

-mods- I would shade out the cells for sites that don’t exist and shelters.
by TopCarrot
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: help with trail option
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: help with trail option

Base654 wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:32 am I would do two nights at MB or MC and skip WC. just me.
Agreed
by TopCarrot
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Queen info update
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Queen info update

I was just on the Queens website and it was only saying the September 11 through the end of the year. Which aligns more with the RFQ and construction logic.
by TopCarrot
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Queen info update
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Queen info update

Interesting. That does not seem like a project you can stop in the middle when June 1 comes
by TopCarrot
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: When a wolf says no to IR
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: When a wolf says no to IR

Crazy travel patterns. Makes the island seem so small.
by TopCarrot
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Transportation from the island
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Transportation from the island

You could go Rh to W that way you arrive on the ranger and fly home. Plane schedule is more fluid. Also there is a taxi the runs from copper harbor to Houghton. So the queen is possible too. We took that taxi once.
by TopCarrot
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 34
Views: 12013

Re: Hammock friendly campsites

Hi All, just wondering if their are any new thoughts on Hammock camping on the island. I read thru the posts all valuable info. I'm planning my first trip for early June 21 and just looking for any updated info. Mark The last couple years one or two of our group have mocked. It takes a little plann...
by TopCarrot
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 23
Views: 3506

Re: Clothing in June

I hiked in wet shoes nearly everyday this summer. All from morning dew. I used a pair of gaiters in high school and bought another pair that I will be taking each trip.
by TopCarrot
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 3964

Re: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions

Honestly, any side trip to avoid either of the Chickenbones is worth it. McCargoe or Richie are both great.
by TopCarrot
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Please help a novice plan his trip
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

Re: Please help a novice plan his trip

Ferry from Grand Portage to McCargoe, then make your way to West Chickenbone, Lake Richie Canoe, Chippewa, Whittlesey, Wood Lake, Siskiwit, and out at Malone Bay. Ferry from Malone Bay to Grand Portage. I love this canoe advice and Great sites . If there are still any restrictions Rock harbor will ...
by TopCarrot
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away

In all my trips on the queen Don was never the captain. But I called up one time right before a trip just to verify my tickets and the weather for the next day. He answered and said the computer was being too fussy to check reservations instead gave me the capt Don guarantee. “If they give any troub...