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by Ingo
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day

Heck yes, I'd do Huginnin, too! Should've thought of that! Beautiful spot. I can see how some may say the hike is not as scenic, but to me the campground makes up for that. Likely a lot fewer folks and will feel much more remote. And with only 1 night, I would take as much time on the island as I co...
by Ingo
Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day

Even though there isn't any elevation gain, there are a lot of small ups and downs that add up, but more importantly, very rocky, roots, and poor footing in many (most) places. I doubt you could make Chippewa by dark this time of year. I would suggest Daisy Farm (7 mi), enjoy the evening, and get pi...
by Ingo
Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backpacking with a basecamp in the middle
Replies: 9
Views: 172

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. Actually, for 6 peopl...
by Ingo
Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Queen Done For the Season
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Queen Done For the Season

They put some Queen IV passengers on the Ranger II (from RH to mainland) this morning and have chartered a bus to take them from Houghton to Copper Harbor when they get in. The Queen IV went out early this morning and just arrived at RH (9 am) to bring a load back, and plans to make a second run thi...
by Ingo
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Queen Done For the Season
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Queen Done For the Season

Sounds like they'll make a few more trips to bring folks home, as weather permits? Imagine there would be a serious risk of stranding folks if they continued to bring folks out--a small craft advisory is extremely limiting, esp this time of year.
by Ingo
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: 5 Day Menu
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: 5 Day Menu

hooky wrote: Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:22 pm Once you get it figured out, you'll leave MH behind. I started figuring it out with https://www.backpackingchef.com
That's a great resource!
by Ingo
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: 5 Day Menu
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: 5 Day Menu

Sounds great! This summer's trip was the first time I made some dehydrated meals--worked out great, much better than the standard MH meals. As a dehydrating newbie, I'm still experimenting and looking for new ideas. So far I have three go to's: spaghetti, hash, and backpackers Thanksgiving. Also str...
by Ingo
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: A Silly Weather Term Question
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: A Silly Weather Term Question

I think it's the initials of the meteorologist who wrote it. Here's the end of the RAH discussion, for comparison:

$$
SYNOPSIS...MWS
NEAR TERM...BSD
SHORT TERM...MWS
LONG TERM...BLS
AVIATION...Danco/MWS
by Ingo
Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pregnant on Isle Royale
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Pregnant on Isle Royale

There is no healthcare on the island, the best you could hope for is a ranger EMT, or perhaps another visitor who was a medical professional. You most certainly would not want to go into labor there. On one trip my son-in-law broke his wrist and it took 2 1/2 days to get back to the mainland and a h...
by Ingo
Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary feedback - RH out and back to RH
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Itinerary feedback - RH out and back to RH

You're hitting all the favorites! I might head out for Daisy right off the boat on day 1--that would give you a layover day along the way.
by Ingo
Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary insights..
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Itinerary insights..

I'd have a couple of itineraries in mind in case of seaplane delays, but here's a possibility. It hits Moskey Basin and McCargoe Cove, two of the favorite CGs on the island. If you lose a day due to delays or choose to layover a day along the way, you could skip Three Mile at the end--or hike in on ...
by Ingo
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 16
Views: 984

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

The Isle Royale NPS account on instagram says that investigators are looking for information on an illegal fire and associated camp on the Mount Franklin Trail the evening of August 12 and into the morning of August 13th. Here's the NPS FB post with contact info: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid...
by Ingo
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 16
Views: 984

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

Any idea what this means for folks taking the seaplane? I’m headed to RH on Friday and planning to hike the Minong. It doesn’t look like there’s a route out of RH right now. If by some stroke of luck they decide to drop folks at Daisy, I’ll still need fuel. I'd be working on a Plan B coming and goi...
by Ingo
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/25-8/2 2022 [Belle Isle - Pickerel - Belle Isle - RH]
Replies: 0
Views: 218

TR: 7/25-8/2 2022 [Belle Isle - Pickerel - Belle Isle - RH]

Log from canoe trip with my brother Dan. Mon, 7/25 Full boat, a lot of scouts. Met Bobcat1 from the forum who was doing a solo hike. Following seas built during the day, but remained a pleasant ride. Was disappointed that the cormorant greeting party was absent from the rocks as we approached Beaver...
by Ingo
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Post Hike Showers
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Post Hike Showers

$6 for 5 min. Didn’t ask about towels since we had them, but they have had them in the past for a buck or two more. Hopefully someone else has current info.