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by Chorizo
Tue May 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Washington Creek first night?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Washington Creek first night?

The hardest part of that hike from Windigo to N. Desor is the last few miles. I don't know your conditioning but give yourself plenty of time and be ready.
by Chorizo
Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Pre-memorial day fuel availability - Windigo
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Pre-memorial day fuel availability - Windigo

Welcome. Some good info in this thread.

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by Chorizo
Tue May 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 261
Views: 74581

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Ice on The Palisades May 2018
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by Chorizo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to stay?
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Where to stay?

We saw several of them at Lake Ojibway in May of '16 and '17 from the tower. We did not get within view of the lake this year but heard a few young guys say they bushwhacked down to Lake Ojibway and spent an afternoon watching moose come and go. Lots of them.
by Chorizo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 19
Views: 4211

Re: BUGS!

Having been to island many times I can say that several of those trips could have been ruined had we not brought headnets. Many trips I have never used them and several trips I haven't used them except once or twice. But when you need them, you really need them.
by Chorizo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

We were just there in April. We only had 3 days to explore so there's a lot left for us to go back for. Amazing park.

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by Chorizo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 4803

Re: Shelters

Has anyone seen shelters of the Isle Royale design at any other parks or locations? We have not. Just kind of curious to know how unique they are to Isle Royale. I think I once read they are a four-sided variation of the "Adirondack lean-to" found on the Appalachian Trail in the Adirondack mountain...
by Chorizo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: June 25-30 plan
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: June 25-30 plan

West Chickenbone to Lane Cove sounds like your toughest day but is pretty doable for most folks. I don't know you but Id be surprised if it took you 8 hrs or more. The trail out of lane Cove back to the Greenstone is the toughest shorter stretch you will see out there. It's not super hard but more s...
by Chorizo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chippewa Harbor or Moskey Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Chippewa Harbor or Moskey Basin

Kind of a wash in my opinion. Both are very nice places to stay and have beautiful views. Chippewa is likely to have fewer people but, in my experience, it has a higher likelihood of having boaters/yachts staying over at the pier. They are generally quiet and courteous but we did have one run a gene...
by Chorizo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 4803

Re: Shelters

Has anyone seen shelters of the Isle Royale design at any other parks or locations? We have not. Just kind of curious to know how unique they are to Isle Royale.
by Chorizo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage Distance
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Portage Distance

Having done this portage a few weeks ago I can confirm the 1.2mi length. Seeing the stream in a few places along the way one has to wonder how this portage was ever any shorter, but the island is ever changing. After putting in at Chickenbone Lake there are still a few downed trees in the water tha...
by Chorizo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage Distance
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Portage Distance

Having done this portage a few weeks ago I can confirm the 1.2mi length. Seeing the stream in a few places along the way one has to wonder how this portage was ever any shorter, but the island is ever changing. After putting in at Chickenbone Lake there are still a few downed trees in the water that...
by Chorizo
Thu May 31, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Feldtmann Loop Fishing
Replies: 13
Views: 2580

Re: Feldtmann Loop Fishing

Does anyone have any idea of the kind of fish you can catch in Siskiwit Bay? Any tips on spots to go besides the dock? I have bushwhacked to Halloran and the pike fishing was fast and furious. I fished the NW side of the lake and literally had a follow or caught a pike on every cast using Miller Wo...
by Chorizo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: cell phone coverage?
Replies: 15
Views: 8214

Re: cell phone coverage?

I have never taken my phone over. My view of it is that by having a phone I have gone a long long way to still be tethered to the world. Feels better to me to break that tether while I'm there.
by Chorizo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Bug and Trail update
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: Bug and Trail update

Was there 5/22 to 5/29. No mosquitos. Blackflies had just hatched and were an annoyance at Ritchie canoe but with a headset on, the campsite to ourselves and three days of perfect sunny weather it was hard to complain.