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by IncaRoads
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bushwhacking Moskey to Mt. Saginaw
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: Bushwhacking Moskey to Mt. Saginaw

Is the shoreline walkable around the end of the harbor? In early season, a lot of the lower land like that at the end of Moskey Basin is quite saturated. The shoreline is un-walkable as the swampy lowlands extend right up to the big lake. I've had plenty of times where you take a step on the mud an...
by IncaRoads
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/7/18-9/21/18 [RH-DF-MB-MC-TH-LTH-ND-WC-RH]
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: TR: 9/7/18-9/21/18 [RH-DF-MB-MC-TH-LTH-ND-WC-RH]

It's never too late to submit a trip synopsis. Great report!

Tortuga wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:21 pm
... not sure if I’ll be able to get back to IRNP this year. But it remains my favorite park so far, and even though it’s been 6 months I think about this trip and that park often.
^ This
by IncaRoads
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fly Fishing or Casting?
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: Fly Fishing or Casting?

Check out the following link for a classic thread on Isle Royale fishing with various rods.
Link--->viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3306
by IncaRoads
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Re: Family trip planning

Not really familiar with black flies. Are they like house flies that are attracted to fecal matter? Do they bite or are just annoying? No. Black flies are small (up to 1/8 inch long) and are also known as buffalo gnats since they have a humpback appearance. Black flies hatch from cool, clean rivers...
by IncaRoads
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel

Check out the following thread about early season fuel in Windigo...

Link---> viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3510
by IncaRoads
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Floorless Tarp Tent on Minong Bad Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Floorless Tarp Tent on Minong Bad Idea?

You should be fine with that shelter setup. Most of the tent sites at the campgrounds are reasonably well drained, though some are better than others. Much of the Minong is dry ridge walking, interspersed by a multitude of fault lines. At each fault line, you are forced down off the ridge and a retu...
by IncaRoads
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: September weather
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: September weather

Cooler days in the 60's make for great hiking weather, but it also could be much warmer. Nights can be a bit cold at times. The thing I notice most is the decreasing lack of daylight; sunrise 7:30 am and sunset 8:15 pm, Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Link to summary of September 2017 weather on Isle...
by IncaRoads
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Seaplane question!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Seaplane question!!

The seaplane pilot loads/unloads your gear just like a cabbie, so I would imagine that a tip would be appreciated.
by IncaRoads
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Advice for Our First Trip?
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Advice for Our First Trip?

Ingo wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:33 am
The cabins are up on the side of a hill, but there is a "road" that wraps around and is less steep than the trail.

Here is a map of Windigo that further illustrates Ingo's comments...

ISRO Windigo Environmental Assessment.jpg
by IncaRoads
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boat options from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor
Replies: 5
Views: 2931

Re: Boat options from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor

Not aware of any private boat charters in the Grand Portage MN area. You may want to consider travel from the Michigan side as the travel times to Rock Harbor are shorter. The Ranger III out of Houghton MI is the largest boat and typically provides the smoothest ride. Link to NPS website on transpor...
by IncaRoads
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger question (and bonus pasty query)
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: Ranger question (and bonus pasty query)

From the FAQ section on the NPS Isle Royale web site... What is the scheduled time of departure from Houghton, Michigan? The Ranger III departs Houghton for Isle Royale at 9:00 am EDT, Tuesday and Friday through the passenger season. Passengers are asked to arrive by 8:00 am EDT; Canoes/kayaks shoul...
by IncaRoads
Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong
Replies: 8
Views: 5037

Re: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong

I have done off-trail backcountry camping in the two locations you are inquiring about. In Sept. 2017, I hiked the western portion of the Minong Ridge Trail for the second time, going from west to east and onward to Malone Bay. After leaving Huginnin Cove, I planned to off-trail camp somewhere near ...
by IncaRoads
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtman loop mid May
Replies: 9
Views: 2307

Re: Feldtman loop mid May

Ingo, the bridge in question was at Siskiwit Lake and not over the Big Siskiwit River. Sorry for the confusion. See corrected post above.
by IncaRoads
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food dehydrator recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 3100

Re: Food dehydrator recommendations?

I have an Excalibur 5-tray model. I especially like the timer feature as I can set it late at night and it will turn itself off when done.
by IncaRoads
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtman loop mid May
Replies: 9
Views: 2307

Re: Feldtman loop mid May

A Feldtmann loop mid-May trek would be nice as the vegetation has not had a chance to impinge upon the trail. I had similar problems with beavers creating high water conditions while going out to Malone Bay in September 2017. The bridge at the west end of Lake Siskiwit was not passable. One side of ...