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by MikeT
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Late June Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Newbie Late June Trip

Base654 is right on the money. I would add a couple of things... - Getting off the boat, Daisy can be hard to make in bad weather. Leave the possibility of Three-Mile open on the first day. Also, think about taking the Tobin Harbor trail for the first section. It is a bit longer, but much easier. Es...
by MikeT
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Feedback--late May to early June
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Itinerary Feedback--late May to early June

Itinerary looks good except, as noted by others, I would not want to chance the long walk from Moskey to Rock Harbor. It is not hard, but it is also not easy. There are a few difficult sections, especially if the weather is bad. I agree with Ingo, I'd skip Little Todd and the doubling back the next ...
by MikeT
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions

I wasn't sure when I read it if I read it right. If that is what was asked, I agree with Tightlines for sure! However, either way is not bad and has its share of views.
by MikeT
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions

West by far!!!! East is not a nice campground. The worst one on the island in my opinion. Not great scenery or vistas and terrible water access. The only plus is moose can be found at the lake, but it is a long walk down. I would stay at west and walk down to Daisy. Stop at east and see what you did...
by MikeT
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Daisy Farm
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Daisy Farm

For a hammock tent sites #2 & 3 are perfect. There are nice solid trees and they are right next to the pavilion so, if it is raining, it will give you a dry place to sit.
by MikeT
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Daisy Farm
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Daisy Farm

The tent sites at Daisy are not very good. The first two, on the west side are right next to the pavilion and close to one and other. The other 4 are on the far east side and are also close to one and other. I would always choose a shelter over any one of the tent sites here.
by MikeT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: History
Topic: Rock of Ages light house restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Rock of Ages light house restoration

How cool. When are you going? Let us know how it goes. We might look into it.
by MikeT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Camper Cabin Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: Windigo Camper Cabin Question

There are no fire rings at the cabins. They provide a propane grill with the cabin. There is a community fire ring in the amphitheater, but I have never had a fire there, but I think the rangers have fires during the peak season.
by MikeT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone--Hatchet to Chickenbone question
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Greenstone--Hatchet to Chickenbone question

Hoh River: That's a tough choice. Hatchet to Chickenbone probably has the most scenic vistas along the Greenstone. The trail across from the Greenstone to the Minong is nothing special, but Todd Harbor is great. If this is going to be a one time trip to the island, I guess I would cut across to Todd...
by MikeT
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 18888

Re: Guess What Campground?

I also like this thread. Such Fun!
My guess: Siskiwit Bay
Based on the sun position, dock type and background of the Greenstone Ridge.
by MikeT
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 18888

Re: Guess What Campground?

Three Mile Shelter #10
by MikeT
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Lake Loop to Huginnin Cove (Advice Needed)
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: Feldtmann Lake Loop to Huginnin Cove (Advice Needed)

Day 1 - Arrive at Windigo via plane and hike to Feldtmann Lake (8.8 miles). Day 2 - Hike from Feldtmann Lake to Siskiwit Bay (10.3 miles). Day 3 - Hike from Feldtmann Lake to Huginin Cove (14.4 miles (long day!!)) or hike to Washington Creek (11 miles). Day 4 - Catch plane back to Houghton, MI (wou...
by MikeT
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary feedback Mid June
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Itinerary feedback Mid June

Welcome! I am thinking you have a lot of experience based on the long miles you are planning. I personally would not attempt this. The miles are too long and there are no plans for swing days based on the trail conditions. The Minong section can be VERY hard to walk when it is wet and VERY hot on th...
by MikeT
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late August Trip Ideas for 5-6 day hike
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Late August Trip Ideas for 5-6 day hike

Welcome! I'm figuring you are coming on the Queen so you should be able to get out of Rock Harbor by noon. Those are some pretty long hikes (averaging 9+ miles per day). Anytime you throw Lane Cove into the mix, it bumps up the miles because of doubling back. The nice thing is you have a lot of opti...
by MikeT
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone Ridge Trail (Rockharbor to Windigo)
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Greenstone Ridge Trail (Rockharbor to Windigo)

Welcome. This trail is extremely well marked and easy to find. Have fun!