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by Base654
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Schedule Help
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Schedule Help

It's quite difficult to do your trip by boat without waiting around. the math says the plane is $200ish more than the boats (you have to pay for the inter-island ferry too). Capt Don has a point that going out of Copper harbor fits schedules better, his boat is all about the passengers and runs almo...
by Base654
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.

I do two trips a year, one over Memorial day and one over Labor day. These are my two favorite times to be there. For your trip, depending on the year, berries may be in in prime season. Most years bugs are minimal if any. Cool temps and rain are more likely. Expect trails to be mostly muddy. camper...
by Base654
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

The boats easily handle four and some gear, they are standard 14' &16', two & three bench rental boats. Rock harbor (that length of protected water) is usually fairly calm; The hotel area is technically Snug harbor. There are plenty of hikes to do in the Moskey area. You could even start back to the...
by Base654
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First-Timers to the Island
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: First-Timers to the Island

one of my standby trips: 25 Rock harbor to Daisy 26 Daisy to McCargoe cove 27 McCargoe to Moskey 28 Moskey to Rock harbor 29 shopping depart. So, yes longer days, but I'm 48 and not in great shape. Rock to daisy is a bit longer, but it's flatish, it's really not a big deal. If you don't make Daisy, ...
by Base654
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

I fall into your category of fisherman except I own a lot of gear. I have had a very hard time over the years trying to find fish in any of the lakes and I think I finally caught the only one a few years ago. Many proper fishermen exist on this site that will give you some very good information, I h...
by Base654
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time Trip Itinerary
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: First Time Trip Itinerary

I agree, you should have no problem f you have some pack days behind you. I like the trail down past East CB, but I usually go back the other way just to avoid the out and back.
by Base654
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

I agree with Ed. especially on the foot wear. If you plan on continuing to camp. You can start collecting gear with foot wear. spend more now for the good stuff and save by not replacing junk later. If you have an REI around you, keep an eye out for "garage sales" where returned gear is resold for c...
by Base654
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time IR; need itinerary help
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: First Time IR; need itinerary help

I like the plan to canoe the first day in case you have to rearrange. Although Tobin harbor is usually calm, the weather precludes renting a canoe at times (watch out for the seaplane, it lands there also). Day two is a bit of a monster day. see the link for a topo to decide: https://isleroyaleforum...
by Base654
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition
Replies: 14
Views: 1416

Re: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition

I route all of my bills and expenditures through my card... I think I have one of everything from that store for free. Two years ago I fell in love with the LUCI lights. I'm getting the USB recharger version to recharge my Kindle this time. I took four pounds of books last time and still ran out of ...
by Base654
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First-timer question about Campsites/itinerary
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: First-timer question about Campsites/itinerary

Welcome to the forums. It is true that four days won't give you much time to see the island. With your current itinerary you are going to be spending most of your time on a boat or in the areas that people run away from; the built up areas. Rock harbor and Windigo are nice little places to visit, bu...
by Base654
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coin laundry on the island?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Coin laundry on the island?

If you are day hiking and staying at the lodge, weight is not much of a concern. I would suggest bringing extra clothes and not washing. The washer dryers are far from cheap. I don't remember exactly, but I think $6-8 for a wash and more to dry.
by Base654
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Wet Suit Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Wet Suit Advice

I have a camero shorty/longjohn combo in 3 and 4 mill. The fit is nice, but the cut is more for surfing/standing than sitting and big arm movements. I would say 4 mill wold be best unless you are real close to shore. like I noted in a previous post, you can be 3-4 feet from shore a lot of the time. ...
by Base654
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tent Camping Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Re: Tent Camping Questions

The campgrounds are set up quite nicely. Most people gravitate to the shelters, so they fill first. I have never been to a campground that was completely full. Even if all the tent sites are occupied, most campers are willing to share their site with you (they are setup for multiple tents). I wouldn...
by Base654
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Leaving canoes?

I have left my really expensive kayak (not bragging, I bought for cheap with hole include) for a couple of days tucked out of the way, but still visible, at multiple pull outs. I don't know if anybody borrowed it, but it was there when I got back.'
by Base654
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore now a National Park
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore now a National Park

Hooky,

Nope, you have to go back and play on them again.