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The terrain is mixed, dirt trail with exposed roots and hiking over rocks. Pay attention to the cairns between Daisy and Moskey as the trail can become coy.
You could hike to Windigo in 2 long days and catch the ferry back (depending on when you get to IR). A bit ambitious.
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With your days you could do:
June 25 Rock harbor to 3 mile
June 26 3Mile to Moskey
June 27 Moskey to Daisy
June 28 Daisy to Rock Harbor
June 29 Depart Rock Harbor
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Here's another possible agenda:
June 25: Rock Harbor to Lane Cove
June 26: Lane Cove to Daisy Farm
June 27: Daisy Farm to Moskey Basin
June 28: Moskey Basin to 3 Mile
June 29: 3 Mile to Rock Harbor, then depart.
This gets you to the north shore of the island, and Lane is good for sunsets, plus you'll get up on the Greenstone ridge and see Mt. Franklin and Mt. Ojibway.
Alternately, if you do thesneakymonkey's agenda, take advantage of your extra time in Rock Harbor by going to a ranger presentation (free), taking the Sandy on a tour (costs a little, but much less than the Voyageur), and/or hiking the Scoville trail.
Side note: If you're seeing MI state parks, be sure to stop at the Porcupine Mountains! Plus for some more backcountry fun, check out Craig Lake.
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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, you can pick up the miles and still make McCargoe the next day. Or skip McCargoe and go to Moskey.
Moskey to Rock harbor... I am out of camp at 8ish and at Rock between 2 and 3... with a lunch at 3 mile. It's long (12-14 miles) and not for some, but I like Moskey enough to want a day there and not Daisy or three mile. And my pack is empty. Alternately, stop at 3 mile and get up early the 29th.
remember you have sun early and late in time of year. somewhere around 6am to 10pm.
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Just wanted to give an update! Thanks again to everyone for their amazing suggestions. We decided to make long day spur of it and went:
Tues-RH to DF
Wed-DF to MC
Thurs-MC to MB
Fri-MB to RH
The weather could not have been better. The hiking was amazing. It is definitely an island my husband and I will come back to!!