2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

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2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:14 am

Once finalized as best as possible, post your itinerary, and then look around the list at who may else be enjoying a trip at the same time. It's a great way to make new friends on the Island.
If you have questions or want feedback on your planned trip, considering posting your questions on the Trail and Campsites (http://www.isleroyaleforums.com/viewforum.php?f=4) and Canoeing, Kayaking, & Fishing (http://www.isleroyaleforums.com/viewforum.php?f=5) subforums.

When you return, we hope you share your experience with a Trip Report!

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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by Isle Royale Rob » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:19 pm

Name: Rob
Email: vladinator1(at)sbcglobal.net
Hometown: Warren, Mi.
Arrival Date: 06/03/2011
Departure Date: 06/11/2011
Coming From/Via: Houghton, Mi / RANGER III
Itinerary: Fishing, Fishing, Fishing
Notes/Other: Returning with my buddy Steve in my boat for some more fishing and plan on doing a couple of day hikes this year.
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Post by colvinch » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:46 am

Nothing has actually been planned out yet but most likely will be repeating last years trip

Name:Chris
Email: (at)
Hometown:Haslett
Arrival Date:1st weekend in August most likely 5-6 nights of Bliss
Departure Date:2nd weekend in August
Coming From/Via:CH
Itinerary:Lake Whit, Lake Richey, Chickenbone (west), Belle Isle, RH
Notes/Other:Lots of fishing and lots of paddling. Looking forward to going back to the lake on Amyg. Island....caught 6 pike in 15 minutes wading in the water.


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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by robin621 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:53 pm

July 1-26th, 2011

I will be checking current back country zones and dates:

Day 1: Caribou Island-Trolling
Day 2-3: Caribou Island to Merritt Lane-Trolling
Day 4-6: Moskey Basin-Trolling
Day 6-7: Rock Harbor then to Sargent Lake
Day 7-12: Sargent Lake, Pike Fishing!!! (move 1/2 mile everyday and will make campsite on some rocks) Don't want to mess up the fauna!
Day 13-14: Rock Harbor to E. Chickenbone, making my way to the Minong Ridge
Day 14: E. Chickenbone Lake to Todd Harbor
Day 15: Lake Harvey to Lake Desor
Day 16: Windigo
Day 17-18: South Lake Desor
Day 19: Hatchet Lake
Day 20: East Chickenbone
Day 21: Daisey Farm
Day 22: Rock Harbor
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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by jerry » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:06 am

I'm interested in how you'll get to L. Benson, L. Angleworm and L. Sargent. Map source, whatever?

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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by colvinch » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:08 am

robin621 wrote:July 1-16th, 2011 (Date may change a little)

I will be checking current back country zones and dates:

Day 1: Rock Harbor to Lake Benson
Day 2-3: Lake Benson to Lake Angleworm
Day 4-6: Lake Angleworm to Sargent Lake
Day 6-8: Sargent Lak
e to Chickenbone
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How do you get to these lakes with a canoe with them having no portages? How difficult is it? I would imagine the fishing is as good or better than the other interior lakes since there is limited access

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Post by IncaRoads » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:36 am

Robin621,

I noticed that you will be spending a lot of time in the backcountry. FYI, here is Cross-Country camping rule #6. Maximum stay at any one location is one night. Tents and camping gear must be moved at least 1/2 mile from the previous nights stay. This is related to the LNT principles of not trampling down the vegetation near your backcountry campsite.

I have a tough time walking cross-country on Isle Royale and I am not portaging a canoe.

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Post by robin621 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:02 pm

Jerry, the Daisey Farm Trail will lead me to a stream that goes into Lake Benson. Colvinch, I've been training since the beginning of December and my trip isn't till July. I've been practicing with weight in my pack and hiking mountains here in PHX. Plus a lot of weight lifting has been going on. I should be in top shape by July (I hope). The canoe is 14ft and and weighs 40 pounds. I'll be bringing a compass, map and a handheld GPS unit. I'm also collecting information on the best way to tackle the backcountry lakes. My brother, former marine, will be helping me as well. Inca...thanks for reminder. I read the rules for the backcountry already (I can't pitch my tent where I can see water either). I'll be sure to leave no trace (I'll be pushing the grass back up). In addition, I will be double checking with NPS to make sure that I'm following all the rules and everything is "cool" before I take off. I've already talked to a few park rangers already and they said my itinerary should be okay. I have a couple other routes planned in case I have to change my itinerary for whatever reason. I'll be renting a boat from Rock Harbor toward the end of my trip. I figured a little trolling would be fun to do.

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Post by Tampico » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:14 pm

Name: Dave
Email: davepen (at) tcq.net
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Arrival Date: 30 July 2011
Departure Date: 6-7 August 2011
Coming From/Via: Private boat from Grand Portage, MN
Itinerary: TBD
Notes/Other:


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Post by RDellar » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:52 pm

Name: Ron Dellar
Email: r.dellar@comcast.net
Arrival Date: May 27, 2011
Departure Date: June 4th
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor
Itinerary: 7 days
Notes/Other:2 experienced, 1 novice

Drive to Copper Harbor, MI On the 26th from SW michigan. 12 hr drive at least. We are staying at the state park there, Ft. Wilkins $31 for the night, and a good last night gear shakedown. The next morning we go to Queen IV to depart for IR at 8 am.

Day 1: Hike to Either 3 Mile or Daisy Farm campground for the night. Either will work, but depends on weather and our mood.
Day 2: McCargoe Cove or West Chickenbone campground
Day 3: Hatchet Lake
Day 4: South Lake Desor
Day 5: Washington campground, WINDIGO
SPEND THE NIGHT, RECOVER, RELOAD, and wait till morning to Catch Ranger II Ferry
Day 6: Catch Ranger II ferry to McCargoe Cove, then go to Lake Ritchie Camp, or Moskey basin.
Day 7: Lake Ritchie Moskey basin to either Daisy Farm or 3 Mile
Day 8: Hike to Rock Harbor and spend the night, RECOVER
Day 9: Catch ferry back to Copper Harbor

OR When we get to Windigo, go straight to Rock Harbor and then spend night at 3 mile campground, then Rock Harbor, then catch ferry back on a Friday, a day earlier than the original trip. This is in case we have an injured person, or just are tired. Since my wife and I are "Seasoned" and prefer a long trip, our unseasoned veteran might need a break, in which we can split and finish different routes.

I am a regular runner, and lifter who runs 3 to 5 miles a day, and weighs 200. My wife is about 150 but physical. My Co worker friend is hard to predict but couldnt resist a chance to hit isle royale this year. This is my first trip on IR, so I need feeback on water filters. We normally use a FIRST NEED WATER Filtration system, but have recently switched to a MSR Microworks filter? Any reviews on it? Also, I would love to hear about relative weight restrictions people have imposed on themselves for the trip. I have l have planned 35 for myself and 30 for my wife. THANKS


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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by DP89 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:05 pm

RDellar wrote: This is my first trip on IR, so I need feeback on water filters. We normally use a FIRST NEED WATER Filtration system, but have recently switched to a MSR Microworks filter? Any reviews on it?
I bought an MSR Microworks filter last year and used it on the Island. It worked great, just make sure you know how to use it and especially how to clean it. Don't forget to bring along the cleaning sponge they provide to you. At times during the trip, the filter would be harder to pump but all you have to do is scrub the filter with that sponge and it works great again. Overall the filter worked great; and as a bonus, it is compatible with Nalgene bottles (wide mouth), so you can screw it onto the bottom of the filter to pump! this was a GREAT feature.

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Post by Nick » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:57 am

Name: Nick
Email: (at) PlainwellLaw@gmail.com
Hometown: Plainwell (winter) DeTour Village (summer)
Arrival Date: May 7, 2011
Departure Date: May 22, 2011
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage
Itinerary: Flexible
Notes/Other: I've hiked all the trails on the island and have paddled 1/2 of it (McCargo to Daisy Farm and Windigo to Malone). Hope to paddle the Windigo to McCargo or Daisy Farm to Malone. All depends on the weather. Or, I might just base camp and day paddle.


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Post by rgalloway1 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:58 am

colvinch wrote:Nothing has actually been planned ou
Name:Chris
Email: (at)
Hometown:Haslett
Arrival Date:1st weekend in August most likely 5-6 nights of Bliss
Departure Date:2nd weekend in August
Coming From/Via:CH
Itinerary:Lake Whit, Lake Richey, Chickenbone (west), Belle Isle, RH
Notes/Other:Lots of fishing and lots of paddling. Looking forward to going back to the lake on Amyg. Island....caught 6 pike in 15 minutes wading in the water.
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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by rgalloway1 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:04 am

robin621 wrote:July 1-16th, 2011 (Date may change a little)
Tell the truth robin621-ur staying 27 days & leaving envious buddies behind! Lucky sob! Please survive-wifey would not make a good widow. [;-)
I will be checking current back country zones and dates:

Day 1: Rock Harbor to Lake Benson
Day 2-3: Lake Benson to Lake Angleworm
Day 4-6: Lake Angleworm to Sargent Lake
Day 6-8: Sargent Lake to Chickenbone
Day 8-9: Lake Livermore
Day 9-11: Lake LaSage to Lake Ritchie
Day 11-14: Lake Ritchie to Chippewa Harbor
Day 13-16: Voyager II or hike back to Rock Harbor

I will be canoeing and fishing (I can't wait)

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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by colvinch » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:31 am

rgalloway1 wrote:
colvinch wrote:Nothing has actually been planned out yet but most likely will be repeating last years trip
Colvinch-noticed you are from Haslett-I went to HHSchool back in 1970-72-is this in your time frame? Just curious-will be at IR from July 1-13-I like the bliss part & heartily agree. [:-)
Name:Chris
Email: (at)
Hometown:Haslett
Arrival Date:1st weekend in August most likely 5-6 nights of Bliss
Departure Date:2nd weekend in August
Coming From/Via:CH
Itinerary:Lake Whit, Lake Richey, Chickenbone (west), Belle Isle, RH
Notes/Other:Lots of fishing and lots of paddling. Looking forward to going back to the lake on Amyg. Island....caught 6 pike in 15 minutes wading in the water.
No not my time frame...born in 1974....I'm young in some eyes and really old in others. I live in the neighborhood behind the highschool that borders on the swamp/lake

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