2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

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

Post by Bino1003 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:39 pm

Name: Brian Bellino
Email: lbellino2@yahoo.com
Hometown: Monroe
Arrival Date: 8/12
Departure Date: 8/16
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor
Itinerary: Still finalizing, but wanted to do Rock Harbor to Hatchet Lake and back in 4 days.
Notes/Other: I am struggling to gauge what is realistic on Day 1. The boat will not arrive until the afternoon and that si after a long drive.

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Post by mikehauptman » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:32 am

Name: Mike Hauptman
Hometowm: Rochelle, IL
Arrival Date: 8/6
Departure: 8/11
Coming from: Grand Portage
Group: Flatlanders - 5 People from Northern Illinois
Itenerary:
8/6 - Arriving Rock Harbor via Voyageur II hike to 3 Mile
8/7 - Daisy Farm
8/8 - West Chickenbone
8/9 - Hatchet Lake
8/10 - South Desor
8/11 - Windigo and take Sea Hunter II back to Grand Portage.

A little late but here is a couple of pictures of our trip I put up on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24194829@N ... 46/detail/

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

Post by StewartFip » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:09 pm

I'll be on the island Aug 4-11. Flying in to Windigo. My itinerary is on the calendar, but I messed it up (you can see, I plan on doing two different hikes on Sunday...impossible, especially for me). Looks like it'll be pretty busy, especially around the middle of the island around Hatchet Lake.

This is my revised itinerary:

Thu 4 - Fly into Windigo @ 4:00 p.m., stay at Washington Creek
Fri 5 - Washington Creek to Feldtman Lake: 9.1
Sat 6 - Feldtman Lake to Siskiwit Bay: 10.2
Sun 7 - Siskiwit Bay to Lake Desor S.: 9.9
Mon 8 - Lake Desor S. to Hatchet Lake: 8.1
Tue 9 - Hatchet Lake to Lake Desor N.: 12.3
Wed 10 - Lake Desor N. to Washington Creek: 12.6
Thu 11 - Fly out of Windigo @ 9:00 a.m.

My name is Matt, on my first solo adventure...ever. You will recognize me as the one who is in pain.

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Post by HikerJava » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:46 am

...This will be trip number 14 for one of us, 3 for the other (if only we had met and married sooner!) This is also the first time for a trip in any other month besides September/October, so we'll be off-trail most of the time for solitude:

8/6 Voyaguer II to Windigo, to Fedltman Lake (or zone 22)
8/7 xc in zone 44
8/8 xc in zone 45
8/9 xc in zone 45
8/10 xc in zone 44
8/11 xc in zone 22
8/12 Windigo to Grand Portage to Gunflint Tavern(!)

We're easy to spot: look for the rubber duck...

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

Post by Bull_Winkle2011 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:57 pm

Name: Bull_Winkle2011
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Hometown:Eden Prairie, MN
Arrival Date:August 20, 2011
Departure Date:August 23, 2011
Coming From/Via:Grand Portage via Voyageur II to Rock Harbor
Itinerary:
Saturday 8/20 - Voyageur II from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor try for Moskey Basin, settle for Daisy Farm
Sunday 8/21 - MB/DF to Todd Harbor
Monday 8/22 - Todd Harbor to Windigo
Tuesday 8/23 - Windigo to Grand Portage...

1 First time Hiker
1 Old guy with a dream, and hopefully legs of steel :shock:


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

Post by Midwest Ed » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:51 pm

Bull_Winkle2011 wrote:Sunday 8/21 - MB/DF to Todd Harbor
Monday 8/22 - Todd Harbor to Windigo

1 First time Hiker
1 Old guy with a dream, and hopefully legs of steel :shock:
You have got some real "hoof'in" to do there Bull_Winkle. Daisy Farm to TH is 15 miles and TH to Washington Creek is 23 miles. And that last leg might be the hardest stretch of trail on the Island. Normally that stretch is done in 3 days, sometimes 2.

I would suggest you consider extending your schedule a bit if that is the route you are set on.


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Post by hardcorey » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:10 pm

Name: Corey D
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Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Arrival Date: 9/4
Departure Date: 9/9
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor to Rock Harbor via Queen IV
Itinerary: Current plans are:
Daisy Farm
McCargoe Cove
South Lake Desor
West Chickenbone Lake
(Rock Harbor Lodge)

Notes/Other:
Will be with my wonderful girlfriend. Timing of our trip, available vacation days, and the ferry schedule affected our plans quite a bit. Haven't been able to get out much this summer due to the insane heat/humidity, so toned down our mileage for some days.


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Post by johnhens » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:14 pm

Name: johnhens
Hometown: Big Rock, IL
Arrival Date: 9/19
Departure date: 9/23
Coming From: Copper Harbor via the Queen
Itinerary: Kayak Rock Harbor/Tobin Harbor

Notes: Hope to stay at Caribou and hike and fish. Trip to Moskey also, one of my favorite place on IR!!

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Post by MikeT » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:58 am

Name: MikeT & NancyT
Hometown: Port Sanilac, Michigan
Arrival Date: 9-17
Departure Date: 10-2
Coming From: Grand Portage
Itinerary: The Voyageur around to Rock Harbor. Walking the entire Greenstone with sections of the Minong. Ending with a day or two at Hugginnin Cove.

Notes: Hoping to find someone in Rock Harbor with canoes to taxi us over to Hidden Lake dock on 9-17 or 18.
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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by Bull_Winkle2011 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:43 pm

Midwest Ed wrote:
Bull_Winkle2011 wrote:Sunday 8/21 - MB/DF to Todd Harbor
Monday 8/22 - Todd Harbor to Windigo

1 First time Hiker
1 Old guy with a dream, and hopefully legs of steel :shock:
You have got some real "hoof'in" to do there Bull_Winkle. Daisy Farm to TH is 15 miles and TH to Washington Creek is 23 miles. And that last leg might be the hardest stretch of trail on the Island. Normally that stretch is done in 3 days, sometimes 2.

I would suggest you consider extending your schedule a bit if that is the route you are set on.
We modified our itinerary after meeting Ranger Rob on the dock at Daisey Farm. We ended up going Daisy Farm to McCargoe Cove and spending the night at McCargoe (arrived at 1:00 pm) then we set out to Desor North. Left McCargoe at 8:00 am, made Desor North at 5:30 pm.... Filtered water, ate and slept until 10:30 pm, when my hiking mate woke up with a snake trying to wrap around his face. We left immediately and hiked the Minong at night with head lamps....made it to Windigo by 10:00 am the next morning. Hiked the entire Minong in 24 hours with the Old Guy (ME) in various states of distress (dehydration, heat stress). Memories of forced marches but the stars on the Minong at night are unbelievable.


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

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:56 pm

Way to go Bullwinkle! Respect!

Eighteen miles in 9.5 hours, rest for 5 hours and then 12 more miles in the next 11 hours... AT NIGHT!

It is truly astounding what a well motivated person is capable of accomplishing. A more detailed trip report in its own thread would be appreciated by everyone.
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Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by Wilderness Junkie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:49 am

How about firing up a 2012 planned itinerary 'Sticky'?? I figured a moderator might want to author the thread.

Thanks!


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Post by BushwhackingFool » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:01 pm

Name: Dan Crane
Email: bushwhackingfool (at) gmail.com
Hometown: Liverpool, NY
Arrival Date: August 29, 2011
Departure Date: September 12, 2011
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor via Isle Royale Queen IV

Itinerary:
Aug. 29 - Rock Harbor to Daisy Farm
Aug. 30 - Daisy Farm - McCargoe Cove
Aug. 31 - McCargoe Cove - Todd Harbor
Sep. 1 - Todd Harbor - Little Todd
Sep. 2 - Little Todd - North Lake Desor
Sep. 3 - North Lake Desor - Washington Creek
Sep. 4 - Rest day at Windigo
Sep. 5 - Washington Creek - Feldtmann Lake
Sep. 6 - Feldtmann Lake - Siskiwit Bay
Sep. 7 - Siskiwit Bay - South Lake Desor
Sep. 8 - South Lake Desor - Hatchet Lake
Sep. 9 - Hatchet Lake - West Chickenbone Lake
Sep. 10 - West Chickenbone Lake - Moskey Basin
Sep. 11 - Moskey Basin - Rock Harbor
Sep. 12 - Rock Harbor - Copper Harbor

Notes/Other:
Although late, I thought this still might be of interest to someone. It was a great trip. My original itinerary can be found here. I plan to post a summary of the trip on this forum soon (perhaps in several parts), with links back to my website for those interested in a more detailed description. Awesome trip!

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