2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

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Re: 2011 Trip Log - The Grand Tour

Post by zentater » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:40 pm

Name: Lorinda
Email:ljcouch(at)gmail.com
Hometown: Everywhere but currently in Golden, CO
Arrival Date: 5/21
Departure Date: 6/5
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage - Voyageur II
Itinerary:
5/21 Windigo - Feldtman Lake
5/22 - F.L. - Siskiwit Bay
5/23 - S.B. - South Lake Desor
5/24 - S.L.D - Hatchett Lake
5/25 - H.L. - Lake Ritchie
5/26 - L.R. - Daisy Farm
5/27 - D.F. - Rock Harbor -
5/28 - RH Off Day and hope the resupply box arrives
5/29 - R.H. - Lane Cove
5/30 - L.C. - McCargoe Cove
5/31 - M.C - Todd Harbor
6/1 - T.H. - Little Todd Harbor
6/2 - Off - either L.T.H. or T.H.
6/3 - L.T.H - North Lake Desor
6/4 - N.L.D - Huginnin Cove
6/5 - H.C - Windigo and home

Notes/Other: This is my fourth trip in four years up to the island with my son - last year did the Minong and prior years we did versions of the Greenstone so this is the whole enchilada!

Haven't been here this time year so am looking forward to it.

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

Post by fonixmunkee » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:14 pm

Name: Richard, JMac, Don and Hodge
Email: root(at)drunkencomputing.com
Hometown: Superior, WI
Arrival Date: 1 June 11
Departure Date: 7 June 11
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage to Windigo
Itinerary: Doing the Minong from Windigo to the east, then the Indian Portage down to Chippewa: Windigo to N. Desor, N. Desor to the Todd Harbors, Todd Harbors to West Chickenbone, West Chickenbone to Chippewa Harbor.
Notes/Other: Had a streak of 7 years in a row until last year when work got in the way. Starting my streak over with this trip!

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

Post by mihiker » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:09 pm

Crew:
Bill L (3rd trip),
Bob T, (3rd trip),
Ron D, (3rd trip),


Email: lieberman@wideopenwest.com
Hometown: Clinton Twp & St Clair Shores, MI
Arrival Date: July 30, 2011

Departure Date: August 6, 2011
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor/Queen

Itinerary:
Friday-7/29-Travel to Copper Harbor
Saturday-7/30-Queen to Rock Harbor, Camp at Rock Harbor, Hike to Scoville Point. (never stayed at Rock Harbor, just passed through.)
Sunday-7/31-Voyager to Malone Bay, Camp at Malone Bay
Monday-8/1-Hike Malone Bay to Hatchet Lake (11.3 miles) Camp at Hatchet Lake
Tuesday-8/2-Hike Hatchet Lake to Little Todd (x.x miles), Camp at Little Todd
Wednesday-8/3-Hike Little Todd to Todd Harbor (x.x miles), Camp at Todd Harbor
Thursday-8/4-Hike Todd Harbor to McCargoe Cove (6.7 miles), Camp at McCargoe Cove
Friday-8/5-Hike McCargoe Cove to Daisy Farm (8.2 miles), Camp at Daisy Farm
Saturday-8/6-Daisy Farm to Rock Harbor (7.1 miles), Queen to Copper Harbor
Saturday/Sunday-Travel Home

Total trail mileage: 37.4 miles

Notes/Other:
Our "visit the Island every two years plan" fell apart in January and then again in May, 2010.
In January, Bob tore up his knee at work pretty badly. Then in May, I tore my right biceps at the elbow. We both enjoyed surgery and recovery.

We are going to make it this year!


Comments and suggestions are more than welcome!
Last edited by mihiker on Sat May 07, 2011 4:20 pm, edited 4 times in total.


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

Post by zims » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:59 am

Name: Rae
Email: (at) rainelde@hotmail.com
Hometown: Blanchardville WI
Arrival Date: early sept
Departure Date:
Coming From/Via: grand portage
Itinerary: McCargoe Cove
to Todd Harbor
to N. Desor
to Washington Creek
(typical minong jaunt)
Notes/Other:
Not sure how hard it is going back when one of your hiking buddies is no longer with us.


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

Post by Nym90 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:40 am

I'm planning on taking the Isle Royale Queen from Copper Harbor to Rock Harbor on 7/26.

7/26--Rock Harbor to Three Mile via Rock Harbor Trail
7/27--Three Mile to Moskey Basin
7/28--Moskey Basin to West Chickenbone (setting up camp early and taking an afternoon hike down to McCargoe Cove)
7/29--West Chickenbone to Three Mile via the Greenstone (long day, but at least more downhill than up)
7/30--Three Mile to Rock Harbor via the Tobin Harbor Trail and outbound on the Queen

My first ever backpacking trip was to IR last year, so I'm still trying not to push it too much in terms of miles per day. I've done extensive 15-20 mile day hikes around various locations in the UP (Pictured Rocks, Porcupine Mountains) etc.

Last year's schedule was--

7/20--Ranger III from Houghton to Rock Harbor. Hiked out to Scoville Pt. and back, camped at Rock Harbor. Got to see Rolf Peterson give a presentation about the wolves which was very interesting.
7/21--Rock Harbor to Lane Cove via Tobin Harbor trail
7/22--Lane Cove to Daisy Farm, set up camp early and took an afternoon hike up the Daisy Farm trail to the Greenstone and back.
7/23--Daisy Farm to Rock Harbor via Rock Harbor trail. Rock Harbor ranger presentation was ranger Liz talking about the bugs of Isle Royale. Interesting perspective on seeing them as more than a mere nuisance. :)
7/24--Outbound on the Ranger

My goal is to eventually hike all of the trails in the park, but I'm planning on taking several years to do it. I really want to limit my number of miles per day and soak up the natural beauty of IR.


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

Post by zims » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:17 am

hi Nym
I have done the same itinerary. I think you will find you can pump a few more miles in if you want and its not too difficult. You could almost get lane cove in if you wanted. Make sure you look before you leap into west chickenbone lake, last time I was there the ranger warned us the lake had an unusual amount of leeches, and if you jump in to cool off, you might be peeling leeches. Oh Yea, the wolves were active there too, lots of new foot prints when we woke up, maybe you will get lucky and see one. It is a wonderful quiet spot.enjoy!!


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

Post by johnhens » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:40 pm

Name: John and Tricia
Email:johnhens (at) sbcglobal.net
Hometown: Big Rock, IL
Arrival Date: 5/21/11
Departure Date: 5/29/11
Coming From/Via: VII
Itinerary: McCargoe
Birch Isle
Belle Isle
Duncan Bay
Rock Harbor
We will will be kayaking and fishing and birding.
Notes/Other:


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Post by k2one » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:39 pm

Name- Mike
Hometown-Farmington Hills Mi.
Sailing on the Queen IV out of Copper Harbor to Rock Harbor
Arrival- 5-30-2011
Departure-6-3-2011
Itinerary- Take the Voyageur II from Rock Harbor and get dropped off at Chippewa Harbor and hike back. Take my time and enjoy the silence and solitude of this wonderful wilderness!!

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

Post by colvinch » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:09 am

Just got our tickets and water taxi reservations in the mail.

Name: John and Tricia
Email:colvinch@yahoo.com
Hometown: Haslett, MI
Arrival Date: 8/5/11
Departure Date: 8/11/11
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor
Itinerary: Lake Whit, Lake Richey, Chickenbone, Pickeral Cove, Belle Isle, RH
We will will be canoeing and fishing and birding.
Notes/Other:CAN"T WAIT

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Post by IncaRoads » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:58 am

Name: Mark
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Arrival Date: 1 June 11
Departure Date: 7 June 11
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN / Voyageur II
Itinerary: McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor
Notes/Other: Daily trail miles will be short so I can concentrate on fishing. Planning on 2 backcountry nights.


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

Post by Vandy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:55 am

I received my sea plane confirmation today.

Name: Tim aka Vandy
Email: tvandy1(at)nc.rr.com
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Arrival Date: 06/24
Departure Date: 7/2
Coming From/Via: Houghton via sea plane
Itinerary:
6/24 – Arrive in Houghton via plane; overnight in Calumet motel
6/25 – Sea plane to Windigo; Hike to Huginnen Cove CG (5 miles)
6/26 – Hike to Island Mine CG (10 miles)
6/27 – Hike to Desor South CG (5.5 miles)
6/28 – Hike to Todd Harbor CG (12 miles)
6/29 – Hike to McCargo Cove CG (7 miles)
6/30 – Hike to Lane Cove CG (13 miles)
7/01 - Hike to Rock Harbor (7 miles); Sea plane to Houghton; overnight in Calumet motel
7/02 – Depart Houghton via plane

Notes/Other: This is my fourth trip to the island. The first since 1997, my first IR solo, and my first on any portion of the western end of the island. I’m planning a short day followed by a long day approach, figuring there are enough campgrounds to go longer on the short days if I want to.


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

Post by Jesse » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:57 am

Name: Jesse
Hometown: Brookfield, IL (Chicago suburb)
Arrival Date: May 16
Departure Date: May 20
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor via the Queen IV
Itinerary:
May 16: Arrive at Rock Harbor. Make a run for Lane Cove as soon as we get the green light
May 17: Moskey Basin
May 18: West Chickenbone
May 19: Lap Chickenbone Lake, then to Daisy or Three Mile
May 20: Back to Rock Harbor for a shower and a ride to Copper Harbor

Notes/Other: My brother and I are considering some small variations on this, and I'm open to any suggestions!

Sidebar: I heard a rumor that you can store a bag in a locker or something at Rock Harbor. I'm thinking it would be a good place to stash a clean set of clothes and shower stuff. Where? How much $? Does it really exist? How big is the locker?

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Post by IncaRoads » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:04 am

Excerpt from the Isle Royale NPS FAQ:

Are there storage lockers on the Island?
No, there are no storage lockers on the Island. The concession operation at Rock Harbor and Windigo do offer a service to store gear for a fee. The box of gear cannot contain stove fuel or food. Contact the Rock Harbor Lodge office for more information - (906) 337-4993.

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

Post by conmcb25 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:18 pm

Vandy wrote:I received my sea plane confirmation today.

Name: Tim aka Vandy
Email: tvandy1(at)nc.rr.com
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Arrival Date: 06/24
Departure Date: 7/2
Coming From/Via: Houghton via sea plane
Itinerary:
6/24 – Arrive in Houghton via plane; overnight in Calumet motel
6/25 – Sea plane to Windigo; Hike to Huginnen Cove CG (5 miles)
6/26 – Hike to Island Mine CG (10 miles)
6/27 – Hike to Desor South CG (5.5 miles)
6/28 – Hike to Todd Harbor CG (12 miles)
6/29 – Hike to McCargo Cove CG (7 miles)
6/30 – Hike to Lane Cove CG (13 miles)
7/01 - Hike to Rock Harbor (7 miles); Sea plane to Houghton; overnight in Calumet motel
7/02 – Depart Houghton via plane

Notes/Other: This is my fourth trip to the island. The first since 1997, my first IR solo, and my first on any portion of the western end of the island. I’m planning a short day followed by a long day approach, figuring there are enough campgrounds to go longer on the short days if I want to.
How do you plan on getting between Calumet and Houghton? Its about 11 miles, and I am unaware of any public transportaion that runs between those towns.


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Post by Vandy » Sun May 01, 2011 12:31 pm

How do you plan on getting between Calumet and Houghton? Its about 11 miles, and I am unaware of any public transportaion that runs between those towns.
Doh! I assumed I could just get a cab at the airport since it seems equidistance as Houghton/Hancock. I'm inquiring with the motel on potential transportation now. Thanks for asking the question!

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