2012 Trip Log- Add your intinerary and trip info here!

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Post by backpackingZombie » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:11 am

Name: Zombie, Chris, Bob, Ian
Email: theZombieApoc(at)gmail.com
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Arrival Date: 8.4
Departure Date: 8.8
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage on the Sea Hunter
Itinerary:
  • 8.3 - Drive up and grab a room at the highly prestigious Ryden's
    8.4 - Grand Portage - Sea Hunter --> Windigo --> Feldtmann Lake Camp
    8.5 - Feldtmann Lake Camp --> Siskiwit bay
    8.6 - Siskiwit Bay --> Windigo
    8.7 - Huginnin Cove Loop
    8.8 - Windigo --> Grand Portage --> Home
Notes/Other:
First trip to IR for all of us. All but one of us are experienced backpackers and hammock campers, so it should be a good time.

base weight for me is ~20lbs. I'm sure I could shave that down to at least 17 if I just got a new pack, but I love my Osprey Aether, even if it is heavy.

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Post by IncaRoads » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:41 am

Name: Mark
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Arrival Date: After Labor Day
Departure Date: 5 days later
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor, MI / Isle Royale Queen IV

Proposed Itinerary:
Day 1. Rock Harbor to Tobin Harbor (Backcountry Camp)
Day 2. Tobin Harbor to Lookout Louise (dry Backcountry Camp)
Day 3. Lookout Louise to Lane Cove
Day 4. Lane Cove to Three Mile
Day 5. Three Mile to Rock Harbor

Notes/Other: My second Isle Royale trip this year. I will celebrate my 40th anniversary of visiting the island by completing the remaining trails that I have not hiked.
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Post by Rafiki » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:58 pm

So what day are you getting to island on Mark? Tuesday the 4th? And then leaving on Sunday the 10th?
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Post by IncaRoads » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:45 am

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Post by shutterbug6 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:08 am

Name:Jenny Kothbauer
Email: (at) jkothbauer@gmail.com
Hometown:Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Arrival Date: September 3rd
Departure Date: September 9th
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II
Itinerary: I've been to the island and backpacked three times in four years and will be returning for my dream trip of canoeing the inland lakes. This will be my first experience canoe camping and I hope it will be the first of many more to come. I don't plan on fishing but plan on experiencing parts of the island I've never seen and relaxing away from civilized society. A week on Isle Royale is always the best escape!

Notes/Other:
Day 1: Grand Portage to McCargoe Cove
Day 2: McCargoe Cove to Lake Richie
Day 3: Lake Richie to Chippewa Harbor
Day 4: Chippewa Harbor to Wood Lake
Day 5: Wood Lake to Malone Bay
Day 6: Malone Bay (extra day for bad weather)
Day 7: Malone Bay to Grand Portage


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Post by chappel » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:55 pm

Name:Chris Happel (with Dennis, Larry and Chuck)
Email: Chris.Happel(at) gmail.com
Hometown:Perham, MN
Arrival Date: September 5th
Departure Date: September 9th
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II
Itinerary:
4th - Overnight in Grand Portage (Casino?)
5th - Grand Portage -> Rock Harbor via Voyageur II, on to 3-mile
6th - 3-mile to Moskey
7th - Moskey to E Chickenbone
8th - E Chickenbone to Daisy Farm
9th - catch ferry back to Grand Portage from Daisy Farm

Notes/Other: First trip for me; two others are more experienced. Am looking forward to a relaxed pace and a good time and some great photography, and hope to come back regularly.

Looks like we'll be crossing paths with Kirk L's party at Moskey on the 6th?

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Post by head2north » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:10 am

Name: Jason/Jim
Hometown: River Falls, WI
Arrival Date: August 14, 2012
Departure Date: August 22, 2012
Coming From/Via: Houghton Ranger
Itinerary: Cruising Rock Harbor Stretch Campgrounds in Canoe
Notes/Other: We were not planning trip to Isle Royale this year (only dreaming) - Trip materialized only two days ago.
Day Hikes to Chippewa Harbor, Mt. Saginaw, Mt. Ojibway, Mt. Franklin, Lookout Louise.
Looking forward to eating fresh food/six-pack/No portaging or backpack hauling.


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Post by kirkl » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:08 pm

chappel wrote:Looks like we'll be crossing paths with Kirk L's party at Moskey on the 6th?
Yep, we'll see you there! Think we're going to try to do some fishing there and at Richie.

Cheers,
Kirk


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Post by Wiconi » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:43 am

Name: Karen Bissonette - Wakinyan Win Bissonette (8yo)
Email: gremlin-At Yahoo dot com
Hometown: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Arrival Date: August 25
Departure Date: September 2
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor/Isle Royale Queen IV
Itinerary:

Saturday - Arrive on the Queen, Possibly hike the Stoll trail after getting our permits, and hike to 3-mile via Tobin Harbor trail, and maybe go have a look-see at Suzy's cave.
Sunday - Hike to Daisy farm - seeing Siskowitt mines and whatever else there is to see. Make camp at Daisy FArm
Monday - Hike on to Moskey Basin, and spend 2 consecutive nights there (mon and tues). Possibly day-hiking to places like Chickenbone, Lake Richie and Chippewa Harbor. 10-15 miles day-hikes over rough terrain are no problem for us - it's hiking loaded down that is hard for the little one)
Wednesday - Back to Daisy farm. day-hike the loop to the tower, maybe even to Mt. Franklin.
Thurdsay - Hike back to 30mile - and maybe day-hike in to Lane Cove.
Friday - be in Rock Harbor before noon, (food drop this day) and tour out to Passage Island. Stay in Rock Harbor
Saturday, Go on the Edison Fishery and Roch HArbor Lighthouse tour, and have the boat drop us off at 3-mile on the way back.
Sunday - hike back to Rock Harbor as early as we can - If time and weather permit, canoe to Hidden Lake and climb to Lookout Louise.


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Post by johnhens » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:32 pm

Name: John Heneghan (johnhens)
Email: (at) johnhens AT sbcglobal.net
Hometown: Big Rock,IL
Arrival Date: 10/09/2012 Mott/3 Mile
Departure Date: 10/16/2012 Windigo
Coming From/Via: Ranger III
Itinerary: After getting let off at 3 Mile, I may stay there (depending on the time I am let off there or push on to Daisy Farm). From there I am going to Windigo (not sure what route I am going to go).
Notes/Other:It has been a while since I backpacked IR. We have been kayaking for many years there and it is time to do a backpacking trip and a solo trip. Looking forward to hiking the late season trails and going solo.


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Post by chappel » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:14 pm

chappel wrote:Name:Chris Happel (with Dennis, Larry and Chuck)
Email: Chris.Happel(at) gmail.com
Hometown:Perham, MN
Arrival Date: September 5th
Departure Date: September 9th
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II
Itinerary:
4th - Overnight in Grand Portage (Casino?)
5th - Grand Portage -> Rock Harbor via Voyageur II, on to 3-mile
6th - 3-mile to Moskey
7th - Moskey to E Chickenbone
8th - E Chickenbone to Daisy Farm
9th - catch ferry back to Grand Portage from Daisy Farm

Notes/Other: First trip for me; two others are more experienced. Am looking forward to a relaxed pace and a good time and some great photography, and hope to come back regularly.
Unfortunately that trip fell through due to a death in the family. In an attempt to resurrect something of it, three of us are departing Grand Portage by fishing boat (hope the weather is amenable!) Thursday September 27th bound for Windigo. From there things are a bit tentative, but we are anticipating hiking to Huginnin for Thursday night, then back through Windigo and then possibly day hikes up the Minong, Greenstone and / or Feldtmann trails. Possibly camp at Washington Creek on Friday night, boat out to Grace Island on Saturday and on back to Grand Portage on Sunday the 30th.

It's quite a bit lighter weight trip than I'd hoped, but beats sitting home. It's looking like we'll hit some great fall colors; hopefully we won't end up fighting the crowds that can bring.

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Post by johnhens » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:36 am

[quote="chappelIt's quite a bit lighter weight trip than I'd hoped, but beats sitting home. It's looking like we'll hit some great fall colors; hopefully we won't end up fighting the crowds that can bring.

ch[/quote]

It will be interesting to see how many folks are on the VII with you. I am guseeing not many.
Enjoy your trip!!


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Post by fishmonger » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:19 pm

Name: Peter Burke
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Hometown: Sun Prarie, WI
Arrival Date: 10/2/12
Departure Date: 10/10/12
Coming From/Via: Ranger III
Itinerary: Hike around the entire island - see my calendar entry for tentative route
Notes/Other: First time on the island


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Post by chappel » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:47 pm

johnhens wrote: It will be interesting to see how many folks are on the VII with you. I am guseeing not many.
Enjoy your trip!!
We are bringing our own boat, so I doubt we'll find out unless we happen to cross paths at some point. The guy says he's been on Superior and some other larger lakes several times before and doesn't think it will be a problem as long and the weather is nice, and so far the forecast is looking AWESOME. I haven't seen the boat, but I'm assuming it's along the lines of an 18-20' Lund fishing boat; nothing fancy. We are calculating it'll only be an hour enroute from Grand Portage, and we've got a marine radio and gps - what could go wrong? :P

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