2014 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

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2014 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by Tom » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:21 pm

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, consider 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.

We also have a visual calendar (http://isleroyaleforums.com/viewtopic.p ... f=2#p11303) to post the simple schedule, as well.

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

Please copy below and post your plans in the following format:

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Arrival Date:
Departure Date:
Coming From/Via:

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Post by JerryB » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:34 am

Planning on the Minong in June:

Name:Jerry B
Email: (at) bowman644@gmail.com
Hometown: Oak Park IL
Arrival Date:6/25
Departure Date:6/29
Coming From/Via:MN
Itinerary:Todd, Little Todd, N. Desor, Backcountry, Windigo
Notes/Other: Details subject to change

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Post by Lucky Chicken » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:58 am

Name: Jeremy
Email: jtsims21@hotmail.com
Hometown: Ottumwa, IA
Arrival Date: 6-14
Departure Date: 6-21
Coming From/Via: MN/ Sea Hunter
Itinerary: island mine, siskiwit, feldtmann, fish day at feldmann, washington creek, huginnin cove, washington creek
Notes/Other: A couple of nubes... hopefully the first of many trips
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Post by LarryEngel » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:43 am

Isle Royal 2014
Larry Engel (64) larry.k.engel@gmail.com
Jason Kress (39)
Joe Kress (16)
Luke Kress (12) 1st timer

From; Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Coming From; Copper Harbor

Arrive; Sunday, August 10 Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor (Water Taxi)

Monday, August 11 Chippewa Harbor to Lake Richie

Tuesday, August 12 Hike to Chickenbone Lake ….?

Wednesday, August 13 Lake Richie to Moskey Basin

Thursday, August 14 Moskey Basin to Rock Harbor (Water Taxi)

Depart; Friday, August 15 Depart from Rock Harbor to Copper Harbor.

This is three generation trip.

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Post by fonixmunkee » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:03 am

Name: Richard
Email: fonixmunkee(at)gmail(dot)com
Hometown: Superior, WI
Arrival Date: Late May/Early June
Departure Date: Early June
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN
Itinerary: Windigo-Feldtmann-Siskiwit backcountry?
Notes/Other: Still in preliminary planning!

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Post by alecto73 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:31 am

Name: Jess
Email: isro(at)jessenickels(dot)com
Hometown: Pingree Grove, IL
Arrival Date: Late May
Departure Date: May 13-18
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN
Itinerary: Feldtmann Loop

Anybody going to be at the GP casino bar Tuesday night, 5/13?
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Post by honouredamongfoxes » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:18 am

I hope for trip #5 in 2014. Haven't done solo yet. Have only done one spring trip. Haven't done the western loop yet, so I'm thinking Grand Portage, then maybe a clockwise circuit. I would like to introduce a friend to IR, but at this point not sure.

Looking at 3rd week of May.

Too bad there's no shuttle, like in major cities or Denver-to-resorts, Duluth to G.P! Renting a vehicle, driving all that distance.... Makes me wanna fly to Houghton instead. And that makes me think of the expensive water-taxi from RH.... Whatever.... just wanna get there.

Not real appetizing-looking, but what about the large sucker fish spawning in the upland fast runs (like the ones around McCargoe) in springtime? Folks used to eat 'em? How 'bout now?

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Post by Tightlines01 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:16 pm

Name: Andy Waldron
Email: (at) Tightlines01(at)gmail(dot)com
Hometown: Kentwood MI
Arrival Date: Sun 6/22
Departure Date: Sun6/29
Coming From/Via: Houghton via Float Plane
Houghton to Windigo to Huginnin Cove
Huginnin Cove to Island Mine
Island Mine to Hay Bay
Hay Bay to Siskiwit Bay
Zero day at Siskiwit Bay
Siskiwit Bay to Feldtman Lake
Feldtman Lake to Washington Creek
Washington Creek to Windigo to Houghton
Notes/Other: Planning on trying the elusive bushwhack to Hay Bay. It's something I've looked at on the map for a while and thought about a lot since my last time in Siskiwit Bay. As some of you may have questions or feedback about this feel free to PM or Email me so this thread doesn't get cluttered up.

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Post by Gimp » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:42 pm

Name: Gimp
Email: PM please
Hometown: Macomb Twp, MI
Arrival Date: 27 July
Departure Date: 2 August
Coming From/Via: in via 8 a.m. Float Plane to Windigo, out via 9 a.m. float plane from Rock Harbor
Itinerary: Approximate Route - S. Desor, Todd Harbor, McCargoe Cove, Daisy Farm, Rock Harbor with one other TBD location in there
Notes/Other: I've been solo on all of my previous trips. This time I'll be guiding my daughter and niece in their first visit.

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Post by Kim Overholt » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:03 pm

Name: Kim Overholt
Hometown: Holmen WI
Arrival Date: 25 Jul 2014
Departure Date: 2 Aug 2014
Coming From/Via: Houghton, Ranger III
Itinerary: RHL, day trips by boat
Notes/Other: Hubby and I are treating my parents to a weeklong stay in a Housekeeping cabin. We're bringing our 18"boat for fishing and day trips. This is our fourth visit (including working for RHL summer of '82)
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Post by statsman4 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:24 pm

Name: Mike Cogan +3
Email: stats.man4@gmail.com
Hometown: White Bear Lake
Arrival Date: May 17
Departure Date: May 22
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage
Itinerary: Windigo, Little Todd, Desor North, Rock Harbor, West Chickenbone, Island Mine, Windigo
Notes/Other: A work in progress. Itinerary is best case scenario with plenty of opportunities to shorten the trip once we get a feel for our ability and motivation.
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Post by srparr » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:07 am

Name: Sean K., Steve G., Vince L., Steve P.
Email: sr parr (at) g mail.com
Hometown: Plymouth, MI
Arrival Date: Aug 24
Departure Date: Aug 30
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor via Queen IV
Sun 8/24: AM:arrive Rock Harbor, PM:Water Taxi to Birch Island
Mon 8/25: Paddle to Belle Isle
Tue 8/26: Visit Amygdaloid Island
Wed 8/27: Paddle to Lane Cove, PM:dayhike Mt. Franklin
Thu 8/28: Paddle/portage to Rock Harbor
Fri 8/29: PM:Passage Island tour, Rent motor boat to Caribou Island
Sat 8/30: Return to RH, PM:Ferry to Copper Harbor

Notes/Other: Looking forward to visiting Passage Island!

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Post by juanton1610 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:51 am

Email: PM
Arrival Date: 6/6
Departure Date: 6/10
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor Ferry
Rock Harbor/Daisy Farm 6 6/6/2014
Daisy Farm/Chippewa Harbor 7 6/7/2014
Chippewa Harbor/McCargo Cove 10.6 6/8/2014
McCargo Cove/Lane Cove 13.3 6/9/2014
Lane Cove/Rock Harbor 6.9 6/10/2014

Notes/Other: This will be my third trip to the island but my first doing all the planning. The first two were guided through an adventure youth group. I did a similar route in 2003 and 2004 but have not been to Lane Cove. It will be my girlfriend's first time on the island.

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Post by Ingo » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:50 pm

Name: John & Karl I.
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC & Yuma, AZ
Arrival Date: 7/7/2014
Departure Date: 7/13/2014
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage

Itinerary: Canoe from Belle Isle to Malone Bay
Night 1: Belle Isle
Night 2: Merritt Lane
Night 3: Caribou Island
Night 4: Chippewa Harbor
Night 5: Malone Bay
Night 6: reserved for weather

Notes/Other: The hope is that the lady will cooperate and allow a semi-circumnavigation, but we will portage if/when prudent. May make a game day decision to start at McCargoe Cove, depending on the weather and how we're feeling.
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Post by tree rattt » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:45 pm

Name:Jason Pond ( me )
Madeline(daughter)..... pending proof of abilities
Email: safetytreesurgery(at)gmail.com
Hometown: Gleason WI
Arrival Date: May 28th
Departure Date: June 5th
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage ......via Voyager 2 dropping @ Windigo
Itinerary:Minong trail.
NIGHT 1:Huginnin Cove .
NIGHT 2:Back country zone 3. NIGHT 3: North Desor.
NIGHT 4:Little Todd.
NIGHT 5: Todd Harbor.
NIGHT 6: McCargo Cove.
NIGHT 7:Daisey Farm.
NIGHT 8:Rock Harbor.
DAY 9: VII back to Grand Portage.
Notes/Other: My 2nd,Dad's 2nd
Madelines 1st
Going to take a nice easy pace, don' t want to break us!
Considering fishing,have to find something to do with short days.
We may do a cargo drop to keep it light....and for the experience!
A little mine exploration
If we make better time than expected......all bets are off, I would like to see lane cove.maybe next time with yaks!!!
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