2015 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

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2015 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:06 am

It's the 2015 Trip Log!

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:
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Post by Gimp » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:15 pm

Name: Gimp
Email: I can be contacted by PM
Hometown: Macomb County, MI
Arrival Date: Sunday, 19 July
Departure Date: Depart Rock Harbor on Saturday, 25 July
Coming From/Via: IR Queen
Itinerary: Paddle from Rock Harbor to Moskey, portage & paddle over to West Chickenbone, Pickerel Cove, Belle Isle, Duncan Bay, Merritt Lane and back to Rock Harbor.
Notes/Other: I'll be traveling on Isle Royale via solo canoe.
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Post by Trmills85 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:47 am

Email: PM Me
Hometown: Lafayette, IN
Arrival Date: June 1
Departure Date: June 5
Coming From/Via:Queen IV
Itinerary: Moskey Basin-McCargoe Cove-Daisy Farm (Via Green Ridge)-Three Mile or Rock Harbor

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Post by zims » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:59 am

Hello Everyone
Hometown: Blanchardville WI
Arrrival Date Wed June 3rd
Departure Date Sunday June 7th
Coming from Grand Portage Via Voyager
Party of 3
Island Mine > siskiwit bay > feldtmann lake > washington creek

Typical route I know, but will be beautiful in the beginning of June.

See ya there

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Post by WindChill » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:25 am

Name: Jay L / BSA Troop 47
Email: windchill (at) vintonbbs (dot) com
Hometown: Vinton IA
Arrival Date: 6/29
Departure Date: 7/3
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage
Itinerary: McCargo Cove / Todd Harbor / Desor South / Siskiwit Bay / Feldtman Lk / Windigo
Head count is currently 7 so will be at group campsites.

Thanks for the feedback and helpful info.
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Post by MIKE A » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:15 am

Name:MIKE A.
Email: (at)SEAGUL5 (at) COMCAST.NET
Hometown:MACOMB , MI
Arrival Date:5/13/15
Departure Date:5/21/15
Coming From/Via:Grand Portage Voyageur
Itinerary: Malone Bay----Windigo

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Post by Tyak » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:57 pm

Cedar Falls, IA
On IR: 9-23-15
Off IR: 10-03-15

McCargo Cove to Malone Bay (hitting as many lakes as I can one the way down) to Rainbow Cove to Grace to Windigo.

All by Stand Up Paddleboard.

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Post by MavTech77 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:39 pm

Name: Jeremy and Drew
Email: PM me
Hometown: Des Moines, IA and Boulder, CO
Arrival Date: 8/15/15
Departure Date: 8/20/15
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage to McCargoe Cove-Hike West to Windigo
Itinerary: Night 1 McCargoe, 2 Todd Harbor, 3 Hatchet Lake, 4 South Lake Desor, 5 Island Mine, day 6 Windigo & Boat to main land.
Notes/Other: 1st trip to Isle Royale, hopefully not the last!

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Post by TallGuy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:56 am

My wife (Colleen) and I (Gary aka TallGuy) will be arriving Monday Aug. 10 via The Queen. We will be departing Friday Aug. 15 also via The Queen. We will be staying the entire time in the housekeeping cottages in Rock Harbor. Monday afternoon will be spent just kicking back and relaxing with a couple of short hikes thrown in for exercise. Tuesday and Thursday will be spent with long day hikes, one from Rock Harbor to Lane Cove and back (done this before and loved it). The other water taxi to Moskey Basin then follow Lake Ritchie, Indian Portage, Greenstone, and Daisy Farm trails for a pick up by The Sandy at the Daisy Farm dock for a ride back to Rock Harbor (haven't done this one and can't wait). Wednesday will be spent recovering from Tuesday's hike with possibly a couple of short walks or a Sandy trip. Friday morning will be spent relaxing while we await The Queen. If anyone would like to share the water taxi to Moskey I'll put the entire ride on my lodging bill if you'll reimburse me cash for your share before we leave. The cost per person drops precipitously the more people riding but it all has to be on one reservation. We are from Southwestern Michigan and you can contact me by responding here.

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Post by fonixmunkee » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:37 am

Name: Richard
Email: richardrkaufman(at)gmail
Hometown: Superior, WI
Arrival Date: 23 May 15
Departure Date: 28 May 15
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN/via the Voyageur II
Itinerary: Unknown as of 10 Apr 15; mostly back country, probably along the Feldtmann loop
Notes/Other: Two other non-forum members going with.

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Post by srparr » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:03 pm

Name: Steve P.
Email: srparr (at) g mail.com
Hometown: Plymouth, MI

Arrival Date: Monday, May 11
Departure Date: Friday, May 15
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor/Queen IV

Mon 5/11: First boat to Rock Harbor, kick around Scoville Point and overnight at either RH or 3Mile
Tue 5/12: Hike to Moskey Basin
Wed 5/13: Hike to Chippewa Harbor
Thu 5/14: Hike back to Daisy Daisy Farm
Fri 5/15: Hike to Rock Harbor in the morning, then ride the Queen back to Copper Harbor and start the drive home

Notes/Other: Planning to enjoy a relaxing week going shelter to shelter (but still carrying a tent in case plans change)

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Post by hermsker » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:54 pm

i already posted this in another thread today, but I am so damn excited I will post again here.
Name: "Hermsker"
Email: PM me
Hometown: Omaha, Ne
Arrival Date: May 13
Departure Date: May 24
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II
Day 1 - Arrive at Windigo, hike to Island Mine (6.9 Miles)
Day 2 - South Lake Desor (5.5 Miles)
Day 3 - Hatchet Lake (8.3 Miles)
Day 4 - Todd Harbor (3.9 Miles)
Day 5 - McCargoe Cove (6.6 Miles)
Day 6 - Lake Richie (6.3 Miles)
Day 7 - Chippewa Harbor (4.3 Miles)
Day 8 - Moskey Basin (6.2 Miles)
Day 9 - Three Mile (8 Miles)
Day 10 - Rock Harbor (3 miles) - pickup a food drop, then renting a motorboat from the Marina - camp at island campsite
Day 11 - Cruise around in the boat/fish, go to another island campsite
Day 12 - Return boat by 8am and head back to Grand Portage

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Post by irhikers » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:24 am

Name: Steve (Dad) & Peter (Son)
Email: sedahlberg(at)usfamily.net
Hometown: Blaine, Minn.
Arrival Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Departure Date: Tuesday, May 26. 2015
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN/Voyageur II
Itinerary: Feldtmann Loop (counterclockwise)
Sat – 5/23 – Feldtmann Lake
Sun – 5/24 – Siskiwit
Mon – 5/25 – Washington Creek
Notes/Other: First time to the island this early in the season

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Post by trailgoat_70 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:34 pm

Name: Todd
Email: I can be reached via IM
Hometown: Howell
Arrival Date: 7/12/15
Departure Date: 7/19/15
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor via Queen IV
Itinerary: Lane Cove, Daisy Farm, Malone Bay (via Voyageur), Todd Harbor, McCargoe Cove, Moskey Basin, Three Mile
Notes/Other: 4th trip to the island. I haven't been there since 2009. Wanted to make a trip back before the wolves were gone (only 3 left)
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Post by TomB » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:49 am

Name: Tom
Email: busch236(at)bevcomm.net
Hometown: New Prague Mn
Arrival Date: May 23, 2015
Departure Date: May 31, 2015
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II
Itinerary: Feldtmann Loop: Feldtmann Lake, Siskiwit, Island Mine, Washington Creek.
Notes/Other: Spending two nights at each stop.

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