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Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:21 am
by pyrowaves
Name: Trever, Nate, Justin
Email: (at)
Hometown: Ortonville, Dearborn, Holly (Michigan)
Arrival Date:June 16th
Departure Date:June 23rd
Coming From/Via:Copper Harbor
Itinerary:
6/16 - Arrive at Rock Harbor, find campsite, explore close by RH, Stay overnight.
6/17 - Take Voyager Ferry at 8 AM and ride to Windigo. Hike 6.9 miles to Island Mine campground. Camp Island mine one night.
6/18 - Hike long day to Todd Harbor(16.5 miles) and find camp. Stay two nights at Todd harbor, camp, fish, relax.
6/20 - Hike 6.6 miles to McCargoe Cove Campground. Stay two nights. Camp/fish/day trip to chickenbone.
6/22 - Hike 9.5 miles to Daisy Farm via Mount Ojibway, camp at Daisy farm.
6/23 - Hike to Rock Harbor(7.3 miles) to catch IR Queen departure at 2.45PM.

Notes/Other:
Ages range from mid 20's to mid 30's.
One of us has been to IR approximately 17 years ago.

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:52 am
by Ingo
Name: John & Brad
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC/Duluth, MN
Arrival Date: Sept 3
Departure Date: Sept 11
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage on Voyageur II
Itinerary: (canoeing)
- Pickeral Cove (from McCargoe)
- Belle Isle
- Duncan Bay
- Merritt Lane
- Tookers Island
- Moskey Basin
- Caribou Island
- Catch boat at Daisy Farm
Or something like that.

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:43 pm
by Bigbearchaseme
Name: Spike, Ty, Steve and Don
Email: treck@comcast.net
Hometown: Troy MI
Arrival Date: 5-26-18
Departure Date: 6-1-18
Coming From/Via: Houghton , isle Royale Sea Plane
Itinerary: land at windigo , island mine day 1, Lake Desor day 2, hatchet lake day 3, Todd Harbor day 4, then we get iffy, could be McCargoe Cove, or East Chickenbone day 5, then Daisy Farm or push onto 3 mile for day 6, then rock Harbor and Fly out day 7.
Notes/Other: its been 18 years since two of us had our last trip on the island and 2 have never seen it.

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:56 am
by Cobie33
Name: Chad (44), Crystal (42) and Cael (11)
Email: cui96@hotmail.com
Hometown: Victor, IA
Arrival Date: August 5th
Departure Date: August 10th
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage
Itinerary:
Land at Windigo
-Island Mine
-Siskiwit Bay
-Feldtmann Lake-2 nights
-Washington Creek
Notes: This will be the 10th trip for me to the island. The first for my spouse and son. Its been 10 years since I was there last.

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:11 am
by backcountry734
Name: Greg
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Arrival Date: August 2nd
Departure Date: August 8th
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor, MI
Itinerary:

8/2 - Rock Harbor to Moskey Bay
8/3 - Moskey Bay to McCargo Bay
8/4 - McCargo Bay to Todd Harbor
8/5 - Todd Harbor to Siskiwit Bay
8/6 - Siskiwit Bay to Washington Creek
8/7 - Take Voyager back to Rock Harbor and day hike Scoville Point Loop
8/8 - Take ferry back to Copper Harbor

Notes/Other:
This is my first trip to the island. Any info on both my itinerary or the island itself around that time would be great!
Happy Trails!

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:37 pm
by rich
Name: Rich, 2 others
Hometown: Chicago
Arrival Date: 8/2/2018
Departure Date: 8/5/2018
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN / Seahunter III
Itinerary: Feldtmann Loop - Feldtmann Lake Campground, Siskiwit Bay Campground, Washington Creek Campground
Notes/Other:
Our first time on Isle Royale. Hope to do Greenstone next year.

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:00 pm
by Redwnggirl06
Name - theresa & pat
Hometown- webberville, mi
Arrival date 6/26
Departure date 6/28

Itinerary:
RH to Daisy farm
Disy farm to 3 mile
3 mile to RH

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:45 pm
by 3curlgreenhead
Name: Nick, Jodie, Lily, Nicholas, Leah, Nathan
Email: (at)
Hometown: White Cloud, MI
Arrival Date: 06/29/18
Departure Date: 07/04/18
Coming From/Via: Houghton / Ranger
Itinerary:
Day 1: Houghton / Ranger / WT / Chippewa Harbor
Day 2: Chippewa Harbor / Lake Richie
Day 3: Lake Richie / Daisy Farm
Day 4: Daisy Farm / 3 mile via Greenstone
Day 5: 3 mile / RH via Tobin w/ side trip to Scoville Point

Notes/Other: First time, Easy days, Hoping to make it a memorable family trip.

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:27 pm
by Jpotter+
Name: Justin potter
Hometown: Gaylord
Arrival: 08/02/2018
Departure: 08/13/2018
Coming from: Copper Harbor
Day 1: rock harbor to daisy farm
Day 2: daisy farm to mccargoe cove
Day 3: mccargoe cove to Todd harbor
Day 4: Todd harbor to north lake decor
Day 5: north lake decor to huginnin cove
Day 6: huginnin cove to windigo then feldtmann lake
Day 7: feldtmann lake to siskiwit bay
Day 8: siskiwit bay to south lake desor
Day 9: south lake desor to hatchet lake
Day 10: hatchet lake to lake Richie
Day 11: lake Richie to daisy farm
Day 12: daisy farm to rock harbor

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:39 am
by Tom
Name: Tom
Hometown: Near Stillwater, MN
Arrival Date: 14 Jul 2018
Departure Date: 19 Jul 2018
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage
Itinerary:
It's a paddle of the NE corner, hoping to hit a few sites we were blown out of a couple years ago. Weather will dictate where we take the canoe, but may include Belle Isle, the Duncans, Merrit, and anything along Rock Harbor.
Notes/Other: Can't believe I forgot to post this a while back... Just realized it and we leave to head north tomorrow! Let's hope for light winds so we don't get hung up at Daisy for three days, like last time...

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:35 pm
by JavaHiker
Name: JavaHiker, KayakWaves, and Ressorp
Email: (at) IM/PM here
Hometown: NW Wisconsin and Colorado
Arrival Date: 8/5
Departure Date: 8/10
Coming From/Via: GP via Sea Hunter
Itinerary: Kayak to Rainbow Cove then Atwood Beach area, and return via Rainbow Cove and Grace Island. Side trips to Feldtmann and Halloran to fish. Weather dependant in case the Lady of the Lake starts to shows her moody side. With enough wine we can weather any storm....


Notes/Other: My 15th trip (5th by kayak); wife's 8th; our friend Michelle's 2nd.

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 am
by Tortuga
Let's try this again! Had to cancel my Spring trip due to an unfortunate family matter, but ready to hit the Isle for my first Autumn expedition. I'm hoping to catch some color changes and maybe seeing some bull moose fighting it out on this trip. This will be my longest trip so far. There's a little wiggle room but I'm feeling pretty settled on this itinerary. Can't wait to get back!

Name: Josh
Hometown: Chicago
Arrival Date: September 7
Departure Date: September 20
Coming From: Copper Harbor, Michigan

DAY DATE FROM TO
1 7-Sep ROCK HARBOR DAISY FARM
2 8-Sep DAISY FARM LAKE RITCHIE
3 9-Sep LAKE RITCHIE MCCARGOE COVE
3 10-Sep MCCARGOE COVE TODD HARBOR
5 11-Sep TODD HARBOR LITTLE TODD
6 12-Sep LITTLE TODD NORTH DESOR
7 13-Sep NORTH DESOR HUGGININ COVE
8 14-Sep HUGGININ COVE WASHINGTON CREEK
9 15-Sep WASHINGTON CREEK SOUTH DESOR
10 16-Sep SOUTH DESOR HATCHET LAKE
11 17-Sep HATCHET LAKE WEST CHICKENBONE
12 18-Sep WEST CHICKENBONE MOSKEY BASIN
13 19-Sep MOSKEY BASIN LANE COVE
14 20-Sep LANE COVE 3 MILE
15 21-Sep 3 MILE ROCK HARBOR

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:53 pm
by churchill330
Name: Craig.
Email: (at)
Hometown: Whitmore Lake Mi.
Arrival Date: Sept 8
Departure Date: Sept 15
Coming From/Via: Houghton/ seaplane into Windigo
Itinerary: Yet to be determined, but something like this. North Desor, Todd Harbor, McCargoe/ or W Chicken, 2 nights at Moskey (maybe) Day hike to Chippewa, Daisy, Lane, Stoll trail.
Notes/Other: Wasn't sure I could make it this year, very last minute. Timed it around a New Moon, hoping for dark clear skies to view Milky Way, or Northern Lights. Should cross paths with Josh, (above post) around the 10th, or 11th.

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:07 am
by dwestrick
Name: Dan & Ben (brothers)
Hometown: Ft Wayne, IN
Arrival Date: 5 Sept 2018
Departure Date: 9 Sept 2018
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN (Voyager II)
Itinerary:
Day 1 – Windigo to Feldtmann Lake
Day 2 – Feldtmann to Siskitwit Bay
Day 3 Siskitwit to Island Mine
Day 4 Island Mine to Huginnin Cove
Day 5 Huginnin to Windigo

Have been dreaming of this for over 5 years, finally able to get away with my brother – have backpacked in many Nat’l Parks, always wanted to visit Isle Royale. First time posting, long time lurker :)

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:25 am
by Tortuga
churchill330 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Name: Craig.
Email: (at)
Hometown: Whitmore Lake Mi.
Arrival Date: Sept 8
Departure Date: Sept 15
Coming From/Via: Houghton/ seaplane into Windigo
Itinerary: Yet to be determined, but something like this. North Desor, Todd Harbor, McCargoe/ or W Chicken, 2 nights at Moskey (maybe) Day hike to Chippewa, Daisy, Lane, Stoll trail.
Notes/Other: Wasn't sure I could make it this year, very last minute. Timed it around a New Moon, hoping for dark clear skies to view Milky Way, or Northern Lights. Should cross paths with Josh, (above post) around the 10th, or 11th.
Yeah sounds like we'll cross paths around Todd Harbor or otherwise along the Minong. Great choice to spend 2 days at Moskey.