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2022 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

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Welcome to the 2022 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 opportunity to make new friends on the isle.

If you have questions or want feedback on your planned trip, consider posting your questions on theTrail and Campsites (viewforum.php?f=4) and Canoeing, Kayaking, & Fishing (viewforum.php?f=5) subforums.

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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Hometown:
Arrival Date:
Departure Date:
Coming From/Via:
Itinerary:
Notes/Other:
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Name: John & Dan
Hometown: Hillsborough NC & Eau Claire WI
Arrival Date: 7/25
Departure Date: 8/2
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyaguer II
Itinerary: Base camping with canoe on Belle Isle, will move for a couple nights to Duncan and maybe Pickerel or Lane Cove. Plan to hike up the portage, sans canoe and gear, to check out the burn area from last years fire. Get picked up at Belle Isle and overnight in RH with the VII on the way home.
79: worked RH, 01: BI-DB-RH, 02: MC-LR-WL-CH, 05: MI-CI-MB-DF-RH-TM-RH, 09: MC-BI-DN-RH, 11: WC-HC-WC, 12: MC-CB-HL-TH, 13: RH-PI, 14: BI-ML-CI-CH-MB, 16: RH-CI-TI-RH, 17: WI-IM-SB-FL-WC, 18: MC-PC-BI-DB-RH-DF, 21: RH-ML-DF-MB-DF
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Name: Alice
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Arrival Date: 8/17
Departure Date: 8/21
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II

Itinerary: Feldtmann Loop + Huginnin Cove Loop (edited 3/12/22)

Day 1: Windigo --> Feldtmann Lake
Day 2: Feldtmann Lake --> Siskiwit Bay
Day 3: Siskiwit Bay --> Huginnin Cove (via West HC Trail)
Day 4: Huginnin Cove --> Washington Creek (via East HC Trail) + afternoon paddle in Washington Harbor/Creek
Day 5: Check out the Windigo Nature Trail, the Moose Exclosure, and the gift shop before heading home on the Voyageur

Notes/Other: Hoping that the thimbleberries will be ripe while I'm there!
Last edited by alicecw on Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:36 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Name: Laura
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI -- but this trip will be from Northfield, MN
Arrival Date: middish May
Departure Date: 4 days later
Coming From/Via: the mighty Voyageur
Itinerary: Windigo-->Rock Harbor, via Minong and Greenstone
Notes/Other: Hoping to walk the Minong in a new direction, and also to stay at Little Todd, which I've never visited
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Name: Nancy
Hometown: Athens Ohio
Coming from: Grand Portage by Voyager II
Dates: July 25-Aug 4.
Itinerary: Windigo to Feldmann loop to Greenstone to Hatchet Lake Cut-Off to the Minong and back to Windigo.
Comments: Western Minong is the last stretch of long trail on the island I haven’t hiked.
19 RH-ML-TI-RH by kayak
16 RH-DF-MB-TI-RH-3M-RH by kayak
09 RH-DF-MC-TH-HL-SD-WC
00 WC-IM-WC
96 WC-FL-SB-SD-HL-CE-3M-RH
94 RH-DF-MB-3M-RH
92 RH-DF-LR-CW-HL-SD-IM-WC
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Name: Mark
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Arrival Date: After Labor Day
Departure Date: Six days later
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II

Itinerary:
Day 1 - Grand Portage to McCargoe Cove
Day 2 - McCargoe Cove to Todd Harbor
Day 3 - Todd Harbor to Little Todd Harbor
Day 4 - Little Todd Harbor to North Lake Desor
Day 5 - North Lake Desor to Off-Trail Backcountry Camp
Day 6 - Off-Trail Backcountry Camp to Washington Creek
Day 7 - Windigo to Grand Portage
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Name: Steve & Jennie
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Arrival Date: Aug. 29
Departure Date: Sept. 1
Coming from/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II

Itinerary:
Day 1 - Grand Portage to Windigo
Day 2 - Windigo
Day 3 - Windigo
Day 4 - Windigo to Grand Portage

My wife's first trip to the island. Sharing my favorite place in the world with my favorite person in the world. There won't be a single zero day.
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Name: Jordan
Email: crustoration@gmail.com
Hometown: bridgman
Arrival Date:6/18
Departure Date:6/25
Coming From/Via:Copper harbor on the Queen
Itinerary: 1st night caribou island, siskiwit bay in the middle, moskey last night. All those little canoe sites the other nights. Loose schedule
Notes/Other: canoe fishings the whole way.
21 3M-MB-McC-TH-ND-WC
21 LC-DF-McC-CH-MB-RH
20 HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-MB-RH
19 TH-ND-WC-SD-ML Via Voyager McC
18 DF-CH-DF
18 LC-DF-LR-RH
17 CW-SD-WC greenstone in 50hrs
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Name: Kelly and others
Email: (at) Here!
Hometown: Berrien Springs, MI
Arrival Date: early June
Departure Date: mid June
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II
Itinerary: Minong Ridge Trail from McCargoe Cove to Windigo
Notes/Other: Taking our time over ten days
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Name: Rodney (bringing along Chad & Joey)
Hometown: Warrenton, VA...Phoenix, AZ...St. Louis, MO
Arrival Date: August 20
Departure Date: August 27
Coming From/Via: Houghton via seaplane (I am at least)
Itinerary:
Day 1: Windigo >> Island Mine
Day 2: Island Mine >>Lake Desor
Day 3: Lake Desor >> Todd Harbor
Day 4: Spend the day at Todd Harbor or Push on
Day 5: Todd Harbor >> McCargo Cove
Day 6: McCargo >> Lane Cove
Day 7: Lane Cove >> Rock Harbor
Notes/Other: All those going are experienced backpackers. Were a bit older, but love a challenge.

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Post by fonixmunkee »

After about five years, I'm finally going to get to take a regular trip to Isle Royale, instead of my last five trips which were restoration work trips to the Rock of Ages lighthouse (although, I'm doing that trip too)

I'm also pretty pumped to finally post in this thread again :)

Name: Richard Kaufman
Hometown: Superior, WI
Arrival Date: 18 May 22
Departure Date: 22 May 22
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage
Itinerary: Grand Portage -> Windigo -> Belle Isle (staying here most of the time) -> Rock Harbor -> Windigo -> Grand Portage
Notes/Other: I've always wanted to get to Belle Isle, so my wife is finally making it happen for us!
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Name: Keenan
Hometown: Central Wisconsin
Arrival Date: 8/21/2022 - 9:00AM
Departure Date: 8/17/2022 - 8:00AM
Coming From/Via: Isle Royale Seaplanes, Houghton, MI
Itinerary:
8/21 - Rock Harbor -> Daisy Farm
8/22 - Daisy Farm -> McCargoe Cove
8/23 - McCargoe Cove -> Todd Harbor
8/24 - Todd Harbor -> South Lake Desor
8/25 - South Lake Desor-> Washington Creek
8/26 - “Day 0” at Washington Creek, day hike Huginnin loop
8/27 - Depart Washington Creek via Seaplane for Houghton, MI
Notes/Other: First time at the island. We are mainly interested in staying at sites that offer good views of Lake Superior. We have also considered hiking into Siskiwit and removing the Todd Harbor stop. However, we wouldn’t want to hike Feldtmann ridge to Washington Creek (this time) and don’t really want to back track.
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Name: Rich
Hometown: Chicago
Arrival/Departure: End of May
Coming From/Via: Hancock via seaplane!
Itinerary: Moskey/Lake Richie, McCargoe, Lane Cove/Three Mile.
Notes/Other:. Itinerary is roughly the hike I want to do. Actual campsites may vary depending on energy and desire to fish. Want to hike the length of Rock Harbor trail.
2018: Feldtmann Lake, Siskiwit Bay, Windigo
2019: Chippewa Harbor, Moskey Basin, West Chickenbone, Rock Harbor
2022: East side wandering.
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Name: Steve & Nate
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Arrival Date: July 20
Departure Date: July 26
Coming from/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II

Itinerary: Rock Harbor, Chippewa, Lake Richie Canoe, Intermediate/Wood, Malone

Low miles, lots of downtime. First of two trips to IR this summer. No place I'd rather be.
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Name: Don and Paul
Email: (at)
Hometown: Boston, MA and Ann Arbor, MI
Arrival Date: 5/23
Departure Date: 5/27
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor
Itinerary: Rock Harbor —> Daisy Farm —>West Chickenbone —> Lane Cove —> Rock Harbor
Notes/Other: First trip to Isle Royale. Any advice or suggestions welcome!
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