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May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Questions about how to get to the island and where to stay near points of departure.

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Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

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cadenparulski wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:53 am
What are the chances the first Queen IV trip on May 14th gets pushed back? I don't mind what kind of craziness is going on on the island itself, I just want to be able to get to the island.
I think you’ll be fine. I’d bet money you’ll hit some snow on the island though. I’m moving my trip back a couple weeks because I’m not looking for a true winter expedition.

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Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

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I am on the Voyager on May 16 and have been wondering about conditions too. I am pretty confident that I will get to Windigo ok but my plan is to be dropped off at McCargo. I can envision that not working. I will just have to be flexible. A few years ago I was in the same position and ended up on the second boat to the island because of ice. There was some snow on the island but none on trails. Just enough to allow us to point and say, Gee, snow!

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Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

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Don't count on hiking the Pictured Rocks area without calling ahead about conditions. I live just a few miles west of Munising and there is still several feet of snow in the woods.

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Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

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Snow mobile'rs are still out and about in several areas of the U.P. Even though, according to the DNR, the official season is over there is still a 2 foot base in some areas.
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Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

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Take your pulk and hot tent.

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Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

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She's on her way to Grand Portage from Duluth :D .
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

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Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

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Stopped by the Voyageur II dock and chatted with Captain Don. Only 14 scheduled first boaters. 10 being dropped off at Windigo, 3 at McCargoe Cove, and little ole me at Chippewa Harbor. Off the grid for two weeks. No phone, no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury...

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have fun! So jealous!
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Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

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Nick wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Stopped by the Voyageur II dock and chatted with Captain Don. Only 14 scheduled first boaters. 10 being dropped off at Windigo, 3 at McCargoe Cove, and little ole me at Chippewa Harbor. Off the grid for two weeks. No phone, no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury...
Or all the luxury in the world :D! Have a great trip.
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

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And please tell us about it when you're back on the grid!

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Looking at today's NOAA satellite imagery. It appears the last of the ice (at least visible by MODIS) is gone. Siskiwit Lake and Amygdaloid Channel cleared up in the last 2 days.
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