2020 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

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2020 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

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Welcome to the 2020 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 the Trail and Campsites (viewforum.php?f=4) and Canoeing, Kayaking, & Fishing (viewforum.php?f=5) subforums.

We also have a visual calendar (calendar) 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:

Name:
Email: (at)
Hometown:
Arrival Date:
Departure Date:
Coming From/Via:
Itinerary:
Notes/Other:

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Hopefully 2021!

Name: John & Tim I.
Email: Private msg thru forum
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC & Superior, WI
Arrival Date: June 23
Departure Date: July 1
Coming From/Via: Houghton on Ranger III
Itinerary: Sailing a Welsford Navigator and camping between Merritt Lane and Moskey Basin. If you see this, say "Hi"!
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timsboat.jpg
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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Name: Rob & Ande
Email: (at) You can email or PM me via forum
Hometown: Carmel, IN via Twelve Mile, IN - Home of the Twelve Mile 500 lawnmower race.
Arrival Date: 5/20
Departure Date: 5/24
Coming From/Via: GP
Itinerary: McCargoe, Richie, Moskey, Chippewa
Notes/Other: Wifey's first trip to the Island and her longest extended backcountry trip, so we're taking it easy and enjoying ourselves.

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Update: Cancelled - Unfortunately due to the epidemic making extended plans for time off from work is not possible for foreseeable future. So maybe next year I'll finally get there.

Name:Guy & Vanessa Wolgamott
Email: You can email or PM me via forum
Hometown: Bitely, MI
Arrival Date: August 16th
Departure Date: August 21st
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor
Itinerary: RockHarbor->Three Mile->Lane Cove->(via Greenstone from Mt Fr->Mt Ojb)Daisy Farm->Daisy Farm(Staying extra night there/day hiking/rest day)->Three Mile->Rock Harbor
Notes/Other: First trip to Isle Royale - Have done multiple 2-3 day backpacking trips around western and norther lower Michigan trails. So based on our limited experience and advice this is the planned route for 5 night 6 day trip. Hopefully be able to return to do more challenging routes in a year to after.
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Name: Kelly (and friends)
Email: via forum PM
Hometown: Berrien Springs, MI
Arrival Date: late May
Departure Date: early June (seven full days on the island)
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II
Itinerary: McCargoe to Windigo at a leisurely pace
Notes/Other: First time hiking the full Minong Ridge Trail.
2012 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 in the planning stages

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Name: Deb, Aaron plus 4 kiddos ages 8-18
Email: (at) via forum PM
Hometown: Oakland Twp., MI
Arrival Date: June 27
Departure Date: July 3
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor via Queen IV
Itinerary:RH water taxi to CH-MB-DF-LC to end 2 nights at RH housekeeping cottages
Notes/Other: First timers to island, and first full family backpacking trip.
Deb

20 RH-DF-MC-MB-DF-TM-RH

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Name: Nancy (Bobcat1)
eMail: PM here
Hometown: Athens, Ohio
Arrival Date: August 15
Departure Date: Aug 22
Via: Voyager II
Itinerary: Windigo-S. Desor-Hatchet Lake - Little Todd - North Desor- Windigo To complete the Minong.
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: Conlan (booyah)
email: pm here
Hometown: Lansing MI
Arrival date: probably in August
departure date: probably in August
Via: Isle Royale Queen or Ranger (depends on the trip)
Itinerary:
So a lot in the air, I may be bringing my father for a trip to the lodge, a water taxi or voyager trip to Chippewa for a night, a night at Washington Harbor and a night at McCargoe before taking the boat back to rock harbor.
Or I may be able to do a high mileage trip with a friend, lots of miles on foot, and lots of sites over a week. Heavily depends on the rest of the summer... :-)

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Leave May 9
Return May 24
Traveling by Kayak
Drop off: Haven't decided
Pick up: Daisy Farm

Very loose itinerary this year. Might drop off at Malone, Chippewa, or Daisy Farm. Will move from time to time on no set schedule. I'll be paddling an 18', Red, Current Designs Isle kayak.

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Name:Duane + Erica + 3 boys ages 7,13,15
Email: (at)PM
Hometown:Irwin,OH
Arrival Date:May 29th
Departure Date:June 6th
Coming From/Via:Houghton,MI via Ranger III
Itinerary:RH-TM-DF-MB-CH
Notes/Other:Itinerary is flexible depending on weather and how well our 7 year old does.Might try to get to West Chickenbone or McCargo cove.First time to ISRO. Lots of backpacking experience for adults and older boys, second time backpacking for 7 year old.

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Name:Chris + 2 teenagers
Email: (at)PM
Hometown:Chelsea, MI
Arrival Date:July 21
Departure Date:July 29
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor
Itinerary:RH-DF-CH Thursday Catch the Voyageur II to Windigo...Windigo-IM-LDS-HL-CBW-LC-RH-Catch Ferry to CH
Notes/Other:First timers looking to explore as much of the island as we can.

Moderator Note: Changed circumnavigating ferry name.

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Name: Mark
Email: (at) PM here
Hometown: Saranac, MI
Arrival Date: 5/15
Departure Date: 5/18
Coming From/Via: Houghton
Itinerary: Lane Cove, spend the weekend
Notes/Other:

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Name: Ashley and Matt (Husband_Wife_OutdoorLife)
Hometown: Saginaw
Arrival Date: July (mid)
Departure Date: 6 days later
Coming From/Via: Hopefully seaplane (requested a reservation, haven't heard back on our confirmation yet) from hancock
edit: just got our confirmation with seaplanes! Woop.

Itinerary:

Day 1- Fly in and then hike to Feldtmann Lake
Day 2- FL to Siskiwit Bay
Day 3 - SB to Hug Cov
Day 4 - Hug to Washington Creek
Day 5 - extra day
Day 6 - Flight home

Notes/Other: This will be our 3rd trip to the island. Cant wait for another adventure. We have been wanting to do the Hug cov and Feldtmann loops.
Trip #1East side loop: https://youtu.be/xejNOfYWpIQ
Trip#2 Minong End to End : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 9ZJVgtfgga
Husband_Wife_OutdoorLife on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/HusbandWifeOutdoorLife

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Name: RJ
Email: PM via forum
Hometown: Amana IA
Arrival Date: June 4
Departure Date: June 9
Coming From/Via: Houghton Isle Royale Seaplane
Itinerary: 4th: RH to Moskey
5th: Moskey to McCargoe
6th: McCargoe to Todd Harbor
7th: Todd to N. Desor
8th: N. Desor to Wash or Huginnin
Notes/Other: hiked the greenstone july 2018. need to add the minong to my credits.

Edit: welp, there goes that trip. IR closed until middle of June this year. hope this doesn't impact too many of you all's plans.

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Name: Frannie and Alec
Email: PM here
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Arrival Date: 09/07
Departure Date: 09/11
Coming From/Via: Seaplane from GP>RH
Itinerary: 7th: RH-MB
8th: MB-MC
9th: MC-LT
10th: LT-HC
11th HC-WC (Departure)
Notes/Other: This is our first time to Isle Royale! Planning on hiking the Minong but will watch weather reports and adjust as needed.

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