First time trip in July 5 nights itinerary help pls

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First time trip in July 5 nights itinerary help pls

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Hi, I was hoping some of you experts could offer guidance on an itinerary for my first Isle Royale trip. I already have my ferry booked to land mid July and plan on staying 5 nights starting and ending at Rock Harbor. I am a strong hiker and experienced backpacker but also do not want to go on a death march. I am thinking the first night head to Daisy Farm but after that I got nothing. Thank you hive mind!

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You can't go wrong with a basic plan like: 3Mile-Moskey-McCargo-DaisyFarm-RockHarbor. Possible variations abound, and keep in mind the RH area rewards exploration (NB there's a one night limit at the RH CG.) Check out itinerary suggestions in other threads in this forum for more, and more detailed, ideas.

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^ did that exact route torpified described on our first trip to the island. I have it linked below if you want to see what those campspots look like in video. That route has a little bit of everything the island has to offer. Keep your stay limits in mind and you will be fine. You could also toss lane cove in there somewhere if you are looking for something different.
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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Can't say it better than torpified did above! Also make sure to take your time and enjoy sitting around and being lazy on occasion (I would schedule a rest day at Moskey or McCargoe).

Also, don't discount staying in Rock Harbor one night (and only one night at a time, due to stay limits). The ranger programs can be fantastic. Tours on the Sandy are amazing. The Scoville Point trail is worth setting aside time for.

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