Isle Royale NP: Minong Ridge Trail-Map 2
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From Todd Harbor the trail climbs briefly and then is a surprisingly level walk, reaching Little Todd Harbor in 6.8 miles. The trail dips only twice to cross streams and then returns to its pleasant stroll – unlike the grunt you experienced the first day from McCargoe Cove (see Minong Ridge Trail - Map 1).
The section between Little Todd Harbor and the junction of the trail to Lake Desor follows bare ridge most of the way and is the hardest part of the 29-mile Minong Ridge Trail. Even a fast hiker in good walking shape will need 4-6 hours to cover this stretch. If the day promises to be hot and sunny, make sure you pack along sufficient drinking water, 2 quarts per person.
|Difficulty - Challenging|