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by Tampico
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

Cell phones are radios, and as such, are dependent on a number of factors for their operation. My cell phone (a Verizon iphone 6) at Windigo worked okay. It wasn't perfect, but it worked. A few years earlier, an ancient flip-fone (also Verizon) I owned worked just fine while I was at the Duncan Bay ...
by Tampico
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: trail runners?

Run all you want, anywhere you're allowed to.
by Tampico
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

Years ago, I asked the woman who runs the store at Windigo how they got their Wi-Fi coverage. Honestly, I don't remember what she told me, but I'm looking for the email message(s)... Not a ton of help, I know, but you could start with the Park and Concession folks to see what they use; Rock Harbor, ...
by Tampico
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)
Replies: 20
Views: 2855

Re: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)

I've taken my boat (a 23' Boston Whaler) to the island four times. Always from Grand Portage. I have many friends (also with Whalers) that have made the trip from Eagle Harbor many times. The trouble with the big lake is that it can be like glass or dangerous, and everything in between. Sometimes in...
by Tampico
Thu May 07, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: New Food Storage Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: New Food Storage Rules

I don't get it either. Are they worried one of the last three wolves on the island is going to get into your food?
by Tampico
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Lake Superior Ice Cover Map 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4072

Re: Lake Superior Ice Cover Map 2015

Guys, the wolves are doomed. Ice bridge or not, it isn't like there's a pack waiting in Grand Portage to get out to the island. There could be an ice bridge and a shuttle bus, they're still doomed.
by Tampico
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Visitor perception of "private" areas on Isle Royale?
Replies: 29
Views: 6254

Re: Visitor perception of "private" areas on Isle Royale?

I've encountered many people who didn't realize there are parcels of private property within both (MN) state parks and many national parks. I used to think it was a generational thing, but I've witnessed the "entitlement mentality" from people of all ages. Some folks just think they're special. My f...
by Tampico
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Spiders
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: Spiders

On My first trip, I remember the Rock Harbor pay showers being full of webs and giant spiders.
by Tampico
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Superior Water temps
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Superior Water temps

Air temperature on the open lake is still quite cold and will feel even colder with any appreciable wind.

You all might have to stay inside on your ferry rides over.
by Tampico
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Running
Replies: 15
Views: 2266

Re: Running

How can you be scheduled to visit one of the greatest National Parks in the country and not know how many days you'll be there?
by Tampico
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Favorite Mountain House meals
Replies: 44
Views: 8185

Re: Favorite Mountain House meals

Wow, cool I didn't even know that those existed,where to find? You can find them online, but unfortunately you have to buy in bulk. Where do you live? Do you have a Brueggers Bagels or Einstien Bagels near you? These kind of places usually have them. You can also find them at hotels and many restau...
by Tampico
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Favorite Mountain House meals
Replies: 44
Views: 8185

Re: Favorite Mountain House meals

Never tried cream cheese in the hot of summer.....how does it hold up? Or Is this a first night out kinda thing? You need to find cream cheese in the individual packets (like ketchup) or in the little cups. They don't require refrigeration. http://www.kraftfoodservice.com/PublishingImages/meatdairy...
by Tampico
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Favorite Mountain House meals
Replies: 44
Views: 8185

Re: Favorite Mountain House meals

Avoid the Raspberry Crumble...terrible.
by Tampico
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Thoughts on a Labor Day-ish Trip?
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re: Thoughts on a Labor Day-ish Trip?

Two of my trips have been over the Labor Day weekend.

Visitor numbers drop significantly. Weather has been nice.

It's also the start of Gale Season, be prepared.