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by IncaRoads
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)

Parking is also available at the Hat Point Marina; this is where the Voyageur II docks.

link ---> http://www.isleroyaleboats.com/faq.html
by IncaRoads
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Duncan Bay Narrows from Lookout Louise
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Duncan Bay Narrows from Lookout Louise

On the National Geographic map, campsites that don't have trail access are typically accessed only by water. The northwest side of the Greenstone Ridge in the vicinity of Lookout Louise is mostly cliffs. This is a typical geological feature for all the ridges on Isle Royale, the southeast facing slo...
by IncaRoads
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 22
Views: 2515

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Mark Hometown: St. Paul, MN Arrival Date: Wed. Aug 30, 2017 Departure Date: Tues. Sept. 5, 2017 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II Proposed Itinerary: Day 1, 8/30 - Grand Portage to Windigo to Huginnin Cove Day 2, 8/31 - Huginnin Cove to Headwaters of Washington Creek (Off-Trail Ba...
by IncaRoads
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: ULA Equipment Backpacks
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: ULA Equipment Backpacks

Finally got my ULA Catalyst. Thanks to Paul at Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis and Chris at ULA-Equipment for their help in getting me fitted properly. Looking forward to trying it out on my upcoming trip.
by IncaRoads
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 7/7/2017 – 7/15/2017 [Windigo to Rock Harbor]
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: 7/7/2017 – 7/15/2017 [Windigo to Rock Harbor]

Always interesting to hear the details of Isle Royale trips. Thanks for writing. Temps of 30's and 40's in July! That is why I always bring my long underwear and down sweater (doubles as a pillow), even in the summer.
by IncaRoads
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1709

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

In Sept. 2016, the Grand Portage Casino told me that the recently installed cell service in Grand Portage is AT&T. My T-Mobile phone did not work, and would not roam to AT&T.
by IncaRoads
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water shoes for lakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Water shoes for lakes?

I bring water shoes to protect my feet from cuts and abrasions in rocky areas. My feet are my ticket to an enjoyable backpacking trip, and I like to keep them in good conditon. I also use the water shoes as a general purpose camp shoe, and give my barking dogs a rest from the hiking boots at the end...
by IncaRoads
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/24/17 - 6/29/17 [Rock Harbor - Windigo]
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: TR: 6/24/17 - 6/29/17 [Rock Harbor - Windigo]

Great trip report. Good rain gear (jacket and pants) and a backpack cover are essential on Isle Royale even in the summertime! Sounds like you made the right decision to depart the island early, considering your wet gear and the cool weather.
by IncaRoads
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/29-6/9 2017 [RH-Windigo-RH via Minong]
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: TR: 5/29-6/9 2017 [RH-Windigo-RH via Minong]

Donk_67 wrote: To be continued
Thanks for the trip report. Looking forward to the "rest of the story".
by IncaRoads
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thread naming standards for Trip Reports (Please review!)
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: Thread naming standards for Trip Reports (Please review!)

NOTE: Please remember to include the "year" when entering the date in the subject line.
by IncaRoads
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: staking out at Belle Isle
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: staking out at Belle Isle

The 2017 Greenstone Newspaper, Page 6, Campgrounds Table, has a special information column that indicates if fires are allowed or if community fire rings are present.

Link ---> https://www.nps.gov/isro/upload/ISRO_We ... r_2017.pdf
by IncaRoads
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Trekking Poles

One hiking pole. Three legs are better than two.

More for stability than anything else.

It has kept me from falling more than once.
by IncaRoads
Mon May 08, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: First timer to the IR and looking for fishing advice
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: First timer to the IR and looking for fishing advice

This was one of my concerns with packing in a fly rod. I've taken a pack in rod into some backcountry ponds only to get there and find out I had little to no room to cast. In my heart I lean more towards the fly fishing, but what little experience I have fishing on a backpacking trip leads me to wa...
by IncaRoads
Mon May 08, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: ULA Equipment Backpacks
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: ULA Equipment Backpacks

I believe Midwest Mountaineering only had the Catalyst in stock. I would give them a call before you stop by.
by IncaRoads
Sun May 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: ULA Equipment Backpacks
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: ULA Equipment Backpacks

I've been looking into getting an ULA Catalyst for a while now. Went to Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis last fall and tried one on. Very nice. Great construction and it fits better than my current pack. I think I will get one for my fall IR trip.