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by Tightlines01
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Anyone have a recent berry update?
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Anyone have a recent berry update?

Hey all, Travel day tomorrow and boat over on Saturday. I'm bringing my boys (11 year old twins) on their 2nd trip to the Isle, one LOVES berries. Was hoping to have some ripe Thimbleberries. Anyone been on the island recently that knows how their coming. Should be pretty close by now from memory. W...
by Tightlines01
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Feedback - 7/6-7/15 - [First time on IR]
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Itinerary Feedback - 7/6-7/15 - [First time on IR]

Hello. Your route is very doable, no worries. The fact you've included a zero day for weather or rest is very good! A couple of suggestions... Day 1 consider a water taxi from Rock to hidden lake. You're already doing the Greenstone ridge trail might as well do the whole thing. If hiking from Rock d...
by Tightlines01
Sun May 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: May 17, 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike

Nice report. Thanks for the read. I laughed good (because I can imagine the shock) when you realized the drawers/socks/boots were frozen solid.


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by Tightlines01
Thu May 04, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1710

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

Do you have passports? The actual closest reservable campground other than the Grand Portage one, is actually the Ontario Provincial Park campground just over the border along the north shore of the Pigeon River. But you do have to cross into and out of Canada to use this campground. I usually driv...
by Tightlines01
Thu May 04, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 235
Views: 49122

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

My absolute favorite sunrise Ingo. Nothing beats a Three Mile sunrise from the boulders by campsite/Shelter 11.


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by Tightlines01
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island Web Camera Operational Again
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Mott Island Web Camera Operational Again

Wow.... I knew they did maintenance stuff on Mott Island, but repainting the dock bright white is a nice touch. I'm sure it makes seeing it on the Ranger III easier.... ; )
by Tightlines01
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2 half days, 1 night guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: 2 half days, 1 night guide?

If I were you I'd think hard about getting settled day 1 and hiking the Stoll trail to Scoville point. It's a very easy hike and no pressure. I believe the hotel includes a 1/2 day canoe rental. Day 2. Get up and paddle over to lookout Louise. Paddle Tobin Harbor and head back on the boat. It won't ...
by Tightlines01
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie - 3 nights on IR - What would you do?
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Newbie - 3 nights on IR - What would you do?

Day 1: Early flight into Rock Harbor. Hike Tobin Harbor trail to Mt Frankly n trail up to the Greenstone. Stop by Mt Franklin for a break. Hike to Ojibway Fire Tower and down to Daisy Farm. Can fish at Daisy in the evening if you like or just relax. Day 2: get up early, hike up to Greenstone (day pa...
by Tightlines01
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation

You sir give new meaning to Beast Mode.


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by Tightlines01
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions

I think he meant should I hike past west chicken bone lake Ritchie and Moskey to Daisy or east chickenbone campground along the ridge to the fire tower and down to Daisy...not which one to stay at (ignore if I'm wrong).... If that's what you meant, My vote would be to go past east chickenbone lake a...
by Tightlines01
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1710

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

Thanks Ingo, I checked and they are starting to book up already... trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on Judge Magney or hold out for the Marina/Casino camp ground. To those who've been at both, any choice which you feel is better? The drive is short enough the next day that I'm not horrib...
by Tightlines01
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1710

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

It's always worth a call to the motel. Don't rely on online booking sites. A lot of those folks really like hikers and I've never been disappointed. I've gotten plenty of last minute bookings up there that way. Also the state parks in MN are top rate and not expensive. God I love it up there. The f...
by Tightlines01
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1710

Campground in Grand Portage

Hey all, 8th trip to the Isle for me, but the 1st time coming from MN this year. Excited to try the Voyager as so many always have good things to say about it, but I'm a bit surprised about the lodging options (at least for my intended time frame).... I realize I'll be going during peak season for t...
by Tightlines01
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1st timer, GRT: Wi-HL-LC-RH; 6/ 20 -23 /16
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: 1st timer, GRT: Wi-HL-LC-RH; 6/ 20 -23 /16

Loved the report.... Some serious miles each day, props! With mileage like that you'll be able to see lots of the island in your next trip...
by Tightlines01
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: How long is layover at Windigo for Voyager?
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: How long is layover at Windigo for Voyager?

I kind of figured that'd be the response... I'll likely have everything for the outbound trip I need. I'll have to hope for a quick layover on the return as my twin boys will want a souvenir reward. Is there much of a selection of shirts or Isle gear in MN if we don't have time on the return trip? S...