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by kolo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

I just scrolled through our pics and can't believe there aren't any action shots. The only thing I have close to a running pic is Jason working on some feet issues with his spork, really digging into it, but for your sake I refuse to share that one. I have read that anything you pack in a backpack ...
by kolo
Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: Windigo Cabins

After eight solo trips to the island I am finally taking my dad. He is 77 years old so we will not be backpacking. We are staying in the Washington Creek campsite the first night and one of the cabins for two other nights. I think I made our reservation back in February. My earlier post was incorre...
by kolo
Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: Windigo Cabins

Thread bump; third year in a row where I've tried to get a reservation for even a single night once work/kid schedules were out and allowed us to book. Nothing during our time on the island. When my wife expressed interest in maybe overnighting on IR (separate from our dad/kid hiking trip) and I qu...
by kolo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe Route/General Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Re: Canoe Route/General Advice

The advice that Ingo offers is spot on! In preparing for my first canoe trip to the island, I gained very good information on this forum from him and several others. They know what they are talking about; they have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. I echo what Ingo says about Isle Royal...
by kolo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1942

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

Anker PowerCore 20100 portable charger (I'm bringing my phone, purely for pictures and keeping track of time) I never waste space or effort to carry a cell phone while backpacking. I go to Isle Royale and hike/climb/backpack in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana to get away from phones. As far as keepi...
by kolo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Advice from Isle Royale magnets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Re: Advice from Isle Royale magnets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts

I guess my tastes are atypical.

Ingo, you make that sound as if it was a bad thing! It certainly isn't!
by kolo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Ultralight canoes for Isle Royale
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Ultralight canoes for Isle Royale

If you do go from MN, make sure they are on or near Hwy 61--the addresses can be miles (and miles) out of the way. I've also rented a couple times from Beartrack Outfitters in Grand Marais If you end up arriving at the island via the Voyageur II from Grand Portage, I would strongly recommend rentin...
by kolo
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/4-8/9 2017 [Backpacking] [Video log of RH, 3M, MB, MCC, DF, RH]
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: TR 8/4-8/9 2017 [Backpacking] [Video log of RH, 3M, MB, MCC, DF, RH]

I enjoyed watching your videos; thanks for sharing! So glad you saw a moose on your trip! I have been to the Isle eight years in a row and the moose you saw was bigger than any I have seen there. Up until Rock Harbor, I believe your best chance of seeing moose would have been the other trail to Mt. ...
by kolo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ambitious Trip Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Ambitious Trip Advice

Is the Feldtmann Lake loop worth it
Yes!
by kolo
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: July Backpacking Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: July Backpacking Trip

JerryB and Ingo, thank you very much for your insight! It is exactly what I was looking for.
by kolo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: July Backpacking Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 527

July Backpacking Trip

I have been to Isle Royale eight times, all in June. I already did a canoe trip there this summer, in June. I need another fix and I am considering a backpacking trip in July. My question is: How much more busy is the isle in July compared to June? I am spoiled and like getting nice camping spots wi...
by kolo
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How's the weather?
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: How's the weather?

I just returned from seven days on the Isle. My trip was June 19-25. I got lucky with the weather! While I was there the temperature lows at night were in the upper 40s and the highs were in the upper 50s. A couple days reached the lower 60s. It only rained lightly one night and one afternoon shower...
by kolo
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/29-6/4/2017 [Feldtmann Loop Clockwise]
Replies: 20
Views: 2446

Re: TR: 5/29-6/4/2017 [Feldtmann Loop Clockwise]

Nice report Ingo! Thanks for sharing. I must be blind too, I have been on that trail a couple of times and have never seen the locomotive that everyone talks about.
by kolo
Fri May 26, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments
Replies: 15
Views: 2533

Re: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments

I came across this company through Backpacker Magazine and tried some of their meals. I now order from them every year; the food is easily prepared and tastes good!

http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/
by kolo
Thu May 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling the Inner Lakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: Paddling the Inner Lakes

One thing to bear in mind is that Siskiwit Lake can get rough especially if there is a SW wind. Redbad, this is one variable that is in the back of my mind. if only to fish for walleye in Whittlesey Ingo, you would get along well with my dad! At 76 years old, he still loves to fish for walleye.