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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: 2535

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: 224

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: 540

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: 335

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: 370

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: 370

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: 733

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: 1728

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: 1795

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: 909

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.
by kolo
Thu May 18, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling the Inner Lakes
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Paddling the Inner Lakes

Wow, that was quick! I really appreciate your opinions on the campsites! In case I have to pass by one do to weather, I now have a better idea which one it might be.

Having not been to any of them, I am surprised that Lake Richie ranks higher than Lake Whittlesey. Thank you all again for your input!
by kolo
Thu May 18, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling the Inner Lakes
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Paddling the Inner Lakes

I would like to post a question for those of you who have paddled/camped at Lake Richie Canoe, Intermediate Lake, Wood Lake, and Lake Whittlesey. Would you rank those four campsites on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being your favorite and 4 being your least favorite? They are on my itinerary this year a...
by kolo
Wed May 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 1315

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

Great report! Thank you for stoking the fire!
by kolo
Sun May 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Pacific Crest Trail Video
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Pacific Crest Trail Video

Beautiful country and no cell phones (except the one the hiker used to record the journey)!
by kolo
Fri May 05, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: "My First Backpacking Trip"
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: "My First Backpacking Trip"

Mountaineers have a saying that I"m sure many of you have heard before.

Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement!