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by Kevinl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse

I agree with what Ingo says about considering the lowest ability in the group. How old are these scouts? I think your longest day is 11 miles, or slightly over, which is definitely doable, but could get longish for some, especially if their packs are heavy. To me the important part would be shaking ...
by Kevinl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse

I like this for a few reasons: you're taking them across the island; you're giving them a taste of the Minong but not making them do that long North Desor to Washington Creek haul; and it has lots of variety of scenery and mileage (long and shorter days). It would be nice if you could plan a zero da...
by Kevinl
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: trail runners?

While I respect Dufresne for writing the guidebook, I find that blog incredibly arrogant and I'm confused what his beef is. Maybe he didn't like the encounter he had with one runner, who, from the description, simply said, "Excuse me." Dufresne intrepeted the person's tone as "snarky" while someone ...
by Kevinl
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation

Thanks guys. Midwest Ed, I did drink the tea and I'm still tripping. Just kidding. I have no idea what he put in there, although I often use him when I'm in the woods, sending him pictures of plants and asking if they're safe to eat (after tasting something last week, I was gently reprimanded). When...
by Kevinl
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation

I don't know why it took me so long to write this. I was working on it as a magazine article but decided to do it as a blog as well so I can be a bit more expansive. Enjoy.

http://kevinlangton.blogspot.com/2017/0 ... -boat.html
by Kevinl
Mon May 02, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Comfort Items
Replies: 15
Views: 2536

Re: Comfort Items

This is great. I've been thinking about that tarp as a windbreak and it might happen. I've used my rainfly that way before. I didn't think those cabins are available until the store opens. Who knows, we might just sneak into one. Oh who am I fooling? I love the Washington Creek view. fonix I'm going...
by Kevinl
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Comfort Items
Replies: 15
Views: 2536

Re: Comfort Items

Great ideas. I'll definitely bring extra camera stuff, extra running shoes (it's spring and they will soak), possibly a hammock, which then precludes the cot. The shower sounds fun but I will bathe in the big lake.
by Kevinl
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Comfort Items
Replies: 15
Views: 2536

Comfort Items

I've always packed or paddled on the island, but in a couple weeks (May 10) I'm going to visit the island with some friends and our plan is to base camp at Windigo and enjoy some trail running (if we want) everyday. I was just posting our trip itinerary and wrote that I'm looking forward to being ab...
by Kevinl
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2016 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 23
Views: 5763

Re: 2016 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Kevin Langton and 3ish others Email: (at) kevinjlangton@gmail.com Hometown: Mankato MN Arrival Date: Wed May 11 Departure Date: Sun May 15 Coming From/Via: Voyageur Dos Itinerary: Arrive at Windigo and walk to a shelter (preferably #13) and establish base camp. We will most likely stay there e...
by Kevinl
Mon May 26, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: VII in Grand Portage and the Office is open
Replies: 27
Views: 3652

Re: VII in Grand Portage and the Office is open

Nice footage. Must be the same moose we saw that morning. She didn't travel far that day.
by Kevinl
Thu May 22, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Minong westbound, first boat, May 14-18
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Minong westbound, first boat, May 14-18

tree ratt, We saw no frost. I don't think it was freezing at night, but it's possible.
by Kevinl
Wed May 21, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Minong westbound, first boat, May 14-18
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Minong westbound, first boat, May 14-18

Good point, but I hope those moose appreciate my efforts. I sent them on a much more scenic route. I also hope they figure out to follow the pink ribbons in the fire-damaged area.
by Kevinl
Wed May 21, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Minong westbound, first boat, May 14-18
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Minong westbound, first boat, May 14-18

I hope you find something to enjoy here. We had a great time.

http://kevinlangton.blogspot.com/2014/0 ... -2014.html
by Kevinl
Wed May 21, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 14 Mid-island run
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: May 14 Mid-island run

Thanks Midwest Ed. I remember reading those, as well as the magazine article about the ranger and his brother who did Rock Harbor to Windigo. Both are admirable times and runs. I think if I were to do it I would run Rock Harbor to Windigo as opposed to Eric's route to keep the logistics simpler. It'...
by Kevinl
Tue May 20, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: VII in Grand Portage and the Office is open
Replies: 27
Views: 3652

Re: VII in Grand Portage and the Office is open

Mike: Not sure of the Captain's name, nice guy and Don rode along. Ranger Val was in Windigo when we got back there, but no one was there yet when we arrived. There were patches of snow but that was it and no snow or ice in McCargoe. The stream crossing by Little Todd was evil, pure evil. Poles or a...