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by Montana
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Flying with a stove
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Flying with a stove

The store at Windigo sells the basic fuel canisters that fit MSR Pocket Rocket type stoves. The canisters are pretty much universal. If you want to see the selection at the store check out this Youtube video from a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfD5A6mJgUU I didn't find the prices o...
by Montana
Mon May 21, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Rock Harbor Lodge - Disability Q
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Rock Harbor Lodge - Disability Q

Ingo, here is a photo I found on Google. I don't know if it is an accurate picture (I've only been on the west side of the island). Can you confirm that this photo is the stairway?
Rock Harbor Lodge Stairway.JPG
by Montana
Wed May 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Opening Day Weather

From the webcam...
IRNP.JPG
by Montana
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

Tortuga, I have noticed the same thing. It would be interesting to know how many FB "anti wolf" posters have been to the island. This forum seems to be made up of folks who have been to the island or are very serious about going to the island (and therefore see the wolves as part of the fabric of th...
by Montana
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

We used a tent last summer and supplemented it with a tarp. We used the tarp to cover gear or a picnic table in the rain. That might save you from buying (and carrying!) extra tents.
by Montana
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

I have Verizon -- visited the west end of the island via Grand Portage. My signal ended during the drive north around Grand Marais. I don't think Verizon is an viable option until they upgrade their service area.
by Montana
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017

Thank you for the report, I'm starting to feel guilty about my "writer's block." Always love when the report details good/bad decisions, always learn from both.
by Montana
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 251
Views: 61784

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

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Little Todd Harbor
On this Winter Solstice, a view of the sunset from Little Todd Harbor (August 18, 2017)
by Montana
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Planning a 8 day adventure... looking for some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Planning a 8 day adventure... looking for some advice

Sounds like a great trip -- you have some fairly long days planned, my assumption is that you know your abilities/limits. I hiked from McCargoe Cove to Windigo via that route this summer (we stayed at Little Todd, so we added one day along the Minong). The only potential weakness is mother nature: t...
by Montana
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Reintroduction of Lynx
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Reintroduction of Lynx

I asked a ranger this summer about the caribou on Isle Royale -- it seems to me that she said human's hunted them to the point of no return.
by Montana
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9-8 to 9-16 2017 Rock Harbor to Windigo with kayking and back.
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: TR 9-8 to 9-16 2017 Rock Harbor to Windigo with kayking and back.

What a great trip -- love the combo backpacking/kayaking (and big miles for both).
by Montana
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Bugs???
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Bugs???

I've decided that bugs on Isle Royale are as variable as the weather. A trip report 2 days before my Minong trip reported few to no bugs (same trail, a week apart). We had an inch of rain the first night/day on the trail and the bugs were very active (we used both spray and head nets on multiple sec...
by Montana
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary for 9-4 to 9-10 Feedback/answers
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Itinerary for 9-4 to 9-10 Feedback/answers

Here are some of the answers to your questions based on my August trip to the west end of IR: 1) The Windigo store is winding down their inventory. They had plenty of fuel the week of August 14th. Only 1 person needs to handle the registration process with the Park Service, the others can go to the ...
by Montana
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

No restaurant in Windigo. There is a Youtube video that shows the entire inventory of the Windigo store. It it from a couple of years ago, so the inventory could be different today. The video does a good job of illustrating what types of supplies the store carries (including fuel). Here is the link:...
by Montana
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 14
Views: 1769

Re: Drop off

You have a couple of options: 1) Mail a package to yourself in Windigo and pick it up on the dock when you arrive there at the conclusion of your hike (see the Park Service website for details). 2) Make arrangements with the folks that run the Voyageur II and have them deliver the package in Windido...