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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: 221

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: 9
Views: 367

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...
by Montana
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: minong ridge with kids?
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: minong ridge with kids?

I think the approach is to make the trip as fun as possible, with maximum flexibility. Later in the summer my daughter (16) and I will be on the Minong. It won't be a race! Here is a video of a father with his two sons (age 10 & 12) on the Minong a few summers ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR...
by Montana
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: planning a trip and have questions about difficulty
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: planning a trip and have questions about difficulty

Would love to hear what your final itinerary looked like...
by Montana
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 22
Views: 2514

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Kevin Email: (at) KevinRCondit (at) gmail.com Hometown: Missoula, Montana Arrival Date: Aug 16 Departure Date: Aug 22 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage (Voyageur) Itinerary: Minong Ridge Trail Day 1: Ferry/Overnight at McCargoe Cove Day 2: McCargoe Cove to Todd Harbor Day 3: Todd Harbor to Little...
by Montana
Thu May 25, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments

Starting to put together my food list for our trip later this summer. Found a great place for backpacker friendly sized food:

www.minimus.biz

For you peanut butter lovers, this store is for you!
by Montana
Mon May 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 925

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

I think you underestimate your photography skills! Great report & photos!
by Montana
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Store Supplies at Rock Harbor or Windigo
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Store Supplies at Rock Harbor or 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: https://www.youtube.com/w...
by Montana
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Minnesota, Grand Portage & Minong Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Minnesota, Grand Portage & Minong Questions

Thanks for all the great info -- I wasn't picturing exotic dancers! Sounds like we have pre-trip sites, shopping and sleeping arangements set.
by Montana
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Minnesota, Grand Portage & Minong Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Minnesota, Grand Portage & Minong Questions

Thanks Ingo, lots of good advice. Might try to hit both the Split Rock Lighthouse (we don't have any in Montana!) and the High Falls. We are finding that Duluth is an expensive airport, so we might be stuck with Mpls. With plenty of time to purchase plane tickets, we might luck out. Any other sugges...
by Montana
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Minnesota, Grand Portage & Minong Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Minnesota, Grand Portage & Minong Questions

I am blessed with a teenage daughter who loves to backpack. I am even more blessed that she loves going on adventures with her Dad. The rough plan for a late August trip: Day 0 – Fly from Montana to Minnesota. Drive to Grand Portage Day 1 – Ferry from GP to Windigo/McCargoe Cove (day hike to Minong ...
by Montana
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Article about Reintroduction
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Article about Reintroduction

An article aslo appears in today's Detroit Free Press:

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/m ... n/95486866