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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: 292

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: 230

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: 395

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: 281

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: 428

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: 461

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: 800

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: 461

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: 1458

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: 24
Views: 3095

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: 1526

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: 1173

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: 1224

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: 878

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: 878

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...