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by Ingo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo cabin available for rental in Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Windigo cabin available for rental in Sept

Sorry to hear that. Wishing you the best.
by Ingo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Fly and Skeeter check
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Fly and Skeeter check

Always bring a headnet, cheapest insurance ever. That said, I've gone late July/Aug and typically the skeeters have come out as the sun goes down, but otherwise not too bad.
by Ingo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Back in the sea kayak saddle this month!
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Back in the sea kayak saddle this month!

Good for you Damon! Have a great trip, and be safe, of course! Hope the lady cooperates.
by Ingo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations
Replies: 20
Views: 1522

Re: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations

What did you decide for a route? The Minong? 2 months til my trip...
by Ingo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Almost time to begin my first trip!
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Almost time to begin my first trip!

Glad you were able to make things work for you! I've had a few couple trips that didn't go as planned, too. Seems things always get worked out and then you start planning the next one :).
by Ingo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

If the VII doesn't rent canoes any more, or aren't available, you could try Bear Track Outfitters in Grand Marais, about 35 miles from Grand Portage. I rented from them many years ago, so I'd want to verify they're still OK with taking one out to the island. Bear Track Outfitters will let you rent ...
by Ingo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

OutdoorSal wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:41 pm
Which route has the best potential for moose sightings?
Probably the inland lakes. They're everywhere, as the moose berries (aka poop) will testify, but I'm having a hard time remembering if I've ever actually seen one in the Belle Isle/Duncan Bay area.
by Ingo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Trip Cancelled

Bummer! Hope the daughters heal well soon.
by Ingo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

That helps. I live in NC, and have done many canoe trips to IR, with and without my own canoe, so completely understand the logistical issues. So, I'm probably going to complicate things here :roll: ... Although the Voyageur II doesn't advertise it, they do have canoes to rent, unless they stopped d...
by Ingo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

FYI, I deleted your duplicate post in Gear and Supplies, since it's more appropriate here.
by Ingo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

Are you driving from CO? Is so, I'd suggest taking the Voyageur II out of Grand Portage and go across the inland lakes. The VII also rents canoes, and bound to be in better shape than what the lodge has. So something like this: Day 1 - Debark McCargoe Cove. Stay there and hike to the mine. Alternati...
by Ingo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

thanks Ingo, I imagine it's pretty wet in some spots, looks like 3 mile > LR > MCC > LC or Daisy > back to RH, unless we get in early enough to make daisy heading out the first night, I imagine the 'ranger talk' and permit may take a good half hour? But if we get out of RH by 5PM we should make it ...
by Ingo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

Found an rei in Ann Arbor. But do I really need to spend another 120 bucks - I'll be eating beans and rice for the rest of the year as it is already. :( OR Rocky Mountain gaiters work great and are $35 for the low, $45 for the high (assume you're talking 2 pair). You don't need more than that unles...
by Ingo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail Tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Trail Tracking

With a phone, you should be able to download the appropriate map(s) and use it as a GPS without cell service. However, you probably would have an issue with battery life if you have it on all the time. And possibly with losing the signal in dense tree areas. A dedicated GPS would likely be better on...