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by Ingo
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: trail runners?

Coincidentally, this popped up on my FB feed: Hiking - "I don't like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that word 'saunter?' It's a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land...
by Ingo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor

Thanks for the report Stephen. FYI, after Labor Day (and before 6/1 I think), the campground stay limits don't apply. There were a couple groups doing that in R.H. last Sept.
by Ingo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary for 9-4 to 9-10 Feedback/answers
Replies: 7
Views: 344

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

Mazydog4 wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:38 pm
Nobody has made any suggestions regarding our itinerary, so I am hoping no suggestions means it looks good.
Thanks again!
:)
by Ingo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary for 9-4 to 9-10 Feedback/answers
Replies: 7
Views: 344

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

Without rain pants or gaiters you may likely have water running down your legs and into your boots, even with a heavy dew. If you do stick with ponchos, hike in shorts and save your dry pants for warmth in camp. You can't rely on being able to dry things out. I use a 35 deg bag and light silk liner ...
by Ingo
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/16-8/20, 2017 [Minong Ridge: McCargoe > Windigo]
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: TR: 8/16-8/20, 2017 [Minong Ridge: McCargoe > Windigo]

Thanks Emily! Nice report. How long did the last day take?
by Ingo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Drop off

Good to know! Thanks Paul.
by Ingo
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Re: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)

Getting ready for my trip this coming Friday, leaving from Grand Portage, MN Where is a good place to park my truck and trailer for the 10 days that I'm on the island? Rex, I'm assuming you'll be launching from the Grand Portage Marina http://www.grandportage.com/marina.php . From what I've seen th...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone Ridge Trail - Water availability bn South Desor and Windigo
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Greenstone Ridge Trail - Water availability bn South Desor and Windigo

I don't remember hearing of anyone not being able to get any water at Island Mine. But I have heard of folks having to dig a hole in the stream bed. There's also a 3rd stream just past the campground from the ridge--that's what they have marked as the water source for the CG. All three were running ...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Duncan Bay Narrows from Lookout Louise
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Duncan Bay Narrows from Lookout Louise

Very bad. Cliffs, straight down (and presumably back up). I've read about a bushwack from the Duncan/Tobin portage to the narrows and that alone was very rough--very thick underbrush along a steep rocky shoreline.
by Ingo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

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

Alas, during the week of labor day in 2014, they were out of ice cream. Sadness hung thick and dank in the air. My understanding is that they get one supply of frozen foods each year and aim to sell out before they close down for the winter. They do resupply occasionally during the summer. But they...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

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

DonNewcomb wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:32 am
Ingo wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:51 am
There is no longer a grill at Windigo :( . Packaged sandwiches and frozen pizza in the microwave only, assuming they haven't run out.
Bummer. Sandwiches were a welcome treat after several days on the trail. Do they sill sell ice cream?
Yup! Still have ice cream :).
by Ingo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food storage in campgrounds
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Food storage in campgrounds

I leave my food bag in the tent. Use a dry bag and pretty much everything inside is in ziplocks, if not original foil pkgs (e.g. Mt House). Hanging it won't stop the squirrels. Only time I had an issue was when a squirrel chewed a hole through the tent door netting, through the canvas Duluth Pack, a...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

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

DonNewcomb wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:32 am
But the store will make sandwiches and serve soft drinks (and sometimes ice cream) which you can eat on the porch.
There is no longer a grill at Windigo :( . Packaged sandwiches and frozen pizza in the microwave only, assuming they haven't run out.
by Ingo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Drop off

If you are on the boat from Grand Portage, couldn't you leave a bag at the camp store at Windigo, for a fee, when you stop there? (Although in the period of time the boat stops at Windigo, I am not sure there would be time to run up and leave it.) I don't recall that they offer that service at the ...