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by Ingo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time to IR, looking for trip tips out of rock Harbour
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: First time to IR, looking for trip tips out of rock Harbour

If you can swing the water taxi, you have more options with less mileage. Here's a couple ideas off the top of my head: This hits the trifecta of favorite campgrounds (Moskey, Chippewa, McCargoe): - McCargoe Cove, water taxi - Lake Richie, 6.3 mi - Chippewa Harbor, 4.3 mi - Moskey Basin, 6.2 mi - Th...
by Ingo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late May trip to the island
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Late May trip to the island

Bigbearchaseme wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Thanks for the info all, we found out that the Isle Royale sea plane will pre-position fuel for us at Windigo :D , we feel a lot better now.
Good to know. That's either new, or a has been a well kept secret ;).
by Ingo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: 1st Trip to Isle Royale
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: 1st Trip to Isle Royale

- That route was very wet that time last year, lots of mud and water on the trails. Gaitors highly recommend, and dry shoes for camp. - Probably would make reservations sooner than later. While overall it's slower, there are some larger groups that go early and can fill up the boat quickly. I'd make...
by Ingo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: First Time, Feldtmann Loop, Early August

Just a couple thoughts/confirmations. - Lots of moose at Feldtmann. Walking along the lake in front of campsites, through campsites, in my campsite. - Do hike out to Rainbow Cove unless the weather just stinks. It's gorgeous, even without a sunset, and an easy walk. Don't forget headlamps. - The fir...
by Ingo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)
Replies: 20
Views: 2857

Re: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)

Quick update from my trip in August of 2017. I made the journey from Grand Portage, MN to Windigo and then circumnavigated the island over 10 days by myself in my 2007 Bass Boat. What an amazing journey and story to tell. I'm working on updating my log to make it readable as I was making quick note...
by Ingo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi Transit Times?
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Water Taxi Transit Times?

It depends on the waves and weather (like everything). In good weather, less than 30 mins I'd say. I'm guessing those boats can cruise at 30 and it's 12 miles. But say if there are 3 foot waves, that will slow it down significantly--which is probably why they don't publish times.
by Ingo
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: IR hacky [relocated from Itineraries]
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: IR hacky [relocated from Itineraries]

Nick, have you done all the portages?
by Ingo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning

Nice pic sneaky! I recommend high gaiters ;).
by Ingo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: not quite IR and not quite moose, but still . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: not quite IR and not quite moose, but still . . .

It's been suggested that those wolves be moved to Isle Royale, but it appears that wasn't going to happen soon enough for the Caribou.
by Ingo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late May trip to the island
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Late May trip to the island

Last year I went over to Windigo on Memorial Day and they were working on opening things up. Odds are good someone will be there and sell you some fuel even if they aren't officially open yet--stocked could be an issue, but I'm pretty sure they store it over the winter there having bought a rusty ca...
by Ingo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning

Can anyone answer what we can expect for wet trails on the routes suggested that time of year? We thought that some of the outed trails might be pretty wet in June which was another consideration for keeping to the middle. Obviously it all depends on the weather, both while and before your trip. Bu...
by Ingo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Advice from Isle Royale magnets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

Re: Advice from Isle Royale magnets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts

Hi Ingo, The snowflake t-shirts were kind of slow sellers. I checked with Kristine and her reply was: "Not now. We do get occasional requests for them and may bring them back eventually." Bob Thanks Bob, that's kinda what I figured. I guess my tastes are atypical :? . I'll keep my eye out, and won'...
by Ingo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning

ARRC wrote: Another thought would be to one night at hatchet then to Todd and then to McCargo. That was my thought too. Skeeters could be very bad that time of year, but they're always worse on the inland lakes regardless. It's a short easy hike from Hatchet to Todd, so you either do 1 night each, ...
by Ingo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Ultralight canoes for Isle Royale
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Ultralight canoes for Isle Royale

Let us know if you find anyone else in the U.P.