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by Ingo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 9
Views: 357

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: 15
Views: 1289

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: 96

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: 92

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: 215

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: 215

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: 144

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: 215

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: 9
Views: 357

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 ...
by Ingo
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary for later this week
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Itinerary for later this week

I haven't been to Desor, but would be tempted to substitute Huginnin Cove--beautiful spot on the lake.
by Ingo
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Boat transport AFTER 9-1
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Boat transport AFTER 9-1

Not difficult or expensive using the Voyageur II. It is somewhat more than a round-trip ticket to R.H. because you'd be splitting up your return trip into 2 legs, however. Simply check their schedule and make your reservations for your drop-off/pickup locations http://www.isleroyaleboats.com/ . As E...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4

Good to hear! Have a great trip. Current wave heights are around 4' as you leave the Portage Canal and 2.5' out closer to Isle Royale, so it should be calming as you go.
by Ingo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Drop off

Unfortunately not.
by Ingo
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Arrival, Ranger III and other questions
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Arrival, Ranger III and other questions

1. They do registration on the boat. One advantage of taking the Ranger III. 2. With backcountry permits they expect you to camp where you say you will (within a zone). They don't give them for "just in case". If a CG is full, just politely ask to share a site--it's not a problem. 4. The Ranger III ...