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by Ingo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary advice for first trip?
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Itinerary advice for first trip?

If you've got the experience with 10+ miles days, it looks good. Personally I like a layover day, but other than that it's a great route. I would suggest getting going at first light on the last day--you don't want to miss the boat! And be aware that if you're early in June there may still be winter...
by Ingo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Alternative to First Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Alternative to First Boats

Put some runners and a sail on those things :)!
by Ingo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyager II (Rock Harbor to Windigo)
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Voyager II (Rock Harbor to Windigo)

Like Nick said, get reservations. Any boat can fill up. And they don't normally deal with the payment aspect on the boat.
I haven't done it, but it's not uncommon. Just be at the dock and ready to go on time (i.e. before departure time).
by Ingo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time on IR backpacking-trail advice
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: First time on IR backpacking-trail advice

If you're coming from MN you could also do the Feldtmann Loop on the west end (about 30 miles). And if that's not enough, add the Huginnin Cove loop at the end (+10).
by Ingo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: [Tool] Isle Royale Trip Planner Spreadsheet
Replies: 24
Views: 6069

Re: [Tool] Isle Royale Trip Planner Spreadsheet

I am new to using this type of spreadsheet. I am doing something wrong. I want to go 8/18-8/22. I am not following any trail but I want to see if landing in rock harbor going to camp 13 hiking to 18 the next day, 6 or 5 the day after that and hiking back to he harbor on the 22 is doable. But I can'...
by Ingo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Opening Day Weather

Nick/Mike, hoping the storm breaks it up for you!
by Ingo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing/Hiking w/9 year old son
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Fishing/Hiking w/9 year old son

If you're comfortable in a canoe, your can spend a week on Rock Harbor and Moskey Basin without getting bored. I've done it twice, once unintentionally due to an injury and once purposefully because portaging was an issue. Caribou Island is a great campsite, and you have the mainland ones too. I can...
by Ingo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Opening Day Weather

The island officially opens on Monday. I doubt they'll be going out: A Gale Warning remains in effect until 2 AM EDT Monday. * WIND AND WAVES DURING THE GALE WARNING...Expect sustained winds of up to 36 knots from the northeast, with gusts up to 44 knots. The largest expected significant waves will ...
by Ingo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

Stephen wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:31 am
I saw the cleaning guy take a mop to the showers later and his water looked like chocolate pudding.
I used to have to clean those showers--worst job ever!

I use a small Ruffwear doggie bowl for sponge baths (weighs 1 oz). Or a larger collapsible Seattle Sports bowl on canoe trips.
by Ingo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Isle Royale Maps

jrwiesz wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:34 pm
I believe the last revision was 2006.
Yup, I just got a new one and it says "Revised 2006".
by Ingo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

Maybe, if you're lucky, but don't count on it.
R.H. store opens 5/25, Windigo 6/5. They'll sell things early (including showers) if/when they have things working and are not otherwise tied up getting opened up.
by Ingo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: Shelters

MikeT wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Below is a picture of Daisy Farm from a 1963 postcard.
We rented out those wooden boats at R.H. in 1979. Heavy and slow, but very seaworthy. Same white and orange paint. But folks usually preferred the newer aluminum ones so they didn't get rented much.
by Ingo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: Shelters

A little off-topic, but another thing that's changed: my Uncle flew into McCargoe Cove and Siskiwit Lake in the 50s on a fishing trip. Remnants of a dock on Siskiwit still exist.
by Ingo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

Velcro straps with D-rings, "Sport Wraps" https://www.rei.com/product/848430/redpoint-sport-wrap-package-of-2 . The D-ring allows you to pull it back on itself and get it tight, or use as a compression strap. Use on tent, poles, sleeping pad, cook kit, etc instead of stuff sacks, and also great for ...
by Ingo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

Thermarest's z-foam seat pad. Great for the canoe, fanning a fire or needing a soft clean spot on the ground to sit on. $15 2oz https://www.rei.com/product/829881/therm-a-rest-z-seat-pad And you can buy a whole z-pad and cut it up into 4 z-seats--costs even less if you need more than one (works gre...