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by Ingo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse

For a group I think you need to consider the lowest ability in the group--one miserable (or worse, incapable) person can make it miserable for everyone. For me, it's an aggressive trip--10 miles a day is about my limit, and I'm just happy with 5. But I'm not in great shape, older, and enjoy time in ...
by Ingo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Map
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Map

jrwiesz wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:40 am
Lakes' Richie and Intermediate, "canoe camps", are in different areas of the lake, than current positions.
Lane Cove also has moved. It used to be at the end of the canoe portage.
by Ingo
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First Trip: Hammocks, Huginning Loop, August 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: First Trip: Hammocks, Huginning Loop, August 2018

Welcome to the forums! The Huginnin Loop sounds perfect for your trip. It's a beautiful spot and a great choice for a 1 night taste of the island! I did it a few years ago with an iffy knee, and while there are some ups and downs, it's not a terribly difficult trail. I'd highly recommend trekking po...
by Ingo
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 239
Views: 51539

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

"There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself."
- John Muir

Tookers Island Sunrise
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by Ingo
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 239
Views: 51539

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Three Mile Sunrise
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by Ingo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Moosewatch Expedtions
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Moosewatch Expedtions

2018 Moosewatch dates: http://isleroyalewolf.org/participate/p ... detls.html
If getting off trail and searching for bones is your thing. I haven't done it before, but wish I could.
by Ingo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Map
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Map

Haven't seen that one in years! Mine is from '79 (if I still have it somewhere).
by Ingo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Article about IR wolves
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Article about IR wolves

If you're like me and passed over this article thinking "it's just another regurgitation of the same old article I've read a dozen times," it's not. It has some interesting insights and is much more than so-and-so says this and so-and-so says that. And is much better written than most.
by Ingo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger Increase
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Ranger Increase

Doesn't seem unreasonable to me. If you wish to comment on the proposed rates, here's the NPS site: https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... -fares.htm
by Ingo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger III Special Rate
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Ranger III Special Rate

If daily distances are a concern with your inexperienced group, consider starting at McCargo and getting picked up at either Chippewa Harbor or Daisy Farm. Short days and great campgrounds. Heading for Windigo is great too, although the distances between campgrounds is longer (8 ish mile days).
by Ingo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Windigo Cabins

You got it Ed!
by Ingo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Windigo Cabins

There are 2, located on "road" that goes to the right of the pavilion as you come off the dock. It kinda wraps around up behind the visitors center.
by Ingo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger III Special Rate
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Ranger III Special Rate

JackieMitchell wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:00 am
Is this special rate something they typically do every year? And if so, does the return trip also have to be within the specified window? Does the island end up being more crowded during this time?
I believe this was a one-time deal to celebrate the boat's 60th year of service.
by Ingo
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger IV Design Contest
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Ranger IV Design Contest

This would be fun, but you have to be in school: https://www.nps.gov/isro/getinvolved/ra ... ontest.htm
Given that we're the same age, I hope that I don't get phased out soon, and that someone redesigns me better if I do :shock: .
by Ingo
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 13
Views: 680

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...