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by Ingo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/14-7/19 – Canoe paddle of the NE corner
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: TR: 7/14-7/19 – Canoe paddle of the NE corner

Glad the weather cooperated this year! Will be doing a similar trip in Sept, but hoping to start at McCargoe with Belle Isle as plan B. The passage between the Hill and Davidson islands is another world isn't it. Seems like it's usually iffy getting in and out, but once there it's idyllically calm. ...
by Ingo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Gaiters?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Gaiters?

2nd on the gaiters. The thimbleberries have huge leaves that hold amazing amounts of water (dew, even when not raining) and obscure the trail in many places. And if it's muddy you'll really appreciate them. You can get by without them, but likely will have wet feet somewhere along the way from water...
by Ingo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo cabin available for rental in Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Windigo cabin available for rental in Sept

Sorry to hear that. Wishing you the best.
by Ingo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Fly and Skeeter check
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Fly and Skeeter check

Always bring a headnet, cheapest insurance ever. That said, I've gone late July/Aug and typically the skeeters have come out as the sun goes down, but otherwise not too bad.
by Ingo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Back in the sea kayak saddle this month!
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Back in the sea kayak saddle this month!

Good for you Damon! Have a great trip, and be safe, of course! Hope the lady cooperates.
by Ingo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations

What did you decide for a route? The Minong? 2 months til my trip...
by Ingo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Almost time to begin my first trip!
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Almost time to begin my first trip!

Glad you were able to make things work for you! I've had a few couple trips that didn't go as planned, too. Seems things always get worked out and then you start planning the next one :).
by Ingo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

If the VII doesn't rent canoes any more, or aren't available, you could try Bear Track Outfitters in Grand Marais, about 35 miles from Grand Portage. I rented from them many years ago, so I'd want to verify they're still OK with taking one out to the island. Bear Track Outfitters will let you rent ...
by Ingo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

OutdoorSal wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:41 pm
Which route has the best potential for moose sightings?
Probably the inland lakes. They're everywhere, as the moose berries (aka poop) will testify, but I'm having a hard time remembering if I've ever actually seen one in the Belle Isle/Duncan Bay area.
by Ingo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Trip Cancelled

Bummer! Hope the daughters heal well soon.
by Ingo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

That helps. I live in NC, and have done many canoe trips to IR, with and without my own canoe, so completely understand the logistical issues. So, I'm probably going to complicate things here :roll: ... Although the Voyageur II doesn't advertise it, they do have canoes to rent, unless they stopped d...
by Ingo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

FYI, I deleted your duplicate post in Gear and Supplies, since it's more appropriate here.
by Ingo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

Are you driving from CO? Is so, I'd suggest taking the Voyageur II out of Grand Portage and go across the inland lakes. The VII also rents canoes, and bound to be in better shape than what the lodge has. So something like this: Day 1 - Debark McCargoe Cove. Stay there and hike to the mine. Alternati...
by Ingo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 1176

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

thanks Ingo, I imagine it's pretty wet in some spots, looks like 3 mile > LR > MCC > LC or Daisy > back to RH, unless we get in early enough to make daisy heading out the first night, I imagine the 'ranger talk' and permit may take a good half hour? But if we get out of RH by 5PM we should make it ...