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by Ingo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 6
Views: 168

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: 6
Views: 168

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: 6
Views: 168

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: 909

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 ...
by Ingo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

Found an rei in Ann Arbor. But do I really need to spend another 120 bucks - I'll be eating beans and rice for the rest of the year as it is already. :( OR Rocky Mountain gaiters work great and are $35 for the low, $45 for the high (assume you're talking 2 pair). You don't need more than that unles...
by Ingo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail Tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Trail Tracking

With a phone, you should be able to download the appropriate map(s) and use it as a GPS without cell service. However, you probably would have an issue with battery life if you have it on all the time. And possibly with losing the signal in dense tree areas. A dedicated GPS would likely be better on...
by Ingo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Group camping flexibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Group camping flexibility?

https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... to-ten.htm
Groups over 6 must have advance reservations and camp at campgrounds they register for.
by Ingo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!

Is it necessary to reserve a canoe ahead of time? I tried to call the Rock Harbor Lodge twice but the line was busy. Also I couldn't find the hours of rentals on the website, just half day/full day. Do you know what time they open? Not at all necessary. Just inquire at the dockside store--it's all ...
by Ingo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Flash floods and washouts in Houghton/Hancock area
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Flash floods and washouts in Houghton/Hancock area

This will only show US and MI state routes I believe, but it shows M26 near the seaplane dock now open. US41 south of Houghton is 1 lane each direction.
https://mdotnetpublic.state.mi.us/drive/Default.aspx
by Ingo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!

Are there PLB's for rent available? Is is absolutely necessary to bring a PLB? Some people bring them, but I don't think most do. Personally, going into the woods with some risk and being self-sufficient is part of the experience for me, but it's a personal decision. When I went solo I considered i...
by Ingo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!

*** day 1 - which is the best route - along tobin OR along rock harbor? Most folks recommend the Tobin Harbor trail because it's an easier trail. The RH lakeshore trail is rather rocky, although more scenic. Coming off the boat with full packs, probably go for the Tobin Harbor side, definitely if i...
by Ingo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop questions
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Feldtmann Loop questions

Here's a video I made of my trip last year--there's a long and short version of the same thing. It was May and probably as wet/muddy as you would likely see. Later in the season you should expect the trails to be more overgrown, particularly between Siskiwit Bay and the Feldtmann fire tower. https:/...
by Ingo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop questions
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Feldtmann Loop questions

Windigo -> Feldtmann: 1 up and down, about 200' elevation, otherwise flat. Feldtmann -> Siskiwit Bay: 1 up and down, about 500' elevation, flat on top of the ridge and either end. Siskiwit -> Island Mine: Flat, then about 700' up. Island Mine -> Windigo (Washington Creek): 700' gradual downhill all ...
by Ingo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: June fishing inland
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: June fishing inland

In theory I can fish the inland lakes first and then go into Lake Superior, just can’t go the other way around right? That's my understanding, but I would confirm when you register--or call before hand. Lake Richie and Chickenbone are your best bets. Now I just need to be ready to hook something wi...
by Ingo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: BUGS!

Ingo, Wbat do you mean by "melt things"? I picked up some deet, pretty strong stuff. DEET interacts with some plastics, vinyl, and other synthetics--dissolves the surface and makes it sticky. Will also take ink (like labels) off things. It's usually OK once it's dry though. I usually rinse off my h...