Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

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Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by jsuh84 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:03 am

I plan on doing the Minong Trail from Rock Harbor to Windigo, and then take the ferry back to Rock Harbor.

I understand there are grocery stores (and restaurants) at each end of the island. At this point of this year - I plan on hiking through there at the end of August - are the grocery stores well-stocked? I'd like to carry the necessary foods and then re-stock at the end of the trip to lighten my pack. If they are well-stocked, do they carry the typical Mountain House items? (I'm a huge fan of the Chili and the Breakfast Skillets!!)

I tried to get in touch with them but to no avail.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!!

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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by Montana » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:32 am

No restaurant in Windigo.

There is a Youtube video that shows the entire inventory of the Windigo store. It it from a couple of years ago, so the inventory could be different today. The video does a good job of illustrating what types of supplies the store carries (including fuel). Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfD5A6mJgUU


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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by thesneakymonkey » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:31 pm

RH gift shop was open 8-8 and had a large supply of mountain house and other food snacks as of this morning.

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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by DonNewcomb » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:32 am

Montana wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:32 am
No restaurant in Windigo......
But the store will make sandwiches and serve soft drinks (and sometimes ice cream) which you can eat on the porch.

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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by Ingo » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:51 am

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.

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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by DonNewcomb » 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?

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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by Ingo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:45 am

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 :).

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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by hooky » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:36 pm

Ingo wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:45 am
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 :).
Alas, during the week of labor day in 2014, they were out of ice cream. Sadness hung thick and dank in the air.

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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by DonNewcomb » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:49 am

hooky wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:36 pm
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.

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Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Post by Ingo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:36 am

DonNewcomb wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:49 am
hooky wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:36 pm
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 do try to sell out before the end of the season. And occasionally run out between boats. At Rock Harbor we used to get supplies on the Ranger every 2 weeks--don't know what the frequency is these days. Windigo is less frequent, presumably because it costs more: supplies come on the Ranger, then on the Voyageur from RH to Windigo.

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