Food Cache

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Food Cache

Post by Coolkat » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:57 pm

If this is covered somewhere else please just point me in the right direction. Two summers ago a friend and I did 8 days on Isle Royale. This late summer we planning on doing 12 days. Is it possible to somehow get a stash of food placed at Windigo? How late into the season are the visitor centers operating? Our plans could change but right now we are planning on leaving the island on the last ferry of the season.

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Re: Food Cache

Post by fonixmunkee » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:30 am

According to the 2016 Greenstone (Park Newsletter), the Windigo store is open through 9/11. The last ferry out of Grand Portage is 10/6, so you'll just miss it. However, there might be someone who is closing the shop down who might hook you up. The people that run the store are very friendly. Give them a call: http://www.rockharborlodge.com/windigo-camper-cabins
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Re: Food Cache

Post by Coolkat » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:58 am

Thanks for the input. Right now the plan is to get into Rock Harbor on the 19th via the Queen and hike the island (probably) clockwise using the Feldtmann and Minong and leave Rock Harbor on the 30th. Just didn't feel like carrying 12 days of food if I didn't have to. :)

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Re: Food Cache

Post by IncaRoads » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:21 am

You might want to check out this topic about food drops....

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Re: Food Cache

Post by Coolkat » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:01 am

Thanks for the link! Very helpful. However, looks like I should still make a call since we will be on the island after the store/s close for the season.

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