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by IncaRoads
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking pole tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Trekking pole tips?

I use a rubber tip on my single Tracks Sherlock hiking staff. The rubber tip reduces the noise the staff makes on the trail and prevents it from scarring rocks and terrain. Works well all around but can slip a bit on smooth wet rock; hiking boots will also slip under similar conditions.
by IncaRoads
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: [Info] Cross-Country Camping Zones
Replies: 31
Views: 40430

Re: [Info] Cross-Country Camping Zones

NPS published a new Cross-Country Camping Zones map today. Refer to the post at the top of this thread for updated information on...

1) Cross-Country Camping Regulations
2) NEW Cross-Country Camping Zones
by IncaRoads
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Greenstone 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Greenstone 2021

Thanks to johnhens for initially pointing this out to me. I've added an expanded explanation. The 2021 Greenstone Newspaper states... " Cross-Country Camping zones have changed in 2021. Terrain and vegetation make off-trail hiking and camping difficult. Visit https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvi...
by IncaRoads
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Re: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: Mark Hometown: St. Paul, MN Arrival Date: Mon. Sept. 6, 2021 Departure Date: Sun. Sept. 12, 2021 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II Itinerary (To Be Determined): Day 1, 9/06 - Grand Portage to Windigo Day 2, 9/07 - Day 3, 9/08 - Day 4, 9/09 - Day 5, 9/10 - Day 6, 9/11 - Day 7, 9/12...
by IncaRoads
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 trail closures? cross-country camping permits?
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: 2021 trail closures? cross-country camping permits?

Per my email discussion with the NPS today, cross-country camping permits (outside of campgrounds) will be available for the 2021 season.
by IncaRoads
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

...I’ve found taking a soapless dip in Lake Superior a couple times a trip does wonders... ^This is what I do. Or a bucket bath away from water sources. From the 2004 Isle Royale Leave No Trace pamphlet (pg. 18)... "If bathing, only use soap if necessary and use it sparingly. Get wet, lather u...
by IncaRoads
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

Very nice itinerary. The route covers a wide variety of what the island has to offer. You will get to travel portions of the islands' backbones (Minong, Greenstone, and Feldtmann Ridges) along with staying at Lake Superior and inland lake campsites. And no back-tracking!
by IncaRoads
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: "Thanking" or "liking" forum posts
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: "Thanking" or "liking" forum posts

As of this moment, your post has a "12.5%" rating, and I really don't know what that means. It makes things look negative when they certainly aren't! As of this moment, fonixmunkee's first post in this thread currently has 8 likes; the most likes in this thread. Also, my post has 1 likes....
by IncaRoads
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: "Thanking" or "liking" forum posts
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: "Thanking" or "liking" forum posts

I like the ability to like/thank the author of a post without having to add another post.

The star rating at the bottom of the post and the metrics at the very right under the username/picture ("Has thanked", "Been thanked") are a unnecessary distraction, IMO.
by IncaRoads
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water filter
Replies: 22
Views: 3434

Re: Water filter

SteriPENs and other UV purifiers have not been manufacturer-tested for hydatid tapeworm, a common parasite found in Isle Royale waters and cannot be considered effective.

Link ---> https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... -water.htm
by IncaRoads
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pit Stop ranger presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Pit Stop ranger presentation

Necessary. No formal ranger presentation, but there is a brief Leave No Trace talk upon arrival in Windigo, and one can obtain a permit if being dropped off at McCargoe Cove or Belle Isle. Campers bound for Rock Harbor get theirs when they reach their destination.
by IncaRoads
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe route suggestions/general questions
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Canoe route suggestions/general questions

...where do we get our camping permit? Does the ferry stop at Windigo long enough to get it? Yes. After a brief Leave No Trace talk upon arrival in Windigo, one can obtain a permit if being dropped off at McCargoe Cove or Belle Isle. Campers bound for Rock Harbor get theirs when they reach their de...
by IncaRoads
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

blink wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:36 am ...My husband was really hoping to have a meal and some beers and/or kayak while on this trip.
Once you get back to the mainland, there are a couple of good brewpubs in Grand Marias MN to satisfy his desires.
by IncaRoads
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

Rather than retrace a large portion of your hike back to Windigo, why don't you catch the inbound (to Grand Portage MN) Voyageur II ferry at Chippewa Harbor or Daisy Farm on 6/27? From Hatchet Lake maybe go to Todd Harbor and/or McCargoe Cove, and then down to Moskey Basin and end your hike at one o...
by IncaRoads
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 34
Views: 10258

Re: Hammock friendly campsites

Hammocks: In campgrounds, hammocks may only be used within the existing impacted area of designated tent sites and not in the surrounding trees. Hammocks may not be hung at shelter sites or inside shelters. Permissible hammock locations may not be available; plan on bringing a tent. Choose trees wi...