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by Tightlines01
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Picnic Tables in Group Sites?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Picnic Tables in Group Sites?

Hi Ed, Excellent advice. I have a great piece of closed cell foam I bought from Dutch Ware Gear. It’s super light and folds into 1/4s. I love it as it’s weight is minuscule and as it’s designed to fold in half and then half again so it doesn’t take up space like a chunk cut off of an old pad. It’ll ...
by Tightlines01
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Picnic Tables in Group Sites?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Picnic Tables in Group Sites?

Excellent. Thanks all. Confirms my thoughts...
Pretty sure that I’ll leave the camp chair at home.


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by Tightlines01
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Picnic Tables in Group Sites?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Picnic Tables in Group Sites?

Hi all, This will be my 10th trip to the Island this year, but the 1st time I've been in the Group sites. I've never gone with more than a few people, however, this year, I'll be bringing another adult and 6 youth with me. As such we'll be staying in the group camp sites (obviously). I've already go...
by Tightlines01
Tue May 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 13
Views: 2868

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Pumpkinseed is basically a blue gill. Typically they are more green and have a red/black spot on their gill cover instead of a blue/black one like blue gills. You've almost certainly caught one before and not realized it if you fished blue gills before.
by Tightlines01
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ice Breaking Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: Ice Breaking Operations

Very cool Chief54. I'm sure you have so many great stories, enjoy your trip!
by Tightlines01
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 3281

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

as if you need another vote for a tarp, one really great use I found was a wind block in the shelters... While I LOVE the shelters in IR, they tend to sleep a good bit cooler because of how open they are and the tent typically locks in a little body warmth. While some people get around this by setti...
by Tightlines01
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Has anyone ever got a kayak or canoe into Sargent Lake?
Replies: 6
Views: 1833

Has anyone ever got a kayak or canoe into Sargent Lake?

While I haven’t rewatched in a while, im 99% sure that George Desort did for 50 lakes one Island documentary... not saying it would be easy but almost anything CAN be done with enough motivation.


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by Tightlines01
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Anyone have a recent berry update?
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Anyone have a recent berry update?

Hey all, Travel day tomorrow and boat over on Saturday. I'm bringing my boys (11 year old twins) on their 2nd trip to the Isle, one LOVES berries. Was hoping to have some ripe Thimbleberries. Anyone been on the island recently that knows how their coming. Should be pretty close by now from memory. W...
by Tightlines01
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Feedback - 7/6-7/15 - [First time on IR]
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: Itinerary Feedback - 7/6-7/15 - [First time on IR]

Hello. Your route is very doable, no worries. The fact you've included a zero day for weather or rest is very good! A couple of suggestions... Day 1 consider a water taxi from Rock to hidden lake. You're already doing the Greenstone ridge trail might as well do the whole thing. If hiking from Rock d...
by Tightlines01
Sun May 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 3300

Re: May 17, 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike

Nice report. Thanks for the read. I laughed good (because I can imagine the shock) when you realized the drawers/socks/boots were frozen solid.


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by Tightlines01
Thu May 04, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 29
Views: 6725

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

Do you have passports? The actual closest reservable campground other than the Grand Portage one, is actually the Ontario Provincial Park campground just over the border along the north shore of the Pigeon River. But you do have to cross into and out of Canada to use this campground. I usually driv...
by Tightlines01
Thu May 04, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 261
Views: 78715

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

My absolute favorite sunrise Ingo. Nothing beats a Three Mile sunrise from the boulders by campsite/Shelter 11.


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by Tightlines01
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island Web Camera Operational Again
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

Re: Mott Island Web Camera Operational Again

Wow.... I knew they did maintenance stuff on Mott Island, but repainting the dock bright white is a nice touch. I'm sure it makes seeing it on the Ranger III easier.... ; )
by Tightlines01
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2 half days, 1 night guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: 2 half days, 1 night guide?

If I were you I'd think hard about getting settled day 1 and hiking the Stoll trail to Scoville point. It's a very easy hike and no pressure. I believe the hotel includes a 1/2 day canoe rental. Day 2. Get up and paddle over to lookout Louise. Paddle Tobin Harbor and head back on the boat. It won't ...
by Tightlines01
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie - 3 nights on IR - What would you do?
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Newbie - 3 nights on IR - What would you do?

Day 1: Early flight into Rock Harbor. Hike Tobin Harbor trail to Mt Frankly n trail up to the Greenstone. Stop by Mt Franklin for a break. Hike to Ojibway Fire Tower and down to Daisy Farm. Can fish at Daisy in the evening if you like or just relax. Day 2: get up early, hike up to Greenstone (day pa...