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by kolo
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

The portage from Chippewa Harbor to Whittlesey isn't fun, but at least it's pretty short. The trail is filled with boulders that you need to snake around, while climbing and descending two small ridges -- not too much fun with a canoe on your shoulders. The Whittlesey to Wood Lake trail is mostly f...
by kolo
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?

I have been to Sargent a few times, hiking in to fish. Went in off the Greenstone. A good friend took a canoe in from MacCargoe. Paddled across from the dock and bushwacked, portaged his canoe into Sargent. No trail to speak of. Nice lake. That sounds like what a good friend of mine and I refer to ...
by kolo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

When are you thinking? Because next summer I hope to pick up the pieces of the route I planned for last summer and finish it off after several days getting there, with Malone Bay to Chippewa Harbor. I will be paddling and portaging my kayak but I am also adept at portaging lighter canoes. If the sc...
by kolo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Eastern Sierra October dayhiikes
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Eastern Sierra October dayhiikes

If you get tired of aspens, you can forswear the Sierra and drive up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.
I never get tired of aspens. Having lived in Colorado, I really miss the gold of the aspens and the blue skies of Colorado. Fall is the best time in the Rockies.
by kolo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Solo Hike

Base654 offers good information/advice here. I only want to add that if you are staying at Todd Harbor at any point in your trip, check out the graffiti in the lone shelter. I was impressed by the attitude of this young lady!


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by kolo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

May be a deficiency in your radio. It is quite possible that the radio user was deficient! I assume you tried other waether channel? I could see not getting weather channels inland. I use a Standard Horizon 370 (I think) and can usually get either MN or MI NWS or the Thunder Bay station (metric tho...
by kolo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

Why do you consider the marine radio useless?
Because the only weather reports I could hear were in French and I don't know how to speak French.
by kolo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

I admire your courage taking on this trip with MS. Thank you! Seriously, I would look for a partner. Further, recommend you carry a marine radio, whistles, & flares. You would be found eventually; but the speed of your capture will most likely not be a safe or relaxing one. The people who get thems...
by kolo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: Itinerary Review

I hope that system will be much better for the preservation of the site for generations to come. I hope so too! With the population increase in Colorado and the popularity of hiking/climbing in the mountains, the permit system might have to be implemented in other areas of Colorado too. It is getti...
by kolo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

Thank you Ingo for your response to my questions! I read about the portage in Jim Dufresne's guide book. I don't like portaging a canoe over boardwalks either but I can manage them if they are low to the ground. I don't know how gymnasts can do what they do on the balance beam, only four inches wide...
by kolo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

I am planning my next trip (June 2020) to the Isle and have a couple of questions for you veteran paddlers. My plan is to canoe from Chippewa Harbor to Malone Bay, via Lake Whittlesey, Wood Lake, and then Siskiwit Lake. I understand that there is a boardwalk between Lake Whittlesey and Wood Lake thr...
by kolo
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs
Replies: 13
Views: 1396

Re: Voyageurs

Ingo,

I just read that a 62 year old woman was killed by a black bear at Voyageurs. The woman was staying at a cabin on Red Pine Island at Rainy Lake with her 80 year old parents. It is tragic and pretty rare. I read it in the Billings Gazette, in case you are interested.
by kolo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?

I have rented a canoe at Windigo and stayed overnight at Beaver Island. It was a few years ago but I would think you should be able to do it.
by kolo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone

Pixtory, Thank you for writing up a great trip report! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with nothing but good memories. I was there in June and have to wait almost a full year to go again. Winters are too long in the northern plains! That night in Houghton back at the Super 8, I had trouble s...
by kolo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Colorado and Out West
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Colorado and Out West

We were both getting snowed on 6/22. I was backpacking the Lost Creek Wilderness that weekend and got caught at ~12,000ft in a thundersnow. Temps dropped rapidly, thunder and lightning with snow--truly surreal for this flatlander. I had to pitch quickly on uneven ground and ended up with a layer of...