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by kolo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 446

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: 4
Views: 95

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: 4
Views: 95

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: 1017

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: 242

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: 385

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: 286

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...
by kolo
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Colorado and Out West
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Colorado and Out West

John, How did it work at Hanging Lake? Did you have reservations to hike up to Hanging Lake? Did you have to take a shuttle to the parking lot? I had heard that they had to make some adjustments to accommodate the popularity of Hanging Lake. It is naturally beautiful place! Pawnee Grasslands is off ...
by kolo
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Colorado and Out West
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Colorado and Out West

Traffic sometimes as bad as Chicago, and backcountry sites and roads crowded. Just a month or so ago there was an hour-long backup to get in to RMNP and no parking once people did get in. Same with the 14ers. Inexperienced and unprepared people attempting to summit in the afternoon while storms are...
by kolo
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Colorado and Out West
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Colorado and Out West

I moved to Colorado in December, and for the first time since 2016 I won't visit Isle Royale this year. But I have been exploring what Colorado has to offer! Tortuga, there is plenty to see and do in Colorado! Unfortunately, there are so many people moving to the state that many of the outdoor purs...
by kolo
Fri May 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water filter
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Water filter

In my wanderings I have only used the Katadyn Pro Hiker with very good results. I am fortunate to have traveled to Isle Royale and some of the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Utah, so the sources have been relatively clear/clean. Lake Superior is some of the best water you will f...
by kolo
Thu May 02, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island trails
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Mott Island trails

Just one more Jerry!

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by kolo
Thu May 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island trails
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Mott Island trails

And some more pictures!

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by kolo
Thu May 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island trails
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Mott Island trails

More pictures!

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by kolo
Thu May 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island trails
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Mott Island trails

Pictures would be helpful.
Jerry, I hope these pictures will help!

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