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by kolo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Thanks for the Civility!
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Thanks for the Civility!

I peruse two different forums on the InterWeb and this one is much more civil than the other one! I also appreciate the civil and humble conversations on this forum. Believe me the other one doesn't come close and I find myself reading it less.
by kolo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Voyageurs

Ingo, I am also planning my first trip there after buying my first canoe this fall. I am tentatively planning on July sometime. It would be neat to cross paths with you as you were helpful when I planned my first canoe trip to Isle Royale. As a side note, my mother lives in Aberdeen, NC and I have d...
by kolo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

If the VII doesn't rent canoes any more, or aren't available, you could try Bear Track Outfitters in Grand Marais, about 35 miles from Grand Portage. I rented from them many years ago, so I'd want to verify they're still OK with taking one out to the island. Bear Track Outfitters will let you rent ...
by kolo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Future IR Adventure for Noobs
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: Future IR Adventure for Noobs

I echo all the above remarks and will add, the disagreements on Isle Royale being rugged comes from mountaineers and rock climbers. A simple explanation is that the Isle Royale trails are not "technical". There are many areas that could be technical, mainly along north facing ridges, were one to he...
by kolo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 6/18: RH; CH-McCC-RH
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: TR 6/18: RH; CH-McCC-RH

7 June: Voyageur to Chippewa Harbor, walk to McCargoe Cove. It’s sunny, calm, and borderline warm, which makes the boat trip incredibly pleasant. We stop at Daisy Farm to deliver supplies for the ranger, and its friendly denizens give us a kickline sendoff. Torpified, I was on the Voyageur with you...
by kolo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

I just scrolled through our pics and can't believe there aren't any action shots. The only thing I have close to a running pic is Jason working on some feet issues with his spork, really digging into it, but for your sake I refuse to share that one. I have read that anything you pack in a backpack ...
by kolo
Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: Windigo Cabins

After eight solo trips to the island I am finally taking my dad. He is 77 years old so we will not be backpacking. We are staying in the Washington Creek campsite the first night and one of the cabins for two other nights. I think I made our reservation back in February. My earlier post was incorre...
by kolo
Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: Windigo Cabins

Thread bump; third year in a row where I've tried to get a reservation for even a single night once work/kid schedules were out and allowed us to book. Nothing during our time on the island. When my wife expressed interest in maybe overnighting on IR (separate from our dad/kid hiking trip) and I qu...
by kolo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe Route/General Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: Canoe Route/General Advice

The advice that Ingo offers is spot on! In preparing for my first canoe trip to the island, I gained very good information on this forum from him and several others. They know what they are talking about; they have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. I echo what Ingo says about Isle Royal...
by kolo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

Anker PowerCore 20100 portable charger (I'm bringing my phone, purely for pictures and keeping track of time) I never waste space or effort to carry a cell phone while backpacking. I go to Isle Royale and hike/climb/backpack in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana to get away from phones. As far as keepi...
by kolo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Advice from Isle Royale magnets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts
Replies: 4
Views: 3240

Re: Advice from Isle Royale magnets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts

I guess my tastes are atypical.

Ingo, you make that sound as if it was a bad thing! It certainly isn't!
by kolo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Ultralight canoes for Isle Royale
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Ultralight canoes for Isle Royale

If you do go from MN, make sure they are on or near Hwy 61--the addresses can be miles (and miles) out of the way. I've also rented a couple times from Beartrack Outfitters in Grand Marais If you end up arriving at the island via the Voyageur II from Grand Portage, I would strongly recommend rentin...
by kolo
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/4-8/9 2017 [Backpacking] [Video log of RH, 3M, MB, MCC, DF, RH]
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: TR 8/4-8/9 2017 [Backpacking] [Video log of RH, 3M, MB, MCC, DF, RH]

I enjoyed watching your videos; thanks for sharing! So glad you saw a moose on your trip! I have been to the Isle eight years in a row and the moose you saw was bigger than any I have seen there. Up until Rock Harbor, I believe your best chance of seeing moose would have been the other trail to Mt. ...
by kolo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ambitious Trip Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Ambitious Trip Advice

Is the Feldtmann Lake loop worth it
Yes!
by kolo
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: July Backpacking Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: July Backpacking Trip

JerryB and Ingo, thank you very much for your insight! It is exactly what I was looking for.