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by kolo
Wed May 20, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?

Looks like Isle Royale is closed until further notice. No ferry service, no lodging at Rock Harbor in 2020. Not sure about Windigo. Or if you take your own boat. Here's the details: https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... bXxdkzxBfA Without ferry service, I guess my planned canoe trip to Isle R...
by kolo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Isle Royale Loons
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Isle Royale Loons

Great shot kypaulfg!
by kolo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Isle Royale Loons
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Isle Royale Loons

I love listening to the sounds of the loons from my sleeping bag there on the island.
thesneakymonkey,

Among the best alarm clocks ever!
by kolo
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Isle Royale Loons
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Isle Royale Loons

It is sure nice to read some good news for once, with everything that is happening in our world!
by kolo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: New Windigo Store
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: New Windigo Store

I really like the old store, and sitting on the deck with a pizza and beverage, so I am fine with having just one more year to enjoy the view from the deck. Just dreaming about my trip at the end of June (instead of mid-May)... Me too! One of the things I like most about visiting Isle Royale is sit...
by kolo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Summer Wanderlust
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Summer Wanderlust

If you liked Acadia, and want to see even more Canadian moose *in Canada*, next time you're in the neighborhood, keep going north and east, toward Cape Breton Island (reachable by causeway), Nova Scotia. It's the only place I've ever been that made IR seem moose-poor. Thanks for the tip torpified! ...
by kolo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Summer Wanderlust
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Summer Wanderlust

At the risk of giving away a well-kept secret, one the best places I visited was Baxter State Park. I stayed in a lean-to for two nights and absolutely enjoyed it! I hope to return again and spend more time there! I think the type of people on this forum who like going to Isle Royale would enjoy Bax...
by kolo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Summer Wanderlust
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Summer Wanderlust

Did you get to Cape Cod?
To be honest I wasn't even sure where it was until I looked at my road atlas last night. It looks like an interesting place to visit! Similar to driving your car to the end of the Florida Keys!
by kolo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Summer Wanderlust
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Summer Wanderlust

Last summer (2019) I took a road trip out east. I am from North Dakota but I teach and live in Montana. I usually sleep in my vehicle (a station wagon) while on the road. My summary, that I include with a calendar I put together with pictures, follows. I apologize for its length but I tried to break...
by kolo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 18
Views: 2185

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

The Whittlesey portage is fast and easy. I stay at Wood Lake and can portage and canoe it in about 20 minutes, in the dark. My solo canoe is 26 pounds. I like to walleye fish the last couple of hours of daylight there. And the boardwalks are low and dry. I plan to be in that area the whole month of...
by kolo
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: What Food Is Best?
Replies: 26
Views: 3182

Re: What Food Is Best?

I'm ashamed to say that I build my backpacking menus around instant coffee, poptarts, and ramen.
Torpified, don't be ashamed! It seems to work well for you as you certainly cruise across the island at a quick pace!
by kolo
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: What Food Is Best?
Replies: 26
Views: 3182

Re: What Food Is Best?

I use Mountain House for my evening meals. On the lighter side, I like Mary Janes Farm (dehydrated) for lunch. I found out about Mary Janes Farm when I was subscribed to Backpacker Magazine. It is pretty tasty food! During the day I snack on Cliff Bars and bagels.

https://shop.maryjanesfarm.org/
by kolo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale License Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Isle Royale License Plate

Nice license plate Ingo! I really like the design and the colors.
by kolo
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 18
Views: 2185

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: 2527

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 ...