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by kolo
Fri May 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water filter
Replies: 6
Views: 375

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: 392

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: 392

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: 392

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: 392

Re: Mott Island trails

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

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by kolo
Wed May 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island trails
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Mott Island trails

On a canoe trip a couple years ago I ended up staying at Caribou Island for a night. Caribou has two shelters and is a nice place to stay. While there I canoed to both Cemetery Island and Mott Island. It was worth it to see both islands and hike. I would include it on your trip While hiking the nort...
by kolo
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

Especially if you've just got one night on the island, the Windigo-based options kolo describes sound like a perfect way to get your feet wet and help you decide what you want more of on your next trip. (I feel like every trip to IR is partly scouting for the next one.)
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by kolo
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

1. Climbing some mountains maybe Sugar or Desor. I am not trying to burst your bubble but these are not mountains in the sense that you are probably thinking. They are basically high points on the Greenstone Ridge. Much of the Greenstone is covered in trees and you would not have very good views on...
by kolo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time Trip Plan - Need Feedback/Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: First Time Trip Plan - Need Feedback/Advice

Your itinerary looks like a great trip! You are camping at some of the best places, especially Moskey Basin and Chippewa Harbor. The distances look doable, provided you are in decent backpacking shape. The first stretch from Windigo to South Lake Desor is a bit of a climb, but a mellow trail (surfac...
by kolo
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: data Minong
Replies: 13
Views: 822

Re: data Minong

Back when I was physically able, I backpacked 3 mph on some of the easier stretches of the Greenstone. On the Minong, I was lucky to do 1.5 mph. Of course I wasn't racing and enjoyed the hiking. I camped at North Desor and didn't even think about bypassing it on my way to Windigo. It is a pleasant p...
by kolo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 26
Views: 2388

Re: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Brent K. Email: (at) PM here Hometown: Minot, North Dakota Arrival Date: June 17 Departure Date: June 23 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II Itinerary: McCargoe>East Chickenbone>West Chickenbone>Lake Richie>Moskey Basin>to Daisy Farm Notes/Other: This is my eleventh trip; I have bee...
by kolo
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe rental?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Canoe rental?

Sounds like you are arriving via the UP. If you were going through Grand Portage, I would highly recommend Bear Track Outfitters located in Grand Marais. They have been very good in renting what I needed on several canoe trips to the Isle.

https://www.bear-track.com/
by kolo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 33
Views: 1319

Re: Family trip planning

newb2019, In trying to answer one of your questions, I didn’t want to sound like a “negative nanny.” On a positive note, you deserve some props/kudos for taking your kids to Isle Royale! We are losing a generation of young people to “nature deficit disorder.” Too many young people get too much scree...
by kolo
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 33
Views: 1319

Re: Family trip planning

I'm sure I saw somewhere that the spigot was for cooking, washing up, etc. To me that means washing utensils/pots is OK, rinsing off dirty feet is OK. That's just a small step from hosing off. It's my understanding that there are just two cabins, so it's not like we will be hogging the water supply...
by kolo
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 33
Views: 1319

Re: Family trip planning

Regarding the water spigot at the cabins: does anyone know if I would be able to connect a short hose with nozzle attachment to be able to shower/hose off? I'd rather not pay for showers for everyone after a quick dip in the lake/kayaking adventure. While I don't know if it is allowed, it might be ...