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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: 288

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: 212

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: 212

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: 212

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: 212

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: 693

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: 567

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: 567

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: 567

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: 567

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: 567

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: 727

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: 727

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: 607

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: 1089

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...