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by IRexpat
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Late June Conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Late June Conditions

(Supposing the sun is out) you should be prepared for many, many hours of daylight in late june---it gets light well before 6 and stays that way until well after 10. So bring something (ideally not a DEET-soaked buff) that serves as a sleeping mask! We *always* bring our eyeshades/masks and earplug...
by IRexpat
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger III to Windigo
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Ranger III to Windigo

Uffda, there goes the neighborhood... can't wait to see the stampede up the Greenstone.
by IRexpat
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Daisy Farm concrete foundations
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: Daisy Farm concrete foundations

From what I've read, an even larger camp was first erected somewhere near Siskiwit Bay: The CCC camp was about 200m inland from the SW corner of Siskiwit Bay, which is quite a ways from Long Point. The Feldtman Ridge trail skirts the edge of the old camp area, and there are a few remnants scattered...
by IRexpat
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 3810

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

Wildcat- congrats on your plans to join the IR family and I wish you the best on this trip! You asked for input so here's my $0.02: Ditto on getting some decent shore time vs. running the length of the island. I'd suggest the Feldtmann Loop for the Rainbow Cove sunsets and the Morning Moose guarante...
by IRexpat
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Rock of Ages light house restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Rock of Ages light house restoration

Thread bump- how was your experience? We had the pleasure of meeting two of the project leads at the Ranger Station during our visit this summer, seemed like great people with a solid plan.
by IRexpat
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Life of a Ranger on IR
Replies: 6
Views: 2698

Re: Life of a Ranger on IR

IME the Rangers will share a few details about their lives on the island, but there was always a palpable 'filter'; then as we got to know a few of them they mentioned that the NPS has a pretty strong ethos of focusing on the guest experience and ensuring that the guests keep their attention on wild...
by IRexpat
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 16
Views: 5527

Re: Windigo Cabins

Update from our visit this summer (late June)- on a whim, after getting our permit we checked in at the store and wowza! Someone cancelled and a cabin was available all week. We decided to go to Siskowit Bay for two nights and stay in the cabins the other nights. We prepaid and obtained the numeric ...
by IRexpat
Wed May 23, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 16
Views: 5527

Re: Windigo Cabins

I tried to make reservation back in January and was told they did not accept reservations until a date is near future which I can not remember now, but did call back on that day they started to accept reservations and could not get day I wanted in early June. I tried a couple of other days around t...
by IRexpat
Mon May 21, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 16
Views: 5527

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 que...
by IRexpat
Sat May 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 12
Views: 4871

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

I have T Mobile, but I don't get reliable texts or data anywhere north of GM. My iphone will show tower reception, but nada on data.

If you trial, I'd suggest starting with AT&T
by IRexpat
Sat May 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbies - 6 day 5 night on the Island
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Newbies - 6 day 5 night on the Island

Renegadesnowman64, Welcome! As Ingo alluded to, your route of transportation to the island is a significant factor in determining your arrival point and then the possible trails. Are you arriving via the UP or Grand Portage? Flying or boating? The best part about IR is that you're not locked into on...
by IRexpat
Sat May 19, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong
Replies: 8
Views: 5397

Re: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong

Either route sounds fine; let's face it, a crappy day on IR beats a nice aimless day in a cubicle/office/etc. This will be our 10th year in a row to IR, we did the Minong two years ago McCargoe->Wash Harbor and Feldtmann loop last year (for the ?fourth time) Windigo to backcountry zone 3 (somewhere ...
by IRexpat
Mon May 04, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Minnesota Hwy 61 traffic delays (August 2014)
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Minnesota Hwy 61 traffic delays (August 2014)

According to MNDOT there are two projects on 61 North of Duluth; May 11 to October 16, 2015 Location 5.9 miles south of County Road 12 (Gunflint Trail) at Cut Face Creek Replace Culvert with a bridge When this project begins motorists will encounter a single-lane bypass controlled by a temporary sig...
by IRexpat
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2014 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 31
Views: 10688

Re: 2014 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: John and Jenna Hometown: MSP Arrival Date: 1 July on VII Departure Date:6 July Coming From/Via: GP to Windigo Itinerary: We are planning a Feldtmann loop clockwise. Tentatively planning on 2 nights at Siskowit, 1 at Feltmann, and 1 at Washington Creek. That would mean a fairly aggressive first...
by IRexpat
Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: How do you include fresh fish in your menu plan?
Replies: 24
Views: 12436

Re: How do you include fresh fish in your menu plan?

I let the folks who just came back from L. Superior fishing do all the work. They filet it, cook it and say, "Oh by the way, help yourself." I had some lake trout Saturday evening at the Chippewa Harbor dock. Lucky me. Took my calorie count up to about 3000 for the day. I like stories like this. Me...