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by IRexpat
Wed May 23, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 15
Views: 1814

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: 15
Views: 1814

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: 1908

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: 637

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: 1069

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: 1730

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: 7320

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: 8843

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...
by IRexpat
Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Inland Lakes
Replies: 14
Views: 4252

Re: Inland Lakes

I have also heard of them being used in medical industry... not that those ones came out of a lake. I pulled a few off last week also... not worried about it as long as the sore dosent get infected. Leeches are indeed used, most often after re-attaching a digit (finger, toe, etc). They are applied ...
by IRexpat
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary with kids?
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

Re: Itinerary with kids?

First, absolutely do come to IR, don't let this part of the vaca slip away for minor logistical reasons. If you're coming from MI, coming to IR via Duluth would mean you'd have to be out of Duluth by oh-dark-thirty to ensure that you'd make the Sea Hunter (not much traffic in the early AM, but it's ...