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by Montana
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: circumnavegation IR
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: circumnavegation IR

There is plenty of room at Little Todd for multiple campers (even if every site is full). Like the poster above, when we stayed there (August 2017) we were the only folks there. The beaches at Little Todd would be easy to land a kayak.
by Montana
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/29 – 8/7, 2018 [RH-DF-MB-CH-MCC-TH-NLD-WC]
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: TR: 7/29 – 8/7, 2018 [RH-DF-MB-CH-MCC-TH-NLD-WC]

Great report and nice job with your pack weight!
by Montana
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong and water conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Minong and water conditions

We hiked from N. Lake Desor to Washington Creek with 3 liters each. There are a couple of small creeks between Desor and WC that would work for water (don't know how heavy they will be flowing in Sept). You could always drop your packs at the Lake Desor junction and filter at the lake before you hik...
by Montana
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: NPS to make changes in Windigo
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: NPS to make changes in Windigo

Thanks for sharing -- interesting ideas for Windigo. I did a quick review, need to ponder my response. I took one of the best showers of my life in Windigo, but they sure could use updated facilities!
by Montana
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Flying with a stove
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Flying with a stove

The store at Windigo sells the basic fuel canisters that fit MSR Pocket Rocket type stoves. The canisters are pretty much universal. If you want to see the selection at the store check out this Youtube video from a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfD5A6mJgUU I didn't find the prices o...
by Montana
Mon May 21, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Rock Harbor Lodge - Disability Q
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Rock Harbor Lodge - Disability Q

Ingo, here is a photo I found on Google. I don't know if it is an accurate picture (I've only been on the west side of the island). Can you confirm that this photo is the stairway?
Rock Harbor Lodge Stairway.JPG
by Montana
Wed May 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1896

Re: Opening Day Weather

From the webcam...
IRNP.JPG
by Montana
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

Tortuga, I have noticed the same thing. It would be interesting to know how many FB "anti wolf" posters have been to the island. This forum seems to be made up of folks who have been to the island or are very serious about going to the island (and therefore see the wolves as part of the fabric of th...
by Montana
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 1713

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

We used a tent last summer and supplemented it with a tarp. We used the tarp to cover gear or a picnic table in the rain. That might save you from buying (and carrying!) extra tents.
by Montana
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 12
Views: 2058

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

I have Verizon -- visited the west end of the island via Grand Portage. My signal ended during the drive north around Grand Marais. I don't think Verizon is an viable option until they upgrade their service area.
by Montana
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017

Thank you for the report, I'm starting to feel guilty about my "writer's block." Always love when the report details good/bad decisions, always learn from both.
by Montana
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 255
Views: 64649

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

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Little Todd Harbor
On this Winter Solstice, a view of the sunset from Little Todd Harbor (August 18, 2017)
by Montana
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Planning a 8 day adventure... looking for some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Planning a 8 day adventure... looking for some advice

Sounds like a great trip -- you have some fairly long days planned, my assumption is that you know your abilities/limits. I hiked from McCargoe Cove to Windigo via that route this summer (we stayed at Little Todd, so we added one day along the Minong). The only potential weakness is mother nature: t...
by Montana
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Reintroduction of Lynx
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Reintroduction of Lynx

I asked a ranger this summer about the caribou on Isle Royale -- it seems to me that she said human's hunted them to the point of no return.
by Montana
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9-8 to 9-16 2017 Rock Harbor to Windigo with kayking and back.
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: TR 9-8 to 9-16 2017 Rock Harbor to Windigo with kayking and back.

What a great trip -- love the combo backpacking/kayaking (and big miles for both).