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by chief54
Sun May 26, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feeble First-Timer, Seeking Affirmation
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Feeble First-Timer, Seeking Affirmation

I have had food boxes delivered via Voyageur at Windigo before and had no problem.
by chief54
Thu May 23, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feeble First-Timer, Seeking Affirmation
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Feeble First-Timer, Seeking Affirmation

Perfect trip for the first time but give a little thought to taking water taxi to Daisy Farm on first day. Reason being you beat the crowd heading out and it makes for a long day esp. if riding ferry out, gives you an extra day or two for downtime. It is a little spendy but I think its worth it. Enj...
by chief54
Sat May 18, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 23
Views: 2034

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

Have added a couple of days to my trip will be leaving on 6/9 via sea plane 5/31 Ranger to Rock then water taxi to Daisy, will share taxi if anybody is interested. 6/2 Voyaguer to Windigo 6/3 Voyaguer to rock, night in cottage 6/4 water taxi to Moskey 6/7 water taxi to Daisy 6/8 water taxi Rock 6/9 ...
by chief54
Sat May 18, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested

My first solo trip was as a young man, after my father took me there as a young boy. I was in U.S. Coast guard where my ship dropped off me at Windigo and picked me up at Rock a week later with much the same itinerary as you are proposing. I made miles but only saw my boots or so it seemed. If like ...
by chief54
Thu May 09, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wood Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Wood Ducks

thanks for the link
by chief54
Tue May 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: Family trip planning

As JerryB said wolves should not be a problem. I have a five year old grandson and I would not worry but I would try not to let him out of my sight, I know sometimes easier said than done. Believe it or not but I have been going to IR since 1965 and have never seen a wolf, heard them a lot and seen ...
by chief54
Tue May 07, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wood Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Wood Ducks

Has anybody ever seen any wood ducks at IR? Its in their breeding range and they like raise chicks in beaver habitat.
by chief54
Sat May 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tent Camping Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: Tent Camping Questions

Back in the 70's, there was a gale blowing and the ferries were shut for 2 days and there were 10 of us holed up in a shelter at Rock Harbor.All the shelters were full and folks were arriving constantly for ferries back to mainland. I was stationed in Duluth in the U.S. Coast Guard on the buoy tende...
by chief54
Thu May 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: Family trip planning

more than happy to share images, I have a website also. gonna use motion sensing camera at night around campsite, over the years have had numerous visitors at night mostly moose and fox but who knows. during day will use off trail some where and see what there is to see.
by chief54
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: SatPaq
Replies: 0
Views: 109

SatPaq

A friend of mine turned me on to this piece if equipment. I like the fact you can get daily up to date weather reports for IR. Being able to send and receive text at a cheap price is also nice and the SOS/DR option could come in handy. I have always wanted daily weather reports when there. Being a s...
by chief54
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Ranger on the Move
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Ranger on the Move

This site shows all Marine Traffic almost real time.
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by chief54
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Island is Now OPEN

I talked to Chris yesterday at Park Headquarters and he said Ranger will head over next week to start opening the park. Still some ice here and there but nothing like last year, Chris said more like a normal year. Thats good news, I will be heading out end of May.
by chief54
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Rock Harbor Cottage
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Rock Harbor Cottage

I have a cottage on June 2 for one night, would be willing to share for 1/2 cost. This will be in middle of my trip to recharge batteries for camera gear and myself. Lodge does not open till June 3 hence the cottage.
by chief54
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Daisy Farm
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Daisy Farm

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by chief54
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 261
Views: 73904

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

10 years ago from fire tower
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