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by mossanimal
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Yes I’m definitely keeping the idea of a Tobin portage to 3 Mile on the radar. I’m hoping the Five Finger idea works out... but good to know about that portage... I had not noticed that on the map.

Edited to add: Oops... didn’t see Ingo’s reply!
by mossanimal
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Okay... great input. Well no matter what we are bringing the canoe but packed for backpacking. And an attitude amenable to flexibility. I sure like the look of that Five Finger area on the chart... just my sort of terrain (the rock ‘looking’ MUST be good over there too?) so hopefully that will work ...
by mossanimal
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Hmmm... didn’t notice Tookers. Are your thoughts that this plan is overall safer than heading over to Duncan?
by mossanimal
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

I guess the main driving factor in favor of the canoe is the fear of the rush of people coming off the boat and racing to get to Three Mile and Daisy etc and having to feel like we need to rush to get to campsites.
by mossanimal
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Yes I’m going back and forth on the safety issue. We do have a lot of Boundary Waters experience with them and we live on the South Shore of Lake Superior and spend nearly every weekend in the summer in the Apostle Islands... so very familiar with conditions, cold water and pop-up storms. But... I d...
by mossanimal
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Hi.. thank you for the responses. As to the Duncan portage.. we do have a kevlar canoe.. a Mad River Malecite which is only 40 pounds I think. Good to hear about the campsites. That is a relief.. we don't mind doubling up and going without a shelter. Ingo... we are arriving in Rock Harbor via the Ra...
by mossanimal
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

hmmmm... reading through some of the trip reports (paddling)... it sounds like it can be pretty rough in Rock Harbor. Don't want to negotiate waves with 2 kids onboard.... :-(
by mossanimal
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Hi.... We will be arriving in Rock Harbor in just a few weeks and I'm trying to make a plan. It will be my wife and I and our 2 kids... 8 and 10. We've taken them canoe camping to the Boundary Waters twice and they have done 1 backpacking trip to the Porkies. The original plan was to backpack but I'...