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by newb2019
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant

They were starting on it when we were there in 2019. It's just past the comfort station. We were told that the old store was going to be converted into additional cabins.
by newb2019
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First time visitor
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: First time visitor

I can't help with the bulk of your questions, but regarding transportation: the VII is out of Grand Portage, the seaplane out of Grand Marais. If you use both, you won't end quite where you began. If you still want to do both, take the VII out so you can bring fuel. There is fuel on ISRO to be bough...
by newb2019
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Good article about dragonflies and mercury
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Good article about dragonflies and mercury

Dragonflies can take care of themselves (sometimes). Years ago, I was heading north on the Gunflint trail when one came into my car and hit me on the forehead. It decided to bite me and my head had one heck of a bump for several days. I still respect them, as a part of our kingdom. I was absolutely...
by newb2019
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 1765

Re: Sea kayak

We stayed on a houseboat on Namakan Lake (VOYA) for three nights last summer. Nothing like you describe. It was quiet and very relaxing and we saw/interacted with fewer people than we did the three nights we spent on ISRO the following week.
by newb2019
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 0
Views: 1711

Happy New Year!

by newb2019
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/2019 Windigo Camper Cabin with kids
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: TR: 7/2019 Windigo Camper Cabin with kids

Ah, I just responded to your other post, I see you've found my TR. I'll try to email you when I have a minute.
by newb2019
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Trip Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Trip Help

Thanks Jerry - This sounds fun! Are those trails reasonable lengths? Any places to buy ice around Washington Creek? Ferry come there? You can get ice at the Windigo store, which is a few minutes (uphill) from the WC campground. The ferry stops at the dock which is very close to the campground, mayb...
by newb2019
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?

I was under the impression that boats rented at Windigo needed to be returned the same day?
by newb2019
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: late July 2019 - McCargoe to RH with a 6-year-old
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: TR: late July 2019 - McCargoe to RH with a 6-year-old

Wow! Sounds like a great trip. We stayed in a Windigo cabin with our family, including 5 year old. Maybe next year we'll aim for some backpacking.
by newb2019
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/2019 Windigo Camper Cabin with kids
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: TR: 7/2019 Windigo Camper Cabin with kids

1) Barge with excavator and concrete blocks to build new store's foundation. 2) The cabin is not super private, as no shade on door. I meant to mention the lock: electronic 4-digit keycode that they give you, changed between guests, with a master passcode as well. From the inside, lock can be diseng...
by newb2019
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: Voyageurs

Our rented houseboat moored at Blind Indian Narrows S.
by newb2019
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Island Wildlife
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: Island Wildlife

chief54 wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 am More images on my flickr sight https://www.flickr.com/photos/182279347@N05
You have some truly beautiful images there.
by newb2019
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/2019 Windigo Camper Cabin with kids
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

TR: 7/2019 Windigo Camper Cabin with kids

I'll try to include details here for those thinking of coming with kids. We had our teen, tween, and 5YO with us. Every time we come home from one vacation, I start thinking about the next. So after last summer, I mentally ran down national parks that would be good for a summer visit and can be done...
by newb2019
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 37
Views: 6387

Re: Family trip planning

We did not go for a swim; I was too concerned about the tapeworm risk. Just to clarify for those that might wonder, the tapeworm found on Isle Royale (which transfers between moose and wolves, and humans would be considered "aberrant intermediate hosts") is an ingestion risk. The eggs wou...