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by MicahN
Fri May 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested

I was able to extend my trip to give myself more time. Here's my new plan, but appreciate any suggestions/tips on the below. As always, thanks! Day 0 - Fly to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Drive to Grand Portage Day 1 - Ferry from GP to Windigo; hike to Lake Desor South Campground (11.6 miles) Day 2 - Hike ...
by MicahN
Tue May 14, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested

Appreciate the feedback, alternative trip options and tips of caution. I've done many day hikes of various mileage, terrains and difficulty levels, but backpacking is fairly new (the mileage and backpacking weight aside, filtering/purifying water, using a backpacking stove, etc), so the insights abo...
by MicahN
Mon May 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested

Hi there, I am planning the following itinerary in early June and would like to know if there are any red flags or suggested alternations with the below: Day 0 - Fly to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Drive to Grand Portage Day 1 - Ferry from GP to Windigo; hike to Lake Desor South Campground (11.6 miles) Day...
by MicahN
Mon May 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Thunder Bay (YQT) as Entry Point
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Thunder Bay (YQT) as Entry Point

Thank you for the comments and feedback. My trip is less than a month away (can't wait!) and I decided to stick with Thunder Bay (YQT) as my entry/exit point. I spoke with the rental car company and the US Border Control; they advised me to carry my passport, rental agreement and that there should b...
by MicahN
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Thunder Bay (YQT) as Entry Point
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Thunder Bay (YQT) as Entry Point

Thanks for the feedback and insights!

I'll be flying into YQT/Thunder Bay, and then renting a car from YQT to drive to Grand Portage. It was much cheaper to fly into YQT, and rental car rates were less expensive than Duluth. When I found out it was closer too (50 min), seemed like an ideal fit.
by MicahN
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Thunder Bay (YQT) as Entry Point
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Thunder Bay (YQT) as Entry Point

Hi there, I'm curious to know if anyone has had any issues arriving/departing from Thunder Bay Airport (YQT)? I read it's the closest airport to the park (50 min?), but I wasn't sure if crossing the Canadian border presented any issues or added time? Assuming I need to bring my US Passport and that ...