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by backwoods doc
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2021 VIP Trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: 2021 VIP Trip

Really stunning images
by backwoods doc
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIP Photography Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: VIP Photography Trip

Sounds wonderful.

Really beautiful photo.
by backwoods doc
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Sandhill cranes
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Sandhill cranes

johnhens wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:44 am Were they in a shallow bay or on land?
They were in the water, near the shore, standing in some reeds.
by backwoods doc
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PLB vs. satellite communicator
Replies: 16
Views: 3365

Re: PLB vs. satellite communicator

Please report back on your impressions during setup and first usage. The InReach Mini worked great on its first trip. We opted against using the tracking feature, in order to preserve battery power during the 7 days we were out. There was no trouble linking to the satellite, though it did take a so...
by backwoods doc
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7-21 to 7-28-21 [CANOE]: MC-WCL-IL-WL-MB: More or less
Replies: 0
Views: 214

TR: 7-21 to 7-28-21 [CANOE]: MC-WCL-IL-WL-MB: More or less

Coming from Grand Portage, in order to avoid the crowd at Rock Harbor, this year we opted to get dropped at McCargoe, then make our way to Lake Richie, Intermediate Lake and Wood Lake, exiting at Malone. Unfortunately, this didn't help us get to a secluded spot more quickly. Briefly, there were... M...
by backwoods doc
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Update on IR water conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Update on IR water conditions

I concur - we saw no evidence of an algae bloom on Lake Richie when we paddled through on July 22.
by backwoods doc
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Sandhill cranes
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Sandhill cranes

I was surprised to see a pair of sandhill cranes at Wood Lake a few days ago. Sorry - no photos.
by backwoods doc
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PLB vs. satellite communicator
Replies: 16
Views: 3365

Re: PLB vs. satellite communicator

Please report back on your impressions during setup and first usage. I just set-up the Garmin InReach MINI. The billing portion of Garmin's website wasn't working correctly last weekend, but they had the glitch fixed by Monday. The set-up required going to a couple of websites, reading instructions...
by backwoods doc
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Where to see a Moose?
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Where to see a Moose?

Washington Creek is near Windigo. There's a campground there.
by backwoods doc
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Duluth to Grand Portage
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Duluth to Grand Portage

Other advantages to renting a car in Duluth and driving to Grand Portage: 1. You can easily buy fuel, lighters and any last minute food items in Duluth. 2. You can stop off at leisure at sites along the way (Split Rock Lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls). 3. You can poke around Grand Marais and get a dece...
by backwoods doc
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Duluth to Grand Portage
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Duluth to Grand Portage

Though obviously an additional expense, the rental car sitting at the Grand Portage is also a nice place to store whatever clothes, etc that you'd rather not take out to the island. In a normal year, you can get a mid-size rental car in Duluth for $260 a week.
by backwoods doc
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Duluth to Grand Portage
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Duluth to Grand Portage

When we fly in from Texas, we rent a car and let it sit for a week.
by backwoods doc
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom

If you did want to camp at Richie there is a waterfall the comes down just south of the campsite that was drinkable. Is it the Lake Richie campground or the Lake Richie Canoe campground that has the waterfall? And I'm confused about the location of the waterfall -- it looks like the lake itself is ...
by backwoods doc
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom

Which campsite on Richie? Regular or canoe?