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by blink
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Windigo Storm 6/08/21
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Windigo Storm 6/08/21

Yikes! We had a crazy weather event called a Derecho last summer here in central Iowa. My husband and I own a tree service and our crews are still cleaning up damage from that storm nearly a year later. I hope the islands recovery is speedier than ours has been. It will be interesting for us to see ...
by blink
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: NWS weather updates for IR
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: NWS weather updates for IR

This is a great resource, thanks for posting!
by blink
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 25
Views: 4962

Re: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: Bonnie and Mike Email: PM me for Email Hometown: Boone, IA Arrival Date: June 19 Departure Date: June 27 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyaguer II Itinerary: Sa - Arrive at McCargoe, hike to Todd Harbor Su - Todd Harbor to Hatchet Lake M - Hatchet Lake to S Lake Desor T - S Lake Desor to ...
by blink
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

JerryB wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:00 pm A great route and trip. I have done it several times. You chose Todd Harbor over McCargo and neither choice would be wrong.
Staying in McCargoe on our first night was also a consideration, but I think I want to save the "extra" night for later in the trip if need be. We'll see!
by blink
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

Yay! I'm glad to have everyones blessing! Thanks for all of your very helpful info! Looks like a great plan/trip! Like others have said, you will be back! I just saw your dates. I am tentatively planning on taking the Voyageur II out to Isle Royale and back to Grand Portage on those same dates! I lo...
by blink
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

After much deliberation, here is my *final* plan: Arrive on Saturday at McCargoe via Voyageur II, hike to Todd Harbor Su - Todd Harbor to Hatchet Lake M - Hatchet Lake to S Lake Desor T - S Lake Desor to Island Mine W - Island Mine to Siskwit Th - Siskwit to Feldmann F- Feldmann to Windigo Depart th...
by blink
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pit Stop ranger presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Pit Stop ranger presentation

You MUST obtain your permit at Windigo if being dropped off at McCargoe Cove or Belle Isle. They usually tell you to go to the head of the line, but get right back to the boat. If you write out your itinerary beforehand it can help speed up the process. That is very helpful, thank you! I will absol...
by blink
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pit Stop ranger presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Pit Stop ranger presentation

Excellent. That's perfect, thanks for the info!
by blink
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pit Stop ranger presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Pit Stop ranger presentation

If I was taking Voyaguer II from Grand Portage to McCargoe, is it possible (or maybe necessary?) to make a pit stop in Windigo to fill out our trip plan and see the ranger presentation?
by blink
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

Lol, point taken! :D

I assumed that if there could be a trail there probably would be one already.

Thanks to all of you for answering my many (uneducated) questions! And probably saving me from danger, perhaps divorce... ;)
by blink
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

Is it reasonable/possible to hike around Dresor Lake? I'm now thinking maybe Feldtmann Loop and Huginnin Loop with a hike out to SLD and back OR a hike out to SLD, around the lake to NLD and then back to the Huginnin Loop on the Mingong...?
by blink
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

The Voyager ferry ride is kinda fun. You could pick it up at Chippewa Harbor, and you'd maybe get to see Malone Bay that way and certainly Menagerie Island Lighthouse. You would only be on the ferry for a couple hours - and then a short break at Windigo before heading back to the mainland. And you ...
by blink
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

Welcome to the forums! What sort of hiking distance do you usually do? In what sort of terrain? If you are (for example) avid downstate MI hikers, the island will be quite a different experience for you, and you'll want to cut down on mileage. On the other hand, if you usually hike these distances ...
by blink
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

1st IR trip - June 19-27, 2021

I am so grateful this message board exists! I've really enjoyed reading a bunch of threads. Research and planning are part of the fun of traveling and I'm working on an itinerary for my visit, I'm hoping you'll tell me if I'm being too ambitious. :D My husband and I are fairly fit 45 year olds, avid...