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by Ingo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Solo Hike

In the past, I have usually hiked in groups ranging from 4-10 people. I love the outdoors and Isle Royale has been a dream of mine for awhile. The only thing I'm worried about hiking alone is if I'm on the trail and something happens where I hurt myself or get lost. Other than on the Minong, most t...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Solo Hike

Do you guys think 22 days is too long by myself? because I can shorten it up a bit and hike more on some days. I want this trip to relaxing and just have fun exploring the whole island. I feel my parents won't much approve of me going by myself for that long, but it is something I want to accomplis...
by Ingo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

I'll second what Bobcat said. I use an MSR, essentially what's now the PocketRocket 2, with an Optimus pot that has a heat exchanger on the bottom ( https://www.optimusstoves.com/us/us/22-8016062-optimus-terra-weekend-he-cook-set ). I find that the heat exchanger makes a big difference in boil times...
by Ingo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Trip Help
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Trip Help

In addition to the east end options, there are a couple of options on the Windigo end. - Huginnin Cove is about 5 miles from Windigo. So you could do that loop for a couple days. - You can camp at Washington Creek (i.e. Windigo) for up to 3 days, most likely in a shelter. Then day hike from there. T...
by Ingo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip

I'm a lucky one, I have four daughters from 15-3 who are crazy unique and amazing! Each year I bring each one (above age 5) on their very own daddy daughter vacation, so from age 5 until they decide hanging out with dad isn't cool any more. I love it! Have always found that the one-on-one experienc...
by Ingo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

kolo wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:30 am
I read about the portage in Jim Dufresne's guide book.
You got me curious, I'll have to dig out his book now.
kolo wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:30 am
I don't know how gymnasts can do what they do on the balance beam, only four inches wide. Just amazing!
Yeah, I'm with you!
by Ingo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

I don't remember a boardwalk on that portage--have done it a couple times, but it's been a few years. If it's there it didn't leave an impression on me, so I presume it's not too long or high--I just hate them with a canoe on my shoulders. There's a climb out of Whittlesey, but otherwise I remember ...
by Ingo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Backpacking chairs?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Backpacking chairs?

I have the 2 legged Alite Monarch and love it. Some don't like the 2 legs but I find it easy to balance. If there's a log or rock to put my feet up on I can doze off in it. It's just over a pound and I save an oz or 2 by using a velcro strap instead of the stuff sack.
by Ingo
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: Voyageurs

Ingo, I just read that a 62 year old woman was killed by a black bear at Voyageurs. The woman was staying at a cabin on Red Pine Island at Rainy Lake with her 80 year old parents. It is tragic and pretty rare. I read it in the Billings Gazette, in case you are interested. Yeah, I saw that. Extremel...
by Ingo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Toilet Paper
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Toilet Paper

The outhouses are stocked, but that doesn't mean they won't be out. I've always brought some and rarely needed it, until my last trip when we were seriously rationing because none had any--but it was Sept so they probably weren't restocking. So it really depends on how comfortable you are with the a...
by Ingo
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge

I'm the slow and steady type... I took 4.5 hrs. As Bobcat1 says, it's a pretty steady uphill climb, so not difficult. One of the easier sections of trail on the island.
by Ingo
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?

newb2019 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:09 pm
I was under the impression that boats rented at Windigo needed to be returned the same day?
Hmm, that's probably true--didn't think about that.
by Ingo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?

Bobcat1 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Rent a canoe or kayak from the concession at Windigo. I am not aware of water taxi on the Windigo end of the island.
No (correct), there is no water taxi at Windigo. You can also rent a boat and motor.
by Ingo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling/Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Paddling/Fishing

First, everything I know about fishing I know from johnhens :D . He's caught a whole lot more fish than I have! The one lake trout I've caught was off the west end of Johnson Is. in Belle Harbor with a blue little cleo (his advice). Talk to the campground hosts at Belle Isle--they can tell you the c...
by Ingo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: Voyageurs

Life throws you a curve sometimes—unfortunately this trip is off for this year.