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by Ingo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.

Thanks for another great report--your way with words is wonderful!
by Ingo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Input...
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Itinerary Input...

I know McCargoe is a favorite of many here, but Chippewa is on my list of must-stay locations. Plus I know I'll hit McCargoe when I eventually hike the Minong. I thought about taking a water taxi out to CH to start this trip, but I really want to hike the length of the Rock Harbor Trail. Since you'...
by Ingo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tobin Harbor access to Mt Franklin trail?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Tobin Harbor access to Mt Franklin trail?

I've read conflicting reports on landing at the far end of Tobin. Most say it's not easy, but I remember at least one saying it isn't bad. Haven't tried it myself.
by Ingo
Tue May 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Waterproof hiking shoes...
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Waterproof hiking shoes...

Note the original post has been deleted because it was spam, but y'all can continue the conversation if you wish. The board admins usually catch these before you see them, but they've gotten more sophisticated and actually try (and succeed) to write a legit appearing post or reply. The key in this c...
by Ingo
Mon May 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Landing and Launchings at water accessible campsites
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Landing and Launchings at water accessible campsites

Note the aerial shoreline pics are from 2012 and water levels are up a couple feet from then. And up from my pics too. Pics I have easily accessible (i.e. FB). Belle Isle, not good pics, but maybe a sense of the pebble beach. Beach inside most of the cove. 1935542_1187420319601_1802929_n.jpg Another...
by Ingo
Fri May 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Landing and Launchings at water accessible campsites
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Landing and Launchings at water accessible campsites

First, I must say I am concerned about doing that route in Sept. On my Sept trips I've never seen a weather window where I would paddle around Blake Pt, or outside of any of the protected bays on the NE side. Last year we ran into a group of experienced kayakers that had a couple dump in 6' seas at ...
by Ingo
Fri May 17, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: How is the Paddle from Moskey Basin to Rock Harbor?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: How is the Paddle from Moskey Basin to Rock Harbor?

Agree, get going early. Not guaranteed to be calm, but there is a pattern. Also, my last 2 trips that included canoeing on Rock Harbor were in Sept, and there's definitely a noticeable change in weather patterns--windier and longer blows. End of July/beginning of Aug is probably the calmest time of ...
by Ingo
Thu May 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Potential Hiking Itinerary
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Potential Hiking Itinerary

Good choice! The mine is pretty cool and agree with everything dcclark says. I was going to suggest the Feldtmann Loop on the west end as another option, but you can save that for the next trip. If you're still looking for moose by the time you get to Chippewa, take the short hike to Mason Lake, the...
by Ingo
Thu May 16, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: How is the Paddle from Moskey Basin to Rock Harbor?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: How is the Paddle from Moskey Basin to Rock Harbor?

As everything on the water, you're right that's all weather dependent. The first factor is the most obvious, a NE wind. If it hasn't been blowing steady for a while, then it's mostly 'just' the pain of paddling into choppy whitecaps. If it blows for a period of time, rollers can build. The second fa...
by Ingo
Mon May 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First timer to IR any tips on my gear setup would be appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: First timer to IR any tips on my gear setup would be appreciated

Royce6974 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:09 am
I would love to find space for some camp shoes but pack is already pretty full. My plan for camp shoes was just seal skinz socks in my wet shoes.
Love my Crocs for camp shoes. I just tie them to the outside of my pack.
by Ingo
Mon May 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Sugar Mt.
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Windigo to Sugar Mt.

It's hard to say what an average hiker is, but if you have an idea of your average pace you should get a good idea. None of those trails are particularly difficult and you can generally keep a steady pace. - The hike to Sugar Mt is not particularly notable, and you don't get any panoramic views, but...
by Ingo
Sun May 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Landing a kayak at Belle Isle, Lane Cove?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Landing a kayak at Belle Isle, Lane Cove?

If the waves are on shore, be prepared to pop your cockpit cover and get out quickly to pull your boat up off the beach It made me think, for all the times I've been there I've never had a significant NE wind with any sort of waves into the cove. But yeah, it is open to that direction. With Superio...
by Ingo
Sun May 05, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Landing a kayak at Belle Isle, Lane Cove?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Landing a kayak at Belle Isle, Lane Cove?

At Belle Isle the campground is on the cove at the east end, maybe 1/8 mile from the dock. It's a nice pebble beach, easy landing for a kayak or canoe. I've landed a canoe at Lane Cove a couple of times for day hikes up the ridge, and don't remember any issues. May depend on the campsite though, but...
by Ingo
Fri May 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time IR; need itinerary help
Replies: 21
Views: 695

Re: First Time IR; need itinerary help

can I use the MV Sandy on Saturday (the Rock Harbor Lighthouse cruise at 9:00) will they drop us off at Daisy Farm? We will need most of the day to hike. We arrive at noon on Thursday and leaving on QIV on Sunday at 2:45. Or, as you say, perhaps a water taxi. I'm pretty sure you can--see Midwest Ed...
by Ingo
Fri May 03, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyageur II is in Grand Portage
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Voyageur II is in Grand Portage

Went up from Duluth/Superior today. 1 week to first boat out.