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by Ingo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 254
Views: 63860

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Daisy Farm sunrise, 9/11/2018
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by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Store supply availability- August
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Windigo Store supply availability- August

Midwest Ed wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:28 am
I read somewhere that the Lodge was open an extra week this year, essential through the end of this week (9/9-9/15). Historically they close at the end of the week of Labor Day.
Yes, and it didn't appear to be slowing down.
by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Store supply availability- August
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Windigo Store supply availability- August

thesneakymonkey wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Also maybe helpful to note when we started our hike in Rock harbor the gift shop there was WELL stocked as well. They had upwards of 10 canisters of fuel.
R.H. store was still stocked this week 9/9 (although I didn't count).
by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Electronics

Post trip thoughts: The InReach Mini did it's job of giving my wife peace of mind with daily check-ins and 1 hr updates when we were moving. Will use on future trips. Will write a separate review. Used VHF for weather, as usual, will continue to carry that when paddling for weather and safety. Didn'...
by Ingo
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage
Replies: 2
Views: 226

AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage

But Verizon does not... (my brother has AT&T, I have Verizon :( )
by Ingo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Electronics

I intend to escape from technology on these trips, too. It's hard for me as a millennial, and it seems like the only chance my neck and wrists get from the positions they are in when I use computers and phones. However, my phone and GoPro always tag along with me. I think of it this way: my phone i...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Electronics

Tortuga wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:40 pm
I just ordered one since I'll be on the island solo for 15 days. Look forward to seeing how well the battery keeps with very limited daily use. You're gone by now but hope you have a good trip!
Thanks, and I will report!
by Ingo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Electronics

Still, I love it for what it does very well, satellite two-way text communication and the insurance of sending the SOS as well as plotting tracking points. But as you say, one real benefit is for those back home. Did you setup your MapShare page? Exactly, and really all I want it for, hence the Min...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Electronics

Thanks for the suggestions Mike. I'll try it a few different ways. I did wonder how the motion might be up on a pole. The truck's all packed up to hit the road in the morning, but I may try to see if I can grab a headband for it along the way. Beyond that, just decided I'd try and play a little this...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Electronics

I got the Mini. It's small and a little cumbersome to navigate, but I don't want to do too much, so that's OK. Apparently will get marine forecasts, so interested to try that out, but you have to be somewhere that has a marine forecast, so can't try it yet. McCargoe to Caribou (VII at Daisy Farm) is...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Electronics

Kinda lamenting the fact I picked up an inReach Mini satellite communication device for my canoe trip next week. I used to do these trips with zero electronics. Then got a VHF for paddling. Now will be carrying the VHF, the sat com, a go pro knockoff, and my phone to view/control the camera and sat ...
by Ingo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Transportation to Beaver Island in late September
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Transportation to Beaver Island in late September

You can rent a canoe from the folks who run the Voyager. Hmmm, didn't think about that. May be a little pricey if you have to pay to transport it out or back, but would be worth checking with them. Certainly should work for 1 day--they drop it off on their way out, and pick you up the next day head...
by Ingo
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Transportation to Beaver Island in late September
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Transportation to Beaver Island in late September

I think you're out of luck after the store closes.
by Ingo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Amygdaloid Sea Arch Coordinates?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Amygdaloid Sea Arch Coordinates?

Thanks Ed!
by Ingo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Marten on Isle Royale
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Marten on Isle Royale

Curious what's more likely: they crossed 16+ miles of ice or humans brought them over in the 90s (intentionally or not--although I'm not sure how hitching a ride would work). I'm inclined to lean toward the human explanation without any knowledge or evidence that martens may take that long of hike o...