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by Ingo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: 2019 Voyageur II and Sea Hunter Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 53

2019 Voyageur II and Sea Hunter Schedule

From the Grand Portage Isle Royale Transportation Lines FB page: "Our schedule and rates for the 2019 season are now posted on isleroyaleboats.com. Online bookings won't be available until our reservation system software is updated, which we expect will be by the end of the year."
by Ingo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

The simplest thing would be to rent a canoe from the lodge https://www.rockharborlodge.com/rock-harbor-marina . I'd expect they'd have it on the water taxi ready for you to go. They're a little heavy and not necessarily the best for portaging, but you'll only be doing 2 lakes in over several days, s...
by Ingo
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Figure 8 hike

I did the Feldtmann clockwise and that worked for me--steep climbs take it out of me and they're more gradual in that direction, albeit the same elevation up and down. But if you're going from the Feldtmann Loop to Huginnin (which I'd suggest), a day from Island Mine to HC would be easier/shorter th...
by Ingo
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: GPIR Lines awarded ferry service contract
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: GPIR Limes awarded ferry service contract

Congratulations Capt Don! Always looking forward to my next trip with you.
by Ingo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolves to IR from Michipicoten
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Wolves to IR from Michipicoten

Male wolves only seems odd to me.
by Ingo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

I noticed your itinerary doesn't exactly fit the boat schedule--the Voyageur II goes out on Mon, Wed, and Sat, and back on Tue, Thu, and Sun. So you wouldn't be leaving Rock Harbor until Sunday and have an extra day (it doesn't sound like you'd want to come back Thur). Here's the schedule for the Vo...
by Ingo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

It's a pretty typical itinerary for an end-to-end hike, but I agree with Hooky that it misses some of the best the island has to offer, specifically the Lake Superior campgrounds. Starting at McCargoe gives you a lot of different options to play with.
by Ingo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Sierra Club article about the wolves
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Sierra Club article about the wolves

Thanks John. One of the better articles I've read on the issue. You see lots of people use the phrase "restocking the zoo". Not sure i agree with the rationale for it. It's the emotional argument, similar to the "it won't be Isle Royale without wolves" from the other side. Neither is particularly ra...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Spotted in Superior, WI
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Spotted in Superior, WI

Thanks for the pic fonix. I had seen on FB she was headed for drydock in Superior and was going to ask if anyone there had spotted her. Ed, I'm hoping they keep her--we're the same age and and I'm pretty sure she's been better cared for, than I've taken care of myself :D . So if she's no longer fit ...
by Ingo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: First Trip

Thanks Ingo. I should have probably been more transparent. There is actually a sixth day and we will be staying in Windigo overnight to ensure more of a cushion/pickup time. Didn't add it to this list because it required no traveling, but without it being mentioned it looks much more tight. I also ...
by Ingo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: First Trip

That looks more reasonable to me. I would probably suggest doing it in the opposite direction, however. The trail out of Malone is probably the least used and maintained on the island, so it's possible that winter deadfall may not yet be cleared by the trail crews. And any transportation delays with...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

Whew! 5" of rain isn't good on any river!
by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Voyageurs

Talking about doing a sail camping trip with my brother in Voyageurs Nat'l Park next summer. Have never been, so any suggestions on campsites, lakes, etc. would be much appreciated! My brother's boat is a Welsford Navigator which he sails out of Superior, WI.
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by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: First Trip

Also agree that those are awfully long days, especially for a first trip. It seems that a lot of first-timers say they did too many miles and plan to cut back on their next trip. For Day 1, keep in mind that the seaplane is most affected by weather (fog and wind) and therefore the least reliable sch...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

Sounds like a nice trip. I assume it's pretty flat water judging from the boats? Any portaging?