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by Ingo
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Approx when would the 2020 schedule release?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Approx when would the 2020 schedule release?

For the park service boat, the Ranger III out of Houghton, it's Jan 2. https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/rangeriii-reservation-instructions.htm From Grand Portage (Voyageur II and Sea Hunter), when their schedule is approved, but I believe it's been in Jan the last couple years: https://www.isl...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?

I'll definitely double check on the sea plane drop off. The whole ability to do this trip depends on being able to be dropped off at Malone Bay day 1. What I've got in mind is a 10 hour drive, getting on a plane, and then hopefully setting up camp at Malone for the night. I saw the barbless require...
by Ingo
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: McCargoe Cove to Chickenbone Lake portage
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: McCargoe Cove to Chickenbone Lake portage

backwoods doc wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Thanks! So about how far is it from the dock to where we can put the canoe into Chickenbone Lake?
1.2 miles. Gradual uphill, nothing extreme.
by Ingo
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: McCargoe Cove to Chickenbone Lake portage
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: McCargoe Cove to Chickenbone Lake portage

They changed the portage some years ago to begin at the dock. When I last went up the creek maybe 15 yrs ago there were 2-3 beaver dams to cross and wasn’t particularly easy in any case. Now there is no identifiable trail from the portage to the creek. I believe they changed it because the creek is ...
by Ingo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography

Moskey Basin is known for it's sunrises. Three Mile and Daisy Farm too, pretty much anywhere along Rock Harbor. Have always thought I should hike out to Scoville Pt in the dark to get sunrise pics, but haven't done it. For sunsets, Todd and Little Todd campgrounds, as well as Huginnin Cove. Mt Frank...
by Ingo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Autumn Satellite Imagery
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Autumn Satellite Imagery

Drove across the UP earlier this week--great color, somewhat past peak, but still gorgeous.
by Ingo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 13
Views: 544

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: 13
Views: 544

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: 14
Views: 522

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: 418

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: 544

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: 15
Views: 726

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: 15
Views: 726

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: 244

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: 1401

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...