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by Ingo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lane Cove Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Lane Cove Trail

It was perfectly manageable last Sept. A little detour through some brush, a little wet/muddy, but not terribly difficult. Of course we never know what they'll be doing next...
by Ingo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Leaving canoes?

Don't know, I'd give them a call in Houghton.
by Ingo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: MN wolf leaves IR
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: MN wolf leaves IR

NPS Press release. https://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/news/wolf-departs-isle-royale-on-ice-bridge.htm Release Date: February 6, 2019 Contacts: Phyllis Green, 906-487-7140, phyllis_green@nps.gov Liz Valencia, 906-487-7153, liz_valencia@nps.gov Wolf Departs Isle Royale on Ice Bridge HOUGHTON, MICH- Immedi...
by Ingo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike

I agree that the Mt Franklin and Ojibway route to Daisy Farm right off the boat sounds like a bit much. You might consider saving it for the end from Daisy to Three Mile--you'll have more time and a lighter pack. They're great views to stop and enjoy. W Chickenbone vs McCargoe is a tough one for me-...
by Ingo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf Transfer to proceed
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Wolf Transfer to proceed

by Ingo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf Transfer to proceed
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Wolf Transfer to proceed

The differences in perspective between this article and the one I posted yesterday are quite interesting. One states the funding is a forgone conclusion while the other provides information that as of today the fund is only at 17% of the goal. And the news article from Duluth does not even provide ...
by Ingo
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?
Replies: 6
Views: 304

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

Midwest Ed wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:35 pm
fonixmunkee wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Chickenbone is the closest for packing it in...
That portage has been listed as lengthened to 1.2 miles for the past few years. Is this still true?
That is true. It starts at the dock now.
by Ingo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Traveling with small children and Seniors
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Traveling with small children and Seniors

Hi JKansas, It seems like your last question is the most critical: Cell phones occassionally work for some folks in some places, but absolutely can not be relied upon. Your best bet is a personal emergency satellite device (Spot or inReach) in the backcountry. But even in that case the only "quick" ...
by Ingo
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?

When did you two take your trips? I/we could also likely do the trip mid-August. Have hiked on both 90 degree plus Summer trips and 0 degree Winter trips so have some experience with both. But I've read that in May, trails may not have been cleaned up from Winter yet and most of the facilities at e...
by Ingo
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?

Huginnin Cove is worth it! Although the allure of showers and store in Windigo are too much for some folks to overcome :wink: .
by Ingo
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on 9 Day Backpacking/Paddle Itinerary [updated]
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Feedback on 9 Day Backpacking/Paddle Itinerary [updated]

****Given everything else you're doing, I doubt you'll care. Personally I'd be enjoying the sunset from the Tobin Harbor dock.
Agree with everyone else on the other points!
by Ingo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on 9 Day Backpacking/Paddle Itinerary [updated]
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Feedback on 9 Day Backpacking/Paddle Itinerary [updated]

My husband has a lot of experience driving speedboats and my dad is handier with smaller boats, but neither has experience on a Lake like Lake Superior... I'm guessing if the weather is calm it would be okay to go to PI?? or do you think some sort of special experience or nautical knowledge is need...
by Ingo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on 9 Day Backpacking/Paddle Itinerary [updated]
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Feedback on 9 Day Backpacking/Paddle Itinerary [updated]

*The major advantages of the Queen IV is it's a much shorter trip and runs every day (or almost). The Ranger III is the largest and most comfortable boat, with a ranger presentation and registration on the boat. Everyone seems to have their own preference. **Don't worry about getting a campsite. It ...
by Ingo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: July 4th, How Busy Is It?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: July 4th, How Busy Is It?

There's a noticeable uptick in activity at the Lodge and around Rock Harbor that week, but I doubt you'll notice in the backcountry. Yeah, there will be more folks going out that week, but it won't be "crowded" even by I.R. standards--which is isn't crowded in any sense by normal standards. And a lo...
by Ingo
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Input/Feedback Needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Input/Feedback Needed!

I'm driving up from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and thought I'd try to take advantage of the free parking in Houghton, but from what I'm hearing that turns out to be a wash with finding a ride/shuttle/taxi from Copper Harbor. In that case I'd take the Queen IV to/from Copper Harbor. It goes out...