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by Ingo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Logistics- Rock Harbor to Windigo- How do you get back to Rock Harbor to catch boat
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Logistics- Rock Harbor to Windigo- How do you get back to Rock Harbor to catch boat

Im probably just going to settle and take a 4 day hiking trip around the Eastern side of the island using one of the typical itineraries. That would be fun also. I think that's your best bet from the UP. A lot of folks want to hike end-to-end just because it seems like the thing to do, but some of ...
by Ingo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: August Gear Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: August Gear Suggestions

Second Chippy's response with a couple caveats:
1. I always bring a headnet and always will--light weight insurance.
3. That time of year I'm prepared for <50 to >80. I've seen it vary that much in the same day. A strong wind off the lake is cold, esp with rain or fog. I rarely used gloves though.
by Ingo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Stove canisters and weight
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Stove canisters and weight

I carry 2 canisters in case 1 leaks. Haven't had it happen, but know of at least 1 other who has--probably left the stove on it and not closed tight, but nonetheless.
by Ingo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Looking for advice

I like plan B better. While some (many?) consider the Tobin/Duncan portage the portage of death, I'd rather do it than the 2+ mile Moskey/Ritchie portage. Not fun, esp. with kayaks, but allow a few hrs and take your time and you'll be OK. Because once there you're in nicest paddling in the park. Wit...
by Ingo
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Flying with a stove
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: Flying with a stove

Bdavies wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:31 am
Is there a depository for fuel cans? So we can’t fly out with fuel what do we do with it when leaving the island?
You can leave it with a ranger at the visitor centers. They keep an emergency supply.
by Ingo
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Baggage Handling on the Ranger
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Baggage Handling on the Ranger

Nice description Bobcat! Sounds like it would be a good idea to mark your poles. The one time I took the Ranger we did get off at Mott Is (with a canoe), so the concern was making sure our gear was on that cart--the help kept trying to direct us to the R.H. ones.
by Ingo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A few questions from a first timer
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: A few questions from a first timer

Welcome to the forums. Sounds like a great trip and great to see you getting out with your daughter while she's young. Personally I always brought our own lifejackets for our kids when they were small--never trusted what someone else may have, even if they had something. I don't think I ever added t...
by Ingo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 821

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: 10
Views: 686

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: 181

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: 9
Views: 863

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: 506

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: 506

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: 377

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: 338

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...