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by Ingo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: 10 days / 9 night food plan
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: 10 days / 9 night food plan

Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:22 pm
...I've never been able to justify the weight of candy. :lol:
More calorie dense than a freeze dried dinner :).
by Ingo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st Time IR Trip 5day/4nite Solo Advice Needed Please
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 1st Time IR Trip 5day/4nite Solo Advice Needed Please

Too much? That all depends on you--it's not for Torpified :), but definitely for me (but I mostly canoe). Agree that having some extra time at the end is good. Keep in mind that the seaplane is the least reliable transportation (i.e. most affected by weather), so making S Desor the first day may not...
by Ingo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Advice for Our First Trip?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Advice for Our First Trip?

Kayak/canoe rates are here: https://www.rockharborlodge.com/rock-harbor-marina . They're the same at Windigo. I think a 1/2 day is 4 hours. Expect temps in the 50s to 60s. But could be anywhere from 30s to 80s at the extremes. Sept varies quite a bit as the seasons change. The cabins are up on the s...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Todd Harbor questions
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Todd Harbor questions

(1) The waterfall is west of the campground on the shore. Maybe 1/8 to 1/4 mile? Saw it from a ranger boat, didn't hike out there. (2) Rocks are just past the group site on the lake (#1 I think). Not sure if that's what you mean, but there are large rocks there :D . (3) At the top of the hill. 1/2 m...
by Ingo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Rock Harbor Lodge ?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Rock Harbor Lodge ?

I know folks have come off the trail and got a room before, but I really don't know. You'd have to call them and decide whether you want to take your chances or not. Obviously the only night that matters is the one you'll be there.
by Ingo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Rock Harbor Lodge ?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Rock Harbor Lodge ?

It's a personal preference. Myself, I'd just as soon be in a shelter in the open air, sleeping in a sleeping bag on a hard floor--I'll be back to the so-called comforts of home soon enough. But I do understand the appeal of a bed and personal bath/shower. Also depends on the weather and conditions--...
by Ingo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1006

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Thanks Fonix for all your efforts! Both on the lighthouse and camera.
by Ingo
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time Itinerary Advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: First Time Itinerary Advice!

Just had a thought--you could catch the Voyageur II at Daisy Farm (or Chippewa) instead of R.H., allowing you to stop at Hatchet Lake and avoid the 15 miler. If you already have reservations for R.H. it shouldn't be hard to change, but you do need reservations.
by Ingo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Gunnison River Gorge
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Gunnison River Gorge

Went rafting in the Gunnison Gorge in western Colorado last week, just downstream of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nat'l Park. Beautiful and remote--highly recommended if you get the chance. Class III-IV rapids, dam controlled so navigable all summer, although the water was low and rapids more te...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

So what's the opinion on whether a canoe portage from somewhere on the Tobin Harbor trail to Three Mile CG is any sort of reasonable option, in the situation where the Rock Harbor Channel weather is too rough? I remember reading about someone who tried this and apparently there's no good place to t...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Safer? In general, I'd say no. Easier? Yes, if the weather is solid. Tookers (and Rock Harbor in general) is more exposed and can find you laid up on shore. Both from general size of the body of water, as well as there are some unprotected areas where rollers from the South can rock in. Tobin and D...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Sounds like you got it under control. (at least the issues, if not the decisions ...)
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Ingo... we are arriving in Rock Harbor via the Ranger II... but was thinking about using the Voyageur for the 2pm pick up at Belle Isle (portaging into the bay).. OR... arranging a water taxi pick up at Duncan Narrows. Does that make sense to you??? Unfortunately the Voyageur II schedule doesn't li...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September Itinerary Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: September Itinerary Advice

I guess thinking about it more, a short day after Hugginin means a long "free" day at Windigo. I was hoping for a shower at the Windigo end of my trip, but I guess the store will be closed by that point. I'm assuming there should be other things to check out, since it's almost a rest day at that po...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September Itinerary Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: September Itinerary Advice

I'd keep Huginnin in the plan and and have the alternative as Plan B if you feel you need a couple shorter days at that point. And there's nothing wrong with I.M. so long as there's water. Thought it was a pretty spot on a knoll in the woods.