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by Ingo
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Bug Questions End of June
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Bug Questions End of June

Yes, treat with permethrin! A lot of folks report that it's been sufficient, but somewhere I have a picture of the back of my treated shirt covered with flies, so I do bring bug dope too. But it does certainly help. And always a headnet--easy and lightweight insurance.
by Ingo
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 First Trip Itinerary
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: 2021 First Trip Itinerary

Looks a good trip. Have a backup plan if the plane gets significantly delayed--it is the most susceptible to weather delays including fog on the island. But you'll have lots of daylight that time of year. You'll have a sharp descent into, and then a good climb out of Lane Cove--that will be the hard...
by Ingo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: GRT
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: GRT

Grizzly22 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:16 pm ... what gaiters do your use?
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High gaiters have worked well for me. They also have a shorter version if you prefer.
by Ingo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 14
Views: 5000

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Reloaded the file as PDF:
fishable lakes.pdf
(17.19 KiB) Downloaded 7 times
by Ingo
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Tobin Harbor
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Tobin Harbor

Hopefully it will be operating this year. And just noticed you said June--too early in June could be an issue in a normal year, as the lodge is just getting into full swing around then. Be sure to contact them and verify when your trip gets closer.
by Ingo
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Tobin Harbor
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Tobin Harbor

There's a few options: (a) Take the "water bus", which is the lodge's tour boat, one-way. See here for the schedule, rates at the bottom: https://www.rockharborlodge.com/sightseeing-schedule . (b) Take the "water taxi", which you must reserve, but you schedule the day and time. h...
by Ingo
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant

I was told a few years ago that there were significant foundation/structural issues with the old (current?) store. My impression was that the intent was replace the old, but not to add a lot to what was there. It will add to the waterfront area, of course. And maybe a real pizza oven :D? Am curious,...
by Ingo
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: Clothing in June

- gaiters. Found them to be invaluable, there's been plenty discussion in the past. Prior to my first backpacking trip, I read that gaiters were a necessary item, so I bought a pair. Never used them and have never carried them since. Can you elaborate on how you find them useful, as I cannot find t...
by Ingo
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Time Visitor, Looking for Itinerary Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: First Time Visitor, Looking for Itinerary Advice

All good ideas. I also like the idea of using the MV Sandy for one-way trips. The lodge calls it the "water bus" on their page, at the bottom here: https://www.rockharborlodge.com/water-taxi . You could potentially do the Edison Fishery/RH Lighthouse tour, and then hike back from Daisy Far...
by Ingo
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Decent instant coffee
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Decent instant coffee

... and maybe more in-depth than anybody cares for ... HA! I have a little plastic 1-2 cup cone that's decades old. What I used for years, although I'm pretty sure I never timed the pour(s) or took 3 minutes :D . But never imagined one could write a whole article on it! Don't think I'll go back to ...
by Ingo
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Venture crew group trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1275

Re: Venture crew group trip

Another dumb question has come up though, do you hang bear bags nightly on the island? In the BWCA we did bear canoes. Have to work up the weight for 3 meals a day x10 people x5.5 days now, if we don't have to carry rope and bear bag that helps. Seems odd, but keep food in the tent or shelter. Bigg...
by Ingo
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: Clothing in June

I will say I do miss my down sweater when I don't bring it. Esp. when I have on (1) long sleeve base layer, (2) t-shirt, (3) nylon shirt, (4) fleece pullover, and (5) rain jacket, and am still a wee bit chilled, typically on the shore with a breeze. And feeling like the Sta-puff marshmallow man :). ...
by Ingo
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: Clothing in June

Agree on the hat and headnet. Otherwise it's very close to what I bring for backpacking: - add lower base layer but only 1 pair of pants. Only use base layer in camp and can sleep in them if needed. Will wear base layer/rain pants in camp if convertibles need drying out. - nylon shirt and fleece ins...
by Ingo
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Flying with a stove
Replies: 12
Views: 3654

Re: Flying with a stove

I thought I had read somewhere that all mail delivery to the island was via the Ranger III ... FYI, the Voyageur II out of Grand Portage is the official USPS mail carrier. From the videos posted it looked like the stores only stocked the larger cans. I prefer the 4oz cans that nest in my stove kit....
by Ingo
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PLB vs. satellite communicator
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: PLB vs. satellite communicator

JerryB wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:48 pm I have one pre-programmed message that i could send after activating the emergency button for another hiker’s benefit: I am fine. Emergency for someone i just assisted. This way, if i come across a hiker with. broken leg, my wife won’t be scared to death.
Good idea!