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by Ingo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolves to IR from Michipicoten
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Wolves to IR from Michipicoten

Male wolves only seems odd to me.
by Ingo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

I noticed your itinerary doesn't exactly fit the boat schedule--the Voyageur II goes out on Mon, Wed, and Sat, and back on Tue, Thu, and Sun. So you wouldn't be leaving Rock Harbor until Sunday and have an extra day (it doesn't sound like you'd want to come back Thur). Here's the schedule for the Vo...
by Ingo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

It's a pretty typical itinerary for an end-to-end hike, but I agree with Hooky that it misses some of the best the island has to offer, specifically the Lake Superior campgrounds. Starting at McCargoe gives you a lot of different options to play with.
by Ingo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Sierra Club article about the wolves
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Sierra Club article about the wolves

Thanks John. One of the better articles I've read on the issue. You see lots of people use the phrase "restocking the zoo". Not sure i agree with the rationale for it. It's the emotional argument, similar to the "it won't be Isle Royale without wolves" from the other side. Neither is particularly ra...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Spotted in Superior, WI
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Spotted in Superior, WI

Thanks for the pic fonix. I had seen on FB she was headed for drydock in Superior and was going to ask if anyone there had spotted her. Ed, I'm hoping they keep her--we're the same age and and I'm pretty sure she's been better cared for, than I've taken care of myself :D . So if she's no longer fit ...
by Ingo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Re: First Trip

Thanks Ingo. I should have probably been more transparent. There is actually a sixth day and we will be staying in Windigo overnight to ensure more of a cushion/pickup time. Didn't add it to this list because it required no traveling, but without it being mentioned it looks much more tight. I also ...
by Ingo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Re: First Trip

That looks more reasonable to me. I would probably suggest doing it in the opposite direction, however. The trail out of Malone is probably the least used and maintained on the island, so it's possible that winter deadfall may not yet be cleared by the trail crews. And any transportation delays with...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

Whew! 5" of rain isn't good on any river!
by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Voyageurs

Talking about doing a sail camping trip with my brother in Voyageurs Nat'l Park next summer. Have never been, so any suggestions on campsites, lakes, etc. would be much appreciated! My brother's boat is a Welsford Navigator which he sails out of Superior, WI.
timsboat.jpg
by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Re: First Trip

Also agree that those are awfully long days, especially for a first trip. It seems that a lot of first-timers say they did too many miles and plan to cut back on their next trip. For Day 1, keep in mind that the seaplane is most affected by weather (fog and wind) and therefore the least reliable sch...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

Sounds like a nice trip. I assume it's pretty flat water judging from the boats? Any portaging?
by Ingo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 1369

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

Latest press release with a bit more detail:
https://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/news/two ... royale.htm
by Ingo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 1369

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

Fourth wolf released yesterday. No press release, but they posted photos.
https://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery ... 3AC30353B0
by Ingo
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cancelled June 2018 Trip / New 2019 Planning Underway
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Cancelled June 2018 Trip / New 2019 Planning Underway

Sorry to hear that you had to cancel and hope for a quick and full recovery, and of course a great trip next year. I chose not to bring my tripod this year and missed some potentially great Milky Way pics--it was clear and awesome almost every night. So hard to get away from lights anymore, and we d...
by Ingo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes

I would prefer a Kevlar canoe for the two of us, but not sure where to obtain one outside of purchase, which is not cheap. Beartrack Outfitters in Grand Marais, MN--on your way to the Voyageur. Sylvania Outfitters in Watersmeet, MI--maybe or maybe not or could be on your way to Houghton/Copper Harb...