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by Ingo
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Suggestions, ideas, and questions
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Suggestions, ideas, and questions

1. Rock Harbor. 2. As long as possible :). From Rock Harbor, #1 would be to do the 4 mile round trip trail to Scoville Point. You can also rent canoes and kayaks. #2 would be to paddle to Hidden Lake (a couple miles) and hike up to Lookout Louise (a mile or so up). At Windigo, there's a couple out o...
by Ingo
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Inland fishing for backpackers?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Inland fishing for backpackers?

Lakes Desor and Hatchet don't have any fish to speak of, but Chickenbone and Richie do. I guess the question is whether it's worth it for one or two times. Personally if I was only camping at one of those, I wouldn't carry the weight--if camping at both, maybe.
by Ingo
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: CPAP Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: CPAP Machine

Not IR, but my wife has the Philips portable she uses in our camper. She also has a PortableOutlet.com 155w battery which is good for 2 nights w/o humidifier--hasn't tested the humidifier yet. Seems to me there's gotta be something more efficient--this setup goes form 12V DC to 110V AC to 24V DC. Bu...
by Ingo
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Mailing items to Windigo
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Mailing items to Windigo

The Voyaguer II delivers USPS packages, see here: https://www.isleroyaleboats.com/faq.html How long before? Hard to say given the current state of the USPS... :roll: It wouldn't hurt to touch base with the boat folks to let them know something's coming--and they may be able to give an idea as the &q...
by Ingo
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: sock debate
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: sock debate

I discovered Fits socks a few years ago--they really do fit like a glove and conform perfectly to my feet. Up until then I was happy with Smart Wool, and still use them when I want something heavier--I have not tried the heavier versions of the Fits yet. Not sure how tight they'll feel on larger ank...
by Ingo
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Finally getting back!
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Finally getting back!

The portage into Whittlesey from Chippewa is rocky and meandering, with a bit of up and down - - hopefully you have a nice light canoe to portage. Yup, have done it a couple times. Have a kevlar canoe :D . I did slip on a rock and end up on my knees underneath it (just before Whittlesey) the last t...
by Ingo
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Finally getting back!
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Finally getting back!

Made reservations on the Voyageur II for a father/daughter canoe trip. It's been 9 yrs since we've gone together, the last a backpacking trip cut short by her (now) husband's broken wrist. And 12 yrs since the two of us have done a canoe trip together, so it's been too long. My last trip at all was ...
by Ingo
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 18
Views: 2119

Re: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: John and Laura (daughter) Hometown: Hillsborough/Asheville, NC Arrival Date: 6/14 Departure Date: 6/20 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II Itinerary: M - Rock Harbor Tu- Chippewa Harbor (via VII) W - Lake Whittlesey Th - Wood Lake F - Malone Bay Sa - Malone Bay Notes/Other: Finally back...
by Ingo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Durston tent alternative?
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Durston tent alternative?

Have you looked at the Tarptents? The Stratospire 2 looks rather similar and there's a couple other options also. I've been very happy with mine (although the particular model is not currently made). For a decent budget tent I like the Kelty Grand Mesa 2. Heavier at 4 lbs, but will keep you dry and ...
by Ingo
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Northern Pike Legal Limit 30" Max
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Northern Pike Legal Limit 30" Max

I noticed in the Superintendent's Compendium (can't believe johnhens hasn't posted it yet :wink: ) that the legal limit for Northerns on Inland Lakes is now a maximum of 30" with no minimum size. I don't if this is new for this year, or earlier, but it used to be a minimum of 24". The rati...
by Ingo
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: renting boats v. water taxis
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: renting boats v. water taxis

Scoville Pt at the end is a must do for me, and a good chance for seeing moose. Definitely agree on Scoville Point (although i never knew it was good for moose). You can also rent a canoe and explore around RH that way I suppose it's not particularly better than elsewhere--but I have had 2 trips wh...
by Ingo
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: renting boats v. water taxis
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: renting boats v. water taxis

You're limited to Rock Harbor (the 10 mile harbor) with the rental boats, so on the main island to Three Mile, Daisy Farm, and Moskey Basin, which you will likely visit anyways. The main advantage is that it allows you to visit the Edison Fishery, RH Lighthouse, and moose boneyard on your own time (...
by Ingo
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Closed until June 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Minong Closed until June 15th

Closure Order #21-001 March 16, 2021 Closures, restrictions and public use limits: Closure Order – Minong Trail: The Minong Trail will remain closed until June 15, 2021 to allow crews to assess trail and campground conditions and repair damaged areas. Under the authority provided to the Superintende...
by Ingo
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

Most eco-friendly is to not use them at all. Toothpaste doesn't clean your teeth any better than just a toothbrush; warm water and a washcloth cleans off most dirt; although long hair is a little more difficult. That said, I use a little baking soda for brushing my teeth, and a little campsuds for w...
by Ingo
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One thing you wish you knew...
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: One thing you wish you knew...

Consider bringing a good-sized rain tarp. It makes cooking and relaxing in camp so much more pleasant on rainy days. I use a $5 vinyl rain poncho. a bit of rigging and it works well. When I go with others we overlap and have a larger area. multipurpose as a ground tarp, a poncho, quick and flexible...