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by Ingo
Tue Jun 18, 2024 6:59 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Weather Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Weather Radio

You'll be served at least as well by reading a detailed NWS forecast just before you leave. Specifically this one, the only one worth paying any attention to: https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=mqt&product=REC&issuedby=MQT&glossary=1 It is also posted at the RH and Windigo Vi...
by Ingo
Mon Jun 17, 2024 8:04 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Weather Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Weather Radio

A weather radio won't give you that kind of detail, but a general forecast for the area. The forecast area will for mainland, either the UP, NE Minnesota, or Canada depending on the station you can get. It will also give a Lake Superior forecast, which is often most useful. It is helpful to be famil...
by Ingo
Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First timer looking for feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 1364

Re: First timer looking for feedback

Krause, my thought on reversing the route is that the water taxi to or from Moskey Basin is an element that adds complexity (potential weather delays, missed connections etc) and I would always rather have those elements at the beginning of the trip and get them over with. If adjustments need to be...
by Ingo
Thu Jun 06, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First timer looking for feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 1364

Re: First timer looking for feedback

Day 1, Seaplane to RH (10 am) and water taxi to Moskey basin. Hike to McCargoe cove, but stop at Lake Richie or W chickenbone Day 2, Round trip down Minong Ridge Trail and return to McCargoe cove. OR Hike to Daisy Farm Day 3, Hike to daisy farm, or if we hiked to daisy farm day 2, hike down rock ha...
by Ingo
Fri May 24, 2024 7:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 5/24/23 - 5/28/23 Feldtmann Loop
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: TR 5/24/23 - 5/28/23 Feldtmann Loop

Thanks for the great video trip report! But no moose?!? Or just didn't make the video? They were all over the place when I was at Feldtmann the same time of year.
by Ingo
Wed May 15, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Guys who caused the Mt. Franklin Fire Charged
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Re: Guys who caused the Mt. Franklin Fire Charged

I'm curious how they identified and charged them almost 2 yrs later.
by Ingo
Mon May 06, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Where was I?
Replies: 25
Views: 2842

Re: Where was I?

Hay Bay? Just guessing, one of the few docks I haven't been to.
by Ingo
Tue Apr 30, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Big news for grand portage outbound ferries...
Replies: 11
Views: 3428

Re: Big news for grand portage outbound ferries...

Bobcat1 wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 12:43 pm Any pictures of the new dock?
I searched for an update on progress and didn't find anything since the Nov. groundbreaking, where they say Sept for completion. Would also love to see some progress pics.
by Ingo
Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:08 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Walkie Talkies
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Walkie Talkies

With the terrain and trees 7 miles is very optimistic with consumer grade radios, despite what they may claim. Generally they're limited to a relatively clear line of sight. For a party with different hiking speeds they may be useful, however, I wouldn't count on more than a mile or maybe two, and e...
by Ingo
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Quickest Way from Rock Harbor to Daisy Farm Campground
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Quickest Way from Rock Harbor to Daisy Farm Campground

The Tobin Harbor trail is the easier route vs the Rock Harbor trail, especially with full packs. That time of year a shelter at Daisy Farm is possible, but never guaranteed, of course. Remember you will have to do orientation and registration when you get off the boat, so probably 1/2 hr or so befor...
by Ingo
Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:17 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: favorite trail and campsite
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: favorite trail and campsite

Fav trail: the last 10 yards of the Tobin-Duncan portage! :D Either end, doesn't matter, can't beat the relief of seeing water at the end and knowing you can finally put down the canoe. Backpacking, probably the middle section of Siskiwit to Feldtmann, some really pretty spots along the beaver pond,...
by Ingo
Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First timer looking for feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 1364

Re: First timer looking for feedback

Careisin wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 2:35 pm I've had my heart set on the Greenstone.
You can't argue with your heart! You'll have a great trip, I'm sure.
by Ingo
Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Trailer-Sailor
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Re: Trailer-Sailor

I think if you exceptionally experienced sailing small boats in big water that they aren't meant to be in, and you live for the thrill and are willing to risk your life for it, then it's OK. Otherwise, well, no. My brother and I have talked about taking his very seaworthy 15' boat that he sails regu...
by Ingo
Wed Apr 03, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First timer looking for feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 1364

Re: First timer looking for feedback

I second dcclark. The Feldtmann Loop is a great hike for that amount of time, and optionally add Huginnin Cove at the end. And I am in the minority I guess and had a lovely evening at Island Mine, although it was a bit earlier--if the trees haven't fully leaved out it's got a nice open feeling.