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by Ingo
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Camera Question
Replies: 22
Views: 5226

Re: Camera Question

I third the Lumix recommendations. I have an FZ7 with 12x zoom, screen and viewfinder. I use the viewfinder all the time. It's not quite a pocket camera, but very light and smaller than an SLR. My wife uses it strictly in the point-and-shoot mode--I tend to play with settings which it allows you to ...
by Ingo
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me How Long Ago RH Showers Cost $1?
Replies: 5
Views: 3911

Re: Can Anyone Tell Me How Long Ago RH Showers Cost $1?

Mandolynn, no I don't have any idea who Helen was. Good luck with your search though. Let us know if/when you do figure out the mystery!
by Ingo
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Richie Lake and blue/green algae blooms
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Richie Lake and blue/green algae blooms

You're crazy Mike :D ! Or maybe it's me--I'd rather do ANY portage over Richie/Moskey! If you haven't been to Wood Lake you should get there. But I'm guessing you have if you've done the Chippewa/Whittlesey portage. As I'm going over the ridge on the Duncan/Tobin portage I'll be thinking about how g...
by Ingo
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leaving For IR This Saturday!
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Re: Leaving For IR This Saturday!

< 3 weeks for me (7/27)! Gear's spread out it the spare bedroom. Been making lists and checking them twice. In pretty good shape.
Have a great trip trailgoat!
by Ingo
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me How Long Ago RH Showers Cost $1?
Replies: 5
Views: 3911

Re: Can Anyone Tell Me How Long Ago RH Showers Cost $1?

I worked at the store in '79, and rented showers before they were coin operate, but i don't remember. I want to say either $1 or $2, but I'm confident it wasn't less, so it was at least that long ago. BTW, what I DO remember is having to clean them :( . Kim, the manager, has been working there longe...
by Ingo
Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: time to kill in Grand Portage area
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: time to kill in Grand Portage area

My brother was just up there and says we have to hike up to the falls! Not sure if we'll have time or not.
by Ingo
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Mt House Seafood Chowder
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Mt House Seafood Chowder

Anyone ever had Mt House Seafood Chowder? I got a package in my pantry, but it sounds kinda scary now. Don't know what I was thinking when I picked it up, other than I've liked the other Mt House meals I've had (although only a couple). Should I bring it? Or toss it?
by Ingo
Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: I.R. afterall!
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: I.R. afterall!

Trip planning progress: Spousal approval. Boat reservations. Vacation approved. Reservations at Ryden's the night before. First Aid kit checked, restocked. New life jacket to replace a 30+ yr old one. Got Croc knock-offs for campshoes. Tentative menu. Gear list done. Remaining: Build canoe rack for ...
by Ingo
Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Merritt Lane and Duncan Narrows
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

Re: Merritt Lane and Duncan Narrows

Good to know there's decent tent sites at Duncan Narrows. The tent site at Duncan Bay is pretty unappealing--just cut out of thick brush kinda leaving a wall around it.
by Ingo
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Merritt Lane and Duncan Narrows
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

Merritt Lane and Duncan Narrows

Anyone ever used the tent sites at Merritt Lane or Duncan Narrows? Thinking trying Merritt Lane but a little concerned if it's full there's not a good standby.
by Ingo
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Supplies for Gas
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Re: Windigo Supplies for Gas

Contact the Rock Harbor Lodge to be sure. They also run the Windigo store.
http://foreverlodging.com/contactus.cfm?PropertyKey=75
by Ingo
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 4 night trip, need advice
Replies: 38
Views: 6985

Re: 4 night trip, need advice

Kevinl wrote: I like to drink lots of water at night if I want to get an early start. That makes sure I'm up.
I'm getting to the point where ANY water works for that :cry:
by Ingo
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: I.R. afterall!
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: I.R. afterall!

Hi Ingo, sounds like fun trip with your daughter. My son is 15 and the last 4 years went packing with me but now says he hates the island and won't go again until I bring him to Hawaii 1st. Ha!! So I missed him, just got back Sun from a solo trip 6 nights. It was good except boots failed, are no lo...
by Ingo
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: I.R. afterall!
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: I.R. afterall!

Ingo, you can buy a week fishing license online at the MI DNR website That's great! I just checked it out. Last time I checked a few years ago you couldn't get it online w/o a MI license or "Sportcard", but now they let you buy the Sportcard for an extra buck at the same time. Very nice for us 1000...
by Ingo
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: July 4-11
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Re: July 4-11

As John H alluded, there are lots of micro climates on the island. One day in late July I started with long underwear top and bottom, pants (of course), long sleeve shirt, fleece pullover, and rain jacket. In a couple hours I was down to shorts and t-shirt.