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by Ingo
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: It is almost that time!
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Re: It is almost that time!

How long does it take 9 inches of ice to melt?
Interesting that the ice breaker works in Canada.
by Ingo
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe vs Kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 9148

Re: Canoe vs Kayak

johnhens wrote:I hope to the Great Manitou and all the Voyagurs who have gone before me that I never do the Moskey to Ritchie or Duncan Bay to Tobin Harbor portages with either a canoe or kayak (unless Ingo is along, I'll be glad to "help" him :) )
If by '"help" him' you mean CPR, then you're on! :lol:
by Ingo
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe vs Kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 9148

Re: Canoe vs Kayak

Ahh Shane, thank you so much! :D Just had someone poke their head in my office to see why I was laughing so hard. Much better defense than I could ever come up with. Love all the pics! I'll only add that a canoe is great for a young family of 4, and for dogs too (although I'm sure someone will find ...
by Ingo
Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe vs Kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 9148

Re: Canoe vs Kayak

Ahhh, the straw man argument--confusing brains (lack of) with equipment. They obviously deserved to end up in a tree. 35 mph headwinds I'm in camp flying a kite! (are they legal on I.R.?) Not going anywhere in a hurry. And never paddling on a flooded river in ANY boat, especially not a toy canoe!
by Ingo
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe vs Kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 9148

Canoe vs Kayak

Canoes....evil...evil...evil.... Kayaks, good! 8) OK Nick, you're on! :twisted: Show me this kayak: 42 lbs, 2 person, payload 1000 lbs, carry all gear in 2 packs, doesn't require you to be an inventor to easily portage by 1 person, and doesn't drown you upside down in the water. I think it's called...
by Ingo
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: May 2009 itinerary (first paddle of IR!)
Replies: 27
Views: 4259

Re: May 2009 itinerary (first paddle of IR!)

What does it cost to rent a canoe? Is it cheaper than what the VII charges to strap one on and bring it to and from the island? $38/day or $202/week at the R.H. lodge. I believe they're all aluminum. $31 each way to transport on the VII. What I've seen at the lodge didn't have good yokes or yoke pa...
by Ingo
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Article on IR wolf genetic problem
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Article on IR wolf genetic problem

"'It’s like Glacier (National) Park without glaciers,' Vucetich said." Hmmmm...... might just be.
by Ingo
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Isle Royale?
Replies: 34
Views: 6121

Re: Why Isle Royale?

fonixmunkee wrote:Very good read, Ingo, thanks very much. Being in Rock Harbor and seeing the people working there, I've always wondered what it would be like to live there. Are the employee dorms still the same ones as back in '79?
Yep, still the same (unless they built a new one since '05).
by Ingo
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Isle Royale?
Replies: 34
Views: 6121

Re: Why Isle Royale?

johnhens wrote:I bet you weren't agnostic going around Scoville Point in 6" waves in a 14' boat!! :)
Good account of your adventures, I am jealous!!!
You have a point John!
by Ingo
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Isle Royale?
Replies: 34
Views: 6121

Re: Why Isle Royale?

Ingo, I would love to hear some more stories of what it was like living and working on the Island. What was a typical day like for you? Did you have a room at Rock Harbor or where did you bunk for the night? How many months out of the year were you on the Island? Ever run into any wolves? Did you w...
by Ingo
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Isle Royale?
Replies: 34
Views: 6121

Re: Why Isle Royale?

Backpacker534 wrote:You know something Ingo, that is one of the great things about this web forum...you can rekindle the memories of your experiences through the postings and memories of everyone else until you can return there yourself in the future.
Absolutely :D
by Ingo
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Isle Royale?
Replies: 34
Views: 6121

Re: Why Isle Royale?

Folks, this thread has been killing me! Haven't been out since '05 and this year is looking less likely by the day. I worked the store and docks in R.H. the summer of '79. We only had 1 day a week off so there wasn't much opportunity for backcountry trips, but I did what I could--day hikes including...
by Ingo
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Looking for an Itinerary..
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: Looking for an Itinerary..

Thanks srparr and philranger. I actually hadn't realized that the water taxis were an option. That does sound like a good idea. I'm wondering if we might be able to take it over to Daisy and then hike to Moskey, then maybe up to Chicken bone and back down to Daisy or ThreeMile and out? Or is Chippe...
by Ingo
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Kevlar Canoes
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

Re: Kevlar Canoes

My wife and I made the Duncan-Tobin portage last summer with our Wenonah Kevlar canoe. It definitely made the trip easier but at 18 1/2 feet, those switch backs are a 3 or 4 point turn. Yeh, you can bump rocks with a 16 footer. The good thing is you're just about to the top when you hit the switchb...
by Ingo
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: May 2009 itinerary (first paddle of IR!)
Replies: 27
Views: 4259

Re: May 2009 itinerary (first paddle of IR!)

Great Fonix! No sure about Duluth/Superior proper, but the only place on the North Shore I found to rent canoes is Bear-Track Outfitters in Grand Marais (lots around Ely and up the Gunflint, of course). I assume ice won't be an issue by then, but if it is, just bring a couple ski poles and push your...