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by Ingo
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting to and around the park
Replies: 11
Views: 3146

Re: Getting to and around the park

... I believe the M.V. Sandy IS the water taxi... Nope, they're different boats. If the schedule of the M.V. Sandy meets your needs and schedule for getting around the Rock Harbor area, by all means use it. Whether the cost of the water taxi justifies the flexibility all depends on what you want to...
by Ingo
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 103
Views: 14137

Re: Canoe trip across the Island, 1 adult, 2 teenage boys, 2 can

... In the interest of my less experienced canoeists, we'll be cheating & taking a water taxi to Malone Bay & around Blake Pt. One trip, we tried for 3 days to get around Blake Point with no luck. It's been a while, however, the memory of that portage from Duncan Bay to Tobin Harbor remains fresh. ...
by Ingo
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 103
Views: 14137

Re: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

My wife and I are planning to visit IR from Sept 5 thru 13. We will be bringing our Wenonah Minnesota II canoe. We plan to take the Voyageur to Mc Cargo Cove to start out the trip. This will be our first trip using the Voyageur as we normally have brought the Ranger over. Name: Jeff & Joyce Fetters...
by Ingo
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2263

Re: Itinerary questions

Haven't done it, but it's 12 miles. I'm guessing that's less than an hour for that boat. Couldn't be more than 2 -- that would be a slow boat. I'm sure lake conditions could have some effect though.

In any case, stay at Chippewa Harbor! You won't regret it.
by Ingo
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Wendigo to Rock Harbor-Transport
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Wendigo to Rock Harbor-Transport

Saturday - Arrive in R.H., camp at Rock Harbor
Sunday - Take the Voyageur II from Rock Harbor to Windigo
Then hike the opposite direction, Windigo to R.H. That may push the itinerary, but something to consider.
by Ingo
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Malone Bay to Rock Harbor 2 Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: Malone Bay to Rock Harbor 2 Days?

I'd say I'm a moderately experienced canoeist, been doing it infrequently all my life, and in decent conditions I'd do the Chippewa Harbor to Rock Harbor stretch in a canoe. A few years ago I planned to do it on a trip with my teenage daughter, but it was just a little too rough for comfort so we he...
by Ingo
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Malone Bay to Rock Harbor 2 Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: Malone Bay to Rock Harbor 2 Days?

Hey rlmx, welcome to the board. It's a great resource. Dependent on good weather of course, that's doable. I figure 10 miles per day paddling a canoe ain't too bad, and maybe twice that in kayak--although I've only day paddled a kayak a couple times. Beyond the wind/wave issue is fog, which is very ...
by Ingo
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday JohnHens!
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Happy Birthday JohnHens!

Hey Nick, how come I know you'd be the first to kindly respond???
by Ingo
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday JohnHens!
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Happy Birthday JohnHens!

Hope it's a good one, planning those summer trips back to the island :D
(you have about 10 months on me)
by Ingo
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Source for dehydrated bulk foods
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Source for dehydrated bulk foods

Don_P wrote:One of our favorite trail breakfasts is spicy cheese grits.
Speaking from experience, bring your grits with you. They're hard to find up there! Spent a whole week once w/o my grits 'cause I decided to provision in Duluth. :(
by Ingo
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 103
Views: 14137

Re: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Itinerary: Gonna paddle an easier route, suggestions welcome Notes/Other: This will be our first time paddling IR, since we've hiked the whole thing. If anyone has some suggestions for a newbie kayaker, I'm all ears. I've never quite figured out the portaging a kayak thing. But then I've never trie...
by Ingo
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi from Malone Bay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2830

Re: Water Taxi from Malone Bay?

If you decide to go out of G.P. I'd do a Superior circle tour.... Do the UP, Wis, Min, route one way and the Canadian route the other. Both are pretty and rewarding drives. From limited experience, it's quick and easy going into Canada and much slower and more scrutiny coming back into the states.
by Ingo
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Trout Fishing on the island
Replies: 4
Views: 3889

Re: Trout Fishing on the island

I plan on visiting isle royale this summer and was was planning on doing some trout fishing and i was wondering the best places to try.Mostly streams because i only plan to wade i my be able to pack a float tube if i have the room. Thanks. There apparently are trout in some streams, but few are ver...
by Ingo
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Winter
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Winter

Anyone know what the conditions are on the island? Any snow/ice data or sat pics?
by Ingo
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Swedish Pimple
Replies: 9
Views: 2224

Re: Swedish Pimple

Sven notices his neighbor has a sign in his yard-"Boat for Sale." "Ole," he says, "you don't own a boat. All you got is your old tractor and your combine." "Yup," said Ole. "And they're boat for sale." Makes me think about finding my Sven and Ole joke book for old times sake :D. But no one gets the...