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by Ingo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail Tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Trail Tracking

With a phone, you should be able to download the appropriate map(s) and use it as a GPS without cell service. However, you probably would have an issue with battery life if you have it on all the time. And possibly with losing the signal in dense tree areas. A dedicated GPS would likely be better on...
by Ingo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Group camping flexibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Group camping flexibility?

https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... to-ten.htm
Groups over 6 must have advance reservations and camp at campgrounds they register for.
by Ingo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!
Replies: 19
Views: 1610

Re: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!

Is it necessary to reserve a canoe ahead of time? I tried to call the Rock Harbor Lodge twice but the line was busy. Also I couldn't find the hours of rentals on the website, just half day/full day. Do you know what time they open? Not at all necessary. Just inquire at the dockside store--it's all ...
by Ingo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Flash floods and washouts in Houghton/Hancock area
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: Flash floods and washouts in Houghton/Hancock area

This will only show US and MI state routes I believe, but it shows M26 near the seaplane dock now open. US41 south of Houghton is 1 lane each direction.
https://mdotnetpublic.state.mi.us/drive/Default.aspx
by Ingo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!
Replies: 19
Views: 1610

Re: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!

Are there PLB's for rent available? Is is absolutely necessary to bring a PLB? Some people bring them, but I don't think most do. Personally, going into the woods with some risk and being self-sufficient is part of the experience for me, but it's a personal decision. When I went solo I considered i...
by Ingo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!
Replies: 19
Views: 1610

Re: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!

*** day 1 - which is the best route - along tobin OR along rock harbor? Most folks recommend the Tobin Harbor trail because it's an easier trail. The RH lakeshore trail is rather rocky, although more scenic. Coming off the boat with full packs, probably go for the Tobin Harbor side, definitely if i...
by Ingo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop questions
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: Feldtmann Loop questions

Here's a video I made of my trip last year--there's a long and short version of the same thing. It was May and probably as wet/muddy as you would likely see. Later in the season you should expect the trails to be more overgrown, particularly between Siskiwit Bay and the Feldtmann fire tower. https:/...
by Ingo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop questions
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: Feldtmann Loop questions

Windigo -> Feldtmann: 1 up and down, about 200' elevation, otherwise flat. Feldtmann -> Siskiwit Bay: 1 up and down, about 500' elevation, flat on top of the ridge and either end. Siskiwit -> Island Mine: Flat, then about 700' up. Island Mine -> Windigo (Washington Creek): 700' gradual downhill all ...
by Ingo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: June fishing inland
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: June fishing inland

In theory I can fish the inland lakes first and then go into Lake Superior, just can’t go the other way around right? That's my understanding, but I would confirm when you register--or call before hand. Lake Richie and Chickenbone are your best bets. Now I just need to be ready to hook something wi...
by Ingo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 19
Views: 2459

Re: BUGS!

Ingo, Wbat do you mean by "melt things"? I picked up some deet, pretty strong stuff. DEET interacts with some plastics, vinyl, and other synthetics--dissolves the surface and makes it sticky. Will also take ink (like labels) off things. It's usually OK once it's dry though. I usually rinse off my h...
by Ingo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: June fishing inland
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: June fishing inland

For what it's worth, as a bad fisherman I've caught fish from shore on the inland lakes, and none from a dock on Superior (one in a canoe). Figure if I can throw a spoon in and catch something, anyone can :D .
by Ingo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!
Replies: 19
Views: 1610

Re: First time to IR - a couple of questions. TIA!

Agree about E Chickenbone--it appears you're trying to shorten the day to Lane Cove. My thought is: Day 3: Moskey to McCargoe Day 4: McCargoe to Daisy Farm Day 5: Daisy Farm to Lane Cove While the hike up to Lookout Louise is nice, I don't think it would be worth a water taxi just to do it, especial...
by Ingo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: 6/17/2018 Folks taking the Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: 6/17/2018 Folks taking the Queen

Also, coming from Duluth is problematic. US 2 is closed near Ashland, and additional closures on US 53 and US 63. Just heard from brother who is pretty much stuck near Ashland trying to get to Duluth.
by Ingo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Flash floods and washouts in Houghton/Hancock area
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: Flash floods and washouts in Houghton/Hancock area

Map of rainfall: https://www.weather.gov/mqt/June17_Houg ... lash_Flood
More storms possible this evening--hope not.
by Ingo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

MikeT wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Reading "hopefully wheels will turn quickly" when reading about the government doing something, made me laugh out loud :lol: :lol:
I went to the Optimist Club that day :wink: . The more realistic part me is thinking fall 2019.