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by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1544

Re: First Trip

Also agree that those are awfully long days, especially for a first trip. It seems that a lot of first-timers say they did too many miles and plan to cut back on their next trip. For Day 1, keep in mind that the seaplane is most affected by weather (fog and wind) and therefore the least reliable sch...
by Ingo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

Sounds like a nice trip. I assume it's pretty flat water judging from the boats? Any portaging?
by Ingo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 2474

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

Latest press release with a bit more detail:
https://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/news/two ... royale.htm
by Ingo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 2474

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

Fourth wolf released yesterday. No press release, but they posted photos.
https://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery ... 3AC30353B0
by Ingo
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cancelled June 2018 Trip / New 2019 Planning Underway
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Cancelled June 2018 Trip / New 2019 Planning Underway

Sorry to hear that you had to cancel and hope for a quick and full recovery, and of course a great trip next year. I chose not to bring my tripod this year and missed some potentially great Milky Way pics--it was clear and awesome almost every night. So hard to get away from lights anymore, and we d...
by Ingo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes

I would prefer a Kevlar canoe for the two of us, but not sure where to obtain one outside of purchase, which is not cheap. Beartrack Outfitters in Grand Marais, MN--on your way to the Voyageur. Sylvania Outfitters in Watersmeet, MI--maybe or maybe not or could be on your way to Houghton/Copper Harb...
by Ingo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 2474

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

Tom wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Looks like the first two have been released: https://www.twincities.com/2018/09/27/w ... or-island/
Pictures & video on NPS site:
https://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/news/pre ... MP_6015844
by Ingo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/3-9/11/2018 Paddling McCargoe - Belle Isle - Duncan - RH - Daisy
Replies: 1
Views: 413

TR 9/3-9/11/2018 Paddling McCargoe - Belle Isle - Duncan - RH - Daisy

Canoe trip with brother Brad. A few years ago I decided I wanted to do a trip with each of my 4 brothers alone. This is the second. Fri, 8/31 NC to Bloomington, IL, 755 miles, ~12.5 hrs Sat, 9/1 Bloomington, IL to Duluth, MN, 520 miles, ~8 hrs Sun, 9/2 Final provisioning at grocery store in Duluth f...
by Ingo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 260
Views: 72890

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Daisy Farm sunrise, 9/11/2018
DSC_5589.jpg
by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Store supply availability- August
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Windigo Store supply availability- August

Midwest Ed wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:28 am
I read somewhere that the Lodge was open an extra week this year, essential through the end of this week (9/9-9/15). Historically they close at the end of the week of Labor Day.
Yes, and it didn't appear to be slowing down.
by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Store supply availability- August
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Windigo Store supply availability- August

thesneakymonkey wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Also maybe helpful to note when we started our hike in Rock harbor the gift shop there was WELL stocked as well. They had upwards of 10 canisters of fuel.
R.H. store was still stocked this week 9/9 (although I didn't count).
by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1588

Re: Electronics

Post trip thoughts: The InReach Mini did it's job of giving my wife peace of mind with daily check-ins and 1 hr updates when we were moving. Will use on future trips. Will write a separate review. Used VHF for weather, as usual, will continue to carry that when paddling for weather and safety. Didn'...
by Ingo
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage
Replies: 2
Views: 937

AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage

But Verizon does not... (my brother has AT&T, I have Verizon :( )
by Ingo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1588

Re: Electronics

I intend to escape from technology on these trips, too. It's hard for me as a millennial, and it seems like the only chance my neck and wrists get from the positions they are in when I use computers and phones. However, my phone and GoPro always tag along with me. I think of it this way: my phone i...