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by Ingo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

So what's the opinion on whether a canoe portage from somewhere on the Tobin Harbor trail to Three Mile CG is any sort of reasonable option, in the situation where the Rock Harbor Channel weather is too rough? I remember reading about someone who tried this and apparently there's no good place to t...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Safer? In general, I'd say no. Easier? Yes, if the weather is solid. Tookers (and Rock Harbor in general) is more exposed and can find you laid up on shore. Both from general size of the body of water, as well as there are some unprotected areas where rollers from the South can rock in. Tobin and D...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Sounds like you got it under control. (at least the issues, if not the decisions ...)
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

Ingo... we are arriving in Rock Harbor via the Ranger II... but was thinking about using the Voyageur for the 2pm pick up at Belle Isle (portaging into the bay).. OR... arranging a water taxi pick up at Duncan Narrows. Does that make sense to you??? Unfortunately the Voyageur II schedule doesn't li...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September Itinerary Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: September Itinerary Advice

I guess thinking about it more, a short day after Hugginin means a long "free" day at Windigo. I was hoping for a shower at the Windigo end of my trip, but I guess the store will be closed by that point. I'm assuming there should be other things to check out, since it's almost a rest day at that po...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September Itinerary Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: September Itinerary Advice

I'd keep Huginnin in the plan and and have the alternative as Plan B if you feel you need a couple shorter days at that point. And there's nothing wrong with I.M. so long as there's water. Thought it was a pretty spot on a knoll in the woods.
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best Time of Year to Visit - May or August?
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Best Time of Year to Visit - May or August?

Here's what I brought last year for a late May/early June trip: - 35 deg bag with a liner - R-4 pad Clothes: - T-shirt - Nylon shirt - Mid-weight base layer (top) - Mid-weight+ fleece - Rain Jacket - Nylon zip-off pants (zip-off not required) - Mid-weight base layer (bottoms) - Rain Pants - 4 pair s...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: First trip coming up this month.. need advice!

As pointed out, the campsite issue shouldn't be your deciding factor, since you can just as well have full paddling/boating sites. But folks are expected to, and do, double up when things get full so you shouldn't have to move on. But if you do decide to paddle and are taking the Voyageur II, you co...
by Ingo
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First trip advice - staying at RH for 3 nights late Aug
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: First trip advice - staying at RH for 3 nights late Aug

Somehow it seems you see moose when you least expect, and you don't in the places folks tell you to look. Kinda like the old saying about catching a butterfly. You have a chance to see one anywhere, including around Rock Harbor and even possibly outside your door. So just be alert, quiet, and watchf...
by Ingo
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time visiting - one night
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: First time visiting - one night

... so I will likely do the Scoville Hike the day I get there and the canoe/mini hike to Lookout Louise the next morning before the 2:45p ferry. It's no fun to feel rushed. Especially on IR :). Also, the lodge transports all your gear between the boat and your room, so if you like to bring a cooler...
by Ingo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time visiting - one night
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: First time visiting - one night

A couple more thoughts: - I think the Scollville Pt loop (4 miles) is the best hike on the island, so would do that for sure. It's a flat easy hike, but allow time to explore along the shore and just hang out on the rocks when you get there. - Instead of the water taxi to Daisy Farm, consider doing ...
by Ingo
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: warning: Echinococcus granulosus / hydatid tapeworm eggs are NOT killed by hand sanitizer [very long post]
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: warning: Echinococcus granulosus / hydatid tapeworm eggs are NOT killed by hand sanitizer [very long post]

The relevant question for folks is should I be concerned and what should I do? Yes, tapeworm is known to exist on the island, therefore you should filter or boil all water you consume and avoid potential contamination of eating/drinking utensils with untreated water (e.g. don’t rinse your dishes in ...
by Ingo
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time to Isle Royale - hike and paddle
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: First time to Isle Royale - hike and paddle

It’s not the most backcountry plan, but something I’ve done a couple times and never been bored. You will see boats on Rock Harbor. But you hopefully get to Caribou Island with a great pebble beach, a visit to and up the lighthouse across the channel, Edison Fishery, and the wolf/moose researchers c...
by Ingo
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: [Q] Staying logged in on Google Chrome
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: [Q] Staying logged in on Google Chrome

Firefox and Safari seem ok (so far).