Today, a group of strong voyaguers pushed north in search of the Canadian border. Once they hit the Border, they will track east along its lakes and rivers until they meet the mighty Grand Portage. Though the voyage to the Portage is a challenge itself, it is the NINE-MILE PORTAGE that really tests ones strength and endurance.
Click on the picture of the Grand Portage group and you will be taken to their route. This week we are excited to introduce a new tracking and emergency contact device called Delorme InReach. With the Delorme you will be able to follow each trips progress as they explore the North woods of Minnesota. An added safety feature with the Delorme is its ability to send and receive text messages. So, instead of responding to a call for assistance without knowing the issue, we now will be able to stay in constant communication with our groups wherever they travel.
Once you are redirected to the tracking page, you will see a number of arrows with the name of the trips for the week. These arrows indicate the groups' current locations. If you see your trip's arrow, click on the little (+) button to reveal their track. If you do not see your trip's arrow refer to the table of trip names on the upper left hand side of your screen. Here you will be able to click on your trip name and then the little icon near the top of the table titled CENTER. This will then center your trip's arrow on the map for you to reveal their track.
This week the following trips our departing: Grand Portage (Monday), North Shore Rock-Climbing (Tuesday), Lake Saganaga Fishing (Wednesday), Devil's Kettle Hike and Fly-Fishing (Wednesday). Feel free to explore the new tracking page when you have a moment and leave a comment or email us if you have any questions.
As we have said in the past with the SPOT devices, the main function of the Delorme device is for emergency contact while in the wilderness. If battery power is low, the guides are instructed to turn the tracking feature off to conserve power in case emergency contact is needed.