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by hooky
Mon May 21, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Rock Harbor Lodge - Disability Q
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Rock Harbor Lodge - Disability Q

I've gotta think that if you've told them that you're trying to accommodate someone with a disability, the odds are good that they'll put you on the first floor.
by hooky
Mon May 21, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: NOAA study of plastics on NPS shoreline
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: NOAA study of plastics on NPS shoreline

Time to give up the Fleece? :roll: Maybe just quit washing it? :shock: I always thought the organic compounds released from various synthetic materials were far more dangerous than the micro-particles. I know the focus is on various life forms that ingest the micro-particles so I guess it's good we...
by hooky
Fri May 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong

How about a mash up of the two itineraries?

Windigo to Feldtmann
Feldtmann to Siskiwit
Siskwit to S Desor
S. Desor to Malone for pick up the next day.

I did this in the fall 2014 and it was very enjoyable. The trail from Ipsheming to Malone was a jungle but still a great hike along lake siskiwit.
by hooky
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 1777

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Take your pulk and hot tent.
by hooky
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Sept trip
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: First time Sept trip

My son and I did the Ranger's first run of the season back in May of 2012. We shared Daisy with 2 other people and you would have never known they were there. We easily scored shelters at 3 Mile, Moskey, Daisy and RH, but had our tent just in case. I would assume that it's the same way in mid-Septem...
by hooky
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

The author of the original comment referenced was indeed ignorant while I characterized it as crude. But he still inadvertently predicted the same result that the newly introduced 20 wolves and their offspring will also, almost certainly, become extirpated once again by the isolation of the Island ...
by hooky
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I saw one comment on wasting tax dollars claiming that the island couldn't support 20 wolves and they'd kill each other off. There is actually some inadvertent truth in that statement (although not in the crude manner the author probably suggested). The Island once had as many as 50 wolves and ulti...
by hooky
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 1777

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

I like the Pictured Rocks idea. A little more tame, but still good views of Superior.
by hooky
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 1777

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Bummer Hobbes. Where are you coming from? Maybe there are other options for a hike that week.
by hooky
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I think the facebook group's comments resemble the comments on the news articles. Many times you'll see someone say something to the point of "Just open a moose hunting season". It's hard to take someone seriously when they don't understand the dynamics of the island and the limitations that come wi...
by hooky
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food dehydrator recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: Food dehydrator recommendations?

Excalibur is currently having a sale. 15% off anything over $199. They also have a nice 4 tray model in the refurbished section for $89!

https://www.excaliburdehydrator.com/
by hooky
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Scoville Point Loop part of the best 100 miles in the NPS
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Scoville Point Loop part of the best 100 miles in the NPS

Lovely walk and very scenic. We did it on my first trip to the island and really glad we did.
by hooky
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

My 1 quart, 3 oz cook pot that's $9.

https://www.amazon.com/Stanco-GS1200-No ... dpSrc=srch
by hooky
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong in May?
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Minong in May?

I'll just wait in anticipation of your ISRO trip report. ;)

Glad to see you back posting here.
by hooky
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Mismanagement of Mexican Wolves
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Mismanagement of Mexican Wolves

What an interesting read. I'd love to sit down with Roy McBride and ask some questions.