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by hooky
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

My mistake, I shouldn't have referred to it as the Island's facebook page, but rather an Island private group page.

That said, it doesn't change the intent of my post.

I appreciate your opinion, but respectfully don't agree with your conclusions and suggestions.
by hooky
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Unfounded Safety Concerns

I'm a member of the Island's facebook page and I've noticed recently that there is no shortage of people asking questions and offering advice who fall into 2 categories. Parents of children between the ages of 8 and 15 who are staying at the lodge and are concerned if their kids are old enough to ha...
by hooky
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo cabin available for rental in Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Windigo cabin available for rental in Sept

I'm sorry to hear that you're having those issues. Perhaps the opportunity will arise next year as part of a group outing.
by hooky
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

I have found that AT&T provides the best signal in the Barnum/Washington Island/Rock of Ages area. * At Barnum/Washington Islands, I can get one bar of 4G from AT&T, and multiple bars of 4G from ROGERS (Canadian provider). * At the Rock of Ages lighthouse, I can get three bars of 4G from AT&T OR RO...
by hooky
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

Here's a list of outfitters over in MN that may be able to help with your canoe rental. You'll want to look at a map to see where they're located so you're not driving out of your way.

https://www.visitcookcounty.com/service ... rs-guides/
by hooky
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail Tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Trail Tracking

I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a Garmin inreach mini. It will synch with your smartphone. I always take my phone with me and use it as a camera anyway. As I'm getting older, I think it will give my wife a little piece of mind since I'm solo 75% of the time. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/...
by hooky
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 17
Views: 1551

Re: BUGS!

This concentrate is much more economical. Dilute it 19 to 1 for the same 0.5% solution sold in the spray containers. I just put some mixed solution in a bucket and dump the clothes in. Make sure you wear latex or nitrile gloves. Don't get any solution on your skin and rinse thoroughly if you do. Ge...
by hooky
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 17
Views: 1551

Re: BUGS!

This concentrate is much more economical. Dilute it 19 to 1 for the same 0.5% solution sold in the spray containers. I just put some mixed solution in a bucket and dump the clothes in. Make sure you wear latex or nitrile gloves. Don't get any solution on your skin and rinse thoroughly if you do. Ge...
by hooky
Thu May 31, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Splitting Freeze Dried food(Mountain House)
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Splitting Freeze Dried food(Mountain House)

This is basically how I eat on all of hiking trips. Dehydrated food (instead of MH) in freezer bags and use my knit cap as a coozy. In bear country, I use a padded UPS envelope with some relectix inside then stick that back in my vault or bear bag. I totally agree on the mix well. Made that mistake ...
by hooky
Wed May 30, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

I'm a shorts guy and then wear my rain pants if the bugs are bad or if it's too chilly for shorts. Gaiters if it's wet (rain or heavy morning dew). It's not a good back country trip unless you come back with scratches on your legs. :D
by hooky
Mon May 21, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Rock Harbor Lodge - Disability Q
Replies: 4
Views: 390

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: 385

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: 858

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: 2257

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Take your pulk and hot tent.