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by fonixmunkee
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Opening Day Weather

The waves on the lake are insane right now: https://www.theinnonlakesuperior.com/lake-cam/
by fonixmunkee
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong in May?
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Minong in May?

May on the Minong is the perfect time to go. It's always warm up on the ridge line of the Minong, but in May it's not HOT, so it's the perfect temp up there for the strenuous hike.

Rain is always a possibility, no matter what time of year, so you can't plan for that.
by fonixmunkee
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

If I remember right, LifeStraws filter down to .2 microns, well below the suggested .4 margin for Isle Royale that I've seen. My only problem with those is having a water bottle with a big enough mouth to fit the filter in because it is not part of a water container system- I just have the two filt...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society at MM OE 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society at MM OE 2018

If you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area, or are planning on visiting the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo on April 27-29, 2018 , stop by and visit my wife and I at the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society (RoALPS) booth. We'll be there talking about the lighthouse's rest...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1691

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

I ended up letting my wife use my dividend for a new vest.

Did anyone else notice that REI staggered the release of the dividend and the 20% off coupon? Clever bastards.
by fonixmunkee
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

Additions: * Bring enough clean underpants and socks for every day. Don't deviate from this. Trust me. Clean underpants and socks once you get into camp and for the next day's hike will do a lot to make you happy and comfortable. * Bring sunglasses * Bring Gold Bond * Bring hand sanitizer. * Bring ...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1691

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

I just got a tent with my excess dividend from last year. I don't spend mine straight away, the best sales are at season change so I go a 3 season ultralight tent in December for free. ( I can call it free because I don't interest). P.S. The life time satisfaction guarantee has changed a bit. You n...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1691

What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

For those of us who are REI members, dividend season is right around the corner. Keep your eyes on your snail mail and email...notifications should be going out soon. So, what are you going to buy with your dividend and that sweet, sweet, sweet 20% off coupon? I might not even buy camping gear this ...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late May trip to the island
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Late May trip to the island

Late May/early June is my favorite time to visit IR: not many people, no bugs. I've been there when you're going and have hiked through snow, been snowed on, and then never saw snow. It's always a crap-shoot. Don't let "is there going to be snow" worry you. Pack some clothes appropriate for 30 degre...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Timer to Isle Royale!
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: First Timer to Isle Royale!

Welcome to the forums. I'm chuckling at how your definition of "non-heavy-miles" varies from mine... Just some of my personal opinions: * Your itinerary looks really great. Personally, I wouldn't change it. * Moskey Basin is fantastic. * First week of June is my favorite time of year to go to Isle R...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

I've done the three-people-in-a-three person tent dance before, and it's not fun or relaxing. Avoid doing this. You can try making it work in a four-person tent, but I'm still wary. I can find too many things to make that situation undesirable for me. After 13 trips to Isle Royale in a group of four...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Best cell signal at West end of island?

The Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society is researching the possibility of putting a web cam at the lighthouse. It would require an internet connection, and the only way I can think of doing that is with a cellular hot spot. I'm looking to see if anyone has any input on what service has the ...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I'm Coming Back!!
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: I'm Coming Back!!

I think you should skip all that hiking business and come and volunteer on working on the Rock of Ages lighthouse over the summer. :D

We'll take you any way we can get you. Hike on!
by fonixmunkee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Map
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Map

That is a cool, retro map
by fonixmunkee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf decision should be soon
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Wolf decision should be soon

Anxiously awaiting the NPS' decision here.