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by fonixmunkee
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

1) Toilet paper is usually available at the outhouses; the NPS does a good job stocking them. However, always bring a roll of TP. It's mult-use. And you never know if you need to make a pit stop on the trail.

2) Showers are free in Lake Superior. :P
by fonixmunkee
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: History
Topic: What if Lake Superior was gone?
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: What if Lake Superior was gone?

I remember over the last few years when the lake level was down so low... It felt like a lot of these fears in this article would be realized. It was terrifying hearing Captain Don saying that the Wenonah couldn't make the run to Isle Royale because it couldn't even get into the harbor in Grand Port...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]

Is building an improved dock been moved up the schedule? T I'm sure they'd like it moved up the priority list, but that decision is outside of the group's decision-making cycle. From my understanding, the NPS is a large component of when a new dock will get built, and then there's the question of f...
by fonixmunkee
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]
Replies: 7
Views: 325

TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]

My wife and I were fortunate enough in 2017 to take part in the volunteer program for restoring the Rock of Ages lighthouse. This project, headed by the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society, (ROALPS) is in its first year taking volunteers. It will continue to promote the volunteer program th...
by fonixmunkee
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water shoes for lakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Water shoes for lakes?

Bring watershoes, I always regret not bringing them.
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Superior Hiking Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Superior Hiking Trail

I thought about starting another forum for the Superior Hiking Trail that was similar to this, but the interest didn't seem to be there...as someone has mentioned, the Facebook group is pretty active for attaining the same thing a forum would do. However, my mind could be changed with a $15 donation...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Trekking Poles

I always use trekking poles. I feel like it helps me balance myself a lot.
by fonixmunkee
Mon May 29, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report May 19-22 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Trip report May 19-22 2017

Is the "most fun day" statement sarcasm? :)
by fonixmunkee
Mon May 29, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone W. vs. Lake Ritchie
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Chickenbone W. vs. Lake Ritchie

West Chickenbone will be buggy, regardless of the time of year. It will also be much busier. Lake Richie isn't AS buggy as W. Chickenbone. You're often alone there, too. There's a slightly higher chance of seeing moose here, too. The rocks at Lake Richie are a great place to sun yourself during the ...
by fonixmunkee
Fri May 19, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Transporting Boardwalks
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Transporting Boardwalks

This is incredible. Thank you for sharing this pic.
by fonixmunkee
Fri May 19, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Current weather conditions for Isle Royale on web?
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

Re: [DISCUSSION] Current weather conditions for Isle Royale on web?

Chorizo wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 12:45 pm
OK, here we go. I called Houghton and the ranger kindly emailed me this link. Were headed over on Monday 5/22. Time to start watching the forecast.
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... TextType=2
Thanks Chorizo. I'll update the stickied post.
by fonixmunkee
Wed May 17, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Current weather conditions for Isle Royale on web?
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

Re: Current Weather Conditions for Isle Royale are on the Web

This link is dead. These were nice forecasts as they were (as noted above) what you would find at the ranger stations. Anyone have an updated link? Couldn't find one at a glance. I did a quick Google and got this, but there's no reports currently published: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?s...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 4588

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition

I ended up not buying a new sleeping bag or quilt because I FOUND MY OLD SLEEPING BAG after SEVEN YEARS of it being missing.

Instead I bought some new ski poles and some new lock cylinders for my bike rack. BORING.
by fonixmunkee
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 11148

Re: Guess What Campground?

Topic locked and split into a new topic, "Guess What Campground? Volume II," found here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3290
by fonixmunkee
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Rock of Ages light house restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Rock of Ages light house restoration

I signed up as a volunteer, and apparently got accepted. My wife and I are going to be spending a week at the Rock of Ages lighthouse this summer. Any one else get in?