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by gwpruitt
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/3-7/6, 2015 [Hiking] [RH-Lane-RH]
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: TR: 7/3-7/6, 2015 [Hiking] [RH-Lane-RH]

Thanks for the trip report. Always bring a little DEET for those pesky mosquitoes. ...the other side has the cross country regulations (which they never had me sign) and this side has a revision date of 9/29/14. I've added a copy of the most recent Off Trail Camping Rules you sent me to the thread ...
by gwpruitt
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/3-7/6, 2015 [Hiking] [RH-Lane-RH]
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: TR: 7/3-7/6, 2015 [Hiking] [RH-Lane-RH]

Update: Regarding the Cross County map that I indicated was different than what is posted on the forums here...they are handing out (at least when I was there) an older version from 2010. The version currently posted on the forums is from 2012. But get this...its a 2 sided copy...the other side has ...
by gwpruitt
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/3-7/6, 2015 [Hiking] [RH-Lane-RH]
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

TR: 7/3-7/6, 2015 [Hiking] [RH-Lane-RH]

Hi all...here is my trip report...spelling errors and all...this is a different type of trip for the 3 of us (myself, wife, and 14yo son). We wanted to spend more time enjoying the island and not hiking miles each day. Hope you enjoy. Thursday July 2nd Not much to say here….the 10 hour drive to Copp...
by gwpruitt
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Island Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: Island Temperature

Ditto. Down sweater packed as well. Driving to copper harbor tomorrow. My fist trip 3 years ago, we woke to 36 degrees on July 3rd.
Be prepared. ..


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by gwpruitt
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backcountry/CrossCountry Questions - Stick Stoves
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Backcountry/CrossCountry Questions - Stick Stoves

Wonderful...thanks for the followup!
by gwpruitt
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backcountry/CrossCountry Questions - Stick Stoves
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Backcountry/CrossCountry Questions - Stick Stoves

Thanks for the ideas. It shall be an adventure. I will be sure to report back.

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by gwpruitt
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backcountry/CrossCountry Questions - Stick Stoves
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Backcountry/CrossCountry Questions - Stick Stoves

Tom - Thanks for your view on the stick stove...and like I said...once boots are on the ground things may change.

Do you have any recommendations for more favorable crosscountry explorations?

Thanks!
by gwpruitt
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backcountry/CrossCountry Questions - Stick Stoves
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Backcountry/CrossCountry Questions - Stick Stoves

I am soon heading back to Isle Royale for my 3rd trip. As with many of the others - i just cant seem to get enough of Isle Royale. This trip will be a bit different. We (3) will be using hammocks and plan to obtain a cross country permit and plan on exploring the area on the northeast part of the is...
by gwpruitt
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Favorite Mountain House meals
Replies: 44
Views: 9648

Re: Favorite Mountain House meals

you cant dehydrate them at home... but you can freeze dry them... slightly less complicated and less efficient method to what MH uses, but it can be done! To clarify - I think you have it backwards...you can only dehydrate at home - not freeze dry unless you have some very special equipment...Freez...
by gwpruitt
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Early June Update?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Early June Update?

Thanks all...I was there last year the first week of July...no bugs at all. Just a few on Tobin Harbor trail on our last segment.

Guess one really never knows as so much depends on local moisture, temps, and winds.

As they say....Be Prepared!
by gwpruitt
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: DEET: Spray or Lotion?
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: DEET: Spray or Lotion?

I ordered some more picaridin today...have had good luck with it. Its not as stinky as Deet and easier on your skin.

(note I also pack a small deet backup)!
by gwpruitt
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Early June Update?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Early June Update?

Heading over to IR on the 16th of June....so if anyone has any bug updates between now and then - please post!

Thanks in advance!
by gwpruitt
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: ice
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: ice

amazing!
by gwpruitt
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary August 1-6
Replies: 20
Views: 3039

Re: Itinerary August 1-6

Matt - We (family of 4) did a somewhat similar trip last July (early) as our first trip to the island. In hindsight I wish we had done less miles and spent more time enjoying the island. I think you will find the hiking on IR to be harder than a lot of other places. Trails are usually rocks and root...
by gwpruitt
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Southwest MI back country camping
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: Southwest MI back country camping

You can also try Ely Lake
http://www.allegancounty.org/Government ... government

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