Search found 362 matches

by tree rattt
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: 2017 User Fee Increase
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: 2017 User Fee Increase

Thanks for that info Hooky and Tom ! That interagency pass looks like one heck of a deal. I never even had a clue such a thing existed .

Just a clarification if I may ask. Forest service= National Forest??? Would such a pass be available at any local Federal office?
by tree rattt
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Novice Backpacker in search of a Solid Meal Plan:-)
Replies: 18
Views: 2282

Re: Novice Backpacker in search of a Solid Meal Plan:-)

I am an eater .....if I am hungry I am cranky! So I pack food heavy :) Breakfast: A few examples. Oatmeal, Mh Bisquits and gravy, granola bars, shelf stable bacon & Mh eggs, cream o wheat. Coffee of course....started making my own dip packets using coffee filter and tying shut. Lunches: Usually a sa...
by tree rattt
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Talk (Ranger's Perspective)
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Isle Royale Talk (Ranger's Perspective)

That sounds like an interesting seminar. The life of the rangers on the isle is interesting. I always enjoy talking to them.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
by tree rattt
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: (Hiking) 6-6 to 6-14 2015 Windigo to Daisey via Malone to Chippewa bushwack
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

Re: TR: (Hiking) 6-6 to 6-14 2015 Windigo to Daisey via Malone to Chippewa bushwack

Donk 67....you are spot in with this assessment! After many family gatherings It is all Tim wants to talk about! When we ask if he wants to go back .........his answer is simply no thanks ....but it sure was fun! Zack doesn't really talk about it. Madeline, well she will follow Daddy an any of his l...
by tree rattt
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: HiKing the Greenstone with a 4 and 9 year old
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: RE: Re: HiKing the Greenstone with a 4 and 9 year old

In my opinion you have some long days in there for a little one....but it looks like you have a day or 2 to play with. Between w ckn bn and hatchet ...water up when you can there is a nice stream in there. The switchbacks are kinda cool when climbing the ridge! This stretch also has some beautiful v...
by tree rattt
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Stream Crossing just before Little Todd (heading West)
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Stream Crossing just before Little Todd (heading West)

I have posted this on my minong trip report ...but they work too good not to mention them again....home built ultra light waders were my solution ....they make getting water easier too :(

There are commercially manufactured ones as well....if you search the web



Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
by tree rattt
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Stream Crossing just before Little Todd (heading West)
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Stream Crossing just before Little Todd (heading West)

We were there 2 yrs ago , about that time too. The water was just below knee deep .....I have a few pics but cant seem to find them at the moment. We went up stream a little, the footing seemed better.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
by tree rattt
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Swimmer's Itch
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Swimmer's Itch

I have had it twice in Lake Superior.The first time was in the Apostle Islands.I was snorkeling in the shallows looking at rocks.I had it head to toe! I had no Idea what it even was! I almost went insane! The second time was out on Grand Island, in cobble cove! I was lubed up with sunscreen....it RE...
by tree rattt
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: HiKing the Greenstone with a 4 and 9 year old
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: HiKing the Greenstone with a 4 and 9 year old

Hey there! I haven't been around much lately, but I saw this and thought I would throw in my 2¢ :) IMHO the 9 yr old will likely not have any issues with the Greenstone. They both sound like real go-getters! With my experience with my Daughter on the island...(she did the Minong at 5) she came out b...
by tree rattt
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Stomach bug after trip
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Stomach bug after trip

I am a firm believer in a good hand washing! At least daily. Find an environmentally safe place, use clean water and wash up. I also recommend good cleaning and sanitize your cook wear and dishes .I like metal, I can heat it up on the stove to kill the nasties.My plastic cup gets boiled . I am curio...
by tree rattt
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Parks to have high speed internet by 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2009

Re: Parks to have high speed internet by 2018

I agree Hooky, keep it out of the back country! In my opinion it is pollution ! Just what I want is internet in the bush :( I don't even take my phone! I am sure I am not alone alone when I say this. If you can't unplug ....GO SOME PLACE ELSE! leave the last wilderness wild! Technology has a place, ...
by tree rattt
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 33
Views: 6077

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Lack of snow this year combined with warm temps,I am betting on early bug hatches!

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
by tree rattt
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: (Hiking) 6-6 to 6-14 2015 Windigo to Daisey via Malone to Chippewa bushwack
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

Re: TR: (Hiking) 6-6 to 6-14 2015 Windigo to Daisey via Malone to Chippewa bushwack

Well I will wrap this up! This day is is a sad one for me. I was informed by my crew, except Madeline. This would be their last trip to the island. The boys had enough! Dad said it was just getting too difficult at his age. I could totally understand everybodies points. It was sad knowing it was the...
by tree rattt
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: (Hiking) 6-6 to 6-14 2015 Windigo to Daisey via Malone to Chippewa bushwack
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

Re: TR: (Hiking) 6-6 to 6-14 2015 Windigo to Daisey via Malone to Chippewa bushwack

6-13-15 Moskey to Daisey Farm Early morning, up at 6 and we decide to skip breakfast.Everyone is psyched to get to Daisey, especially Madeline! She can' t wait to see Candy and Rolph! Tonight was the presentation on the beach and she was coming unglued with excitement! We get packed in record time! ...