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by JavaHiker
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: The must-see things?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: The must-see things?

For in-depth information about history and culture at Isle Royale check out https://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/historyculture/index.htm. It's a fascinating collection of interactive maps and documented research. Rainbow Cove is just a short 1/2 mile walk from the Feltmann Lake campsites and offer's some...
by JavaHiker
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Weather forecast

The National Weather Service (https://www.weather.gov/) is the agency responsible for all official weather forecasts, as well as issuing weather advisories and warnings. Plus: no stinking ads or stupid click-bait to deal with. I start checking it about a week before a trip, with one final check the ...
by JavaHiker
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 25
Views: 4664

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: JavaHiker, KayakWaves, and Ressorp Email: (at) IM/PM here Hometown: NW Wisconsin and Colorado Arrival Date: 8/5 Departure Date: 8/10 Coming From/Via: GP via Sea Hunter Itinerary: Kayak to Rainbow Cove then Atwood Beach area, and return via Rainbow Cove and Grace Island. Side trips to Feldtmann...
by JavaHiker
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Gaiters?
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Gaiters?

It's been situational for me. I've always taken them when hiking in coastal Washington or Oregon (it's always rainy), but seldom needed them at Isle Royale. Unless it is really rainy, I'm on the Minong Trail, or I'm bushwacking, they tend to just take up space in my pack. Good quality, well broken-i...
by JavaHiker
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

Then why refer to it as the "Islands Facebook page" from the start? That is false. It seems to ridicule people with specific questions, intentionally obfuscate any intended argument being made, and avoids the fact that there is a legitimate source for information. If it were to simply refer to what...
by JavaHiker
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

Then why refer to it as the "Islands Facebook page" from the start? That is false. It seems to ridicule people with specific questions, intentionally obfuscate any intended argument being made, and avoids the fact that there is a legitimate source for information. If it were to simply refer to what ...
by JavaHiker
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

You must be looking at a fake Isle Royale Facebook business page or a private Isle Royale Facebook group page. There is nothing like what you describe on the official National Park Service Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Isle-Royale-National-Park-127161610664143/. The NPS Facebook page is wel...
by JavaHiker
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Houghton Transportation...
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Houghton Transportation...

johnhens wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:44 pm
There is a local taxi service, don't think they have Uber.
Sounds like an unexplored economic opportunity for the non-traditionally retired… :wink:
by JavaHiker
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Now in my top 7 for "must have" cooking gear...
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: Now in my top 7 for "must have" cooking gear...

+1. In related news, we stop by Windigo on Wednesday coming from Hugginin to pick up our 2nd half box o' supplies off of the boat. Maybe we'll see you there. I know the weather can be fickle.. but, have you seen the forecast? :D Paul You can't miss us. We're the people with the 17' sea bobbers. We'...
by JavaHiker
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4

Update at 4:13 PM: "MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF UP TO 16 FEET POSSIBLE." I can handle rolling a kayak, but count me out when it comes to doing it vertically. Hope it works out for you Sneak.. URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI 413 PM EDT THU AUG 3 2017 LAKE SUPERIOR FR...
by JavaHiker
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Now in my top 7 for "must have" cooking gear...
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Now in my top 7 for "must have" cooking gear...

https://www.amazon.com/Reynolds-Wrap-Heavy-Duty-Non-Stick/dp/B008VUCNSS I was skeptical when this first came out, but now I fold and pack some of it for every trip, particularly if I am hoping for fish or have something I need semi-steamed. Seal fish steaks, lemon-pepper spice and olive oil in the w...
by JavaHiker
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Federal Court maintains wolf protection
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Federal Court maintains wolf protection

"Ethan Lane of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association said the court ruling shows why Congress should rewrite the Endangered Species Act to make it less restrictive."
by JavaHiker
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ambitious Trip Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Ambitious Trip Advice

The Feldtmann loop is a wonderful hike, but on your first day with a fully loaded pack your plan makes for long day. Note that from Feldtmann Lake to the top of the ridge the trail is uphill, not a flat walk. You also have to carry all the water you need for that 10 mile stretch.
by JavaHiker
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?

Just curious: what clothing items are you packing, and what type of pack? In addition to the possibility of rain, temperatures by early September can vary wildly. While I try to keep weight down, at that time of year the least I bring is lightweight fleece gloves and a similar hat, along with a seco...
by JavaHiker
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments

I've never had an issue with getting the dregs out of a squeeze tube: opening the bottom and sweeping it with a spork or even just twirling through it with a rolled tortilla does the trick. I'm not sure what I would use mustard or ketchup for on a long trip, but I store spices, syrup, Tabasco, red w...