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by JavaHiker
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Houghton Transportation...
Replies: 5
Views: 199

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: 300

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: 278

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: 300

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: 105

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: 176

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: 9
Views: 350

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: 1105

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...
by JavaHiker
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments

As a make your own, I've found these indispensable: https://www.rei.com/product/696007/coghlans-squeeze-tubes-package-of-2. I fill one with PB and the other with Nutella, and place in a zip lock bag with tortillas and a small bottle of honey (or mix in the same tube). These are always packed in a si...
by JavaHiker
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1709

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

While we typically stay at one of the area hotels before and after a trip, the Grand Marais municipal campground is actually pretty nice. Note that you can also pay just to use the showers there after a trip to the BWCA or Isle Royale. From personal experience, do not count on any Verizon service on...
by JavaHiker
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]
Replies: 7
Views: 330

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

It's humbling to know that people freely give the most important of possessions in life, their time and knowledge, to the betterment and stewardship of our collective cultural and natural resources. Thank you for your volunteer service.
by JavaHiker
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 22
Views: 2521

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Royale Ramble 2017 with JavaHiker, MaryBeetle and PaddleGirl Email: (at) IM here Hometown: NW Wisconsin Arrival Date: 8.9.17 Departure Date: 8.15.17 Coming From/Via: GP via the Seahunter III Itinerary: Kayak to Long Point, Atwood Beach and Point Houghton area for a few days and return. Notes/O...
by JavaHiker
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Wi-Fi at Rock Harbor
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Wi-Fi at Rock Harbor

Respect to those who wish to "stay connected," but occasionally I have a need to be a lesser member of the Hominini tribe ( H. habilis , or H. ergaster perhaps?). Too few places remain in the lower 48 where one can completely disconnect from electronic communications, including the demonic nature of...
by JavaHiker
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 22
Views: 1340

Re: Hammock friendly campsites

JackieK- We've done the FLoop (my wife's name for it) a number of times and my initial feeling is that there are locations for hanging a hammock/hammock tent at many of the campsites along that route. Siskiwit may be a little skimpy but I believe there is at least one campsite with trees close. The ...
by JavaHiker
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Solo Kayaking inland lakes.
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Solo Kayaking inland lakes.

It's a personal preference, but I'm not a fan of portaging inflatables. Even portaging something like a packraft numerous times may really stress the material it is made of. Note that there is little trail maintenance in the backcountry late in the season: if trees blow down they will stay there unt...