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by HikerGal
Wed May 10, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

The trip was great! When we got to the Porkies Ranger Station the Ranger noted which trails had not been checked, which ones were clear, and which ones were a mess. She noted there was going to be a big effort this week to clear the trails. We ended up parking at the Government Peak Trailhead and hi...
by HikerGal
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

Thanks for the reminder on the Permethrin. I was not even thinking about ticks this early in the season

With the recent ice/snow storm in this area I am thinking we need to have a route planned where we do not have to cross any streams!
by HikerGal
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

Thanks for the information. I would not have thought about ticks this early in the season so thanks for bringing it up. I have a friend who got very very sick from a tick bite. I am taking a closer look at the route we are planning. Being on the ridges vs along the lake seems to make more sense this...
by HikerGal
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

Thanks all for the very helpful information! I am no longer too concerned about bears or streams. I would not mind being able to secure a cabin or two along the way but I am told they don't take reservations until May 12. The ranger I spoke with said they are slowly starting to open the cabins and m...
by HikerGal
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Porkies Trip Early May

Good Morning - My daughter and I are planning a 4 day/3 night backpacking trip to the Porkies in very early May. Not my first choice of times to go but I've really wanted to go to the Porkies and the timing works out well; ie - we will be in the "neighborhood". We will be prepared for the cold, poss...
by HikerGal
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fishing Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Fishing Trip

We will be using a boat. And apparently fishing for lake trout.

Thanks!
by HikerGal
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fishing Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Fishing Trip

I am looking for some information on when might be the best time to go to IR fishing in Lake Superior. Let me start with we are backpackers, not boaters, so we are looking for a more "backpacking" experience and not a "boating" experience. And I am not a fisherperson but I am hooked on IR so I will ...
by HikerGal
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Looking for 2 person UL tent
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: Looking for 2 person UL tent

My friend bought a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4. I borrowed it (probably too many times) so then I got my own. Then I bought a Copper Spur UL3. During the most recent REI sale I bought my daughter a UL2 for Christmas (shhh). I have tried other tents but really really really got hooked on these. So ligh...
by HikerGal
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Hiking suggestions in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Hiking suggestions in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

Thanks all for the suggestions. I am seriously looking into the Manistee River Trail. Are there any restrictions on camping along the NCT section? I'd like to break that stretch up. Also, there does not look like there is any reasonable access to water along the NCT section. It would be nice to get ...
by HikerGal
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Hiking suggestions in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Hiking suggestions in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

I'm looking for suggestions for preferably a 3 night, 4 day hike somewhere in the upper part of the lower peninsula, or not too far across the bridge. Maybe 20 miles total and few people. I am looking at the last weekend in September or early/mid-October. Probably even a little ways across the bridg...
by HikerGal
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Swimmer's Itch
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: Swimmer's Itch

The Park Ranger said it was swimmer's itch and when I did some research I was positive it was. It came on very quickly after we got out of the water and air dried. My daughter, who had also gone in the same water, towel dried and she got very very few bites. It was a very miserable experience. Not s...
by HikerGal
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

Re: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake

Thanks for all the information on this incident. As careful as you try to be, things happens, and you want to be able to learn from them; I would have never thought to use an outhouse door for a backboard. When we got to Hatchet Lake (June 30 ) it was after we had just hiked a good part of the day i...
by HikerGal
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

Re: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake

A friend of mine said he recently (last week or two?) saw something on channel 4 (?) Detroit news about this incident. I've tried to see if I could find anything online but have not been able to. Seems it was maybe two females, one ended up being strapped to an outhouse door that was removed to tran...
by HikerGal
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Jetfoil fuel/Windigo after Sept. Close
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Jetfoil fuel/Windigo after Sept. Close

Two years ago we went after Labor Day but flew into Rock Harbor. I called a few weeks ahead to the Ranger Station (don't recall exactly where) and they checked and still had fuel and said they would hold a canister under my name. I was a little nervous as if it did not work we'd be eating cold, crun...
by HikerGal
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water Treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

Re: Water Treatment

Hmmm... I have used the Platypus Gravity Works water filter all the times I have been on IR. No further UV or chemical treatment. I have gotten water from inland lakes and Lake Superior. Have I, and my hiking buddies, just been lucky to not have had any problem? I am not sure how I missed this criti...