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by torpified
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Reintroduction of Lynx
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Reintroduction of Lynx

I would love to see a lynx in the wild! One of my favorite pictures in my guide to north american mammals is of a lynx hunting in the snow. The article says, and I've seen it said elsewhere, that the Island's original charismatic megafauna were caribou and lynx. Did the latter hunt the former? (I ca...
by torpified
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: More on Algae blooms
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: More on Algae blooms

Got it! And here is where I confess that I hadn't linked the names either of the poison or the bacteria to the name on the color printer cartridge, which I hadn't (ahem) realized was the name of a color. (I figured they'd made up "Cyan" because Crayola had trademarked all the real words for blue and...
by torpified
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: More on Algae blooms
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: More on Algae blooms

Thanks. And: Yikes!

Would it be wrong for me to infer from the name of the bacterium implicated in these blooms that the poison in the lake is cyanide, or something like it?
by torpified
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: MI-based UL gear cottage industry!
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: MI-based UL gear cottage industry!

I'm eagerly awaiting delivery of a full-suspension 35L Superior, with loadlifters and shoulder pouches. I had the same experience with the customer service while ordering, and I'm looking forward to shouldering the merchandise!
by torpified
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: trail runners?

I wonder how much of the sense of affront came from the apparent rudeness of the runner encountered? (#7: Be Considerate of Other Visitors.) The post also prompts a question about etiquette. I'm a big yielder when I'm solo---there's just one of me, and I'm little and mobile, so it's easy for me to g...
by torpified
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

trail runners?

It's quiet around here. I don't want to start a fight, but I'm seriously curious about whether other peoples' reactions to trail runners on Isle Royale (I mean humans darting down the trail, not shoe choices) conform to the one expressed in this post: https://michigantrailmaps.wordpress.com/2017/09/...
by torpified
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/16/17 to 7/22/17 - Windigo to RH
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: TR: 7/16/17 to 7/22/17 - Windigo to RH

Awesome report! I especially enjoyed the account of the moose encounter and the idyllic trail beyond. Thanks!
by torpified
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9-8 to 9-16 2017 Rock Harbor to Windigo with kayking and back.
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: TR 9-8 to 9-16 2017 Rock Harbor to Windigo with kayking and back.

very cool trip and report! Now I can add "being stalked by a moose" to my growing list of things to fear on the Minong . . . .
by torpified
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor

Thanks for the report! The holstein made me giggle.

I'd just begun to think I was ready to try the Minong when I read about the guy who encountered water 4 ft deep. That's roughly my chin! Is that representative of dam-impacted trail conditions, or was he way off course?
by torpified
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: NCT / Mantistee, take 2
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: NCT / Mantistee, take 2

I haven't walked either stretch but I'm curious about both -- so I'm following!
by torpified
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]

Thanks-- that is some excellent coverage. I love the moose video! Sorry about the soggy feet. I usually walk in trail runners and dirty girl gaiters (which you might want to check out if you're looking for light and snug: https://dirtygirlgaiters.com/ ). I've learned to use waterproof hiking boots a...
by torpified
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Windigo in 2.5 days on Labor Day Weekend - Advice on Itinerary
Replies: 18
Views: 904

Re: Rock Harbor to Windigo in 2.5 days on Labor Day Weekend - Advice on Itinerary

Hooray! That sounds like a dream trip. Please do put a report up.
by torpified
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hidden Lake to Lane Cove
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Hidden Lake to Lane Cove

Congratulations on the water taxi! It'll be cool to motor around Stoll Point. I tried to arrange the same taxi ride last year, but proved inadequate to the logistical challenges. This means I got to walk between Lookout Louise and the Mt Franklin junction in *both* directions this year. It's smooth ...
by torpified
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hidden Lake to Lane Cove
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Hidden Lake to Lane Cove

It might be easier/quicker/more efficient (than arranging transport from rock harbor to hidden lake dock and walking to Lane Cove from there) to head directly to Lane Cove from Rock Harbor: take either the Rock Harbor or the Tobin Harbor (quicker) trail to the Mt Franklin trail, then up and over the...
by torpified
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: List of Lightweight backpacking equipment suppliers
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: List of Lightweight backpacking equipment suppliers

Thanks! Somewhere in that list there must be the geniuses who are fabricating gear out of upsydaisium . . . .