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by Tortuga
Sat May 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa

With my own early trip turning into a September trip, it’s reports like this that keep me sane. So thankful for the shared stories! As for hiker appetite, you’re not alone! I think we have a tendency to drink less water than we need causing various degrees of dehydration. One of the biggest symptoms...
by Tortuga
Mon May 21, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Where to spend a day?
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Where to spend a day?

Where are you coming from?
by Tortuga
Sun May 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Padded Cells
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Padded Cells

So my mind immediately went here before opening the thread :oops: :

Image
by Tortuga
Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

No fish in Hatchet or Desor? High mercury in Angleworm and Siskiwit? And I've never even heard of a pumpkinseed fish!

The more you know...
by Tortuga
Mon May 07, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Ranger III Reservations
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Ranger III Reservations

Queen out of copper harbor has online reservations. Super easy and immediate, and a shorter boat ride (although a longer drive up).
by Tortuga
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Sept trip
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: First time Sept trip

Nights in order: Daisy Farm, McCargoe Cove, Moskey Basin, and 3-Mile.
by Tortuga
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 1779

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

What are the chances the first Queen IV trip on May 14th gets pushed back? I don't mind what kind of craziness is going on on the island itself, I just want to be able to get to the island. I think you’ll be fine. I’d bet money you’ll hit some snow on the island though. I’m moving my trip back a co...
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1183

Re: Opening Day Weather

I'll give it another week before pulling the trigger, but with the Voyageur postponing the first trip from 5/5 to 5/12, it looks like I'm moving my trip back 2-3 weeks. Temps in the UP not expected to go much past 40 for the rest of April. Can only imagine the Isle will still have knee-deep snow for...
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I saw one comment on wasting tax dollars claiming that the island couldn't support 20 wolves and they'd kill each other off. There is actually some inadvertent truth in that statement (although not in the crude manner the author probably suggested). The Island once had as many as 50 wolves and ulti...
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 1779

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

FF7Cid wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:33 am
If you're still thinking of MN - Boundary Waters and Superior Hiking Trail are both awesome options!
To be honest they will both probably have their own accessibility issues. :(
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I don't know if you noticed the suggestion that ISRO might be closed as early as this fall to allow the unmolested introduction of the new wolves. I, for one, would gladly forgo a fall trip to make the reintroduction more manageable. Might be hard to stop people that don't take the commercial vesse...
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I think this is the singularly most divisive issue for members on the Facebook group. Personally, I don't see how people can oppose reintroduction. Knowing the population was hit hard by human action (bringing a canine to the island and introducing parvo), and that climate change is leading to fewer...
by Tortuga
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1183

Re: Opening Day Weather

The winter that doesn’t end has me thinking about moving my trip back a couple weeks. I was looking forward to a less busy trip but I really don’t want to go full-out winter getup. I’m sure I’ll feel differently when the time comes but pictures like this are a little bummer :lol:
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

Also just ordered one of the pocket showers. I’m doing a 12 day trip and the Windigo showers apparently won’t be open yet. I’m taking the rehydrating wet wipes but that won’t cut it for 12 days.
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

What’s there not to love about this? :lol:

Still probably one of the best showers I ever had, in spite of hair clogs, spiders, and standing water