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by Tortuga
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 483

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 Tortuga
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 6/18: RH; CH-McCC-RH
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: TR 6/18: RH; CH-McCC-RH

Sounds like a really great trip! Being disappointed that my own Spring sojourn has turned into an Autumnal one, I rely on these reports to keep me going. Thank you!
by Tortuga
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Restaurant opens tomorrow!
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Restaurant opens tomorrow!

After 8 days on the island last June the one thing I was looking most forward to was a big pile of steaming hot fries. Guess what they didn't have? :lol:

At least the beer and brat were good.
by Tortuga
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Tuna wraps!
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Tuna wraps!

Before I stopped eating animal products this was a standby for me. Those packs were great to add to your regular food like Ramen or Knorr sides or like you did add just to a tortilla. I also liked the foil chicken packets as well. The trash does get kind of nasty to carry around after a few days in ...
by Tortuga
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]

Love it! When I drove up to Copper Harbor from Chicago last June on a very planned trip I almost made it to Milwaukee before realizing I forgot... my BOOTS. I made the expensive decision to stop at REI in the Milwaukee burbs rather than make 4-hour detour to go home. My first trip was the same as yo...
by Tortuga
Sat May 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa
Replies: 18
Views: 963

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: 714

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: 430

Re: Padded Cells

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

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by Tortuga
Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

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: 532

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: 890

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: 2274

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: 1546

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: 1148

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: 2274

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. :(