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by thesneakymonkey
Fri May 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 1755

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

have fun! So jealous!
by thesneakymonkey
Fri May 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How much fuel to bring?
Replies: 7
Views: 2113

Re: How much fuel to bring?

10-12 meals per person? Wow that's a lot of boiling!! I would say 2 of the 8oz canisters (1 for each stove), should do it. The jetboil is quick and the MSR whatever it is will be too. Here is a good article for you: https://thesummitregister.com/stoves-10 ... d-i-carry/
by thesneakymonkey
Thu May 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How much fuel to bring?
Replies: 7
Views: 2113

Re: How much fuel to bring?

It looks like the original MSR article is gone. Any chance anyone saved it? I'm trying to figure out how much fuel i'll need for a trip in June. Thanks! Check the MSR website they still have articles up. I can try to give you a best guess. How many days are you going for? How many people? And which...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat May 05, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Ranger III Reservations
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Ranger III Reservations

In my experience, last year, it took a while. I put in my reservations so early that there wasnt enough staff there to process it. I put in for them January 11th and didn't get an official reservation confirmation until April 10th. They did email me almost right away in January to tell me they would...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Opening Day Weather

fonixmunkee wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:32 pm
The waves on the lake are insane right now: https://www.theinnonlakesuperior.com/lake-cam/
That is a neato live cam fonixmunkee! Thank you for sharing.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time on IR backpacking-trail advice
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: First time on IR backpacking-trail advice

You could just do an east side loop. You could start and end in rock harbor by making a large loop using the RH/Tobin harbor trail and the greenstone. We did a similar trip last year. You can find the video link to our trip here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaiLw0gcGPvZPJdJ3RKpCS3tPyHB1ym...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Opening Day Weather

Yea the weather here in Michigan (LP) is pretty terrible right now. I bet superior is pretty wild right now. I forsee delays for opening day! Cant wait to hear from the first group of hikers!!
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 616

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

Wet wipes go a long way and are not as heavy as a portable shower. Although you do have to pack them out and they create a bit of trash. You also want to remember to start with your face then work your way down with the wipe (not the other way around haha :oops: Although the showers in RH were a lit...
by thesneakymonkey
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First Timer's Gear List
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Re: First Timer's Gear List

You might have to poo between sites. Bring a trowel so you are following LNT. The “deuce of spades” is the lightest trowel on the market (as far as I know), works well and is fairly cheap.
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 251
Views: 58645

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Definitely looks like Moskey. Nice job
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1749

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

Everyone will have their own preferences for packing. OP can figure out what works for them. We can all give different advice and all be successful hiking in our own ways. Either way we can all agree hiking out there is magical! See y’all on the island.
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1749

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

From the NPS for those who want to use a hammock for camping: Leave No Trace: Travel and camp on durable surfaces Hammock use has been steadily increasing on the island but they can significantly impact the landscape or be dangerous if used incorrectly. The only place they can be used is in the alr...
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1749

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

I never sleep in anything I've hiked in. Keeps I wasn’t suggesting to sleep in the zip off pants. I meant to sleep in the baselayers and wear the pants during the day. Why do you need shorts to? I’m lost there. I guess socks are a preference thing. I’d dont feel the need to carry that many but to e...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1749

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

What would you suggest I drop? I wanted to drop the heavier stuff from my first list and add on lighter items so I could layer, and I have people telling me to bring more and then people telling me to bring less, so I don't even know what I'm supposed to believe. I just know to not bring any cotton...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1749

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

Clothing: -3 pairs wool socks -1-2 pair polyester moisture-wicking socks (to sleep in, or extras in case something happens to the wool socks) -4 pairs moisture-wicking boxer briefs (not sure of the material, but it is not cotton) -1 pair athletic shorts -1 pair merino-wool base layer pants -1 pair ...