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by thesneakymonkey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 378

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: 146

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: 14
Views: 378

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: 371

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: 506

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: 250
Views: 56322

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: 1246

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: 1246

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: 1246

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: 1246

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: 1246

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 ...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First Timer's Gear List
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: First Timer's Gear List

Trim your stuff sack game...too many there. Forget the chair or the sit pad (pick one) No radio needed Way too many clothing items. Trim that back. One hiking pair and one sleeping pair. + Outer layer for insulation and rain. No more. (way too many socks and underwear). Your camp shoes look heavy. C...
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

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

Clothing: 2 pairs wool socks good plan 1 or 2 pairs cotton socks (to sleep in, or add layers in case my tootsies get cold) No cotton. Bring a pair of fluffy oversized wool socks for sleeping in. 1 pair is fine. Never wear them hiking just for bed 2 pairs moisture-wicking boxer-briefs good plan 1 pai...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1654

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

Wow didn't know that about the season pass. We have the REI credit card so our dividends are usually quite large (you get a % back on all purchases REI or not). You can wait and just cash the dividend out (they will send you a check) in July. We usually do that unless we need something from REI. Tha...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

Try this:https://www.packitgourmet.com/Special-Needs-Diets.html. There are not a ton of options but they do offer vegan, low sodium, gluten free, dairy free, and veg options. Might offer a little variety to what you already have. I really like their food!