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by paulbates
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: NCT / Mantistee, take 2
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: NCT / Mantistee, take 2

First of all, thank you. I love the detailed report and photos. Using the link at the bottom of the report I was able to open the photobucket site and squint through the tiles. Using the links I could tie the report photo number to the photobucket site. So +- some PB spamming, it put it back togethe...
by paulbates
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: NCT / Mantistee, take 2
Replies: 4
Views: 190

NCT / Mantistee, take 2

I realize there is a recent thread here on the NCT / Mantistee in this subforum, but I'm looking at close but different stretch to try in May of next year . I'm thinking of starting down by US10 and going straight through up to M55/Caberfae Hwy at the north end of the Udell Hills. The goals are a sc...
by paulbates
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Red River Gorge in Kentucky
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Hi Larry That sounds good. I looked at the area again in gaia and proposed a route. I plotted it out on a public gaia map . Its been a long time for me since I've been there and I enjoyed the visit by map :D (You don't need a gaia account or to log in just to look at the map i published.) I fit in t...
by paulbates
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Red River Gorge in Kentucky
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

I grew up in Cinci and many of my early backpacking trips were in the Red River Gorge. Things have changed a lot trail and access wise, but here are my recommendations having been on sections of this or on similar terrain. You will need to arrange drop offs as they look to be one way stretches now. ...
by paulbates
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 1Sept-6Sept [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 9
Views: 297

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

Nice! Some really long days! Glad you go through the rain and not feeling well. We hiked through in the rain a couple of days and ended up soaked at the campsite... that's difficult!

Thanks for the reports and all of the pictures and videos, really enjoyed it!

Paul
by paulbates
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Drop off

Sure, Paul. I am planning to post a detailed report. Will include the food drop off experience too. I shipped my package! There was issue on the mailing address at USPS, but quick call to the Voyageur II was helpful. By the way, what is the store hours? If it is not until 9, then I will probably ta...
by paulbates
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Senior Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Senior Pass

Yes. I'm close to, but not quite ready for the Senior Pass. Because its unlikely I will go to another NP this year, I bought the Isle Royale specific pass

Have fun on your trip. I just went in August and i want to go back right now!

Paul
by paulbates
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Water sources/Stream in Minong trail
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Water sources/Stream in Minong trail

We recently (8/6 - 8/8) did the Minong east to west. We were fine from McCargoe to Little Todd, with a water fill up at Todd. There were several good streams but they weren't needed. If you won't be stopping at Little Todd and hiking the half mile down to the camp, then water up at the stream crosse...
by paulbates
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: MI-based UL gear cottage industry!
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: MI-based UL gear cottage industry!

Thanks, please do. I planning a trip on the NCT through Manitisee May-ish of next year. Which means there is a bear canister (the first for me) in my future, I'm still leaning towards the long haul for that reason. Will pull the trigger between October and Christmas, and would certainly value the in...
by paulbates
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/5-8/11/2017 [Minong: McCargoe > Windigo + Hugginin] Dad / Daughter Trek
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: TR: 8/5-8/11/2017 [Minong: McCargoe > Windigo + Hugginin] Dad / Daughter Trek

Here is a short video story of our trip down the Minong to go along with the trip report:

https://youtu.be/wHzvcCVrUb0
by paulbates
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Senior Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Senior Pass

Hard to believe, but true. A park pass is all you need to pay for and have to be on the Island. If you're camping, even at your own backcountry sites; there is a form that they will fill out with you to document where you're going, but no fee is charged; you just need to show your park pass. If you ...
by paulbates
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary for 9-4 to 9-10 Feedback/answers
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Itinerary for 9-4 to 9-10 Feedback/answers

I think your routes sound good. For sleeping bags, fyi: Based on the forecast alone , you are right on the temperature edge with your 50 degree sleeping bags. I just backpacked there August 5th - 11th. My bag's comfort range is 45 and I had at least one night where I woke up feeling a little cool. I...
by paulbates
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Drop off

Sorry for late response. I need the food mail at Windigo store on 3Sept(Sunday) morning. I will pick up the food first thing in the morning on Sunday and start my hike back to RH. I am planning to mail my food(no fuel) from Southern Indiana on Monday evening or Tuesday morning. USPS postage calcula...
by paulbates
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Drop off

Good to know! Thanks Paul. Yep.. I didn't see that documented anywhere beforehand. We walked in to the store with our box and asked the couple that seasonally runs the store what it would take to store it for our last few days. There was a form to fill out and the fee is paid when you pick it back ...
by paulbates
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: MI-based UL gear cottage industry!
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: MI-based UL gear cottage industry!

Who knew? https://www.swdbackpacks.com/product-page/long-haul-50l-ul-backpack I know nothing about the merchandise -- I just stumbled across the website and liked the idea of midwestern ultra-lighters. (I think you can see Isle Royale in their logo!) Has anybody had any experience with their produc...