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by paulbates
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: MI-based UL gear cottage industry!
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: MI-based UL gear cottage industry!

I ordered my Long Haul today. SWD are very responsive, helpful and friendly. My torso measurement was on the edge of the longest offered, and they provided instructions for spec'ing longer version in the order notes. Probably get it in a month or so.

Paul


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by paulbates
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: trail runners?

Yeh I think the nature of the encounter was a lot of it. Somebody going for a record time or whatever does not overrule #7. I don't care if someone runs, but choosing to do that doesn't create a priority over my own safety. Some of this is about what part of IR you're hiking. We saw a lot of narrow ...
by paulbates
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: trail runners?

I wouldn't trail run, but wouldn't mind within boundaries. If I catch your drift of where this is going, probably some informal etiquette should be involved. Mine? The onus is on the runner to slow to a walk to negotiate getting around me and especially hikers in groups. Some people may not be as mo...
by paulbates
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 24
Views: 1727

Re: Hammock friendly campsites

Just got back from a trip last Friday and here's what I found that can add to the discussion: We stayed at McCargoe too. We had our pick of the 3 sites and ended up following the previous advice of site #2. The trail to the central fire ring / dock is a a little long, a little rocky and changed my ...
by paulbates
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/16/17 to 7/22/17 - Windigo to RH
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: TR: 7/16/17 to 7/22/17 - Windigo to RH

Great report, thanks! Took a trip with my young adult daughter this summer. It's great to have something in common to transition into their adult life!


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by paulbates
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor

I'd love to see some photos of these dam(n) crossings. This is a video I watched before going that shows a before and after of the most Easterly (and not the worst) one. It's all worth watching, but the dam specific part starts near time index 8:20 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PMq8-8yuTbg Paul Sen...
by paulbates
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 7
Views: 316

TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor

Great trip report, thank you! I went across them in early August going east to west. Trekking poles were important from Todd harbor on, critical from little Todd on. I fell back once on the last dam but it was on the dam itself so my pride got more soaked than anything else.. except my feet [emoji23...
by paulbates
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: NCT / Mantistee, take 2
Replies: 4
Views: 238

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: 238

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: 153

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: 153

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 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [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: 689

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: 5
Views: 276

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: 218

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...