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by vgeh
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]

Great trip report, but sad to see all the "fails." I can't believe how fast you hike (run). P.S., you are also the first person to use Reddit for a trip report on the forum. Congrats! Thanks! Actually when I see the report or just recall my experience, all I could say is positives. The cons are par...
by vgeh
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]

Just my opinion, but the totally waterproof nature of the glove added to (or probably was responsible for) the water logging of the skin on your hands and fingers. All perspiration and moisture from outside is trapped and has only one place to go, into your skin. I too have the same opinion. I did ...
by vgeh
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]

Those are some heavily saturated feet and hands. Were you wearing nitrile gloves? At least you have some nice weather during daylight hours. I was using a Neoprene gardening gloves(link below) for rain protection. But I kept removing the glove for various reasons(food, phone, etc) so my hands were ...
by vgeh
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]

Thanks-- that is some excellent coverage. I love the moose video! Sorry about the soggy feet. I usually walk in trail runners and dirty girl gaiters (which you might want to check out if you're looking for light and snug: https://dirtygirlgaiters.com/ ). I've learned to use waterproof hiking boots ...
by vgeh
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Windigo in 2.5 days on Labor Day Weekend - Advice on Itinerary
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: Rock Harbor to Windigo in 2.5 days on Labor Day Weekend - Advice on Itinerary

Hooray! That sounds like a dream trip. Please do put a report up. I posted the report in reddit and shared here https://isleroyaleforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3447&p=23268#p23268 If some important content needed for the forum is missing, please let me know. I posted reddit report to save my time....
by vgeh
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 9
Views: 319

TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]

Here is the trip report I posted in Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ultralight/comments/6yyi2h/trip_report_isle_royale_national_park_100_miles/?utm_content=title&utm_medium=hot&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=Ultralight I wanted to post here in the forum directly but due to formatting issues it would ta...
by vgeh
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Windigo in 2.5 days on Labor Day Weekend - Advice on Itinerary
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: Rock Harbor to Windigo in 2.5 days on Labor Day Weekend - Advice on Itinerary

Thank you everyone here in the forum for all the help in the past couple of months. Got back to Columbus, IN this morning after great adventure at Isle Royale. Was able to manage most of my planned itinerary. About 100+ backpacking miles in total from 1Sept-6Sept, 2017. Backpacked from RH to Windigo...
by vgeh
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Water sources/Stream in Minong trail
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Water sources/Stream in Minong trail

Thanks ARRC and Paul!
by vgeh
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:27 pm
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 vgeh
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Water sources/Stream in Minong trail
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Water sources/Stream in Minong trail

Hello, Any water sources other than inland lakes in Minong trail? Are the creeks shown in NatGeo map reliable source? Trip is first week of Sept.- just couple of days left! I am thinking if I should account 1 mile(half in and half out to get water from inland lakes or Lake Superior) or just manage t...
by vgeh
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Algae Bloom Water Warning In Effect for Lake Ritchie and Chickenbone Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Algae Bloom Water Warning In Effect for Lake Ritchie

Thanks for the timely info! Need to update my plan.
by vgeh
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:37 pm
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 calculat...
by vgeh
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Duncan Bay Narrows from Lookout Louise
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Duncan Bay Narrows from Lookout Louise

Lol, glad I asked. Then, I would not hike to Lookout Louise as out & back LL the same day would not be possible to accommodate in my trip schedule. Thanks!
by vgeh
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone Ridge Trail - Water availability bn South Desor and Windigo
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Greenstone Ridge Trail - Water availability bn South Desor and Windigo

Thanks Ingo and Paul.
I am going to send an email. If not would probably need to carry additional water bottle.
by vgeh
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Drop off
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Drop off

Good timing, Paul. I was about to send you a message about drop off/pick up after reading your trip report. Thanks for pointing out to your trip report in my thread. Did you drop off the package at Windigo in person or was it a mail? I am thinking if I can mail part of my trip food to Windigo Store ...