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by pyrowaves
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Aurora caught on webcam
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Aurora caught on webcam

I'm really hoping to see some of this on my trip in June!
by pyrowaves
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyager II (Rock Harbor to Windigo)
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Voyager II (Rock Harbor to Windigo)

Should I/Can I get reservations for the Voyager II ahead of time If we plan to travel from Rock Harbor to Windigo in June 17th? Is this a popular trip where it could fill up?

Also, has anyone done this? Anything to expect or plan for?

Thanks!
by pyrowaves
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Trever, Nate, Justin Email: (at) Hometown: Ortonville, Dearborn, Holly (Michigan) Arrival Date:June 16th Departure Date:June 23rd Coming From/Via:Copper Harbor Itinerary: 6/16 - Arrive at Rock Harbor, find campsite, explore close by RH, Stay overnight. 6/17 - Take Voyager Ferry at 8 AM and rid...
by pyrowaves
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Rafiki wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:32 pm
Never mind. I see the wolf moose study states that there is still two wolves on the island.
Two that cannot mate. They are related and had offspring that died due to inbreeding.
by pyrowaves
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Gear/Tips for fishing Isle Royale
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Gear/Tips for fishing Isle Royale

Second on reading the greenstone for some rules and regulations. Notice you'll need barbless hooks, or pinch the barbs down. Also I think there are some rules/recommendations on not using the same lures in Superior as inland to help prevent invasives without cleaning. On that note, me and two others...
by pyrowaves
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

--Wysi Wipes (basically dehydrated wet wipes --- probably not much weight savings, but it's fun to watch them poof up, and if they're hydrated with a drop of Dr Bronners and a splash of hot water, it's a spa-like experience. https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=wysi+wipes&tag=googhydr-20&inde...
by pyrowaves
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

I'd also consider a sil-nylon one to save weight. A 10x10 could be set up similarly. I've been happy with mine I got here (most reasonable price I found at the time): https://www.shop.backpackingadventuregear.com/silnylon-tarps-starting-at-Siltarps.htm . It replaced my Kelty that I've had for years...
by pyrowaves
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

Thanks, I like the wing look. This it probably a good option for us. I'll look into it.
by pyrowaves
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

hooky wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:45 am
Take a tarp and use it for a gear closet, sit the storm out, card playing station regardless of single tent or individual tents.

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I like the look and shape of the one you have. do you have any details on it?
by pyrowaves
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: water taxi rates
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: water taxi rates

I'm doing a trip with friends this year and we looked into the taxis. Because of the rates we decided to change our trip up and we're going to stay at Rock Harbor overnight when we get there and then hop on the Voyageur ferry to get to our starting point. It might not be feasible for you, but it wor...
by pyrowaves
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

I agree with the tarp idea. We are all friends and don't mind being cramped if its just sleeping. I worry about rain and if we have to spend longer periods in there. I'm leaning toward a 4 person, or everyone for themselves. Cost is definitely a factor as well. Either way we run it we'd have to buy ...
by pyrowaves
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

Thanks! For some reason I didn't even think about a tarp to cover gear.... I guess I wasn't thinking. It is a great idea to prevent cramped living quarters or multiple tents...
by pyrowaves
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Tent for 3, or individual?

Doing a trip at the end of June with 2 other friends. We don't have a tent yet, and planned on a single tent for all of us, but distributing our loads so we're evened out. I've been considering individual tents. My biggest concern is weather and where to put our packs. If we have one tent, and its b...
by pyrowaves
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Re: June 16th-23rd hike trip route planning

I think we have a close to final route with some possible alternatives based on how we feel. Below is the current plan: 6/16 Arrive at Rock Harbor aboard IR Queen. find campsite, explore close by RH, Stay overnight. 6/17 Hop on Voyager Ferry at 8 AM and ride to Windigo(arrive around 1 pm) Hike 6.9 m...
by pyrowaves
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time to IR, looking for trip tips out of rock Harbour
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: First time to IR, looking for trip tips out of rock Harbour

I'm doing a trip with friends for the first time the last week in June. With our schedules we have to take the Queen IV. What we plan on doing is staying in Rock Harbor overnight and then taking the Voyager out of Rock harbor the next morning around the island to Windigo and starting our hike there....