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by cadenparulski
Thu May 10, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Have a day or two to kill on the UP before my ferry leaves, I need some sightseeing suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Have a day or two to kill on the UP before my ferry leaves, I need some sightseeing suggestions

I'm leaving for the island on the Isle Royale Queen IV out of Copper Harbor next Monday morning (the 14th), but I'm leaving my home state a few days early because I miss the UP and I'm tired of being home. I would like some suggestions of places to see and/or hike. I'm leaving my house Saturday morn...
by cadenparulski
Tue May 01, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Re: Opening Day Weather

What does this mean for the May 14th Isle Royale Queen trip? Still business as usual?
by cadenparulski
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 1777

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

What are the chances the first Queen IV trip on May 14th gets pushed back? I don't mind what kind of craziness is going on on the island itself, I just want to be able to get to the island.
by cadenparulski
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up

Also just booked my trip for the first boat. There's 50+ seats still open, and even more on the return trip. I'm really glad I'm going when I am because I would love to avoid crowds.
by cadenparulski
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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 cadenparulski
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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

It's just a little one, but I'm probably not bringing it because I won't have any use for it outside of taking out splinters, which can be done with a knife. OK. "Multi-tool" covers a lot of territory. I carry a Micra which weighs less than 2 oz and has many uses. I never carry the ~10 oz Gerber mu...
by cadenparulski
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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

As per all of your suggestions and critiques of my first list, I have created a second list that I feel will be much better in terms of space and weight. Still could probably use some tweaking, but I'm a lot happier with this list thanks to you guys. Clothing: -3 pairs wool socks -1-2 pair polyester...
by cadenparulski
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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

DonNewcomb wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:04 pm
How much does that multitool weigh? Are we talking about a micra @ < 2 oz or a Gerber @ almost 10 oz?
It's just a little one, but I'm probably not bringing it because I won't have any use for it outside of taking out splinters, which can be done with a knife.
by cadenparulski
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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

Additions: * Bring enough clean underpants and socks for every day. Don't deviate from this. Trust me. Clean underpants and socks once you get into camp and for the next day's hike will do a lot to make you happy and comfortable. * Bring sunglasses * Bring Gold Bond * Bring hand sanitizer. * Bring ...
by cadenparulski
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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

Like Ingo said, no cotton! Our first ever backpacking trip in Alaska, the guide made everyone dump out their packs, and made people replace anything cotton they had. "Cotton kills". Once it is wet, it will just chill you. I'm thinking a pile of 30 Clif bars would be really heavy. Not bulky, but den...
by cadenparulski
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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

Anker PowerCore 20100 portable charger (I'm bringing my phone, purely for pictures and keeping track of time) I never waste space or effort to carry a cell phone while backpacking. I go to Isle Royale and hike/climb/backpack in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana to get away from phones. As far as keepi...
by cadenparulski
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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

I realized I forgot to put toilet paper on the list, but I very much plan on bringing that! I wasn't planning on bugs being out yet that early in the season, so I didn't want to waste the space on bug spray. I thought they didn't really come out until June? I have two sets of waterproof matches in t...
by cadenparulski
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

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

I'm planning on going to IR from Copper Harbor from 5/14 to 5/18 and backpacking the eastern side of the island. I've been doing a ton of research lately, and while I'm no newbiecake when it comes to hiking and camping, this will by far be the longest and most extensive backpacking trip I've done. I...
by cadenparulski
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.

I liked the idea of going to MCC because I can hit that section of Greenstone with Ojibway and Franklin next, which is pretty high on my list of things to see while I'm there. That and I don't really want to walk the same trail twice, and this cuts that down to only the section between 3M and RH, as...
by cadenparulski
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 861

I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.

I'm planning on backpacking Isle Royale on May 14th through May 18th, giving me roughly 4 days of hiking to do. I didn't really know which category to post this under because it has a bit of everything, so I posted it here. I'm a good hiker and I'm in pretty good shape, but I have never actually sol...