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by Tortuga
Fri May 26, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments
Replies: 15
Views: 2233

Re: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments

JerryB wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 11:57 am
Packit Gourmet (http://www.packitgourmet.com/) is also good.
Love this company and take some of their meals on every backpacking trip. So much better than a pouch of instant mashed potatoes or Mountain House. Shipping's a little expensive, but it is a small business with great quality.
by Tortuga
Thu May 25, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lane Cove
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Lane Cove

I heard rumors of this while staying at McCargoe last year. Any idea how much water is covering the boards? I was just looking at this years trip and trying to find a way to squeeze Lane in. It was my first ever overnight on the island and I'd like to go back. It was my first overnight too and was ...
by Tortuga
Thu May 25, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone W. vs. Lake Ritchie
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Chickenbone W. vs. Lake Ritchie

I'm headed to the Island next week, and my official plan was to go from Hatchett to W Chickenbone. But I've heard a lot of positive feedback about Lake Ritchie, which isn't a huge walk past Chicken Bone. Is anyone passionate enough about one or the other to convince me which one to pick? Either way ...
by Tortuga
Thu May 25, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lane Cove
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Lane Cove

Quick question. Lane isn't on my itinerary this trip, but last year the boardwalk leading down to the cove after coming down the Greenstone was submerged at one end. I was able to get out without a problem, but folks who stayed the day I left found the boardwalk completely submerged at both ends, an...
by Tortuga
Fri May 19, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Transporting Boardwalks
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: Transporting Boardwalks

Chorizo wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 5:51 pm
What, exactly, were they doing (lifting) with the helicopters?
https://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/news/hel ... royale.htm
by Tortuga
Thu May 18, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pooping on the Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Pooping on the Trail

:shock: http://www.backpacker.com/skills/4-ways-to-make-packing-out-tp-less-gross-2 I've been lucky enough to always have my trowel with me and not having to use it so far. But this article from Backpacker has me wondering, since I have seen toilet paper decorating the trail before. Pack it out? Put...
by Tortuga
Thu May 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Planned trip 7/3-7/13
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Planned trip 7/3-7/13

My last two trips ('15 & '16)were around roughly the same time, so I'm hoping that the bugs leave me alone like they have in the past, but you all have convinced me to bring a bug net along. As for the rain...that's kind of what happens on the island, at least in my experience. I don't remember (ag...
by Tortuga
Tue May 16, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike

Montana wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 3:40 pm
I think you underestimate your photography skills! Great report & photos!
That's an understatement! Amazing pictures! Wow, I'm really jazzed now.
by Tortuga
Mon May 15, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: May 17, 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike

You're getting everyone excited about their upcoming trips, so kudos to you. Glad you were able to see such a large amount of wildlife, including so many moose. Sounds like you had a very peaceful and solitary trip to the Island, which must have been magical. I saw two moose last year on the Greenst...
by Tortuga
Fri May 12, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: cody.magill itinerary
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: cody.magill itinerary

What shelter # ? Going to Daisy In 8 days don't want that one if it is a leaker As of last year, Shelter 9 was a bad leaker. The family that was there got a pretty good soaking. (I like 10; good access to the dock and lake.) I don't think beaver activity has much impact on Daisy; so much of the cam...
by Tortuga
Fri May 12, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tarptent Double Rainbow?
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Tarptent Double Rainbow?

Holy smokes, the Double Rainbow arrived today and I cannot believe I'm about to say this, but... it might be too big! Look forward to testing it on the trail, but man this thing is a definite 2 person tent. Super light and even with the semi-free standing set up (trekking poles at each end) very eas...
by Tortuga
Thu May 11, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: cody.magill itinerary
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: cody.magill itinerary

Hopefully you don't need to do that. I do suggest you guys take a tarp. Basic blue Griz tarp found at Walmart or any hardware store. Have some para-cord as well and you can fashion a windbreak against the shelter's screen front. I used additional cording to make clothesline to dry my stuff out when ...
by Tortuga
Thu May 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: cody.magill itinerary
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: cody.magill itinerary

What shelter # ? Going to Daisy In 8 days don't want that one if it is a leaker I'm 99.99999% certain it was shelter #11. I got first dibs and picked that one for being on the lake (sort of), and close to the privy. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E14gqpkGTuk/V4Gq6cMss2I/AAAAAAABw3M/Sd5DTs2wsG4VaTh2OUW9...
by Tortuga
Thu May 11, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: cody.magill itinerary
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: cody.magill itinerary

jrwiesz wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 6:28 pm
Maybe not have to set up a tent in the shelter to hold heat loss to a minimum. :?:
Last year I put up my tent inside the shelter at Daisy Farm not because of the cold, but because of the steady stream of water coming through a crack in the ceiling during an extended downpour :(
by Tortuga
Tue May 09, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Liquid fuel stove vs cannister stove
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Liquid fuel stove vs cannister stove

I have to say I'm a die-hard with my heet-powered alcohol stove, but if I was looking at something else it would probably be a canister.