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by Tortuga
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Early June Itinerary--Some questions
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Early June Itinerary--Some questions

Well it looks like it'll be a solo trip for me, so I've made some changes and have a pretty firmed up plan now. No bushwhack (don't want to do that solo), and no days over 8 miles. Won't get as many miles in as I hoped, but I'll be able to visit a lot of new camps and will have stayed at all east-en...
by Tortuga
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 5652

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition

Caldera Cone system. It's an alcohol stove and probably my most favorite investment. Has a windscreen that serves as a pot holder and is pretty efficient. I can store everything together--stove, spoon, pot--all together. Cannot recommend it enough. https://www.traildesigns.com/stoves/caldera-cone-sy...
by Tortuga
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 5652

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition

johnhens wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:34 pm
I bought a MSR Pocket Rocket II. Don't need it, have a thing for stoves. Love MSR stoves. Bought a few other things for trips.
My stove is the one piece of equipment I haven't swapped out since I started backpacking and don't plan to, but man do I love the sound of an MSR firing up.
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Early June Itinerary--Some questions
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Early June Itinerary--Some questions

Thanks! I thought it looked like about 1.5 miles. What GPS did you use? I was just going to hit it with a compass but should probably use more advanced tech. Sounds like I'll have quite a climb to get on the greentone from the valley. I'm kind of surprised they haven't built a trail there yet.
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Early June Itinerary--Some questions
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Early June Itinerary--Some questions

Here's another thought: has anyone here bushwhacked from Little Todd to Ishpeming Point? The big part of my mileage that day is staying on-trail. But if I can take a straight line to the ridge I'll save myself 9 miles. Alternative is just to drop Malone from the plan and do it another time.
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Feedback--late May to early June
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Itinerary Feedback--late May to early June

You're doing a pretty similar itinerary to my plan at around the same time. I personally wouldn't choose to leave from Moskey on the last day. The trail isn't awful but that's not leaving any margin for error. It's rocky and muddy, but you know your pace.
by Tortuga
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 5652

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition

I ended up buying an REI Igneo 17 sleeping bag. Wanted something lighter and more compressible than my old 4 lb bag.
by Tortuga
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1988

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

I wonder if you could split your 2 night stay up and do a night before you head to the boat and the night you come back off the island? We're doing an August BW trip Sunday - Thursday and staying Thursday - Saturday in Lutsen. All along the north shore it's a 2 night minimum. It seems rates go up a...
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1988

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

While I've never been to IR via GP, I've been hiking the Superior Hiking Trail for several years. The problem you'll run into is a lot of hotels require a 2-day minimum stay that time of year. I have stayed at both the Cascade Lodge a bit south of Grand Marais, and the Mangy Moose in Grand Marais. B...
by Tortuga
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Denatured alcohol availability on Isle Royale
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: Denatured alcohol availability on Isle Royale

I usually pick mine up at Wal-Mart before the trip and keep it in my pack.
by Tortuga
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 12460

Re: Guess What Campground?

treeplanter wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:25 pm

Here's another campground pic.
Lane Cove
by Tortuga
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Early May Trip Concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Early May Trip Concerns

My only trip so far was the last week of May, and bugs were not an issue. Quick changes in weather were. Sunny and warm one minute, cold windy and rainy the next, then back to sunshine. I came across a pregnant cow moose and her yearling male and they didn't give two squats. Catch a cow with a baby ...
by Tortuga
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 12460

Re: Guess What Campground?

3MTA3 wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:27 am
Moskey.
Yeah I figured it would be too easy :lol:
by Tortuga
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 12460

Re: Guess What Campground?

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by Tortuga
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 12460

Re: Guess What Campground?

Going on a limb and saying, by the number of people/boats around, Rock Harbor?