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by fonixmunkee
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 4487

Re: Posting Photos

Yes, you need to use a hosting service, although you can also use the "attachment" function. We've made using a hosting service easier than the "attachments" option so the size of the forums doesn't grow and become unwieldy. Most of the common photo-hosting services are supported, but I would use Im...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

Re: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]

Mark, Your trip reports always are great. You have a lot of nerdy stats, which I enjoy, and your descriptions of things are always using words I haven't heard in a long time. Plus, said descriptions are so accurate that I can visualize exactly what you are speaking of. Did you find your tent you los...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: 1000 registered users
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: 1000 registered users

Thanks for the props, Mike. 1,000 active users is a big deal for the board. These are exciting times. A special thanks should go back to you, sir, for starting the whole concept of the forums so many years ago. When did you start them? 2000? And as Mike said, YES, thanks to the community here for ma...
by fonixmunkee
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: New to forum, just got back from my 1st trip to IR, Sept. 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: New to forum, just got back from my 1st trip to IR

That won't be your last honeymoon? That could be interpreted as romantic I suppose :-)

I'm glad you had a good trip and what an amazing place for you to have your honeymoon. We look forward to seeing more of you on the Forum!

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by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Advice sought: is my itinerary too conservative?
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: Advice sought: is my itinerary too conservative?

1) I'm bringing two 8-ounce canisters of fuel! I know I'll have lots left over, but the question again is: is my conservatism going too far here? Not at all. You'll be good to go with two 8oz canisters. As others have already said in the thread, it's better to have too much fuel than not enough (th...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Coffee On The Isle
Replies: 13
Views: 5322

Re: Coffee On The Isle

A friend of mine just came back from Korea and gave me some Korean coffee instant packs. It's a bit sweeter than I like (I'm already sweet enough), but it's damn tasty: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VCULUS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=8YDX3W4RCKZV&coliid=I2S3P6J2ZMH5H0 Cheaper than ...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 4435

Re: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake

(wish I could grow a nice beard like his). I believe you saw Whitebeard. That's our group's name for him. We have made up many tall tales about him. It all started many years ago when we saw him happily hiking along the Minong ridge trail with a pack on, a chainsaw slung over his shoulder, and carr...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Broken Leg Night Rescue
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Broken Leg Night Rescue

Scary stuff once more. I hope the individual is OK.

Lots of injuries on the island this year...let's all remember that Isle Royale is a wild place and that safety is paramount here (more so than at your neighborhood State Park).
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Sleeping Gear Review - warning, very long
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Sleeping Gear Review - warning, very long

Well, this confirms it...time to buy a quilt instead of another sleeping bag. I was going to use my 2017 dividend on a new bag, but everyone's been "quilts, quilts, quilts." The temp I need in my new sleeping bag is right around 32*, so this works. Thanks for sharing.
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Proposed user fee increase
Replies: 18
Views: 2524

Re: Proposed user fee increase

I'm a fan of the increase, but for selfish reasons: I can use my free Veteran's pass.

And, I also enjoy the fact that the money will stay with Isle Royale and not be used at some other park.
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 251
Views: 61722

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Thanks treePlanter! When I have time, I'm going to set up the "random image" thing at the top of the page again, so keep the photos coming!
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: I saw a Pine Marten (I think)
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: I saw a Pine Marten (I think)

Did you let the Rangers know, too? I'm sure they'd be interested, and are probably keeping a log as well.
by fonixmunkee
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 4435

Re: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake

This had to of been terrifying for these girls. Glad to hear they are on the mend. Thanks for sharing the article so we have clarity on the events.
by fonixmunkee
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Therm-a-Rest Mattresses
Replies: 14
Views: 2418

Re: Therm-a-Rest Mattresses

I have an Exped Down Mat. It is bulky and heavy, but it's downright thermonuclear-warm. I am a side sleeper as well and if I'm going any where that I expect the temps to be below freezing, this is the only pad I use.
by fonixmunkee
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Fleece a major source of plastic pollution
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: Fleece a major source of plastic pollution

What DOESN'T pollute the environment any more? OK, all smartass-ness aside, this isn't surprising to me. I've always been wary of fleece construction ever since I watched my wife touch her Patagonia fleece to a hot piece of metal and watched it melt like a milk jug in a fire. It terrified me, and I ...