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by thesneakymonkey
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4
Replies: 6
Views: 381

GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4

We just arrived in Houghton and spoke with some rangers at the visitors center. Tonight and tomorrow there are supposed to be gale winds :shock: and the Ranger III will likely be delayed. For anyone headed up tomorrow the rangers said to still plan to arrive on time and they will notify the group if...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Extras
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Extras

1 pair of hiking shoes and 1 comfy pair of camp shoes. For me that is brooks cascadia 12s and crocs! I would not carry a second shoe for hiking. Way too heavy.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

Oh I always bring TP! Just wasnt sure how much to bring.
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargo or W. Chickenbone
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: McCargo or W. Chickenbone

it does have 6 shelters and a dock This is part of the reason we like it. WCB does not have any shelters. We want to try and experience the shelters at least once. If you are into history or archaeology, McCargoe Cove has the Minong copper mine ruins nearby which are interesting This is a big bonus...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?

If it is marked as 0lbs its because it is in my husbands pack. Now I get where your nickname comes from. :D :D :D Have you ever tried to sneak a box of wine or a couple of beers? :oops: :roll: hahaha :D Our packweights are usually pretty similar. I carry the food he carries the shelter. We each car...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?

https://lighterpack.com/r/3aj3lu here is my list if you are curious. If it is marked as 0lbs its because it is in my husbands pack. We always hike together and are able to share gear accordingly. A few of the items are out of date and not accurate anymore. But you can get the jist of the types of it...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?

MREs are heavy and honestly not that flavor full. There are plenty of better dehydrated foods out there. Check out packit gourmet. They are great. You wont need 6 per person for a 3-4 day trip. Typically hikers will eat them for dinner and have a "no cook" meal for lunch (think tortillas, trail mix,...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargo or W. Chickenbone
Replies: 5
Views: 276

McCargo or W. Chickenbone

Hey guys, Our trip is coming up quick :lol: and I am looking for a suggestion on one of our days. Our current plan is RH-3M-MB- WCB -DF (via greenstone to see mt ojibway)-RH We are now thinking of doing: RH-3M-MB -MCcove- DF-RH What do you think? Which is better Mccargo or W chickenbone? thanks!
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

Could you stash a real towel, soap, and a change of clothes (and whatever else you need to celebrate at trip's end) at the Rock Harbor Lodge while you're on your walk? Yes, from my research I have found you can in fact store gear (no fuel) at Rock harbor. There are not lockers available, but they d...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

Since I was getting some conflicting answers I asked the NPS directly via email. I got an answer almost immediately! I took the opportunity to ask about the bug situation as well. Here's their answer: "The cost of the showers is $6 and is for a 5 minute shower and includes a bar of soap and use of a...
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

We dont typically carry soap and when we do we certainly dont carry enough to shower with. We just have no need for it. We do carry hand sani for cleaning hands, wet wipes for the quick wipe down at night, and we dont have dishes (no cook in pot). We do carry a small microfiber towel but not like a ...
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 577

A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

1)Can I expect to find TP in the vault style toilets on the island or not? I will be packing TP but not too sure on how much (Our trip will be 6d/5n and two people). We will be staying at 3Mile, MB, WCB, DF, and RH. 2)We were planning to spring for a shower at the end of our trip in Rock harbor. I'v...
by thesneakymonkey
Fri May 26, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments

I love packit gourmet and they have small condiments and such to add to your order if needed. Their meals are fantastic as well.
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Season Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1720

Re: Season Pass

Just got my season pass over the phone and my ferry tickets. Very excited for our August trip. Now that I have the season pass I am considering doing a second trip. My goodness! This year will be great!
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Favorite Mountain House meals
Replies: 44
Views: 7669

Re: Favorite Mountain House meals

check out packit gourmet, wayyyy tastier than Mtn house.