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by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

https://www.rei.com/product/758045/sea-to-summit-pocket-shower You want one of these my friend. Combine it with a stove and some boiled water, you’ll be one happy camper. I take a shower every day after I hike. This is my favorite camping possession. It is light too. Not to mention, very affordable....
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice Please [Paddling]
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Itinerary Advice Please [Paddling]

This is the most extreme trip I ever heard of. If it took place, it is a shame there is no trip report for it. Does you name happen to be Chuck Norris?
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Thanks for the confirmation Ingo.
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski

I love your itinerary. Good miles. However I’m surprised that you think it will take you eight hours to get to Moskey. I think you’re being very generous with the amount of time that you are giving yourself, which is a good thing of course. Plus it would be nice to get there before it gets dark. As ...
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Thanks for the heads up. They must have just done a re-design on the illustration on the front of the map. Mine is a 2006.
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: our first backpacking adventure

Can’t leeches swim to you? I realize they don’t like the colder waters, So it is less likely that you will be sucked by one of them, but can’t they still get you if they wanted to?
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: our first backpacking adventure

I would make It a point to visit McCargoe Cove and Moskey basin, they along with Malone Bay are my favorite sites on the island. McCargoe takes the cake though. I would not swim there though...unless you like leeches.
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Scoville Point Loop part of the best 100 miles in the NPS
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Scoville Point Loop part of the best 100 miles in the NPS

I get it now. Thanks Midwest. I thought it was the best 100 trails at the National parks but it is the top 100 miles. I should’ve read things more closely. No wonder I couldn’t find 100 different trails.
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Does anyone know if there is any differences between the new National Geographic trails illustrated map compared to the one that I got about five years ago?
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)

The Rock Harbor trail is a butt kicker. Although it does have a beautiful scenic look with Lake Superior coasting along side of it; the trail is very rocky and tiring on the knees after a couple of miles. The Tobin Harbor trail is smooth and has some overlooks to it. If you want the best of both wor...
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong in May?
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Minong in May?

Yes. You will need keys guys. Those hasps at the bottom of the shelters will be locked and you won’t be able to get in ;) Miss you and Nancy, Mike. I see she hasn’t been active on the forums for a while. Hope all is well. Do you guys have any trips planned for the season yet? And if you are serious ...
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Scoville Point Loop part of the best 100 miles in the NPS
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Scoville Point Loop part of the best 100 miles in the NPS

Does anyone have access to the other 99 trails that are listed. If so could you post the link here?
by Rafiki
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 2415

Re: Shelters

Thanks for bringing some history to this thread Mike. Very neat collection of artifacts that you have in your possession.
by Rafiki
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 2415

Re: Shelters

I’d be willing to haul shelter supplies to the interior of the island if there was a team of people to do it with me and on that team there were people that had the skill knowledge to build the shelters. I love shelters :) On that note it would be nice if Hatchet Lake and Lake Richie had shelters.
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong in May?
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Minong in May?

Yes Hooky there is an AT trip report. The only thing is rather than writing out what each day was like, I voice recorded each day. It is several hours of recorded dialogue if you are interested in hearing it. I will be honest though, it is just too much for me to bear. I wanted to relive my trip las...