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by zims
Sun May 27, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 13
Views: 2494

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

Welcome, Ditch the MRE's and try mountain house pro packs, get a good headlamp, with new batteries in it you should not need spares. I would maybe use a colder sleeping bag, nights on the island can still get very very cold when the night dampness rolls in. We use a platypus water filter and each ca...
by zims
Sun May 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: Windigo Cabins

All in all this is a remote national park, and we are lucky to have it as a wilderness area. Because of the remoteness there are expected issues with "getting" a hold of someone there., Anywhere here in the forums you can find almost every answer to all questions. Because of the remoteness there are...
by zims
Wed May 23, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa
Replies: 18
Views: 1420

Re: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa

Thank you for the trip report! Arriving myself next Tues. I am planning on cold nights (hence -20 sleeping bag). I am glad you saw moose, and sounds like you enjoyed your hiking. As for appetite, I think lots of us over pack food, we panic at the last minute thinking what if. I always have food left...
by zims
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 28
Views: 5901

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Zims Email: (at) Hometown: Blanchardville Arrival Date:05/30 Departure Date:06/03 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage Itinerary: Voyager to Windigo feldtman loop to Washington Creek Grand Portage Pizza at Sven and oles Notes/Other: Affirmative.. booked and ready to rock n roll with a minus 20 sleep...
by zims
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/29-6/4/2017 [Feldtmann Loop Clockwise]
Replies: 20
Views: 3107

Re: TR: 5/29-6/4/2017 [Feldtmann Loop Clockwise]

Nice report "wink wink"
saw a moose on shore leaving boat...lol finally. Was way back in the woods, caught it out of the corner of my eye. Like they say, some people live through others adventures, so that said thanks for the card games and photo sharing. Nice to laugh once in a while.
by zims
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Store Supplies at Rock Harbor or Windigo
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: Store Supplies at Rock Harbor or Windigo

Was just there. The store does have an equivalent fuel for a jetboil and they also have minimal backpacking supplies if you happen to forget something they do have a new wind repel water repel really nice Isle Royale jacket that is about $45 t-shirts run about 30 they're just getting in their last s...
by zims
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: Trekking Poles

You know I use them. Some areas they sure come in handy!
by zims
Thu May 25, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report May 19-22 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Trip report May 19-22 2017

Thanks for the trip report. Heading up memorial day, planning on cold wet weather.
by zims
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Early May Trip Concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: Early May Trip Concerns

miasoccersmile Welcome, Great you are visiting soon. I can assure you it will be cold this year and stream crossings can be a challenge in places, slippery, and sometimes deep. Be wary of cows and calves, they are over protective right now. We always come last week of May into June and I bring nothi...
by zims
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 24
Views: 4940

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Zims Email: (at) rainelde@hotmail.com Hometown: Blanchardville Arrival Date: Monday May 29th Windigo Departure Date: Sunday June 4th Coming From/Via: Grand Portage Voyager II Itinerary: Infamous Feldtman Loop WIth a Dear friend first timer...Hiking Virgin Notes/Other: We have book our passage!...
by zims
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

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

I just read your trip report. Thanks for sharing! You have given me a few ideas!!
by zims
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Cooking in shelters
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Cooking in shelters

I have always used my jetboil in shelters. Never had a problem., Even offered a ranger a cup of coffee on a cold day in daisy farm once.
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Making water safe to drink
Replies: 5
Views: 3179

Re: Making water safe to drink

Planning a trip to the island in 2018. Can you use tablets to make the water safe to drink? If so, which ones? What is in the water that you have to worry about? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk You do need to use a filter system while on the island. We use the http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.M1...
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Jetboil Fuel Can at Windigo
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Re: Jetboil Fuel Can at Windigo

I doubt any one will ever use that canister :?: (I would think the GAZ canisters would more likely be used by boaters); unfortunate, the LNT principles abandoned in two instances, out the door after less than ten miles from the orientation lecture. :( The LNT principle is designed to protect the re...
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock Harbor - 3 Mile - Daisy - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor : August 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: Rock Harbor - 3 Mile - Daisy - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor : August 2016

Thanks for the great feedback! I'm glad I am not the only one feeling the IR Squeeze! I wonder if the increased traffic is a sign of the new norm. Perhaps with all the good press it's getting to be a popular destination. We did run into a nice couple from Seattle so the word is certainly getting ou...