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by JerryB
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: First Trip

hooky, that would nicely avoid backtracking over the Malone trail.
by JerryB
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: First Trip

Welcome to the Forum! It is hard to comment on the itinerary because what is fine for you may be no fun for me. But you say you are relatively new to backpacking and I wonder if you are proposing too much. The rest day is a great idea--it offers you flexibility so you can react to the weather and al...
by JerryB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Thanks for the Civility!
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Thanks for the Civility!

I have been tracking this forum (for many years now) and the Facebook page, which has the benefit of more pictures. I can only go to the Facebook page so often because of the negative and sometimes rude comments or injection of politics into the discussion. Thanks tot he moderators and participants ...
by JerryB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1920

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

I saw one in Lane Cove three years ago. Very fleeting.
by JerryB
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong and water conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Minong and water conditions

Better you than me! Your itinerary is certainly challenging but you know what you are capable of and enjoy, so enjoy! The only caution I would offer is to leave a layover day, or at least a potential layover day, in your schedule on the Minong part of the trip. One, it will be challenging and you ma...
by JerryB
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: The must-see things?
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: The must-see things?

There is a wonderful ruin of a locomotive of the trail between island mine and siskiwit, closer to island mine. Look for a side trail heading off to some large mine tailings Hills. Governance those and you will see it
by JerryB
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Gaiters?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Gaiters?

I have never worn gators on the island,and have not had problems. It does seem like everyone swears by them, so I may try to find the lightest set I can get and try them out. Mine always feel too hot.
by JerryB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

Well, this string has turned a bit dark. Hooky, I think you raise an interesting point about the Facebook group. Some of the posts are worrisome because they seem to suggest a lack of basic knowledge. I hope that is just a function of people being brief in their posts. I think all we can do is offer...
by JerryB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

By the way, it is not a fake page. Just a private group. It does not pretend to be anything else.
by JerryB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

The Facebook page referenced here is a private group page and not the NPS page
by JerryB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

I am on the Facebook page as well. In fact, I just posted and pasted the URL for the Forum. The quality of advice on that page is not very good.
by JerryB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail Tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Trail Tracking

My wife made me bring a SPOT device when I went on a solo trip. Now, I use a Garmin InReach device, which is much more flexible It will track your trip and make the results accessible to you on your return home and to anyone else you like. Unlike SPOT, it also features some useful maps. With SPOT, t...
by JerryB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Future IR Adventure for Noobs
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Future IR Adventure for Noobs

Dcclark is right on. I would just emphasize that you should recnsder the Minong, given your experience level. It won’t kill you but I doubt you would enjoy it. The warning holds especially if the trail is wel. The Minong ridge/hard rock is trechorous if wet.
by JerryB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2018 Wolf-Moose report
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: 2018 Wolf-Moose report

Moose are everywhere! In May, around MCC, I saw 6-7 moose in a single day, nine for the whole trip!
by JerryB
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Feldtmann Loop questions

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2186
This is a link to my trip report from a hike on the F. Loop. Now if to this report and there are several others you should check out.

By the way, I am heading to the Porkies in October.