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by JerryB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/7/18-9/21/18 [RH-DF-MB-MC-TH-LTH-ND-WC-RH]
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: TR: 9/7/18-9/21/18 [RH-DF-MB-MC-TH-LTH-ND-WC-RH]

Thanks for the report and I am glad you have good memories. The Minong is not for the faint of heart!

Two parts of your story make me quite sad and angry--the vandalism of the outhouse and the idiot with the dog off the leash. I thought dogs were never allowed on the island, leash or no.
by JerryB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Early June or late July?
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Early June or late July?

"How muddy can the trails be throughout the year? I've had some muddy trails at the Porcupine Mountains in early May and Pictured Rocks in mid October. It would be a pain to be in that all the time, especially for first timers. " In my opinion, the Porkies are much muddier than IR, at any time. I ha...
by JerryB
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Early June or late July?
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Early June or late July?

I would agree with Ingo, for the reasons he lists. In addition, the berries on parts of the island may be ripe in late July or early August, although that may be a tad early.
by JerryB
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 26
Views: 663

Re: Family trip planning

Not sure about fishing stuff. Someone here should know or check out the park service newspaper, the Greenstone. Lots of info there.
by JerryB
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 26
Views: 663

Re: Family trip planning

I agree with Kolo on east versus west. I almost always go to the west side because there is less of everything there. But I don't travel with a family or young kids. The Rock Harbor area would offer you more amenities and a greater number of easy and short day hikes. Conoeing and kayaking mike be be...
by JerryB
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lane Cove Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Lane Cove Trail

Thanks. I thought I had heard of some flooding around there.
by JerryB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lane Cove Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Lane Cove Trail

Thanks. It is good to hear.
by JerryB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lane Cove Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Lane Cove Trail

My brother and I are planning a late May trip(3M-LC FOR TWO NIGHTS AND RH/STOLL). I seem to recall hearing of flooding on the LC Trail due to beaver activity. Anyone experience this? How bad was it. Thanks!
by JerryB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback for Hiking Route June 15-21
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Feedback for Hiking Route June 15-21

You have good plan. The best plans have built-in flexibility, so you can make changes as our go. That is one reason I try to fit in a layover day. If tired or bad weather or I just want to be lazy,options abound. Look at a map and come up with contingency plans. The Feldtman Loop is a nice option to...
by JerryB
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

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: 1545

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: 1257

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: 2580

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: 1341

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...