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by JerryB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3495

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

The GPS is off. Going uphill toward Island Mine, a hiker will see the slag hill on the right. Climb up it and the Hiker will see the boiler. I did another trip report on this,route where I described the location more precisely. I will look for it. From a 2013 trip report by me (I think it is titled ...
by JerryB
Wed May 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3495

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

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Here is some more detail of the “locomotive”
by JerryB
Tue May 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3495

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

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Here are two pictures of the locomotive to be seen on the Siskiwit-Island Mine leg of the loop
by JerryB
Sat May 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3495

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

I have no idea how many trip reports I have posted, but there are a few and probably more than one for Feldtman. I suspect the island trails will all be overgrown, unless trail crews are working. I am hopeful that the beaver damage will be less with the new wolves. That was getting quite bad too.
by JerryB
Fri May 22, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3495

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

Ok, i think i attached some pics from that trip. By the way, i was wrong in the last post—we missed the locomotive on this trip! 78A615D1-E15A-41C1-9D04-A525DD85D51F.jpeg 74153CB5-BDA2-4671-9A04-196F578C80C4.jpeg 510EA32C-7B4E-4E6A-8DEC-195AB5A68814.jpeg The “kid” in the picture is my son—Jerry (oth...
by JerryB
Fri May 22, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3495

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

Torpified, What a great idea and thanks for picking what was, i believe, my second trip to the island! Out of more than a dozen trips, this is the only one for which weather delayed the ferry. Because of the lost day, and on the advise of the other forum Jerry, we decided not to rush the Minong and ...
by JerryB
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys

Jumping in late and hope others will correct me as needed. From RH to Three Mile, you have two trail choices--Tobin Harbor Trail or Rock Harbor trail. Especially if conditions are wet, the Tobin trail is less treacherous. (I am more a west side of the island guy, but I think I have this right.) Two ...
by JerryB
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June Trip Feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: June Trip Feedback

This is really a matter of personal preference and skills. For me, those are mighty long days. You also have no flexibility in the event of bad weather. (One reason I like one layover day in my itineraries.) Enjoy!
by JerryB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 1018

Re: New Stove

I will second Torpified. A few years ago, my pocket rocket would only stay ignited if I periodically picked it up and tightened the stove to the canister--not ideal, but it got me through the end of a trip. MSR sent me a new one immediately, with no hassle whatsoever.
by JerryB
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2611

Re: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017

Great report and thanks for posting. A caution to future hikers: Group sites are intended for use by reservation only. Unlike non-groups, groups of seven to ten must adhere to their permitted routes and this makes respecting group sites even more important. That said, I know many individuals who hav...
by JerryB
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Easy Itinerary
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: Easy Itinerary

Consider McCargo to Moskey to Chippewa--three of the top sites in my mind.
by JerryB
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone

I was wondering about the stretch of Minong Ridge between Windigo and NLD-- How long did that take you? Did you happen to see anyone that was backcountry camping? I think we'll have to backcountry camp because we have an afternoon flight into Windigo. Several years ago, I hiked the Minong and plann...
by JerryB
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 2420

Re: Carrying Water

On a related note, I have always had difficulty filling the Sawyer bag, even from a moving stream. I know use a one liter plastic pop bottle. I cut off the top three inches or so and put some duct tape around the sharp rip. I use this to scoop water into the Sawyer. A bonus: the empty bag and filter...
by JerryB
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to McCargoe June 22-26 -- Thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Windigo to McCargoe June 22-26 -- Thoughts?

Do yourself a favor and study any Minong trip reports you can find here. Most will be from the opposite direction. I have not done the Minong recently but I was told this year that trail finding on that portion of your route done on day 1, especially in your direction of travel, can be tricky. I gat...
by JerryB
Tue May 28, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Todd Harbor/Little Todd Stream
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: Todd Harbor/Little Todd Stream

Just back from the island. I ran into a hiker on the last day and asked him about this crossing (not my rout this year). He said the water was about knee deep. I would just put on some water shoes and wade across.