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by JerryB
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone algae bloom?
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Chickenbone algae bloom?

funny how rumors spread!
by JerryB
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone algae bloom?
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Chickenbone algae bloom?

I will be heading to the island at the end of July. Any word on the condition of Chickenbone Lake? I saw a passing reference in a trip report about a hiker warning another hiker about the water there. I have not seen any formal warning from NPS. Thanks
by JerryB
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR, mid Sep 2021 MC, TH, HL, Malone
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: TR, mid Sep 2021 MC, TH, HL, Malone

Thanks, JerryB! No one said anything about Washington Creek, Belle Island or Rock Harbor. How were they? washington creek was full, but i was able to get a shelter This year, i am helping a boy scout group on a trip at the end of July. Very, very limited space. We are being forced into a far from i...
by JerryB
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR, mid Sep 2021 MC, TH, HL, Malone
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: TR, mid Sep 2021 MC, TH, HL, Malone

jerry wrote: Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:22 am McCargoe full, hmm. What other campgrounds were like that last year?
Jerry, When i was on the island last year, McCargo was jam packed, as was Moskey and, to a lesser extent, Chippewa.

Signed, the Other Jerry
by JerryB
Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 8/18-24 McC-Moskey-Chippewa-Windigo and some observations
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: 8/18-24 McC-Moskey-Chippewa-Windigo and some observations

thanks for the report! I envy you the beaver quartet sighting. And I share your shelter etiquette intuitions as well! I always turn my permit (and sometimes other permits I've found along the way) in when I'm done walking, so I can't check. But if ISRO permits have a blank overside, it might be rei...
by JerryB
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: trail runners and socks
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: trail runners and socks

Thanks, everyone. Let the experiment begin.
by JerryB
Sun Feb 20, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: trail runners and socks
Replies: 4
Views: 416

trail runners and socks

This may be a stupid question, but here goes: I am considering shifting from my (albeit light-weight) hiking boots, with Gore-Tex, to trail runners. The trail runners are very light and are intentionally porous. So, my question is, what types of socks do folks wear with trail runners? Regular hiking...
by JerryB
Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your 2022 REI dividend on?
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Re: What are you spending your 2022 REI dividend on?

My list isn't terribly exciting. The best item will probably be a pair of Altra Lone Peak 5's (or who knows, maybe 6's). I've become a convert to trail runners for backpacking and have just about destroyed my previous pair of 4.5's. Other than that, I need some new rain pants, as my previous pair a...
by JerryB
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Itinerary feedback

i agree about saving a zero day for later in a trip. Until last summer, i would agree that Mc cargo was good for two days. But this last August, that site was packed; it was more like an RV site than an IR site. I was very disappointed. Maybe the overcrowding will be better this year? Maybe consider...
by JerryB
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What are good setups for canoeing setup for sites without fire?
Replies: 5
Views: 2363

Re: What are good setups for canoeing setup for sites without fire?

i recommend a diffuser. Very light weight and eliminates hot spots. I got mine several years back at Packit Gourmet.
by JerryB
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hatchet Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: Hatchet Lake

a contingency plan would be a good idea. You won’t know for sure until you get to the island.
by JerryB
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 8/18-24 McC-Moskey-Chippewa-Windigo and some observations
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: 8/18-24 McC-Moskey-Chippewa-Windigo and some observations

I too would not like a strict reservation system. I always plan my itineraries for maximum flexibility, to account for bad weather, minor injury or just a desire to relax an extra day. A strict system would eliminate that and I cannot see it being feasible for kayakers. As for group sites, I assume ...
by JerryB
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 8/18-24 McC-Moskey-Chippewa-Windigo and some observations
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

8/18-24 McC-Moskey-Chippewa-Windigo and some observations

I thought I would start out with a standard trip report to help anyone heading it to the island. Then, I will follow up with some observations and questions. Aug. 18-24: McCargo-Moskey-Chippewa (2 nights)-Ferry to Windigo This was a solo trip, once my brother’s hip started bothering him a few weeks ...
by JerryB
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Re: Itinerary advice

i don’t know the current situation, but Lane Cove was closed last week because of the wild fire. Just be prepared to be flexible.
by JerryB
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: fire on east end
Replies: 1
Views: 977

fire on east end

just back from the island on 8/24. The fire on the east end was growing and NPS is now actively fighting it. Sea plains were dropping water on it and i met forest firefighters in Windigo gearing up up to go to rock harbor. They said everything from 3 mile east was at risk, although the fire had not ...