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by JerryB
Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Is new store in Windigo open yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Is new store in Windigo open yet?

Hi Jerry. Frozen pizza (late afternoon only), microwave burritos, some cheese, stale bagels and regular snacks.
by JerryB
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

I am very similar to Torpified, except i experience revulsion at the thought of eating. The moment i hit Windigo, I was fine, even after a quick seven mile hike.
by JerryB
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

just striking a note of solidarity: I am not gifted at Eating While Backpacking either. In fact, I'm epicly bad at it, especially if altitude is involved. So IR isn't the worst case, but it's bad. Over time, I've identified a few things I reliably can get down---principally, ramen, fritos, and shot...
by JerryB
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 320

TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

Just off the island after five days at the end of July. Rather than a formal trip report, i am offering some random thoughts. If anyone has questions about specific trail segments or sites, just ask. Bugs were not bad at all. Of course, they were around but they were manageable. I did treat my cloth...
by JerryB
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Is new store in Windigo open yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Is new store in Windigo open yet?

I was on the island last week and was told zero work has been done on the new building since last year. Equipment will be in soon to dig a trench around it to fix leaking into the lower level.
by JerryB
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Post your 2022 bug reports here!
Replies: 11
Views: 1811

Re: Post your 2022 bug reports here!

Last week of July: Occasional mosquitos but nothing too bad. I did treat my clothes with Permetherin before the trip and that worked great.
by JerryB
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: trail runners and socks
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: trail runners and socks

I just got off the island on Sunday and i am a convert to trail runners. Very light and comfortable and far “grippier” than my boots.
by JerryB
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Ridge Navigation with a Garmin
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Minong Ridge Navigation with a Garmin

I wish i had an answer for you but i will offer one caution. Four or five years ago (I think), there was a fire on the Minong. I understand that a portion of the trail was rerouted the next year. Others may be able to confirm. In any case, if I am correct, Inreach may not reflect that.
by JerryB
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: chickenbone west trail
Replies: 0
Views: 189

chickenbone west trail

I head to the island with some boy scouts next week. I believe i saw a passing reference somewhere to beaver damage between McCargo and Chickenbone West. Any current updates? As an aside, i hiked this last year in bone-dry conditions and marveled at my luck because it sure looked like it would norma...
by JerryB
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Is new store in Windigo open yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Is new store in Windigo open yet?

Thanks for the information. When i was there last year, the store had almost nothing in stock.
by JerryB
Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Is new store in Windigo open yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Is new store in Windigo open yet?

I don't think I have seen this addressed in any trip reports. Last year, the building for the new store in Windigo looked almost complete. Has it opened?
by JerryB
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone algae bloom?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

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: 6
Views: 420

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: 1027

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: 1027

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