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by Kelly
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: License plate
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: License plate

TopCarrot: I really debated this one.

Ingo: lucky you!

I would have gotten the same for Michigan, but someone already has that.

So I went for this instead:

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by Kelly
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Re: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W

It being a beautiful day to stay inside and read a trip report, I read yours and thoroughly enjoyed it. I love the phrase "the freedom of wet feet" and now I have a name for that. I'm also pinning for the island and reading your report has me planning next year's trip already. It's never ...
by Kelly
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Re: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W

I appreciate the detailed trip report. I was particularly drawn in by a couple of your comments about trail improvements - for years the Minong (originally just a fire cut) was managed as a mostly-unimproved, minimally maintained trail, for the most adventurous and strong hikers. I'm not sure if th...
by Kelly
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Re: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W

What a fantastic TR! It must have been very gratifying to resolve the mystery of Wolfgang. I count 12 days all together. (I am not a good counter.) Does that mean you scaled the 87 blowdowns on Day 2 with 10 days' (= ?? pounds) worth of food in your pack?? The note card is an excellent idea! Bullet...
by Kelly
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Wrapping up

Some notes: I frequently wore a head net and bug spray from day one. Mosquitoes often existed, and so did what TC called "eyeball-targeting" insects. Bigger than gnats. No black flies prior to departure on June 12. Next time I'll include a notecard in my pack for questions for rangers and ...
by Kelly
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

The rest of the days: June 10-12, 2022

It being a beautiful day for a walk in the woods, I day-hiked the Huginnin Loop to visit TC. She had been testing the use of moose berries in her twig stove, with results that mean I'm trying them on my next visit to moose berry country. (An earlier hiker called them something else, and my use of mo...
by Kelly
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Day 7: Thursday, June 9, 2022

A couple of items were at the forefront of our thoughts come morning. First was the video of Wolfgang, which a ranger identified as a black morph of a red fox. And the second was books! I started with Minong: The Good Place: Ojibwe and Isle Royale . One of my ISRO dreams is to rent a canoe (or kayak...
by Kelly
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Day 7: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

It being a beautiful day for a walk in the woods, we headed out on the trail. Had some ideas not taken hold, in retrospect I would have preferred to stay another day at North Lake Desor. These ideas led to the idea of walking this stretch of trail (12.9 miles) all the way to Windigo, in one day. Thi...
by Kelly
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone algae bloom?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Chickenbone algae bloom?

This is a long way from recent, and it's speculative: When I walked the E Chickenbone trail about a month ago, signage from last year warning about blooms was still posted. It was very careworn and frazzled: clearly a relic of the previous season. I wonder if that's the source of the report you men...
by Kelly
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Re: Day 4: Sunday, June 5, 2022

Was it always clear that the worst outcome was becoming decidedly damp, as opposed to being swept away/swept under? Because I worried about the sweeping outcomes. Yes. I would characterize the stream flow on that day as brisk but not overwhelming. That was one of the days that I'm glad I wasn't hik...
by Kelly
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Day 6: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

It being a beautiful day for a walk in the woods, we headed for North Lake Desor. Hoosier Hiking headed out in the same direction. Once they left us, we didn't see them again until North Lake Desor. This section is easily the most difficult section of the Minong Ridge Trail. Up and down, down and up...
by Kelly
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Day 5: Monday, June 6, 2022

It being a beautiful day for hanging out at Little Todd Harbor, we did. I made some solar prints. We explored around the west end of the cove. Later, two hikers came in, who turned out to be the proprietors of Hoosier Hiking and are on ISRO for a month. After settling in, they joined us around our c...
by Kelly
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Day 4: Sunday, June 5, 2022

It being a beautiful day for a walk in the woods, we headed for Little Todd Harbor. Disturbed one moose, perhaps a yearling, feeding off the side of the trail. Found my first morel ever—TC had already found one. I walked up behind her and said "I found a morel" just in time to see an all-b...
by Kelly
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Day 3: Saturday, June 4, 2022

The shelter at Todd Harbor opened up, so we moved in. In fact, everyone but us moved on. In the morning, three hikers passed through from the west, and two others passed through from the east. Later, two others joined us in the campground. It was a beautiful day at Todd Harbor—a good day for explori...
by Kelly
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Day 2: Friday, June 3, 2022

Our fellow hiker wasn't feeling any better this morning, so I canvassed the other hikers and found no one who was getting picked up by VII today. Fortunately, the wolf/moose study interns were still in camp, and they were gracious enough to use their satellite communication devices to send out a cou...