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by Kelly
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelter sharing etiquette
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Shelter sharing etiquette

Three relevant personal experiences come to mind: One year (late May) when hiking into Siskiwit Bay after a looooong day, I asked to share a shelter with another solo hiker. Nothing other than my fatigue would have induced me to ask. I crawled into my sleeping bag and woke up after he left the next ...
by Kelly
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Aug 2021 First timers
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Aug 2021 First timers

We hope to catch a boat tour, possibly rent kayaks. I was hoping to catch a boat tour or two myself--when I called park headquarters recently, I was told that the concessionaire wouldn't be offering boat tours this summer due to being short-staffed. Maybe something will have changed by then and you...
by Kelly
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 18
Views: 2130

Re: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: Kelly Email: (at) Here! Hometown: Berrien Springs, MI Arrival Date: late May Departure Date: early to mid June Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor via Isle Royale Queen IV Itinerary: Lane Cove > East Chickebone > McCargoe Cove > Lake Richie > Three Mile Notes/Other: Because I've never camped at Eas...
by Kelly
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Closed until June 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Minong Closed until June 15th

The Minong was our first choice last year and our first choice this year. Now it is next year's first choice.

Ah, flexibility!
by Kelly
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 19
Views: 2405

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

TopCarrot wrote: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:01 pm Sunday got to chat with Ranger Katie about being a volunteer in 2021 maybe helping out on the Minong which is going to be in rough shape.
Do you think you could have that cleaned up before the end of May? :wink:
by Kelly
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 23
Views: 2308

Re: Clothing in June

Huh. Thanks for the explanation. I might have had a different sort of ISRO trip a few years ago, when I learned that dirty and dry clothing beats clean and wet. I gave up trying to have dry feet. I actually broke out the gaiters yesterday for the first time ever for a hike in the snow with hiking bo...
by Kelly
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: TR: Waterloo-Pinckney Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: TR: Waterloo-Pinckney Trail

Thanks for this trip report--that trail is on my radar for some hiking in the next few months. Also, firearm deer hunting is NOT over with yet. The Doe season begins Monday (12/14/2020) and runs through the end of the year. Through lottery quotas , several thousand antlerless licenses for private la...
by Kelly
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 23
Views: 2308

Re: Clothing in June

- gaiters. Found them to be invaluable, there's been plenty discussion in the past. Prior to my first backpacking trip, I read that gaiters were a necessary item, so I bought a pair. Never used them and have never carried them since. Can you elaborate on how you find them useful, as I cannot find t...
by Kelly
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Let's thank our moderators...
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: Let's thank our moderators...

Thanks to both and all of you!
by Kelly
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Sees Increase in Search and Rescues
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Porkies Sees Increase in Search and Rescues

This is interesting. Supposing it's not a small sample/large fluctuation artifact, and supposing as well that the pattern is a significant departure from other years, I wonder if there's something about floatplane-only delivery and/or the wider lockdown that would boost the representation of first-...
by Kelly
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alone at Malone
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: Alone at Malone

Nice moose encounter!

I envy your solo Malone Bay experience. Solo or not, Malone Bay is a great place to spend a few days of one's life.

There are several game cameras on the Stoll Trail, and I noticed them in several locations on this year's lower east-end hike.
by Kelly
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Starting from East end of Greenstone Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Starting from East end of Greenstone Trail

At Three Mile this year, we met a couple who started at Windigo, and on their last full day they day-hiked to Lookout Louise.

It's the same thing, yet I find myself drawn to starting at Hidden Lake dock as well.
by Kelly
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Sees Increase in Search and Rescues
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Porkies Sees Increase in Search and Rescues

We came over with a party of five who had no water filter. This was fortunately discovered during LNT. There had been other signs of not being prepared for ISRO conditions. A later report indicated that they had an enjoyable time at Rock Harbor. Other than that, everyone we encountered seemed reason...
by Kelly
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

For what it's worth, the most difficult stretch of IR trail, by far, in my experience: the Tobin Harbor trail, when choked with deadfall. Huh. I would not have guessed that one for you, as you have wingèd feet. On the wrong day, and with little sleep, Windigo to Island Mine can feel like a death ma...
by Kelly
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

W. Chickenbone to Moskey = straightforward. Moskey -Daisy Farm is an unexpectedly rough 3.5 miles or so, up and down off rock outcroppings, little shade, etc. This will be at the end of your day. As long as you know that, and manage your energy accordingly. I've met many hikers who are exhausted an...