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by hooky
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best Time of Year to Visit - May or August?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Best Time of Year to Visit - May or August?

I just went and looked at my load out from May of 2012. Here it is. Weather was exactly as Ingo described. Clothing • Wool Socks (3 Pair) - 1 of these is for sleeping only • Wicking T Shirt (2) • Long Sleeve ¼ Zip Light Pullover • Fleece Jacket • Rain jacket • Rain Pants • Gaiters • Boots • Mid weig...
by hooky
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/26-7/29 2018 [Windigo-Feldtmann-Siskiwit-South Desor-Windigo]
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: TR: 7/26-7/29 2018 [Windigo-Feldtmann-Siskiwit-South Desor-Windigo]

I did the same route a few years ago in the early fall. But from S. Desor I went to Malone Bay and caught the boat there. Malone is a great campground and other than a few fishermen, had it to ourselves.

Thanks for the report.
by hooky
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time visiting - one night
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: First time visiting - one night

epalmer wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:08 am
It's a short trip & I don't know if/when I'll be back.
I'm guessing you'll be back or at least will always have the itch to return.
by hooky
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Au Sable River
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Au Sable River

No need to worry about interjecting. I appreciate the input. A fishing buddy who lives down there suggested the Current over the Buffalo at that time of year. He thought that the Buffalo would be too skinny and recommended the Current since it's got a more steady flow due to being spring fed. I'm de...
by hooky
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Au Sable River
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Au Sable River

Mike, how was the trip? A buddy and I are trying to decide on this or the Current down in the Ozarks for an October paddle.
by hooky
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First timer - wondering how difficulty compares to Jordan River Valley in L.P.?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: First timer - wondering how difficulty compares to Jordan River Valley in L.P.?

I haven't done JRV, but it looks like a cool little loop. I'll have to file that away as a long weekend opportunity when I'm visiting a client up there. One note on your proposed itinerary, S. Desor to Island Mine is clean, wide trail and it runs downhill into Windigo. Island Mine is like any other ...
by hooky
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: warning: Echinococcus granulosus / hydatid tapeworm eggs are NOT killed by hand sanitizer [very long post]
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: warning: Echinococcus granulosus / hydatid tapeworm eggs are NOT killed by hand sanitizer [very long post]

I filter water for drinking, so I always have clean water with me.. I rinse my hands with the filtered water to get as much dirt and grime off as i can and wash them using a small dab of Dawn, rinse with the clean water and then use sanitizer. You can't sanitize something that's dirty. It has to be ...
by hooky
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/14-7/19 2018 – Canoe paddle of the NE corner
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: TR: 7/14-7/19 2018 – Canoe paddle of the NE corner

Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for the report. At some point, I'd like to paddle the harbor and portage over to the inland lakes.
by hooky
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: [Q] Staying logged in on Google Chrome
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: [Q] Staying logged in on Google Chrome

After dumping the cookies related to this board last week, I've stayed logged in on chrome until today. Chrome saves my password for this site, so it wasn't that big of a deal to log back in.
by hooky
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Gaiters?
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Gaiters?

I wear shorts most of the time, so I always take my gaiters to keep my socks and boots dry for the morning dew on overgrown trails.
by hooky
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

I know facebook was incidental to the real point of the opening post, but for what it's worth, I'm also going to start trying to direct a subset of the adults raising questions on the private FB group there to this forum. FB is great for pictures, but this is a better platform for expressing sustai...
by hooky
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

Thanks Jerry. I enjoy that group too. There are some fantastic pictures that get posted there on a regular basis during the season. I've suggested this forum quite a few times for adults asking questions about routes, gear, etc... The wilderness ranger program sounds like something that would maybe ...
by hooky
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Unfounded Safety Concerns

My mistake, I shouldn't have referred to it as the Island's facebook page, but rather an Island private group page.

That said, it doesn't change the intent of my post.

I appreciate your opinion, but respectfully don't agree with your conclusions and suggestions.
by hooky
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Unfounded Safety Concerns
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Unfounded Safety Concerns

I'm a member of the Island's facebook page and I've noticed recently that there is no shortage of people asking questions and offering advice who fall into 2 categories. Parents of children between the ages of 8 and 15 who are staying at the lodge and are concerned if their kids are old enough to ha...
by hooky
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo cabin available for rental in Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Windigo cabin available for rental in Sept

I'm sorry to hear that you're having those issues. Perhaps the opportunity will arise next year as part of a group outing.