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by hooky
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

BlackCoffee's post from 2013, complete with crazy close pictures


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by hooky
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How to use a Compass
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: How to use a Compass

When I took my son on his first back country trip, I made him count paces and use a map and compass to plot the trip r\progress. He grumbled the whole time about not being able to use a GPS. For his 16th we went to Yosemite and then it became a bit more of a game with all the landmarks that made it ...
by hooky
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: Electronics

It started with a cheap little solar/hand crank weather radio so I could get an idea of what was coming. Then I bought a small handheld 2M/70cm radio for weather. Then I got my tech license so I could legally talk outside of emergencies (KD9KIH if there are other amateur radio guys on here). Now I'm...
by hooky
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

Life has gotten in the way of a trip to the island this year. Back up plan is now an early October paddle trip in the Ozarks on the Current River. Just curious if anyone on here has any advice or info from their experiences on that river. 5 days/4 nights is the plan and looking to do 12-15 miles/day.
by hooky
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Marten on Isle Royale
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Marten on Isle Royale

That's around the same time that the old grey guy came over. It seems like the ice crossing is a reasonable explanation. I did find it interesting that they were going to reintroduce them in the 60's, but nobody really knows if it happened or not. In 2012, we shared the boat out to the island with o...
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: 237

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: 5
Views: 327

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: 295

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: 295

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: 295

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: 426

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: 478

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: 7
Views: 539

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: 534

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.