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by hooky
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

The advantage to the Upper Missouri is that you can drive there in your own vehicles and stay isolated to just your immediate companions. For Isle Royale, you can’t avoid the other visitors and staff of the transport mode, unless you have your own boat. If the pandemic has lessened, and your concer...
by hooky
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

I reluctantly cancelled our plans for May. Even if this comes to an end in April, work is complete chaos right now and there's no way I could be unreachable for any length of time. It will take months before we can get things back to "normal", whatever that may be after this. We're discussing the st...
by hooky
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: from McCargoe Cove
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: from McCargoe Cove

This year's trip will be my first to Chippewa, but I loved Malone. It was a great last stop.
by hooky
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

The park page has addressed it and says this: Impact on Isle Royale National Park Summer 2020 Island Visitation At this time, Isle Royale is moving forward with full Summer 2020 Island visitation operations That and much more info here. https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/conditions.htm Still won...
by hooky
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Coronavirus Discussion

I have this sinking feeling that transportation to the Island will be a roll of the dice come May.
by hooky
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water Bladder repair in field?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Water Bladder repair in field?

Another vote for some sort of duct tape here. I always have a couple of yards wrapped around a pencil stub in my first aid kit.
by hooky
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 1 person tent (from REI topic)
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: 1 person tent (from REI topic)

I have read a couple of great reviews of the REI Flash. It seems to be pretty well received.

https://www.switchbacktravel.com/review ... lash-air-2

https://sectionhiker.com/rei-flash-1-air-tent-review/ Compares it favorably to a TarpTent.
by hooky
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: New Stove

I use a camp coffee pot with the percolater removed. My travel mug, flatware, windscreen, etc... all fit in it. I'm due for an upgrade with that setup anyway. For now, I think I put everything in my MSR pot keep the travel mug separate. I think I'd like a setup like the Optumus kit that Ingo uses. I...
by hooky
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: New Stove

I was out last weekend with it and have to say that it's incredibly convenient to decide that a hot drink would taste good and have that hot drink within a few minutes of making the decision. I just have to work on the best way to nest everything in my cook kit. The canister needs space that isn't a...
by hooky
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone Itinerary Feedback
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Greenstone Itinerary Feedback

S. Desor is a nice campground. I can get Island Mine camping at home, so I elected to skip it and push to S. Desor when I came in from Siskiwit a few years ago. S. Desor sites 1,2 & 3 all have direct access to the lake, but like Bobcat1 mentioned, it's downhill and uphill. There may be others that d...
by hooky
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing Siskiwit Lake
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Fishing Siskiwit Lake

Link to Siskiwit Lake aquatic contour map --> http://fishing-app.gpsnauticalcharts.com/i-boating-fishing-web-app/fishing-marine-charts-navigation.html?title=Siskiwit+Lake+boating+app#13/47.9998/-88.7970 Looks like that saddle between Ryan and the island to the south is the place to be if you're goi...
by hooky
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 2020 First timers w/kids Itinerary review
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: June 2020 First timers w/kids Itinerary review

I like that route. Lots of Superior campsites and the RH victory lap is a great idea.
by hooky
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Minong

Absolutely it's possible. I'm an unimposing woman in my mid-50s, and I walked the Minong as an overnight trip last year, tacking on the Huginnin loop at the end because it was still so early in the day when I got to the junction. En route I met trail runners who were covering the trail, Washington ...
by hooky
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: May mud, mosquitos & trail conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: May mud, mosquitos & trail conditions

I second the headnet suggestion. It's always in my pack. 99 cents and a half ounce of additional weight.
by hooky
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Delicate question
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Delicate question

The underwear is a matter of personal preference, so I'll say that Bobcat1's advice to take enough to keep you happy is spot on. As to socks, I subscribe to the 3 pair theory. 1 pair is only for sleeping and never sees the outside of the tent/hammock/tarp so that they're always dry. The other 2 pair...