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by hooky
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip

Thank you for the report and pictures. Nothing like time with a kiddo on the island.
by hooky
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/2-9/8/19 Windigo, Feltmann, Siskiwit, Hatchet, W. Cknbne, Mosky B,Rock Harbor
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: TR 9/2-9/8/19 Windigo, Feltmann, Siskiwit, Hatchet, W. Cknbne, Mosky B,Rock Harbor

Thanks for the report. It's so good to read that people are hearing wolves again.
by hooky
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Backpacking chairs?
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Backpacking chairs?

I have the 2 legged Alite Monarch and love it. Some don't like the 2 legs but I find it easy to balance. If there's a log or rock to put my feet up on I can doze off in it. It's just over a pound and I save an oz or 2 by using a velcro strap instead of the stuff sack. The Alite Monarch chair. I've ...
by hooky
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Toilet Paper
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Toilet Paper

They're stocked with John Wayne Paper. Rough, tough and doesn't take crap off anybody.

I'm a fan of BYOTP.
by hooky
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Itinerary Review

Like torpified said, Greenstone from Ipsheming trail junction to Windigo is a breeze. Hardpacked, not as rocky as the first part of your trip will be, fairly wide and mostly downhill from South Desor to Windigo. The last time I was at S. Desor, there were 2 groups headed to Windigo that I chatted wi...
by hooky
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling/Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Paddling/Fishing

First, everything I know about fishing I know from johnhens :D . He's caught a whole lot more fish than I have! The one lake trout I've caught was off the west end of Johnson Is. in Belle Harbor with a blue little cleo (his advice). Talk to the campground hosts at Belle Isle--they can tell you the ...
by hooky
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Island Mine Trail Conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Island Mine Trail Conditions

I haven't been on the trail, but I've heard the same reports. My understanding is that the boardwalk north of the Siskiwit river is underwater. There is a posting at the trail junctions on the way into Siskiwit and on the Greenstone. I'm sure Ranger Val will have the full scoop after the LNT talk. H...
by hooky
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Luxury item
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Luxury item

Love my Monarch Alite chair. I also bring a kindle so I can read whatever I'm in the mood to read.
by hooky
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Blisters
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: Blisters

REI and Walmart carry the small single use tubes.
by hooky
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Thanks for the fishing information
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Thanks for the fishing information

Really glad to hear that you all had a great time.
by hooky
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Logistics- Rock Harbor to Windigo- How do you get back to Rock Harbor to catch boat
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Logistics- Rock Harbor to Windigo- How do you get back to Rock Harbor to catch boat

Hoosier here also. If you're set on an end to end hike, I would drive to Grand Portage. You'll be in RH on the same day you leave and could take the Seahunter or Voyageur back to GP at the end of the hike. Not sure where you're at here, but I can be in Grand Portage in 12.5 hours from my house north...
by hooky
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Island Wildlife
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Island Wildlife

Thanks for the Flickr album. You've been posting some fantastic pictures.
by hooky
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Itinerary Advice

I really like your itinerary. Bobcat is correct about the fishing opportunities.

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by hooky
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Carrying Water

I have used the Sawyer Mini on my 3L bladder in my pack for a number of years. Great for just filling the bladder and drinking on-demand, but slow for filtering water for dinner or coffee. My son recently bought the Sawyer Squeeze and it's WAY easier to use. He bought a pair of 1.5L Smart Water bot...
by hooky
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Carrying Water

On a related note, I have always had difficulty filling the Sawyer bag, even from a moving stream. I know use a one liter plastic pop bottle. I cut off the top three inches or so and put some duct tape around the sharp rip. I use this to scoop water into the Sawyer. A bonus: the empty bag and filte...