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by hooky
Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested

I say this all the time, but I'd much rather have stops along the Lake Superior rather than on the inland lakes. I like the suggestions that Midwest Ed made regarding alternate routes.
by hooky
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: May Weather
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: May Weather

Late May trip with my son on his birthday. Weather was cool to cold and breezy near the lake and warm inland. It rained all day on day 1 and was clear the rest of the time. It got down to freezing one night at Moskey, as evidenced by ice in our water bottles. Very few people and got bit by one mosqu...
by hooky
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Waterproof hiking shoes...
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Waterproof hiking shoes...

If you can keep water out of them, they're great. If you can't, then you're looking at wet feet the entire time.

Wth the right choice of socks and gore-tex, it's my preference in cold or cooler weather. Warm weather (lows in the 50s), I like something that will dry overnight.
by hooky
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Island is Now OPEN

Great series of photos from the webcam.
by hooky
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Genetic rescue and its issues
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Genetic rescue and its issues

Great Rolph quote, IMO.
“The real value of Isle Royale, in my mind, is not that it’s some kind of untouched wilderness because that’s a myth,” Peterson said. “The value today is that it’s a system with a top carnivore, a large herbivore and a forest—none of which is being exploited by people.”
by hooky
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

If it were me, I'd hike to Feldtmann lake Saturday. Go watch the sunset at Rainbow Cove. Get up early and hike back to windigo to catch the Ferry. I don't have the mileage chart handy but I think it's around 7.5 miles each way. You'll get a great view from the overlook. Feldtmann is a great spot to ...
by hooky
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 6 wolves may be moved to IR 3/23-24
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: 6 wolves may be moved to IR 3/23-24

Can't remember where I read it, but the mainland wolf was part of the regular plan and the Michpicoten pack was just a target of opportunity. They're trying to make sure that there is plenty of genetic diversity from the beginning.
by hooky
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 20
Views: 3310

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

If anyone else is looking, I found a great company: https://outdoorherbivore.com/ I took their products to Isle Royale last year and it was all pretty great. My wife ordered the peanut matchsticks or something like that from them for a trip last fall. It's a thai noodle peanut sauce concoction that...
by hooky
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: 2019 Ice thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: 2019 Ice thickness

johnhens wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:25 am
hooky wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:57 am
I think it was 2013 when RH was still iced over well into May. My son and I had taken the first public Ranger trip of the season the year before and they were still breaking ice on that date the following year.
Think this year will be the same.
It sure looks like you're going to be right.
by hooky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Found in the Superior Municipal Forest
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: found in the Superior Municipal Forest

Wow. Had to go look up where that is. Can't believe how close that is to such a large population center.
by hooky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore now a National Park
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore now a National Park

That's what I thought. :D
by hooky
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: 2019 Ice thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: 2019 Ice thickness

I think it was 2013 when RH was still iced over well into May. My son and I had taken the first public Ranger trip of the season the year before and they were still breaking ice on that date the following year.
by hooky
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore now a National Park
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore now a National Park

So can I still check it off the list as a National Park visited if it wasn't a park all the times I visited?
by hooky
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Leaving canoes?

Better safe than sorry, but I can't imagine anyone would mess them.
by hooky
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: MN wolf leaves IR
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: MN wolf leaves IR

Pack animals living a solitary life away from their packs. Can't say I'm surprised either treeplanter.