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by hooky
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails, Lane Cove & Three Mile closed

This is an eye roller for any folks that were stuck at Daisy with no way to get back to RH.

"As of 8/14/22 a Rock Harbor shuttle is being operated by Rock Harbor Lodge. The approved rate is $30 one way with a minimum passenger count set at 20."
by hooky
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lane Cove Trail Conditions?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Lane Cove Trail Conditions?

I've been poking around and don't see anything from this season, so thought I'd ask. In what kind of condition is the trail down to LC? Boardwalks beat up or are they in decent shape? Trying to figure out if that's the first stop out of RH or the last stop before catching the boat. TIA.
by hooky
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

The older I get, the less I want to eat on trips. I have to force myself to eat breakfast, then I snack a little at lunch and once in the afternoon. Once camp is set up, I really don't want to eat at all. If I force myself to eat in the evenings, sometimes I'll get a little nauseous. I didn't have t...
by hooky
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2022 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 21
Views: 5507

Re: 2022 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Names: Rob, Ben, Nate Hometown: Indianapolis area Arrival: Sept 8 Departure: Sept 12 Copper Harbor on the Queen Itinerary: Day 1: Lane Cove Day 2: W Chickenbone Day 3: Moskey Day 4: Rock Harbor Day 5: Boat Notes: My son's 2nd trip, Nate's first. Driving up on the 7th to catch the Queen the next day....
by hooky
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1433

Re: Water Filtering

dcclark wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:00 pm I've only ever used a filter and have been fine -- I agree that giardia especially is a major worry, and filters can manage it. But I would NOT use only chemical treatment.
My understanding is that something like an aquatab doesn't kill the hydatid tapeworm cysts.
by hooky
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

Re: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W

Thanks for a great TR. That's part of the island I haven't been on yet. I need to get it planned while I'm still able to do it.

The Hoosier Hiking folks are great resource for those of us in IN. I've never met them, but glad to hear they're the type of folks I expected them to be.
by hooky
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone algae bloom?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Chickenbone algae bloom?

Current alerts don't include anything about algae blooms at specific locations or in general. With the current weather trends, it may rear it's head yet this month.
https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

You'll get the most current condition updates during your LNT orientation.
by hooky
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1433

Re: Water Filtering

An Alaskan bud told me he uses coffee filters as a water pre-filter. Quite light for sure. Back when I pumped, I would use a coffee filter for the inlet. Worked great. Now I use a Sawyer. Using a gravity setup, I just let it sit a little longer in the dirty bag to settle out. If I'm not using a gra...
by hooky
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann loop or not
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Feldtmann loop or not

Late to the conversation, but I did a modified loop that I really thought was great. Windigo > Feldtmann (side trip to sunset at Rainbow cove) > Siskiwit > S. Desor > Malone > VII back to Windigo/Grand Portage. Malone was a great experience and I'm glad I did it. Without starting or ending there, I...
by hooky
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Normally hang between the trees, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Normally hang between the trees, but...

I have a Paria Breeze too. I use it as a back up to my hammock or on trips where I can't hang. In the summer, I use my Hennessy Hex and in the shoulder seasons use my chill gorilla fortress. I've never had a problem with either set up in bad weather. With the Hennessy, I have something like 30"...
by hooky
Thu May 26, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann loop or not
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Feldtmann loop or not

Late to the conversation, but I did a modified loop that I really thought was great. Windigo > Feldtmann (side trip to sunset at Rainbow cove) > Siskiwit > S. Desor > Malone > VII back to Windigo/Grand Portage. Malone was a great experience and I'm glad I did it. Without starting or ending there, I...
by hooky
Wed May 18, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann loop or not
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Feldtmann loop or not

Late to the conversation, but I did a modified loop that I really thought was great. Windigo > Feldtmann (side trip to sunset at Rainbow cove) > Siskiwit > S. Desor > Malone > VII back to Windigo/Grand Portage. Malone was a great experience and I'm glad I did it. Without starting or ending there, I ...
by hooky
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water filter
Replies: 32
Views: 16174

Re: Water filter

I'm going to jump on this thread too. I see the national park recommends a purifier like bleach in addition to a filter. How many of you actually do that? I have a Sawyer Squeeze which has always been sufficient when viruses aren't a concern. Your squeeze will be fine. Personally, I believe the add...
by hooky
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Bridge Forming?
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: Ice Bridge Forming?

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by hooky
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Great Lakes NPS songbird survey
Replies: 2
Views: 2107

Re: Great Lakes NPS songbird survey

I haven't read this yet, but anecdotally, here in Indiana we were instructed to take down all of our feeders this summer due to a mysterious illness causing deaths in songbirds. My understanding is that this was happening across the midwest and on the east coast. https://www.in.gov/dnr/fish-and-wild...