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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: 695

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: 5
Views: 250

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: 9
Views: 360

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: 828

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: 3
Views: 312

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: 828

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: 828

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: 15675

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: 1828

Re: Ice Bridge Forming?

Yesterday


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by hooky
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Great Lakes NPS songbird survey
Replies: 2
Views: 2053

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...
by hooky
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Podcast with Superintendent Swanke
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Podcast with Superintendent Swanke

treeplanter wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:55 pm Finally had the chance to listen to this podcast. I thought it interesting that Island has had 6,400 visitors as of August. I figured it'd be more.
I agree. I assumed it would be much higher.
by hooky
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Superior storm 11/11/21
Replies: 5
Views: 4269

Re: Superior storm 11/11/21

I was pheasant hunting in SD this week. On Wednesday, the wind was out of the north gusting into the 70's and sustained in the 50's. It howled all night and Thursday it was only 40's/30's. Even the small stock ponds were whitecapping. I can't imagine what it was like on the lady.
by hooky
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Presentation
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Isle Royale Presentation

Great presentation, Chief. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

Worth staying up past my bedtime for that!
by hooky
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Presentation
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Isle Royale Presentation

chief54 wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:07 pm along the coast by Paso Robles
Beautiful part of the country. Thanks
by hooky
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Presentation
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Isle Royale Presentation

Yes it is 7pm Pacific time. Chief, where do you live (in broad brush strokes)? My wife is from California and went to school/lived in San Luis Obispo for a few years. That central coast area is so beautiful. I've always enjoyed the visits to that area almost as much as the visits to the Sierras.