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by Base654
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition

I route all of my bills and expenditures through my card... I think I have one of everything from that store for free. Two years ago I fell in love with the LUCI lights. I'm getting the USB recharger version to recharge my Kindle this time. I took four pounds of books last time and still ran out of ...
by Base654
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First-timer question about Campsites/itinerary
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: First-timer question about Campsites/itinerary

Welcome to the forums. It is true that four days won't give you much time to see the island. With your current itinerary you are going to be spending most of your time on a boat or in the areas that people run away from; the built up areas. Rock harbor and Windigo are nice little places to visit, bu...
by Base654
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coin laundry on the island?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Coin laundry on the island?

If you are day hiking and staying at the lodge, weight is not much of a concern. I would suggest bringing extra clothes and not washing. The washer dryers are far from cheap. I don't remember exactly, but I think $6-8 for a wash and more to dry.
by Base654
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Wet Suit Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Wet Suit Advice

I have a camero shorty/longjohn combo in 3 and 4 mill. The fit is nice, but the cut is more for surfing/standing than sitting and big arm movements. I would say 4 mill wold be best unless you are real close to shore. like I noted in a previous post, you can be 3-4 feet from shore a lot of the time. ...
by Base654
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tent Camping Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: Tent Camping Questions

The campgrounds are set up quite nicely. Most people gravitate to the shelters, so they fill first. I have never been to a campground that was completely full. Even if all the tent sites are occupied, most campers are willing to share their site with you (they are setup for multiple tents). I wouldn...
by Base654
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Leaving canoes?

I have left my really expensive kayak (not bragging, I bought for cheap with hole include) for a couple of days tucked out of the way, but still visible, at multiple pull outs. I don't know if anybody borrowed it, but it was there when I got back.'
by Base654
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore now a National Park
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore now a National Park

Hooky,

Nope, you have to go back and play on them again.
by Base654
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

1. Short answer... not a good idea for a novice, especially a solo novice. I would suggest, at a minimum, any solo paddler have strong bracing skills and rolling or wet reentry skills. (they make it look easy on you tube) 2. You would need a "real" sea/touring kayak. I have seen some recreational ka...
by Base654
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback for Hiking Route June 15-21
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Feedback for Hiking Route June 15-21

skip that part. I got my north and south (Desor) mixed up again... I'm surprised I have never just walked in to the water and kept going...
by Base654
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback for Hiking Route June 15-21
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Feedback for Hiking Route June 15-21

Welcome to the Forum. I'll start by saying that with your experience, you won't have any problem with either route. I did the Desor to Todd section a few years ago without any difficulty and I am closing in on 50 with a dad body. Both of your routes have some back and forth across the island, so you...
by Base654
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike

Once up and on the Greenstone, the miles go pretty quickly. there isn't as much up and down as will be found on the rest of your trip.

I found a relief map a while ago, lets see if I can post it...
isle-royale-relief-map.jpg
by Base654
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Traveling with small children and Seniors
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Traveling with small children and Seniors

Most topics were covered above. I will only address one. "multiple hip replacements and osteoarthritis" suggests some serious bone issues. In my experience, these issues don't fair well in a slip and fall. Outside of most of the campgrounds (and inside some) the travel gets rough, wet and slippery. ...
by Base654
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Feedback on May 27-31 Hike

Hi Mark, Welcome to the forum. I have been to the island a lot, but I still learn from the folks here. Your plan looks quite comfortable unless "see(ing) Mt. Franklin/Mt. Ojibway" indicates you are going to go up to the Greenstone and back down to Daisy. That would be a good workout, but nothing to ...
by Base654
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Why we need paper maps
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Why we need paper maps

I dropped my map once and accidentally stepped on it, luckily it still worked when I picked it up. I fear that I will have to replace it soon though, I can't find the door to change the batteries.
by Base654
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: August group trip Poison ivy?
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: August group trip Poison ivy?

I do have to dispute the ticks. About six years ago, I found a tick inbeded when I headed out for a swim at Moskey. It was the only time and my trail mates didn't have any. That was the only time though.