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by Base654
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 27
Views: 8588

Re: Hammock friendly campsites

If you follow the rules, nothing has really changed. I carried a hammock for a couple years and was only able to hang it a few times while following all the rules. I see many people hanging at shelters and off the pad at camp sites, both outside of the rules.
by Base654
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: GRT
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: GRT

I do this trip in the other direction, but it works in either. I prefer west to east for the short first day in case of plane delays. For east to west I would suggest staying on the lake and stopping at Moskey (my favorite site). That first day will be rough with a full pack, but staying on the lake...
by Base654
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: GRT
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: GRT

I do this trip in the other direction, but it works in either. I prefer west to east for the short first day in case of plane delays. For east to west I would suggest staying on the lake and stopping at Moskey (my favorite site). That first day will be rough with a full pack, but staying on the lake...
by Base654
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: 1st time solo traveler.
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 1st time solo traveler.

Depending on the time of year there are people on the trails and definitely in the campgrounds. You will have your alone time, but there is almost always someone around for emergencies. There are no overnight rentals on canoes or kayaks. I won't get deep into it but, the waters around the island can...
by Base654
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Named to Best of the World List
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: Isle Royale Named to Best of the World List

Backwoods, take some solace in knowing the island is difficult to get to as you know. I have a number of coworkers who want to go, but the logistics are daunting. and we live in Michigan.
by Base654
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PLB vs. satellite communicator
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: PLB vs. satellite communicator

i have the ACR ResQLink. during my research I found that the ACR ResQLink is a direct connection on specific frequencies for distant notification and a localizer beacon for close in location finding on a world wide system. The InReach and others of the sort operate very much as a satellite phone san...
by Base654
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away

I don't have much info, I picked this up from Facebook. It seems that Capt. Don has passed away after a month in the hospital.

http://www.keweenawreport.com/obits/obi ... d-kilpela/
by Base654
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

I was told that there is only one person/group per back county zone. If someone else has the same idea as you on the same day, you might not get your permit. I have never had the problem myself and I have done many back county nights. https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/upload/ISRO_Web_Accessible...
by Base654
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Replacment Backpack Straps
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Replacment Backpack Straps

does the entire strap need replacing, or can you just unthread the lower portion and replace the short piece with the grommet and adjuster? I'm looking a picture from amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Kelty-Trekker-65 ... B01JAERG1M
by Base654
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Water treatment
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Water treatment

I picked up a sawyer purifer a couple years ago for travel outside the country. It's different than the filter. So far I have been able to drink the "do not drink the water" water without adverse effect. It claims to purify to 0.02 microns. It costs about $140, looks about the same as thei...
by Base654
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Seaplane Times & Capacity...
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Seaplane Times & Capacity...

I love Isle Royale Seaplanes and take them when I don't have a kayak, but have a backup plan just in case weather sets in and they can't fly.
by Base654
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 3078

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

The NPS has indicated the park will not open until June 15th
by Base654
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition

dccark, I have the same seat to summit as bobcat1. I bought it only because I had a gift certificate to spend. I have since developed a love for it. it will take 45 degree superior water to truly comfortable in a couple of hours in the sun. if you want it warm faster, dump a couple of cups of boilin...
by Base654
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Early Season transport
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Early Season transport

I took the early boat last year. It is just a ride. no food, no drink. You do have to have a boat. the Ranger stops at Mott and you get off.
by Base654
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition

I was just there today with a $50 gift cert, but couldn't find anything worth buying. I should have a big dividend this year. I finally finished routing all my bills through the card.