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by Base654
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Share water taxi to Moskey Basin August 18, 2021?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Share water taxi to Moskey Basin August 18, 2021?

FYI: after you book the taxi and give them the number in your group, any extra people get charged as if they are part of a separate trip... full price
by Base654
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: NWS weather updates for IR
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: NWS weather updates for IR

linky no worky
by Base654
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Durston tent alternative?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Durston tent alternative?

I just looked on amazon and it appears that they are shipping for April delivery.

by Base654
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Lightweight, compact binoculars
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Lightweight, compact binoculars

have you thought about a monocular? I carry a 10x25 monocular. its only a couple of ounces and sits well in a shirt pocket. and its dirt cheap. I am looking at what looks like the same as mine on amazon for $15
by Base654
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One thing you wish you knew...
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: One thing you wish you knew...

Consider bringing a good-sized rain tarp. It makes cooking and relaxing in camp so much more pleasant on rainy days. I use a $5 vinyl rain poncho. a bit of rigging and it works well. When I go with others we overlap and have a larger area. multipurpose as a ground tarp, a poncho, quick and flexible...
by Base654
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One thing you wish you knew...
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: One thing you wish you knew...

Do I have to pick just one? If so, here it is: The island is rougher hiking than I expected. The constant up-and-downs over ridges really wear on me. As a result, I would have planned shorter hiking days than I usually expect to do. This is true even with lots of experience on the UP mainland and i...
by Base654
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water filter
Replies: 22
Views: 3420

Re: Water filter

This came up in a different thread, but is worth noting here also. Many of the gravity filters use the same hollow fiber membrane system and can stop working in the off season just from water drying and leaving minerals behind. I stopped carrying the back flush syringe for my Sawyer Squeeze system b...
by Base654
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 23
Views: 2308

Re: Clothing in June

I agree with Ingo. it can get cold. I have extra clothes in the car and check the weather just before I leave to decide on the "extra layer" if cold is forecast. I usually have some fleece sleeping/camp clothes to keep my bag clean and to be cleanish and dry in camp. But I have put on ever...
by Base654
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: help with trail option
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: help with trail option

I would do two nights at MB or MC and skip WC. just me.
by Base654
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Do weather band radios work?
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Do weather band radios work?

I carry this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018BH9VBW/?coliid=I2FMLPW7FNCV28&colid=2CZF2333GHHSD&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it I can usually get a signal at most campgrounds. Campgrounds, not camp sites. I am the weird one wandering to and fro, twisting my raised hand around. I like this o...
by Base654
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Sleeping Pad
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: New Sleeping Pad

https://www.rei.com/product/895084/rei- ... eeping-pad fairly cheap, small and light. I have had mine on the island for the last 10 years or so.
by Base654
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Maps
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Maps

I saw a post recently in my Facebook feed for this map and took a chance. I like it. It's a lot like the Nat Geo map, but with more details. It is of course artwork so it will hang on my wall, but I would have no problem taking it as my field map. I buy a new map for each trip and write my "dia...
by Base654
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Transportation from the island
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Transportation from the island

Covid rules aside, The Ranger often has a few empty seats and they are willing to take you if they have room, I left on the Ranger once when the plane (I was scheduled on the plane) was backed up 2 days due to weather. That was before they had two planes flying. I didn't have a ticket for the Ranger...
by Base654
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 34
Views: 10249

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: 891

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...