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by gcloud
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Trip report 5/24/16-5/31/16
Replies: 12
Views: 3623

Re: Solo Trip report 5/24/16-5/31/16

Wow, what a trooper. So many miles in the rain for a 64 year old with blisters. I have no idea how you did Feldtman to Siskiwit in 4 hours. I had great weather last year and it took me much longer. I tried waterproof socks, they might help in situations like that. For me I just sweat in them because...
by gcloud
Thu May 19, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Trip suggestions for end of September.
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: Trip suggestions for end of September.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b422/gcloud81/Isle%20Royale%20Sept-Oct%202015/P1500829_zpsdwprfusg.jpg Here's a rainbow cove photo from last September. I went for 5 nights last year at the same time (very late Sept) from Grand Portage and had a fantastic time doing the Feldtman loop. I did the ...
by gcloud
Sun May 15, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/26 - 10/1 2015 (Feldtman Loop)
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: TR: 9/26 - 10/1 2015 (Feldtman Loop)

Here are some pictures from the trip. http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b422/gcloud81/Isle%20Royale%20Sept-Oct%202015/P1500941_zpsx8v3t5je.jpg http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b422/gcloud81/Isle%20Royale%20Sept-Oct%202015/P1510004_zpssmnoklug.jpg http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b422/gcloud8...
by gcloud
Sat May 14, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Comfort Items
Replies: 15
Views: 4524

Re: Comfort Items

Last year I took a pair of binoculars (there was a total lunar eclipse super moon), a pair of Crocs to wear around camp and get wet while my boots dried and aired out, and my hammock (in addition to my tent). I've done this for all my trips, and I know lightweighters would ridicule this but I love t...
by gcloud
Sat May 14, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Next Weekend, any joiners?
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

Porkies Trip Next Weekend, any joiners?

I'm probably going to do a trip (from Chicago where I live) to the Porkies... leaving Saturday the 21st and coming back Wednesday the 25th. Just wanted to see if anyone in northern Illinois or anywhere in Wisconsin wanted a ride up there for a last minute trip and to help with gas money. I prefer to...
by gcloud
Sat May 14, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/26 - 10/1 2015 (Feldtman Loop)
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: 9/26/15 - 10/1/15 Trip Report

I liked the solitude at first, but once I knew that there was a group hiking the same itinerary as me, it made me feel safer to know that there were people waiting for me at the next camping site. And trading food was nice. I surprised them on the last day with a snickers bar that we cut into 4ths. ...
by gcloud
Sat May 07, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/26 - 10/1 2015 (Feldtman Loop)
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: 9/26/15 - 10/1/15 Trip Report

Sorry to reply 8 months late to the question how was it to backpack by myself, but anyway here it is. Backpacking by myself is a double edged sword. The best parts of it for me are going at my own pace, leaving when I want to in the morning, taking breaks when I want to, etc. I also go for the solit...
by gcloud
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/26 - 10/1 2015 (Feldtman Loop)
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

TR: 9/26 - 10/1 2015 (Feldtman Loop)

Saturday 9/26 (Windigo to Feldtman Lake) - Grand Portage, very foggy morning, maybe upper 50's or lower 60's. Take the Voyageur II on fairly still Lake Superior waters. I stay on the back deck for the remainder of the boat ride, enjoying the lack of visibility and stillness. Arrive at Windigo around...
by gcloud
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Lunar Eclipse on 9/27/15
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

Lunar Eclipse on 9/27/15

Just a heads up if you're on the island on the night of 9/27, Sunday night, there will be a supermoon (moon is closest to the earth in orbit, therefore appearing bigger) total lunar eclipse fully in view of this area of the continent. I know it's 8 days too early to tell, but the weather channel say...
by gcloud
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting Stuck on the Island
Replies: 15
Views: 5600

Re: Getting Stuck on the Island

Thanks Ed, that was extremely helpful. If weather and waves were real bad I have the option to skip the Huginnin Cove loop to stay around Windigo/Washington Creek to stay in the know with the Rangers. I'm gonna bring some extra food for sure, I could always share with someone who needed it if they w...
by gcloud
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting Stuck on the Island
Replies: 15
Views: 5600

Getting Stuck on the Island

I'm sorry if this topic is old, but I couldn't find anything via searching. I'm going on the Voyageur II and was wondering about people's experience with having to stay an extra day. I'm going in late september and am wondering if I should bring an extra day or two's worth of food. Does the boat jus...
by gcloud
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Music Playlist for Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Re: Music Playlist for Isle Royale

Arvo Part, Boards of Canada, Mount Eerie, Joni Mitchell, Brian Eno/Robert Fripp, and maybe some Nico. As you can tell, I get my spirituality from backpacking and like my music to suit it.
by gcloud
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2015 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 26
Views: 6837

Re: 2015 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Cory email: gushingcloud (at) gmail Hometown: Chicago IL Arrival Date: 9/26/15 Departure Date: 10/1/15 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II Itinerary: Day 1 - 8.8 miles - (arrive at Windigo) Windigo to Feldtman Lake Day 2 - 10.3 miles - Feldtman Lake to Siskiwit Bay Day 3 - 4.3 miles...
by gcloud
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hambunking the Greenstone!?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Hambunking the Greenstone!?

Hey jlfiliaggi, I'm wondering how the hammocking went on your trip. I'm probably going to bring my tent and a hammock for my trip. Sounds like overkill to some, but sometimes I like to get to camp and set up my tent in case it rains, then set up my hammock for comfortable sitting, napping, lounging,...
by gcloud
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Owls on IR
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

Re: Owls on IR

Great! That's encouraging. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a great horned owl, maybe have heard them though.