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by HikerGal
Mon May 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Todd Harbor/Little Todd Stream
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Todd Harbor/Little Todd Stream

Thanks all for the responses. I must say the thought of wading in the water is not pleasant, however I agree the option to head back towards Todd Harbor is pretty unappealing too.
by HikerGal
Mon May 20, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Todd Harbor/Little Todd Stream
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Todd Harbor/Little Todd Stream

I am heading to the island tomorrow (YEAH!) and part of my route is heading from Todd Harbor to Little Todd. There is a stream along this route that I have crossed before. 3 times it was a relatively easy rock hop but one time it was a real big challenge to get across. Basically I had to slide along...
by HikerGal
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Gaiters
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Gaiters

Thanks all for the comments and suggestions. I have decided to try the Kahtoola gaiters also. I've not used gaiters in the past but I am thinking it is going to be muddy and very possibly snowy on the trails. I had a very bad experience with rain running down my pants and into my boots during one of...
by HikerGal
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Gaiters
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Gaiters

I am heading to IR the mid to end of May, starting at Windigo and heading towards the north side of the island. I am thinking I may want to invest in a pair of gaiters. I wear over the ankle height hiking boots. I know quite a few people seem to wear DG gaiters but I am concerned they will not keep ...
by HikerGal
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel

Thanks for finding the answer to my question and attaching the link. I will contact the seaplane people and see if I can have fuel pre-positioned also. That will solve my problem and make my adventure much more enjoyable!
by HikerGal
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel

I am planning a trip to IR for the end of May, perhaps the week of the 20th. I am planning on going on the seaplane and starting my adventure at Windigo. I know I cannot take fuel on the seaplane but the store won't be open yet. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get fuel for my Jetboil? I really ha...
by HikerGal
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Wi-Fi at Rock Harbor
Replies: 11
Views: 6047

Re: Wi-Fi at Rock Harbor

So... wondering if anyone has the password for the Wi-Fi at Rock Harbor this year? Very soon, we will be on the island for almost two weeks. One thing I enjoy about the island is the complete "getting away from it all." However, my recent college grad daughter is actively looking for a JOB and to no...
by HikerGal
Wed May 10, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 3182

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

The trip was great! When we got to the Porkies Ranger Station the Ranger noted which trails had not been checked, which ones were clear, and which ones were a mess. She noted there was going to be a big effort this week to clear the trails. We ended up parking at the Government Peak Trailhead and hi...
by HikerGal
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 3182

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

Thanks for the reminder on the Permethrin. I was not even thinking about ticks this early in the season

With the recent ice/snow storm in this area I am thinking we need to have a route planned where we do not have to cross any streams!
by HikerGal
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 3182

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

Thanks for the information. I would not have thought about ticks this early in the season so thanks for bringing it up. I have a friend who got very very sick from a tick bite. I am taking a closer look at the route we are planning. Being on the ridges vs along the lake seems to make more sense this...
by HikerGal
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 3182

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

Thanks all for the very helpful information! I am no longer too concerned about bears or streams. I would not mind being able to secure a cabin or two along the way but I am told they don't take reservations until May 12. The ranger I spoke with said they are slowly starting to open the cabins and m...
by HikerGal
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 3182

Porkies Trip Early May

Good Morning - My daughter and I are planning a 4 day/3 night backpacking trip to the Porkies in very early May. Not my first choice of times to go but I've really wanted to go to the Porkies and the timing works out well; ie - we will be in the "neighborhood". We will be prepared for the cold, poss...
by HikerGal
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fishing Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: Fishing Trip

We will be using a boat. And apparently fishing for lake trout.

Thanks!
by HikerGal
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fishing Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Fishing Trip

I am looking for some information on when might be the best time to go to IR fishing in Lake Superior. Let me start with we are backpackers, not boaters, so we are looking for a more "backpacking" experience and not a "boating" experience. And I am not a fisherperson but I am hooked on IR so I will ...
by HikerGal
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Looking for 2 person UL tent
Replies: 9
Views: 2438

Re: Looking for 2 person UL tent

My friend bought a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4. I borrowed it (probably too many times) so then I got my own. Then I bought a Copper Spur UL3. During the most recent REI sale I bought my daughter a UL2 for Christmas (shhh). I have tried other tents but really really really got hooked on these. So ligh...