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by torpified
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops

I've overlapped with this crew's IR iteration for each of the last two years, and it seems like they've had a superior time!
by torpified
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Artist in Residence

No relevant experiences to report, but I'm rooting for you, chief!
by torpified
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Autumn Satellite Imagery
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Autumn Satellite Imagery

one of caltopo's base layers is a weekly high resolution satellite image. I've used the feature obsessively to try to gauge snow cover on routes I wanted to hike. It didn't occur to me that leaves would show up too! The most recent image of IR was occluded by cloud cover. This one, from a week ago, ...
by torpified
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Eastern Sierra October dayhiikes
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Eastern Sierra October dayhiikes

Since things seem slow now that the Park has closed for the season-- Due to a profound oddity in our terms of employment, Mr t and I are allowed to do our jobs remotely this year. We are set up in a cabin in a redwood grove in a community called "Skylonda," which (as its name suggests) may or may no...
by torpified
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip

I love seeing father-daughter teams in the wilderness. I don't think I'd be doing this if my own dad hadn't shared his love of the outdoors when I was too little to appreciate that, technically, I wasn't cut out to be a mountain man.
by torpified
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/11-8/17, 2019 [RH to MB and back] 9 weeks pregnant
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: TR: 8/11-8/17, 2019 [RH to MB and back] 9 weeks pregnant

Un-unsuccess! What a great trip and report! (Also: trail wine and communication with the outside world weeks into a wilderness trip?? ---I'd say Tim was amply rewarded for sharing his shelter.)
by torpified
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Itinerary Review

Thanks for reporting back! I'm with your wife on the question of which parts of backpacking are the hardest. Some trips I have a morning mantra as I squirm back in to my sodden walking clothes: "Wool insulates even when wet. Wool insulates even when wet...."
by torpified
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip

thanks for the report! And kudos for achieving the rare Rolf-Wolf double sighting!
by torpified
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Rock Harbor Itinerary
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Windigo to Rock Harbor Itinerary

A fantastic trip indeed! It makes me wonder just how many moose see US as we mosey through the woods. Thanks for reporting back.
by torpified
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/23 – 8/31 2019 [RH-3M-DF-MB-LR-MB-DF-3M-RH] First Timer
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: TR: 8/23 – 8/31 2019 [RH-3M-DF-MB-LR-MB-DF-3M-RH] First Timer

Fabricating trip reports is a nice idea, but I have no imagination. Also, I'm thinking of devoting my off-season energies to a startup cottage business: ultralight prosthetic body parts for the poor souls (who are probably the majority of the human race) whose bodies don't conform to the assumptions...
by torpified
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/23 – 8/31 2019 [RH-3M-DF-MB-LR-MB-DF-3M-RH] First Timer
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: TR: 8/23 – 8/31 2019 [RH-3M-DF-MB-LR-MB-DF-3M-RH] First Timer

fantastic, fantastic report! Thanks!

Upon first setting foot on the island, I entered a chronic state of planning my next trip.
by torpified
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge

Hooray, Midwest Ed! You must have better small motor control than I do. I can never seem to enter things into cells in Excel spreadsheets either . . . .
by torpified
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge

And while you're waiting for paper maps, if you're patient and/or into this kind of fiddling, the free mapping gadget CalTopo has a "terrain statistics" (under Measure in the toolbar above the main map) fearure that will return an altitude profile of any route you trace. Route tracing is the fiddly ...
by torpified
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Late June Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Late June Conditions

(Supposing the sun is out) you should be prepared for many, many hours of daylight in late june---it gets light well before 6 and stays that way until well after 10. So bring something (ideally not a DEET-soaked buff) that serves as a sleeping mask!