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by torpified
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:6/28-7/5 2020 [Hiking] RH-DF-MC-MB-DF-TM-RH
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: TR:6/28-7/5 2020 [Hiking] RH-DF-MC-MB-DF-TM-RH

Hooray for the successful trip and the wonderful trip report! A few years ago I arrived on an early season boat, and had about one day of navigating trails that hadn't yet been brushed. (After that, trail crews had beaten me everywhere else I went.) It was brutal! Your family gets high marks for a w...
by torpified
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Backpacking Lower Peninsula
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Backpacking Lower Peninsula

there's the Potowatomi trail in SE MI -- a little over 17 miles, with two campsites and a yurt en route. I haven't backpacked it myself, but the backpackers I've encountered have seemed well pleased. If you go, bring head nets! https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=229&type=SPTR
by torpified
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 2020 First Timers w/Kids Itinerary #2
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: June 2020 First Timers w/Kids Itinerary #2

THEY ALL LOOK AWESOME. Just my $.02: McCargo -- which you see on itineraries 1 and 2 -- has a mine to explore, maybe a mile up the (open part of!) the Minong. Could be good for variety, and even the basis of a day trip, if it's your assessment that you can enjoyably travel between Moskey and McCargo...
by torpified
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: IR announces further openings 6/23/20
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: IR announces further openings 6/23/20

I wonder what the rationale for the Minong closure is? (My guess is that it has to do with drain on staff time and energy from patrolling/potential SAR operations along that corridor.) That is it. there should be a FAQ addressing this. Indeed there is! thanks for keeping the information flowing.
by torpified
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: IR announces further openings 6/23/20
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: IR announces further openings 6/23/20

I wonder what the rationale for the Minong closure is? (My guess is that it has to do with drain on staff time and energy from patrolling/potential SAR operations along that corridor.)
by torpified
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Who has the earliest flight scheduled?
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Who has the earliest flight scheduled?

So exciting! Remember, flyers, we the earthbound are counting on you for TRIP REPORTS!!
by torpified
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone
Replies: 18
Views: 1767

Re: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone

I'm catching up with the videos, through episode #6. Excellent work crossing the stream before Little Todd! Also, when I walked the trail early last summer in the same direction, I had a pratfall in more or less exactly the same place you did! It's not us --- it's a very local, very mild trail curse.
by torpified
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/23-5/28, 2015 [Hiking] [Grace Harbor-Rainbow Point-Windigo XC] The soggy kilt tour!
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: TR: 5/23-5/28, 2015 [Hiking] [Grace Harbor-Rainbow Point-Windigo XC] The soggy kilt tour!

The Soggy Kilt Tour Final thoughts: This was our first trip with multiple days off-trail and in the back country. It has leveled up the way I do Isle Royale. While there is nothing wrong camping in the designated sites (especially this early in the year, where you are pretty much alone anyway), the...
by torpified
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3440

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

the locomotive-style boiler: I know this is documented elsewhere, but the pictures are so motivating it might be worth repeating here: what exactly does one need to do to find it??
by torpified
Thu May 28, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Little Todd to Huginnin Cove
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Little Todd to Huginnin Cove

Please do report! All the variations under discussion sound like great trips. And if you're finding you're enjoying the mileage and the terrain, Little Todd to Huginnin Cove would be a tremendous day. The most spectacular part of the Minong will carry you past the N Desor junction, then some contemp...
by torpified
Sun May 24, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 1 person tent (from REI topic)
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: 1 person tent (from REI topic)

torpified - any decisions yet on your new tent? Though this thread left me Tarptent curious, I converted my dividend into the plebeian 1P Hornet. But I haven't gotten a chance to use it (the tent) because I'm in CA under a shelter-in-place order, and I'm leery of camping in my yard because it's tee...
by torpified
Fri May 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3440

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

Dear other other Jerry, I can't believe that that worked! I really did pick the report by scrolling with my eyes shut, but I was psyched to see that its author was someone active (on this forum, I mean) and its topic was the Feldtman loop. Setting aside portages and campground spurs, it (and the Ish...
by torpified
Thu May 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 3440

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

Desperate times call for desperate measures. With the ferries and the concessions closed for now (which I should make explicit I consider very sensible), I'm hoping for TRs from people who reach IR by seaplane or SUP. Just in case there aren't a torrent of those, I'm going to try picking a past TR a...
by torpified
Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2214

Re: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020

[deleted due to redundancy. Also: rats! I wasn't likely to make it this season, due to be stationed in CA, but I was looking forward to trip reports.]
by torpified
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyaguer & Sea Hunter Schedule 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Voyaguer & Sea Hunter Schedule 2020

fonixmunkee wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:28 am
Is this Capt Bennie, of the VII?

https://www.wtip.org/grand-marais-fire- ... and-marais
It is. See the crooked spoon thread. (It reminds me of one of my favorite movies, "Local Hero," where non of the townspeople play just one role.)