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by torpified
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/27 - 5/31 2019 [Rock Harbor trail there-and-back]
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: TR: 5/27 - 5/31 2019 [Rock Harbor trail there-and-back]

On the camera + poles conundrum: I have no first hand experience, since my "photography" consists in brandishing an iPhone and hoping for the best, but I've seen other bakcpackers use a clever looking gizmo that's like a baby bjorn harness, only what it holds snugly to your chest is not an infant bu...
by torpified
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/27 - 5/31 2019 [Rock Harbor trail there-and-back]
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: TR: 5/27 - 5/31 2019 [Rock Harbor trail there-and-back]

dcclark wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:26 pm
I've written up my trip in extreme detail
Hooray! Thanks for the headsup.
by torpified
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Itinerary Review

I've hiked at elevation in the west and also at IRNP. On the basis of your dossier, I'd happily wager that you'll be fine with the mileages you're contemplating (but yes please report back!). This include the 18.8 mile last day. The last 6 or so miles into Washington Creek on the Greenstone Ridge Tr...
by torpified
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8-11 to 8-15, 2019 [RH,LC,DF,LR,CH ferry to Windigo]
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: TR: 8-11 to 8-15, 2019 [RH,LC,DF,LR,CH ferry to Windigo]

THanks for the report! Was the welcoming committee in Tobin Harbor really the last moose you saw?
by torpified
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Rock Harbor, Malone Bay, Richie,Moskey, Rock Harbor 8/3-8/9 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: TR: Rock Harbor, Malone Bay, Richie,Moskey, Rock Harbor 8/3-8/9 2019

Thanks for the report -- your party sounds admirably dauntless! (I think it takes being made of sterner stuff than I'm made of to take on some of IR's portages.) Your mention of the Malone Bay bathtub intrigues me. I'm hoping that camp will be on my itinerary next time. Can you divulge more about th...
by torpified
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/3-8/8, 2019 [Windigo-SLD-TH-McC-MB-RH]
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: TR: 8/3-8/8, 2019 [Windigo-SLD-TH-McC-MB-RH]

Thanks for the great -- I also applaud length and detail! -- report on a very moose-rich adventure! The Greenstone Ridge Trail gets a lot more interesting on the Rock Harbor side of the Chickenbones--when you do come back, you can confirm this!
by torpified
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone
Replies: 9
Views: 331

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

What a wonderful trip and report! Thanks for taking the time to write it up so well. You can post more pictures in the replies. (I'll horrify you by posting a picture of slug in my current laundry room --- thanks to my weird job, I'm living in Skylonda, CA, this year.)
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by torpified
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Luxury item
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Luxury item

me also: a book, usually a paperback mystery novel. (I wonder if this cluster of "book[s]" answers reflects some sort of selection effect: people who frequent these forums when they could just be FaceGramming instead are people for whom words are a natural medium?)
by torpified
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: late July 2019 - McCargoe to RH with a 6-year-old
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: TR: late July 2019 - McCargoe to RH with a 6-year-old

What an awesome trip and a lucky son! I also like having a layover day at the end to decompress and deepen my appreciation of oatmeal. Out of curiosity, have you gauged how much less the stripped-down MREs weigh compared to their original versions?
by torpified
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: End to end loop hike
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: End to end loop hike

Hooray!! Thanks for circling back, and please do share details in good time!
by torpified
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Thanks for the Itinerary help
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Thanks for the Itinerary help

Hooray! Will we get to read a trip report about plan A, and the fog??
by torpified
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/2019 Windigo Camper Cabin with kids
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: TR: 7/2019 Windigo Camper Cabin with kids

Thanks for the thorough and detailed report! I am adding "pervert spiders" to my ever-growing list of IR hazards!
by torpified
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Itinerary Advice

Your account of your background makes it sound like you can handle the mileages contemplated--- and because you're not locked into your itinerary and have done your homework, you can revise as the trip unfolds, if you discover reasons to. And I like the idea of doing the WCB-Hatchet-Todd Harbor -McC...
by torpified
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/24-27, 2019 [RH to LC to McCargo to DF to RH]
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: TR: 6/24-27, 2019 [RH to LC to McCargo to DF to RH]

That sounds like an awesome first trip! I envy you your graceful dismounts from beaver pond crossings. Thanks for the report! Ojibway fire tower: I seem to go every time I'm on the Island, partly because I share your view about the aesthetic appeal of that stretch of the Greenstone Ridge Trail. It's...