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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: 2
Views: 101

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: 116

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: 288

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: 248

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: 217

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: 1147

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: 323

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: 257

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: 362

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: 220

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...
by torpified
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 918

Re: Carrying Water

I have a 4L MSR Dromolite I use for this, and also for long dry dayhikes. I'm outrageously fond of it, partly because it enables me to say things to mr torpified like "if you're out of water, I can drain my bladder into your water bottle." I use my cookpot to move water from the Dromolite to the saw...
by torpified
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/22-6/27 2019 : Greenstone Trail RH to Windigo (3MC-WCB-HL-SLD-WC)
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: TR: 6/22-6/27 2019 : Greenstone Trail RH to Windigo (3MC-WCB-HL-SLD-WC)

NPS staff and fellow backpackers: Although there were more people, some rule changes and new requirements, the experience was like a broken drum – dang hard to beat!!!!. Park rangers were helpful, fellow packers were friendly and taking care of the environment seemed to be at the forefront of peopl...
by torpified
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: End-to-end loop trip - itinerary feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: End-to-end loop trip - itinerary feedback

the itinerary looks very well judged! I'm envious---and also looking forward to the trip report!
by torpified
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/22-6/27 2019 : Greenstone Trail RH to Windigo (3MC-WCB-HL-SLD-WC)
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: TR: 6/22-6/27 2019 : Greenstone Trail RH to Windigo (3MC-WCB-HL-SLD-WC)

Thanks for the detailed and animal-rich report! You do a great job of conveying appreciation for many phases of the island. Did anything strike your dad as notably different from his bicentennial visit?
by torpified
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR from my archive: July 4th 2000, Wi-IM and back.
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: TR from my archive: July 4th 2000, Wi-IM and back.

Thanks for the legacy trip report---the locus classicus of the Treed-by-a-Moose story, to boot! Also, I applaud your experimental spirit!