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by torpified
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

can't speak for others, but for me it's out of the gate, and doesn't seem to vary much as function of how much walking I do. Even more surprising, if you know me, is that I'm not interested in drinking (adult beverages --- I'm OK with water, tang, and so on, and in fact get a lot of my calories that...
by torpified
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

just striking a note of solidarity: I am not gifted at Eating While Backpacking either. In fact, I'm epicly bad at it, especially if altitude is involved. So IR isn't the worst case, but it's bad. Over time, I've identified a few things I reliably can get down---principally, ramen, fritos, and shotb...
by torpified
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Ridge Navigation with a Garmin
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Minong Ridge Navigation with a Garmin

I carry an Inreach (mini), but I haven't tried to using it for navigation. I suspect that there are at most shortlived and local differences between where the 80s maps think the Minong is and where the Minong is---so I don't think you'd be misled for long. And it could be that the InReach maps depic...
by torpified
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

your culinary exploits astonish me! It's all I can do to boil water for via and ramen. Do you test these systems at home first, or do you improvise them in the field??
by torpified
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tentative itinerary
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Tentative itinerary

That looks doable! Although it doesn't leave you much slack in case of lousy weather or other unwelcome inefficiencies. By Day 2, you'll have a good sense of how much ground you enjoy covering in a day, and you can revise the itinerary on the fly--for instance, leaving the spur to Chippewa for anoth...
by torpified
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

I'm sorry about the blackflies (https://www.nfb.ca/film/blackfly/), and looking forward to the details!
by torpified
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Re: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W

What a fantastic TR! It must have been very gratifying to resolve the mystery of Wolfgang. I count 12 days all together. (I am not a good counter.) Does that mean you scaled the 87 blowdowns on Day 2 with 10 days' (= ?? pounds) worth of food in your pack?? The note card is an excellent idea! Bulleti...
by torpified
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone algae bloom?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Chickenbone algae bloom?

This is a long way from recent, and it's speculative: When I walked the E Chickenbone trail about a month ago, signage from last year warning about blooms was still posted. It was very careworn and frazzled: clearly a relic of the previous season. I wonder if that's the source of the report you ment...
by torpified
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Another first timer
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Another first timer

Just_kyles wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:53 pm Thanks for all of the suggestions. I returned from my trip this past Saturday, 6/11.
All in, I did about 70 miles from Sunday evening to Saturday morning.
I hope there's a trip report coming!!
by torpified
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/30-6/12, 2022 [Hiking] Minong Ridge Trail E>W
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Re: Day 4: Sunday, June 5, 2022

This has been a terrific adventure to follow along! I'm looking forward to more installments! As we approached the junction to Little Todd Harbor, damper sections began to appear until we met the dampest one of all: a stream with nothing but a log to cross it. Until about now, I thought perhaps this...
by torpified
Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Obtaining permit
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Obtaining permit

And your season pass will cover your fee! (Probably those of your companions, too, provided they're not too numerous. The letter of the law is that everyone in the "vehicle" (which is clearly assumed to be a car at an NP entrance gate) with the pass holder is covered.)
by torpified
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1431

Re: Water Filtering

+1 on the pre-filter. IR sources can be mucky/gritty, which can clog a BeFree in a hurry. While I admire the multiple use aspect of the t-shirt method, I use a coffee filter: I keep my cookpot handy, and use it to scoop from the water source, then pour the water through the coffee filter into the sq...
by torpified
Tue May 31, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Windigo to RH via Minong and GRT, 5/22
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Windigo to RH via Minong and GRT, 5/22

Note to self: consider a 10-ft pole to assist with the LTH-vicinity creek crossing if water levels are high........ When I walked the Minong in the other direction, exactly three years ago, this crossing wasn't an issue. I mean, given the rickety bridge, there was a significant chance you'd have to...
by torpified
Tue May 31, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Unidentified white spot
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Unidentified white spot

If only the webcam had caught the perpetrator in the act!
by torpified
Mon May 30, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Washington Creek Campground preferred sites
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Washington Creek Campground preferred sites

All the shelters are creekside. I've never coincided with the moose reputed to flock Washington Creek, so I don't know if some shelters are better situated to appreciate that than others. For what it's worth, the moose watch team who were my neighbors last week, and who probably knew what they were ...