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by thesneakymonkey
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: August group trip Poison ivy?
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: August group trip $ Poison ivy?

None! Never seen any on my trips!! No ticks(that bother humans) and no ivy.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: For the first timers: A helpful video on where to stay overnight on the island.
Replies: 0
Views: 50

For the first timers: A helpful video on where to stay overnight on the island.

Link for those interested https://youtu.be/ybDHZZCHgvI


Where was your favorite place to stay on the island? I personally haven't done the lodges or housekeeping & windigo cabins yet. Favorite camp spots are probably moskey, Chippewa, and Todd harbor....ahh who am I kidding! I LOVE them all! :D
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Figure 8 hike

Relatively speaking, Island Mine isn’t that bad. When we did the Feldtmann loop, we did it counter clockwise and spent the first night at Island Mine. It reminds me of any State Park campsite. The biggest difference between it and any other campsite is it’s lack of a water vista. After hiking up th...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Figure 8 hike

I've done both loops and like Ingo's suggestion. Strangely I found the climb from the bay up to Island Mine more difficult than anything on the Minong. I did Loop in May, it was an awesome experience. If you can, I highly recommend May. The lack of green up, allows for spectacular views. Sent from ...
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Hiking Shoes?

Western Midwesterner wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:52 pm
I'm glad to know that someone has done the trip in trail shoes with success!
My husband wore shoes on both trips as well! Also paired with dirty girls! We saw a few trailrunner folks on the island this time. Work boots just sounds painful!
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Hiking Shoes?

I wore trailrunners on all my trips to the island including a minong end to end. Wear what makes your feet happy. I had no blisters the whole way. Plus my shoes dried out overnight. Those with boots had wet footwear for days and blisters galore. I wore brooks cascadia 12s paired with a dirty girl ga...
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?

When did you two take your trips? I/we could also likely do the trip mid-August. Have hiked on both 90 degree plus Summer trips and 0 degree Winter trips so have some experience with both. But I've read that in May, trails may not have been cleaned up from Winter yet and most of the facilities at e...
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Opinions on itinerary for mid-May 2019?

Do the minong if you’re feeling adventurous! I think it was awesome. Sounds like you have the experience.
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Work boots as hiking boots?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Work boots as hiking boots?

My feet hurt just thinking about wearing work boots to the island. I’m not a big fan of boots (hiking or not) unless there is significant snow. I do recognize that it is a very personal decision for boots vs trail runners though. Personally I wore trail runners on both trips and had 0 blisters and n...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Figure 8 hike

I have thought the same thing about Island Mine but I am reserving judgement until I see it in person. We could always just pass through if needed. I am not worried about the mileage but I have learned from past trips we like to take our time and smell the roses on the island. We are also trying to ...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Figure 8 hike

I did the Feldtmann clockwise and that worked for me--steep climbs take it out of me and they're more gradual in that direction, albeit the same elevation up and down. But if you're going from the Feldtmann Loop to Huginnin (which I'd suggest), a day from Island Mine to HC would be easier/shorter t...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Finding moose
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Finding moose

Washington Creek was a prime spot: Image
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Figure 8 hike

Ok so with snow on the ground and winter in full swing, I am feeling the call of the island again . I was thinking about when we go again which trails we would like to hit. I am thinking about doing both the Huginnin cove and Feldtmann loops (starting and ending in Windigo). We haven't hiked either ...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/29 – 8/7, 2018 [RH-DF-MB-CH-MCC-TH-NLD-WC]
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: TR: 7/29 – 8/7, 2018 [RH-DF-MB-CH-MCC-TH-NLD-WC]

I realized I forgot to post the last video link to part 10. Edited original post to include that link!