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by thesneakymonkey
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on 9 day itinerary
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Feedback on 9 day itinerary

Looks like a great 9day plan. If you are into fishing, Lake Ritchie is usually good for a pike or two.
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition

Probably just a new pair of hiking pants and cashing the rest out. I finally found pants that I love and I want a second pair before they discontinue them!
by thesneakymonkey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/7/18-9/21/18 [RH-DF-MB-MC-TH-LTH-ND-WC-RH]
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: TR: 9/7/18-9/21/18 [RH-DF-MB-MC-TH-LTH-ND-WC-RH]

Sounds like an adventure!
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 5 full days of hiking- Rock Harbor to Windigo
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: 5 full days of hiking- Rock Harbor to Windigo

If you'd like to see what the minong is like (esp the beaver dams) check out the video series that my husband and I did on the minong. We wanted to showcase that trail so others knew what to expect. We went rock harbor to windigo and we hit the actual minong on part 5 in the series if you want to s...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 5 full days of hiking- Rock Harbor to Windigo
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: 5 full days of hiking- Rock Harbor to Windigo

If you'd like to see what the minong is like (esp the beaver dams) check out the video series that my husband and I did on the minong. We wanted to showcase that trail so others knew what to expect. We went rock harbor to windigo and we hit the actual minong on part 5 in the series if you want to sk...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 5 full days of hiking- Rock Harbor to Windigo
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: 5 full days of hiking- Rock Harbor to Windigo

Do you plan to do the minong or the greenstone? I was a big fan of the sites along the minong bc they were on Lake Superior.
by thesneakymonkey
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 26
Views: 566

Re: Family trip planning

Don’t use the spigot to shower. All the non natural soap will run off into the wilderness. Not exactly LNT. Embrace the being in nature part. One doesn’t have to shower every day. There are perfectly nice shower facilities in Windigo for a reasonable price. Yes you can buy fishing gear in the island...
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel

^ that is awesome of them
by thesneakymonkey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Floorless Tarp Tent on Minong Bad Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Floorless Tarp Tent on Minong Bad Idea?

You’ll have dry spots at camp. It’s just the trail that is muddy at times!
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: New website featuring a IR article!
Replies: 1
Views: 168

New website featuring a IR article!

The popular Facebook group allwomenalltrails just launched a new webpage. It features articles from female authors about hiking and backpacking and everything in between. The launch included my story from our Isle Royale trip last summer. Check it out! Pretty cool to see IR featured on a national st...
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Hiking Shoes?

Recommendation: Whatever footgear you choose, the core concept to remember is this. Hold the shoe up with your left hand under the toe, right hand under the heel. Try to twist the sole of the shoe. If the sole twists, discard that option. You want a shoe, what sole does not twist when the above act...
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback for Hiking Route June 15-21
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Feedback for Hiking Route June 15-21

nihilixir wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:21 am
If/when I come back, I'd likely opt for a more leisurely route.
Don’t worry. You’ll be back. The island has a way of calling folks back year after year.
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Hiking Shoes?



Beg to disagree on the non muddy minong haha! Granted most of it was the beaver damns. But still.
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Picking a route? need help?
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Picking a route? need help?

Check this video out to help get you started!


https://youtu.be/Sp21cNqWAdQ
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: August group trip Poison ivy?
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: August group trip Poison ivy?

I do have to dispute the ticks. About six years ago, I found a tick inbeded when I headed out for a swim at Moskey. It was the only time and my trail mates didn't have any. That was the only time though. Any chance it was laying in your hiking gear and latched on to you once you got to the island? ...