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by thesneakymonkey
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Inland fishing for backpackers?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Inland fishing for backpackers?

I have that debate everytime I go. Last time I decided we wouldn't have enough "fishable" locations to justify it, and the whole time I was wishing I had it. That said, I am glad I didnt have to carry it! haha.
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: CPAP Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: CPAP Machine

One question is how wise it would be for someone who needs CPAP to go much further afield than Rock Harbor or Windigo. There are obviously lodging options with electricity at both sites. Not everyone with a cpap has debilitating issues. My mom uses one and is healthy outside of it. Her hiking abili...
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking pole tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Trekking pole tips?

Don’t need the baskets. Go with carbide or rubber tips. Either is fine. The island is a lot of rock.
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: sock debate
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: sock debate

no way you'd catch me hiking in waterproof socks. Can you say blister city!! haha. I am another fan of the darn tough brand. They far outlasted my smartwool socks.
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

I asked Tricia about teeth brushing, toothpaste ect. She is a Dental Hygienist. She said if one were to brush adequitely, water is all that is needed. Most people don't brush adequitely. Baking soda is a good product to use for brushing. Most people, when using toothpaste, use way to much. A little...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

I did it for 9 days once. Wasn’t so bad!! Haha. Seriously though, don’t use soap (of any kind!!) in/near the waterways. If you must wash, do it a long ways away from the water. We typically carry a collapsible bucket (sea to summit) and that works well for hauling lots of water back to camp for hand...
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One word for Isle Royale National Park
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: One word for Isle Royale National Park

Obviously there’s a benefit (safety) but personally I think the island would lose some of its charm for me if they installed a cell tower. I like the remoteness and the ability to disconnect. My career choice has me tied to my phone and if I have cell service I’ll be working whether or not I want to...
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

The most eco friendly is to not use soap at all. “Embrace the stink!”, as they say. Personally I’ve found taking a soapless dip in Lake Superior a couple times a trip does wonders. Then a $5 shower in windigo or rock harbor before departing. Please don’t use any soaps or shampoos in the waterways (E...
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One thing you wish you knew...
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: One thing you wish you knew...

Consider bringing a good-sized rain tarp. It makes cooking and relaxing in camp so much more pleasant on rainy days. Also, when hung across the screen wall of a shelter, gives some relief from blowing rain and wind coming off the lake. We're very happy with this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One thing you wish you knew...
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: One thing you wish you knew...

That once you go there, NOTHING else compares and you’ll want to just keep going back to the island.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: help with trail option
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: help with trail option

we skipped WC on 2 trips in favor of MCC too.
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: help with trail option
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: help with trail option

You trip plan reminds me of our first one to the island (minus the boat pick up). Either trail is nice. You'll enjoy it either way.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Wise Old Man of Isle Royale?
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: Wise Old Man of Isle Royale?

Training modules?? No thanks. Haha. There’s free info here and on the Facebook pages.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant

The sneakymonkey, you and your husband will enjoy this route! It is one of the nicest routes on the island I believe, and I think it is underrated. Feldtmann Lake is one of my favorite tent camp sites and Rainbow Cove is a must do! Hugginin Cove is a beautiful place to see the sun set over Lake Sup...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant

I do have fond memories of meeting and talking "trail" with other hikers right after we finished the minong on that deck. Hopefully it has a similar atmosphere. I do love the charm of windigo. Thanks for all the replies. I guess we will all find out very soon! Starting the countdown to ou...