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by chippy
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Decent instant coffee
Replies: 19
Views: 5052

Re: Decent instant coffee

If you have ever watched Shugemery's videos on YouTube, he is a huge fan of Medaglia D'oro instant coffee, so when I saw it at my regular old local grocery store, I picked up a jar of it. It is actually really good- he wasn't kidding haha. It doesn't come in little packets (at least that I have seen...
by chippy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 6-10, 2020 Hiking the Greenstone [RH-LC-McC-SD-WC]
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: TR: July 6-10, 2020 Hiking the Greenstone [RH-LC-McC-SD-WC]

Mexican Mush Adapted from a recipe on Andrew Skurka's website (Beans+Rice w/ Fritos & Cheese): all the glory on this goes to him. For 4 people: 8 oz dehydrated refried beans: I used Santa Fe Bean Company from Amazon 6 oz Minute Rice One packet taco seasoning One package Laughing Cow cheese wedg...
by chippy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 6-10, 2020 Hiking the Greenstone [RH-LC-McC-SD-WC]
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: TR: July 6-10, 2020 Hiking the Greenstone [RH-LC-McC-SD-WC]

Backpackers thanksgiving: One packet instant mashed potatoes One box stuffing mix One packet turkey gravy mix One can or packet of chunked chicken A couple handfuls of craisins Fill a 2 liter pot approximately half full of water (just add up the total amount of water required by the instructions on...
by chippy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 6-10, 2020 Hiking the Greenstone [RH-LC-McC-SD-WC]
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: TR: July 6-10, 2020 Hiking the Greenstone [RH-LC-McC-SD-WC]

Torpefied, I think overall we saw more than 10 moose: 1 on the trail to Lane Cove in a beaver pond 1 on the trail on top of the Greenstone somewhere around Mount Ojibway Approximately 5 at McCargo Cove Approximately 5 at Washington Creek Insects: there were lots of mosquitos, especially in the dense...
by chippy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 6-10, 2020 Hiking the Greenstone [RH-LC-McC-SD-WC]
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

TR: July 6-10, 2020 Hiking the Greenstone [RH-LC-McC-SD-WC]

Hello all! I’m not much of a poster or a writer, but since many of you can’t make it to the island this year, I feel it’s my duty to give you an overly detailed account of my recent trip. Bear with me and enjoy  History: This is my third trip. A friend and I went in August of 2017 and did the Minon...
by chippy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4435

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

Got an e-mail from the sea planes today that the park will not be opening until June 15 this year :(
by chippy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4435

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

I have not heard back from the Seaplanes after our e-mail last week.
by chippy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4435

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

I e-mailed Isle Royale Seaplanes yesterday just asking if they had any updates on whether trips would be going (we have one scheduled early June). They said they have a meeting planned with Park Management this week and then they will inform customers about whether their trips are going or not. Fing...
by chippy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Will I need a sleeping bag liner?
Replies: 10
Views: 2537

Re: Will I need a sleeping bag liner?

My husband and I went the 2nd week of June 2018, and I had a 22 degree sleeping bag. Wore all of my clothing each night (puffy jacket, hats, mitts, pants/leggings, etc) inside my sleeping bag and was still chilly. So it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring the liner. That being said, sounds like you are ...
by chippy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Approx when would the 2020 schedule release?
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Re: Approx when would the 2020 schedule release?

In regards to your question about Voyageurs National Park boat tour tickets- you can almost always buy them the day of. That being said, if you have a very specific plan and want to guarantee yourself a seat, you can absolutely reserve them ahead of time. I just don't think you'll have any problem g...
by chippy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Voyagers NP wolves
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: Voyagers NP wolves

Yeah the wolves have been getting a lot of press lately! I'm from Voyageurs, I hear them howling most nights. Here's some more cool stuff about them: Nat Geo Article: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/06/wolves-beavers-voyageurs-national-park/ Voyageurs Wolf Project FB page: https://ww...
by chippy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: August Gear Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Re: August Gear Suggestions

I went in August of 2017: 1. First off, I always feel like the bugs are not as bad on IR as they are on the mainland :) Yes, I would still permethrin everything. I like the Sawyer Picardin spray for bug dope- seems to work well in my opinion. I have never used a head net. 2. In August, it's warm eno...
by chippy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 13
Views: 4184

Re: Figure 8 hike

Did the trip you are describing last June with my husband. We did it in 3 nights: started at Windigo, first night at Siskiwit Bay via the Greenstone, 2nd night at Feltdmann Lake, 3rd night at Huginnin, then back to Windigo in the morning to catch our boat back to MN around noon. I understand the mil...
by chippy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Fuel Cost
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Re: Fuel Cost

Bought this at the Windigo Store, June 2018. $9.00.