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by Bobcat1
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fall Color MODIS Pic
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Fall Color MODIS Pic

Nice time to camp at Island Mine!
by Bobcat1
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Decent instant coffee
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Decent instant coffee

Yeah, I carry a bag of odds and ends of hot drink mixes, teabags, etc. I gave him all the coffee singles, and offered him some teabags too in case he needed more caffeine. It was a dad with two kids, a full days paddle from an entry point- his first night, our last night. I like to think the caffein...
by Bobcat1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf pups on IR
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Wolf pups on IR

Yay!
by Bobcat1
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Decent instant coffee
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Decent instant coffee

Years ago, when I was dating a coffee-drinker, I kept Maxwell House singles around, which were accepted ok by my boyfriend who was pretty picky about a lot of things. Incidentally, I gave the last of them away to a guy who had forgotten to bring anything caffeinated on a Boundary Waters trip and con...
by Bobcat1
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020

If anyone does decide to leave food and fuel, please give it to the rangers so it can be stored properly. Abandoned food in the shelters will just attract nuisance wildlife and make them even more human-dependent than they would be. My last year’s trip, my last night, at RH, I found 2 fuel canisters...
by Bobcat1
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020

The old Feldtman East trail was officially abandoned about 1990. My first trip to that part of the island in 1996, the trail was still on the map, and the unmaintained boardwalks were still there but decaying, and the trail junctions were still very obvious leading to the occasional hiker mistakenly...
by Bobcat1
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Agate Beach
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Agate Beach

yah, Torp is an English professor or something like that, she knows her grammar and would not make that mistake by accident..........
by Bobcat1
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Venture crew group trip
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Venture crew group trip

I can address some of your questions. Camping at Copper Harbor - Ft. Wilkins State Park is close by. There is a municipal campground in Houghton/Hancock that I have stayed at when taking the Ranger III from Houghton. Plus Houghton/Hancock has a lot of churches. With a group permit, your campsites ar...
by Bobcat1
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

W. Chickenbone to Moskey = straightforward. Moskey -Daisy Farm is an unexpectedly rough 3.5 miles or so, up and down off rock outcroppings, little shade, etc. This will be at the end of your day. As long as you know that, and manage your energy accordingly. I've met many hikers who are exhausted and...
by Bobcat1
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

Everclear, some dried fruit, and Gatorade Fruit punch flavor mix=Quite a cocktail!
by Bobcat1
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

Yup, I had to make a trip to a neighboring state to buy 190-proof Everclear to take on a ferry that does not allow flammable liquids or gasses, to visit Dry Tortugas National Park and camp overnight. They encourage campers to bring charcoal for cooking and allow consumable alcohol of any kind and qu...
by Bobcat1
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

Another possibility, and this will likely be my next backpacking trip, is to go Windigo-Feldtman Lake your first day, then overnights at Siskiwit Bay, South Desor, Hatchet Lake, North Desor and Windigo. This uses the Hatchet Lake Cut-Off trail to hike the western part of the Minong, while hiking the...
by Bobcat1
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/29-8/11, 2020 [Hiking] [An east-end itinerary: RH > TM > DF > MB > TM > LC > RH]
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: TR: 7/29-8/11, 2020 [Hiking] [An east-end itinerary: RH > TM > DF > MB > TM > LC > RH]

Lol. Our faculty meetings have been, and will continue to be, virtual. Flapping arms might not even be seen, as our platform seems to work best with video off for all but the meeting chair, if there’s more than about 4 people in the meeting.
by Bobcat1
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:Aug 26 - Sept1, 2019, Rock Harbor - Windigo, via Greenstone
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: TR:Aug 26 - Sept1, 2019, Rock Harbor - Windigo, via Greenstone

Thanks for the report. Also regarding bug spray, I sometimes leave the chemical spray behind, but I always bring a headnet - for 0.5oz, it may save my sanity sometime. The view from Mt. Franklin is a favorite of mine too!
by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 22
Views: 1145

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Last year I discovered that the city of Houghton has webcams too, and several of them give views of the Ranger III coming and going from the HQ dock.
https://www.mtu.edu/webcams/view/