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by Bobcat1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography

They were a harmless-looking 60-something couple, I assume husband and wife, who did not know the rules about backcountry camping. I do not know whether they actually had a cross-country permit (in which case they should have known about the “red zone” for the entire Rock Harbor area) or whether the...
by Bobcat1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography

Laughing here, after reading Ingo’s comment about dawn at Scoville Point. While on The Island this August, I met a couple canoers who were very proud that they had a “backcountry” permit and could thus camp “anywhere”. They were arriving into Snug Harbor very early one morning from an odd direction,...
by Bobcat1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Autumn Satellite Imagery
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Autumn Satellite Imagery

My first trip to Isle Royale was in late September. Island Mine was absolutely gorgeous at that time of year! But the nights were very cold.
by Bobcat1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Solo Hike

There are several people who have hiked a similar trip in the past few months. If you go to the “Trails and Campsites” forum, and look for the discussions of end-to-end loop hike, you will find a lot that might help your planning.
by Bobcat1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

is there any way to stop this addiction
What worked for me was downsizing my home. I had to select only the best of my gear to keep, and sold or donated the rest. Funny, I am finally satisfied with my gear collection 😀
by Bobcat1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

Any of the small canister stoves would be a good choice. Look into SnowPeak Gigapower stove and MSR Pocket Rocket. Primus Trail Stove is less expensive and less to fold up, but marginally bulkier to carry. Any of these three and similar models from other brands would be good beginner stoves, using t...
by Bobcat1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: house boats
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: house boats

Ranger will transport boats up to 20 ft long. I didn’t see any guidance about width or height or weight restriction. I have seen sailboats and motorboats transported, but never what I would consider a houseboat or pontoon boat. Does not mean it can’t t be done, but you should get in touch with the H...
by Bobcat1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/2-9/5, 2019 Rock Harbor to Windigo via Greenstone Ridge
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: TR: 9/2-9/5, 2019 Rock Harbor to Windigo via Greenstone Ridge

A quick trip! Did it whet your appetite for another trip to Isle Royale? And I am also interested in your impressions of Voyageurs NP.
by Bobcat1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Rock Harbor Itinerary
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Windigo to Rock Harbor Itinerary

Hatchet Lake to Chickenbone Junction just above WCB campsite is one of my favorite stretches of trail because of the views. But you seem to have hit a moose jackpot on that stretch too! Sounds like you had a great trip, thanks for the report.
by Bobcat1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/8/19 - 8/16/19 Dad and daughter kayak trip
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Dad and daughter kayak trip 8/8/19 - 8/16/19

Nice report! Thanks for sharing.

The week was pretty windy, you were one of at least three kayak groups dodging around in Rock Harbor with revised plans because of the wind! I’m glad we got to meet briefly.
by Bobcat1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Places to get equipment?
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Places to get equipment?

If you know what to look for and how to tell the difference between lightly used and worn out, garage sales can be a great source of bargain-priced gear. There is also a lot of junk sold too, so be sure you know what to look for or take a friend who know.
by Bobcat1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Looking for advice

So Booyah and daughter, have you done a trip report? I heard just a little about your adventure when you were helping me haul my kayak to my campsite to dismantle and pack it. So tell us about your trip!
by Bobcat1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: Voyageurs

Minnesota sources are reporting the death by bear mauling, on Red Pine Island in Ontario waters, north of Voyageurs NP. I wonder what happened? Says she went out to check on her dogs.