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by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Wild Cow Parsnip
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Wild Cow Parsnip

Can you get sap on you from just brushing through intact plants? Curious how a hiker would avoid exposure and how to get it off of clothing when backpacking along the trails mentioned.
by Bobcat1
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What to buy with windfall at REI?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: What to buy with windfall at REI?

BA Copper Spur 2 tent should just about do it. Whisperlite Universal stove if there's money left over.
by Bobcat1
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone Vs Minong
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Greenstone Vs Minong

The Minong is NOT a shoreline trail. It follows an inland ridge on the north side of the island. Three overnight campgrounds, two of them are on the Lake Superior shoreline on side trails off the ridge.
by Bobcat1
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: late July canoe trip: packs, sleeping bag
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: late July canoe trip: packs, sleeping bag

Where are you getting the canoe from? I ask, because there are some caveats about renting on the island. If you’re bringing your own, great. If it was me, I would try to go as light in gear as you would when backpacking, but then pack into one large and one moderate canoe pack. This way, one person ...
by Bobcat1
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tents in Shelters
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Tents in Shelters

I have put my tent up in a shelter once, when a very cold wind was blowing directly into the shelter and my tarp wasn't big enough to work. It had the additional advantage of allowing me to pack up the tent clean and dry the next morning to go home, but the main reason was for warmth. It did make a ...
by Bobcat1
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Planning first trip to IR
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Planning first trip to IR

One factor that noone has mentioned yet, is that if you end at Malone Bay campground (By Siksiwit Lake), to get picked up by a ferry there and returned to Rock Harbor would take you three days - first day picked up and taken to Windigo, second day waiting at Windigo, third day picked up at Windigo a...
by Bobcat1
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Campground question
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Campground question

I think a number of people started “let’s visit all the national parks” during shutdown, and are getting around to IsRo. Typically not backpackers, but a couple days of camping is possible at Windigo/Washington Creek. That’s what I would do under the circumstances. RH is much more expensive and diff...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: password woes
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: password woes

Yeah, I had to get admin help when I changed jobs, losing access to my email of record to reset a long-forgotten password. I ended up with a whole new persona! Glad that particular learning experience was learned via a hobby, without locking up, say, my bank account or my health insurance!
by Bobcat1
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary advice
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Itinerary advice

One possible way to try for the most scenery would be to 1. Get up on the Greenstone as soon as possible (RH-3Mile-Mt. Franklin-Chickenbone Lake-Hatchet Lake), then 2. cross over to the Minong and do the western end of the Minong. Select your campsites along the route based on your personal mileage ...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Best Campsite for Sunrise
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Best Campsite for Sunrise

If you have a boat, Merritt Lane is good. But it’s water-only access.
by Bobcat1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR (5/31-6/7): Ishpeming, Feldtmann---and some commuting
Replies: 20
Views: 892

Re: TR (5/31-6/7): Ishpeming, Feldtmann---and some commuting

I hiked that 5-mile stretch in August a few years ago and the underbrush was 5’ high in spots and the only way to stay precisely on the trail was to feel the groove with your feet.
by Bobcat1
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Very young children
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Very young children

There are several places in the region where you can have a north woods experience, and not be quite so isolated and inflexible as a trip to Isle Royale. Superior Hiking Trail, Superior National Forest including the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Pictured Rocks And/or Apostle Islands, any of these coul...
by Bobcat1
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Bathing

Covering up is the norm on Isle Royale. I wash up wearing shorts and a tank top, then take a wet rag into my tent or shelter to wash more privately. There will be many other people around at campsites. On the other hand, in the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota, it’s more a “we’re all adults” ...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: 1941 IR Guide

That is a treasure trove! If I have a couple of the brochures that are "cover only" over the years, would it be useful to send them to someone for inclusion in this archive?
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: where is Picket Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: where is Picket Bay?

I found it amusing that it cost men $2.00 for a fishing license, wives included was $.50 extra.