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by Bobcat1
Mon Oct 03, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Webcam
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: New Webcam

Nice capture of the Milky Way!
by Bobcat1
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day

+1 for Huginin Cove loop! I did the loop for my first night about six weeks ago. Just be aware of the time zone thing - your ferry is on Central time. Windigo will be very quiet this time of year - no showers, maybe no drinking water although you have plenty of water available to filter.
by Bobcat1
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pregnant on Isle Royale
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Pregnant on Isle Royale

I would take your trip the summer after - you can take a toddler in a baby backpack and plan a relatively easy trip! My very first trip to Isle Royale, there was a young family on the inbound ferry with me that did McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor in 4 days and by their account they had a wonderful ...
by Bobcat1
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo base camping
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Windigo base camping

This year, I was in and out of Windigo a couple times on my ten-day trip and I noticed several families base-camping (complete with coolers, suitcases, and garden carts to haul it all) in the campground, including a multi-family gathering of cousins in one of the group sites. That was a new twist fo...
by Bobcat1
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: 5 Day Menu
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: 5 Day Menu

I use my dehydrator all the time, and usually have several meals of grab-and-go stuff waiting in the freezer. One of my favorite lunches is hummus on crackers, and I dehydrate the store-bought hummus, throw it in the blender to get a fine powder, and it's ready to go. Breaks up the monotony of summe...
by Bobcat1
Fri Sep 02, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 08/19-08/26, 2022 [Rock to Windigo via Minong Ridge]
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: TR: 08/19-08/26, 2022 [Rock to Windigo via Minong Ridge]

Thanks for the report! And the pictures. That stretch of the Huginnin Cove trail is one of my favorites too - along with the Greenstone going east between Hatchet Lake and Chickenbone Junction. And the Feldtmann Ridge near the observation tower. And Mt. Franklin views..... I still tend toward Scovil...
by Bobcat1
Mon Aug 22, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Algae blooms in Richie and Chickenbone
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Algae blooms in Richie and Chickenbone

Depending on how you route yourself, there may be ok water at Lake Lesage or Lake Livermore, or McCargoe Cove, within 2 miles of WCB campsite. Maybe you can work with that and manage your fill-ups to have essentially a dry camp at WCB?
by Bobcat1
Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Post Hike Showers
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Post Hike Showers

Just another option - the municipal campground in Grand Marais MN will let you drop in and use their showerhouse for $3. If you have a large group, coming off the island to Grand Portage, you might consider the cost savings (and the ability to leave towels, clean clothes, and toiletries in your vehi...
by Bobcat1
Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Post your 2022 bug reports here!
Replies: 15
Views: 3049

Re: Post your 2022 bug reports here!

Was mostly hiking inland two weeks ago and mosquitos were terrible for this late in summer. It has been a cool, wet summer and as of two weeks ago has yet to get hot enough to discourage mosquitos. They were also bad (considering the date) in the Boundary Waters last week.
by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2993

Re: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?

The "unknown location" slide above looks like Duncan Narrows - did you get there in your travels?
by Bobcat1
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Zero day options: Todd Harbor or McCargo Cove and Why
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Zero day options: Todd Harbor or McCargo Cover and Why

SLD-TH, while not overly difficult, is a pretty lengthy chunk of hiking, so I am assuming you are aware of that and ready for that. If it were me, I would take the zero at Todd Harbor, because of the much lower number of other hikers. McCargoe Cove seems to be a lively place in recent years, and oft...
by Bobcat1
Sat Jul 09, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1825

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

The time I was in Rock Harbor for three nights injured, people arrived at 7am from 3-mile to bag a shelter. Another time, when I was windbound in RH and meticulously following the rules, I left my kayak (full of most of my gear) on the public canoe rack behind the ranger station and walked to 3-mile...
by Bobcat1
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Lake Richie algae bloom
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Lake Richie algae bloom

Ok, now I am curious. What will happen to the GRT traffic if blooms start happening at critical water sources along the way (Hatchet Lake for instance)? Will this effectively split the island”culture” in two as hikers have to carry two days worth of water, or hike extended distances between good wat...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Water Filtering

Tannic acid is soluble in water, so you get a 100-percent homogeneous solution(theoretically). A filter wouldn’t make much difference. Some chemical adsorption (activated charcoal, ion exchange media, etc) would be needed, which is how a home treatment system would typically work. I always like the ...
by Bobcat1
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1825

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

Ya know, in southern New Zealand, there's an area known as Fiordland, that is breathtakingly beautiful. And it is a stunning tourist draw until the sandflies come out. Sandflies are the local variety of blackflies - bigger than gnats but still pretty small compared to houseflies or deerflies. And th...