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by Ted4bp
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR from my archive: July 4th 2000, Wi-IM and back.
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: TR from my archive: July 4th 2000, Wi-IM and back.

Sounds like quit the trip!!! Thanks for the read!!

Happy trails!
Ted
by Ted4bp
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.

Great report torpified!! Thank you for your efforts!!!!!

Happy trails!
Ted
by Ted4bp
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are your Goals?
Replies: 0
Views: 1813

What are your Goals?

Hello all,

I suggest before you post your gear list that you should define your goals on the island, this will help forum members to chime in.

Happy trails!
Ted
by Ted4bp
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Waterproof hiking shoes...
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

Re: Waterproof hiking shoes...

In my opinion I agree with some of the above. I was a firm believer in Asolo boots, they are Italian made and fit my feet! After a few wet slogging hikes they became wet bricks tied to my ankles. Now I wear Merrel Moab ventilators with super feet greenies insoles and DT socks, lightweight gators if ...
by Ted4bp
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Rain Gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: Rain Gear?

My jacket is a Marmot Precip as well. I don't tend to hike in it, but it's great to keep the wind and water off once in camp. I just accept getting wet as part of the hiking experience. Much more important to keep your bag dry than your shirt/pants (a wet bag adds a LOT of water weight and most bac...
by Ted4bp
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water filter
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Re: Water filter

Great topic. Health and safety are always a concern, especially on a hike. The biggest problem is a plugged filter which I have experienced at McCargoe Cove one year, I was using a mini squeeze and only droplets came out not matter how hard I squeezed. A friend used the same filter with the same wat...
by Ted4bp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First timer to IR any tips on my gear setup would be appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: First timer to IR any tips on my gear setup would be appreciated

You are off to a good start!!! Like the others have said plus... I made a few mistakes over the years but you are off to a good start! I only wore one pair of socks (DT) and two extra pair plus a pair of hot socks. Next time, I will only take one pair on my feet and my hot socks to sleep in, ditch t...
by Ted4bp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Blisters
Replies: 13
Views: 2300

Re: Blisters

Old post but for what its worth I'll add. I use darn tough socks, follow a hiking regimen, and use foot glide. Blisters are the enemy of hiking so I tend to my best tool (feet). If you start to feel a "hot spot" stop immediately! Apply a small patch of duct tape over the area, it adheres well on one...
by Ted4bp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/9 - 6/15 2019 Rock to Windigo to Rock 7 days
Replies: 5
Views: 925

TR: 6/9 - 6/15 2019 Rock to Windigo to Rock 7 days

Isle Royale 2019 6/9 – 6/15 Hello all! I could write a book on all the details, hiking experiences, and planning that went into this trip. Instead, I wrote a short summary and a more detailed description to share. Summary Day 1: Rock Harbor to McCargoe Cove Approx. 15 miles. Just to get our trail l...