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by backwoods doc
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Decent instant coffee
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Decent instant coffee

Yeah, my wife said I should do a blind taste test before posting anything. I'll be interested to hear your results.
by backwoods doc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf pups on IR
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Wolf pups on IR

Woo-hoo!
by backwoods doc
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Decent instant coffee
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Decent instant coffee

Anyone else out there frustrated by how lousy most instant coffee is (even Starbucks)? Frustrated, but not willing to pack a coffee press? After reading some positive reviews, I bought a box of Mount Hagen instant coffee, which comes in single serving packets. It's actually surprisingly good for ins...
by backwoods doc
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Intermediate and Lake Richie Algae Bloom 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Intermediate and Lake Richie Algae Bloom 2020

Any idea how long this might last? We had hoped to paddle through (and camp at) both lakes this summer, and had to put those plans off until next year.
by backwoods doc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: two-year old TR cadged from yesterday's paper
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: two-year old TR cadged from yesterday's paper

Very nice photos. Probably should have mentioned Bruce by name though.
by backwoods doc
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Malone Bay 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Malone Bay 2020

There were two rangers assigned to Malone Bay for at least the past two summers (the only times we've been there). They have emergency medical training, and are involved in a steady stream of medical evacuations. Mostly broken ankles from slips on the trails, but last summer they provided treatment ...
by backwoods doc
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Private Boat/Chartering a boat
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Private Boat/Chartering a boat

Might be worth checking with David Williams at Bear Track Outfitters in Grand Marais. I know he runs a charter boat service.
by backwoods doc
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Refunds
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Refunds

Yes, my refund for Voyageur II was credited back to my credit card without my even requesting it.
by backwoods doc
Sun May 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?

Rock Harbor Lodge and Windigo store/cabins still slated to open on June 26. https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/rock-harbor-lodge.htm The Ranger III is purportedly beginning service on June 30. https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/rangeriii-reservation-instructions.htm But new ferry reservation...
by backwoods doc
Sat May 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Isle Royale National Park to Delay Park Opening for 2020 Season

Interestingly, they're saying that the Ranger III won't make its first run until June 30.

https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... 19-faq.htm
by backwoods doc
Sat May 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Isle Royale National Park to Delay Park Opening for 2020 Season

For those of us hoping that the park will open this summer, I found some encouragement in this general statement in the banner on the park website: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local publ...
by backwoods doc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

Fingers crossed, restrictions will ease up in 8-12 weeks. We'll see.
by backwoods doc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

I think that being spread out over the least visited national park is an excellent social distancing strategy.
by backwoods doc
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys

The best advice I ever saw about camping with kids was to start off easy and go slow. Otherwise you risk making the whole experience miserable, and they may end up rejecting the idea altogether. This is a long-term investment: my son first went car camping as a baby, overnight backpacking when he wa...