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by backwoods doc
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails, Lane Cove & Three Mile closed

This is an eye roller for any folks that were stuck at Daisy with no way to get back to RH. "As of 8/14/22 a Rock Harbor shuttle is being operated by Rock Harbor Lodge. The approved rate is $30 one way with a minimum passenger count set at 20." What exactly is the definition of profiteeri...
by backwoods doc
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

I'm intrigued. Is this loss of appetite only after long days of hiking? Does it persist on "zero days" too?
by backwoods doc
Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Is new store in Windigo open yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Is new store in Windigo open yet?

I think after wife #4 or 5 I'd have probably given up.
by backwoods doc
Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

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

I prefer not to stress over getting a shelter, and am confident that if we truly needed one for safety reasons, someone would share.
by backwoods doc
Mon Jul 04, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

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

TopCarrot wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:52 am Some more quotes
Summary "We traded our wife, for a $5 hooker"
Ouch. Really rough day.

I'm guessing that final quote was from the missionary in the group.
by backwoods doc
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

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

Lots of interesting insights. A few comments: 1. Siskiwit definitely warrants respect. It tends to be calm in the early morning. Doesn't sound like you were that fortunate. 2. We did the Intermediate to Richie portage in the opposite direction last year and don't remember it being difficult (and it ...
by backwoods doc
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

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

TopCarrot wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:53 am The canoes for rent in Rock Harbor were brand new.
What kind of canoes? Aluminum? Weight?
by backwoods doc
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1431

Re: Water Filtering

I don't use a water purifier or Aquatabs. My main concerns are Giardia and bacteria, and water filters take care of those just fine.
by backwoods doc
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone algae bloom?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Chickenbone algae bloom?

Speaking of algae blooms, after our experience last July, I'm inclined to take the official pronouncements with a grain of salt (okay, maybe more aggressive electrolyte replacement). Paddling and portaging our way from McCargoe, we had planned to spend a couple of nights at the Lake Richie canoe cam...
by backwoods doc
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1431

Re: Water Filtering

Trying to wrap my head around the T-shirt method. Is this a clean T-shirt (now soiled and wet)? A dirty T-shirt (now more soiled and wet and less available as an emergency back-up)? A T-shirt that is currently being worn (some acrobatics involved)? A T-shirt currently being worn by an unsuspecting c...
by backwoods doc
Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ryan Island Views
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Ryan Island Views

Having paddled past Ryan Island several times on the way to somewhere else, I wouldn't suggest that you go out of your way to see it. It's just an island in a good-sized lake.
by backwoods doc
Mon May 30, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Washington Creek Campground preferred sites
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Washington Creek Campground preferred sites

August is high season. You might want to bring a tent in case all the shelters are full.
by backwoods doc
Sun May 29, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: are we low priority?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: are we low priority?

Not necessarily. There could be exceptions for unanticipated health/safety/weather issues.