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by HoosierHiker1202
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Backpacking Lower Peninsula
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Backpacking Lower Peninsula

Hey all, with travel plans completely messed up this summer, can someone recommend a 2-3 day backpacking trip somewhere in the lower peninsula? Looking to keep the daily mileage between just 5-10 miles as one of our group members is a little less experienced. Thanks.
by HoosierHiker1202
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Berries
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Berries

My fault...producing berries. I figured we’d be much too early, but thought I’d ask.
by HoosierHiker1202
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Berries
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Berries

Hey all, I think I know the answer to this, but I’ll ask anyways...I’ll be making my first trip to IR in late June. Any chance that there will be any berries in bloom at that point?
by HoosierHiker1202
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Delicate question
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Delicate question

Thanks for all of your quick replies. I’ve gotta say, you all in this forum are on top of things. Every question I’ve posted has drawn multiple responses, all well-conceived and well-intentioned. We leave 5 months from today. Can’t wait!
by HoosierHiker1202
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Delicate question
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Delicate question

So this may be a ridiculous question, but I’ll be making my first backpacking trip in June. Six nights. Should I, um, plan on packing a pair of socks and a pair of undies for each night, or do you rinse and reuse? I completely understand if no one wants to touch this one.
by HoosierHiker1202
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 19
Views: 2726

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

Thanks for the feedback. We have a couple weekend trips planned to work out the bugs (hopefully metaphorical only, but we’ll prepare for the literal ones, also).
by HoosierHiker1202
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 19
Views: 2726

Best stove for new backpacker

I’m making my first trip to IR next summer. It will be my first real backpacking trip, so I have a lot of gear to buy. Any recommendations for a good stove? There will be a group of three of us and I imagine we’ll mostly be doing simple meals like the dehydrated options widely available. I appreciat...
by HoosierHiker1202
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Success fishing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: Success fishing?

Thanks for the tips. Planning to hike the GRT from Windigo to RH. If it’s convenient, we’ll have to look for Lake Ritchie.
by HoosierHiker1202
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Toilet Paper
Replies: 14
Views: 2043

Re: Toilet Paper

Thanks; my trip isn’t until end of June, so it sounds like I should be pretty safe, though I’ll certainly have some just in case. For the record, I’m really not a fan of the alternatives.
by HoosierHiker1202
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Toilet Paper
Replies: 14
Views: 2043

Toilet Paper

Sorry for what may seem like a ridiculous question, but I’ve read that each of the campgrounds have outhouses. Do they, um, come stocked with their own TP, or should I plan accordingly? Thanks for your help on this one.
by HoosierHiker1202
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Northern Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Northern Lights

That’s helpful info. Thanks. I’ll definitely check out a couple of those sights.
by HoosierHiker1202
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge

Thanks. I have a trail map on order. Was just hoping for some firsthand accounts. I appreciate the feedback.
by HoosierHiker1202
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Success fishing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Success fishing?

Planning a trip for June 2020. Never been before. We were hoping to supplement our meals with some fish as we hike the GRT from Windigo to Rock Harbor. I’ve read not to expect much from Desor or Hatchet. How about Chickenbone or Daisy Farm? Pretty good chances of landing a fish or two? Any help is a...
by HoosierHiker1202
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Northern Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Northern Lights

Anyone able to speak to how frequently the lights can be seen from the Isle in summer? I’m heading over for a week in June 2020 and was just wondering how realistic it would be to hope for a glimpse.
by HoosierHiker1202
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge

Once we get up on the ridge, I’ve read it’s pretty up and down. Any idea how up and down? Will we descend a few hundred feet at a time, only to reclimb it over and over, or more like 59 foot dips and climbs? Asking for a friend.