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by HoosierHiker1202
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Bathing

So I’ve read plenty about how many don’t use any kind of soap when cleaning up. Makes plenty of sense. I am curious, though, if there’s any agreed upon conventions for “bathing” in regards to covering up. Is it just accepted that you’re not losing all clothing at any point, or do some strip down and...
by HoosierHiker1202
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 25
Views: 4964

Re: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: Ryan, Jason, and Ed Hometown: Crown Point, IN Arrival: June 20 Departure: June 26 Arriving by Seaplane at Windigo June 20: Windigo to Island Mine June 21: Island Mine to S. Lake Desor June 22: S. Lake Desor to Hatchet Lake June 23: Hatchet Lake to W. Chickenbone June 24: W. Chickenbone to Dais...
by HoosierHiker1202
Fri May 21, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing pole needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Fishing pole needed?

Silly question - any of you ever fish on IR without a pole? Maybe just bring some line and a couple lures with a stick you find there? Just trying to decide if we want to hassle with the fishing gear. Thanks for any feedback.
by HoosierHiker1202
Fri May 14, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: History
Topic: Windigo name
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Windigo name

Thanks for the link; interesting stuff. I appreciate it.
by HoosierHiker1202
Thu May 13, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: History
Topic: Windigo name
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Windigo name

I came across this recently and couldn’t help but think this must have something to do with the name Windigo. Anyone know if such a connection exists?

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/mn-wendigo/
by HoosierHiker1202
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One thing you wish you knew...
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

One thing you wish you knew...

Here’s an open question for everyone...can you share one thing you wish you knew before your first trip to IR? Getting ready to make my first trip this summer and don’t want to overlook any thing. Thanks in advance.
by HoosierHiker1202
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Wise Old Man of Isle Royale?
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Wise Old Man of Isle Royale?

As someone waiting to make his first trip this summer, I would tell you all that you guys are incredible. Learning lots from this site!
by HoosierHiker1202
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 23
Views: 3492

Re: Clothing in June

Thanks for all the feedback. I’m more of a Birkenstock’s guy instead of Crocs, but otherwise, I’ll put your suggestions to good use. I appreciate all the advice.
by HoosierHiker1202
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 23
Views: 3492

Re: Clothing in June

Maaaaannnn, you guys are great! Thanks for the timely feedback. If others have thoughts as well, I’d love to hear them. Can’t tell you how excited we are to get there. This trip was originally supposed to happen this past summer, but then the world changed. I’m looking forward to discovering the bea...
by HoosierHiker1202
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 23
Views: 3492

Clothing in June

Hey all, I’ll be making my first trip to IR from June 21-26 this coming summer. Any chance you can help me think through type and quantities of clothing? We’re hiking from Windigo to RH. We know the weather can vary quite a bit, but we obviously don’t want to carry gear/clothing we don’t need. Here’...
by HoosierHiker1202
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Backpacking Lower Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 2638

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: 1245

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: 1245

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: 2426

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: 2426

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.