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by TopCarrot
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2020 Wolf Moose report
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: 2020 Wolf Moose report

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by TopCarrot
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

W. Chickenbone to Moskey = straightforward. Moskey -Daisy Farm is an unexpectedly rough 3.5 miles or so, up and down off rock outcroppings, little shade, etc. This will be at the end of your day. As long as you know that, and manage your energy accordingly. I've met many hikers who are exhausted an...
by TopCarrot
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Critique, Suggestions or General Need-to-know.
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Itinerary Critique, Suggestions or General Need-to-know.

Water shouldn’t be an issue one the shorter days. Not much available on the ridge So watch the long day if it is hot. Shelters should have space if you arrive at a reasonable time each day. (Chickenbone and lane don’t have shelters.) I would estimate 80% fewer hikers
by TopCarrot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Season Pass
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Season Pass

Yes. They didn’t even look at mine. I went to grab it and she was good with that. #germs
by TopCarrot
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: MTU research study
Replies: 0
Views: 283

MTU research study

In 2018 I was surveyed for a moose/wolf/isle grad study. I poked around a bit, I assume it was a master thesis, but haven’t been able to find it.
Did anybody ever find or read the study?
by TopCarrot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 22
Views: 1145

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

I’d help out however needed too.
by TopCarrot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

You are quite the devoted friend and pack mule. Hoofing out of Hatchet Lake with 3 gallons of water? I admire you. You will really enjoy a paddling trip. Given the swimming and wading there's been no mention of any of the dreaded Isle Royale leaches. Someone did that hatchet water run for me when I...
by TopCarrot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

So glad that the gummie bears got found! Your team is going to deserve its zero day at Moskey! The summer after I graduated from college, I walked the PCT across Washington state with some other people waiting for grad school to start. Somehow or other, I wound up being the one who'd establish camp...
by TopCarrot
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

Saturday. A and B took helpful boater McMazing up on his offer. C and I headed out for Ojibway and scollville after getting some start the day off right bacon. ;) no trail issues not much deadfall or cleanup but we made good time. I saw the spot where the Ojibway dam washed out the boards a couple y...
by TopCarrot
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

Friday. After making up so many miles on Thursday the Zero day was going to be nice. I was going to walk back to lake Richie and fish for half a day. But I had broken my rod at Feldtman and lost the reel handle in Desor. I repaired both those but didn’t want to risk it anymore. I was able to convinc...
by TopCarrot
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

So glad that the gummie bears got found! Your team is going to deserve its zero day at Moskey! The summer after I graduated from college, I walked the PCT across Washington state with some other people waiting for grad school to start. Somehow or other, I wound up being the one who'd establish camp...
by TopCarrot
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

Thursday was supposed to be hatchet to Moskey and a zero day and Moskey. But we didn’t make it and had the extra day built in so we knew we’d be ok. A woke up feeling all better and we left hoping to make it to Hatchet. I tired to switch to my backup pants but realized they were my wife’s and weren’...
by TopCarrot
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

There was no breeze and I think he did the whole 9 miles with stopping because he couldn’t find a spot with no bugs. Oh man, I know that feeling. Some of us are just bug magnets. Reminds me of backpacking the Porcupine Mountains in mid June. B and I take all our breaks. Hill, mud, or bugs when it’s...
by TopCarrot
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itin Thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Itin Thoughts?

Could also swap lane cove for three mile? When I hiked through last week around 3pm there were zero camp sites taken. It would be pretty peaceful place when there is only 150 people on the isle.
by TopCarrot
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

Wednesday no rain but dew on the grass. It out first time heading to island mine so no one really knew where the turn was. We kept turning back in the grass but could have walk the whole way on the beach. Mosquitos were the worst in this early stretch but we made good time and were planning on makin...