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by torpified
Sat May 28, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?
Replies: 7
Views: 2864

Re: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

Thanks for the suggestions! I may have to revisit Hwy 61 in order to act on them all . . . .
by torpified
Wed May 25, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Dayhikes near Hwy 61?
Replies: 7
Views: 2864

Dayhikes near Hwy 61?

North of Duluth, Hwy 61 looks to be teeming with parks. Any recommendations about where to stop for a quick (< 2 hr) walk on the drive up to Grand Portage?
by torpified
Sat May 21, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Itinerary Posted, Solo Hike
Replies: 20
Views: 3748

Re: First Time, Itinerary Posted, Solo Hike

by my lights, it's even more impressive that it's duck pin, even if it's lighter than our native midwestern bowling balls. Novelty counts!
by torpified
Tue May 17, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: elementary juneberry question
Replies: 5
Views: 3617

Re: elementary juneberry question

Thanks berry much! I'm looking at a June visit --- hence my excitement at the nomenclature---so I guess I'll have to plan another trip for prime berry season.

Also: running to Saskatoon? Like by foot???
by torpified
Mon May 16, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: elementary juneberry question
Replies: 5
Views: 3617

elementary juneberry question

When do juneberries come into season on IR? Would they be a rash fruit for a novice forager to forage? (I mean: are they readily distinguishable from berries one oughtn't eat??)

If these get answered, I have learned followup questions about Grant's tomb.
by torpified
Sat May 14, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Itinerary Posted, Solo Hike
Replies: 20
Views: 3748

Re: First Time, Itinerary Posted, Solo Hike

Mark, It looks like I'll miss you by a few days -- I'll also be on my first trip, in theory from Windigo to Rock Harbor -- but I want to register my admiration for your goals and your training regimen. A bowling ball AND a medicine ball! (Where do you even find a medicine ball??) My meager counterpa...
by torpified
Sun May 01, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2016 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 23
Views: 9143

Re: 2016 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

I'm a walking fool who's lived in MI for the last 8 yrs, but this is my first trip. I'm super-excited (except about the tapeworms)! Name: Laura Email: ruetsche@umich.edu Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI Arrival Date: June 20 Departure Date: June 23 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur II Itinerary: 6/20: ...
by torpified
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Novice Backpacker in search of a Solid Meal Plan:-)
Replies: 18
Views: 6106

Re: Novice Backpacker in search of a Solid Meal Plan:-)

Cooking in the bag: I enthusiastically second the Hawk Vittles recommendation---it tastes like real food, and the portions are relatively generous. I also like the Good-to-Go Thai Curry (available at REI) a lot. All of the above take some time to reconstitute, so it's worth bringing a cozy for the b...
by torpified
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: water taxi *from* Hidden Lake dock?
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: water taxi *from* Hidden Lake dock?

My list of paranoias is long, with blackflies, tapeworms, and leeches outranking dock abandonment! Thanks.
by torpified
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: water taxi *from* Hidden Lake dock?
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

water taxi *from* Hidden Lake dock?

Today's rookie questions are about the logistics of arranging a water taxi ride from Hidden Lake Dock to Rock Harbor. (I'm looking at a Wednesday, so the sight seeing tour won't be an option.) 1. Paranoia: I'm picturing myself sitting forlornly on the dock waiting for a taxi that can't make the arra...
by torpified
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Rookie questions, GRT
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Isle Royale Rookie questions, GRT

Thanks, all, for the quick and helpful replies. I hadn't appreciated that "back-country" camping engaged additional sets of regulations --- I'll definitely plan to stick with the providentially-spaced established campgrounds!
by torpified
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Rookie questions, GRT
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Isle Royale Rookie questions, GRT

My plan, to first approximation: to visit mid-June, and follow the Greenstone Ridge Trail* from Windigo to Rock Harbor. Toward fine-tuning the itinerary, I'm after some general background information. 1. Water: Beyond the official camp grounds, are there places along/near the GRT where water is like...