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by torpified
Wed May 31, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: What am I forgetting
Replies: 10
Views: 2308

Re: What am I forgetting

It looks like you have the essential bases well covered! Two thoughts: lightweight camp shoes to lounge in at the end of the day? -- your walking shoes are liable to be muddy and damp. A eye mask or functional equivalent for sleeping?-- because it will be daylight far past hiker midnight.
by torpified
Thu May 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lane Cove
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Lane Cove

This isn't first person or up-to-the-minute, but I heard from others taking the IRQIV back May 12 that it was submerged. Some people used it and got their feet wet; others used the beaver dam to cross.
by torpified
Tue May 23, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report May 19-22 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Re: Trip report May 19-22 2017

Thanks for the report! I hope the mosquitolessness warmed your souls while you recovered from the sideways rain on the Greenstone Ridge!
by torpified
Sun May 21, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June loop feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: June loop feedback

Dear Collin, On the potential legs between Todd Harbor and Moskey Basin -- were you thinking of going via McCargoe or via Hatchet Lake? Given the rest of itineraries A and C, I think going via McCargoe would mean some (probably very pleasant!) backtracking along the Minong Ridge trail. Going via Hat...
by torpified
Mon May 15, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

Re: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike

I've crept another millimeter into the 21st century and acquired a photosharing account. (Maybe someday I'll also acquire a decent camera and photographic know-how.) Here goes nothing. A warning sign that wasn't preceded by a warning sign warning that further warning signs could be obscured by deafa...
by torpified
Mon May 15, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

Re: May 17, 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike

Midwest Ed, I'm deficient at this whole internet thing and haven't got myself set up on a photo-sharing site. (It's on my to do list though!) I did take some extremely low quality Iphone pictures, the highlights of which I posted to the IR facebook group. ALSO--I fabricated some of your patented dry...
by torpified
Sun May 14, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

May 2017: RH-MoB-TH-DF-RH hike

I apologize for all the words. Executive summary: it was totally awesome! I saw snow, got snowed on, met 10 moose, 7 snowshoe hare, two foxes, two bald eagles (or possibly the same bald eagle twice) and one very busy beaver. And I loved the "cross-grain" trails I took -- Lake Ritchie, Indian Portage...
by torpified
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island Web Camera Operational Again
Replies: 8
Views: 2116

Re: Mott Island Web Camera Operational Again

very, very sad about the Michigan Tech student. And thanks for the preparation suggestions -- I am beefing up my kit, all the way down to footwear, in anticipation of cold, wet conditions.
by torpified
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island Web Camera Operational Again
Replies: 8
Views: 2116

Re: Mott Island Web Camera Operational Again

I was really excited about the camera coming online -- until I had a look. EGADS! I'm arriving in 9 days. I wasn't expecting summer, but I wasn't planning to pack my snow gear either. Will I posthole? Will I need crampons?? Will I need to slither on my belly across ice-clad expanses of granite/board...
by torpified
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Re: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation

Awesome visit and post! Thanks! (Confession: I'd originally coded "runcation" as a (ahem) truncation of "truncation," and expected a tale of an aborted ferry trip ....)
by torpified
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Re: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions

Thanks, all! It sounds like I can't go wrong--which is what I imagined, but now I can imagine it in more detail! (And, yes, IncaRoads, it's that even though I'm going during the week in May, I'm hoping to meet Boy Scout troops working on their Playing Hooky badges . . . .)
by torpified
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

McCargoe to Daisy Farm: decisions, decisions

Things are getting serious: I'm on the road for the next few weeks, so I'm right now packing Tang and Wysi Wipes https://www.amazon.com/Wysi-Wipe-Multi-Purpose-Wipes-Pack/dp/B001NWVBPC into ziploc bags for my early May trip . . . . . .Which may include a leg from McCargoe Cove to Daisy Farm via the ...
by torpified
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 41107

Re: Guess What Campground?

I am a lurker, so there is at least one lurker. I have been to exactly two campgrounds, I haven't set up a photo-sharing site I can link to, and I drop by only once or twice a week -- so my overt participation has been limited. Maybe IRNP-related landmarks, such as the buffet at the Grand Portage Ca...
by torpified
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1st timer, GRT: Wi-HL-LC-RH; 6/ 20 -23 /16
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Re: 1st timer, GRT: Wi-HL-LC-RH; 6/ 20 -23 /16

Mileage was unintentional. It's just that there were a lot of hours in the day, and walking seemed like a pleasant enough way to spend enough of them that that's where I wound up!
by torpified
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Mt Rogers /Grayson Highlands
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Mt Rogers /Grayson Highlands

hhmmm--- those are low quality photos!