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by torpified
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Need Itinerary Help! 4 night trip in early August
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Need Itinerary Help! 4 night trip in early August

Given your account of your backgrounds, Plan A looks doable to me. Where in NE have you hiked? My basis of comparison is mostly VT, NH, and the Adirondacks. With respect to trails in those places, I feel like IR has less up-and-down and less technical treadways (which isn't to say that you won't be ...
by torpified
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/9 - 6/15 2019 Rock to Windigo to Rock 7 days
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: TR: 6/9 - 6/15 2019 Rock to Windigo to Rock 7 days

That's getting around! (I wonder if anyone has ever bought one of those half gallon jugs of hot sauce from the Windigo store?) Congratulations on the moose, and thanks for the report.
by torpified
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A few questions from a first timer
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: A few questions from a first timer

just to make explicit what you've already divined from the map: the lakeside stretch of the Huginnin (which is extremely awesome for jaded elderly people like me, and so probably extraordinary for the short and imaginative) comes AFTER the Huginnin camp if you're going clockwise. So you'd miss it if...
by torpified
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: information-packed IR article
Replies: 0
Views: 747

information-packed IR article

EVen the Todd harbor latrine graffiti gets mentioned!

https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2 ... SLV6-vYkAo
by torpified
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 6/15-6/20 2019 3M-DF-Moskey-DF-RH, NO BUGS?
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: TR 6/15-6/20 2019 3M-DF-Moskey-DF-RH, NO BUGS?

Thanks for the great (and wonderfully photo-captioned) report on a triumphant first* trip! It's a great relief to hear that I'm not the only one who presses my backpack into service as an airbag.

*Surely you need to return with the entire Big Adventure Discussion And Sports Society!
by torpified
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st timer - Intinerary Review help
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: 1st timer - Intinerary Review help

I think if I knew what I was doing the first time (an impossible proposition, because I've been 4 times and I still don't know what I'm doing), that's the way I'd have crossed the island! And to echo dcclark: you're not likely to regret carrying on to McCargo or W Chickenbone on Day 2---which will g...
by torpified
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Input...
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Itinerary Input...

that looks like an excellent scheme-- I think you've nailed LNT principle #1: Prepare and plan ahead! When this trip's over (and you're planning your next one), please let us know how the walking/fishing/red kayak spotting went.
by torpified
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Dinner

Wicked!
by torpified
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/25 - 6/2, 2019 [Windigo to Rock Harbor + Day Hikes!]
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: TR: 5/25 - 6/2, 2019 [Windigo to Rock Harbor + Day Hikes!]

Hooray! Thanks for the fantastic report and photos---I enjoyed them so much I don't even mind having "P is for Portage and that's good enough for me!" reverberating through my head for (I hope) the time being. I'm also grateful that you had audio confirmation that it was wolves you heard at McCargo....
by torpified
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Unusual Miky Way 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Unusual Miky Way 2019

Crikey! I'm rooting for bolides, which I didn't know existed until about 40 seconds ago.
by torpified
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: chief54 first 2019 images
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: chief54 first 2019 images

totally amazing! I had no Houghton loomed so much. Thanks!
by torpified
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/27 - 5/31 2019 [Rock Harbor trail there-and-back]
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: TR: 5/27 - 5/31 2019 [Rock Harbor trail there-and-back]

dcclark wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:39 pm

Nicky - write your report! I'm curious to hear about the rest of you trip. Especially the wolves...
yes, do! (As for bobcat's suggestion: I'm a cruddy swimmer!)
by torpified
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.

thanks for the thanks! If the accounts are fun to read, I'm glad. They're certainly fun to write. Finding a place near camp with views and scribbling about the day is my favorite evening ritual. Like subsisting on ramen and wearing the same shirt for days on end, it fails to carry over to civilizati...
by torpified
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chief54 Prelim Report
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: Chief54 Prelim Report

Welcome back, Chief! It sounds like I left just before the bloom got serious. Number me among those eagerly awaiting photos! I saw the biggest beaver dam and pond I have ever seen on the way from Daisy to Ojibway. A boardwalk went right across middle at height of around 6 feet and the water was even...
by torpified
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/2 - 6/7 2019 [Ishpeming Trail > Greenstone Trail > Windigo]
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: TR: 6/2 - 6/7 2019 [Ishpeming Trail > Greenstone Trail > Windigo]

What an adventure---congratulations on contending with the elements and the deadfall! The trail to Malone Bay is still on my to-do list, and people don't write about it very often, so I'm grateful for the scouting report. Did the NPS people at Windigo give anything away about whether there were plan...