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by Tortuga
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1883

Re: Opening Day Weather

The winter that doesn’t end has me thinking about moving my trip back a couple weeks. I was looking forward to a less busy trip but I really don’t want to go full-out winter getup. I’m sure I’ll feel differently when the time comes but pictures like this are a little bummer :lol:
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

Also just ordered one of the pocket showers. I’m doing a 12 day trip and the Windigo showers apparently won’t be open yet. I’m taking the rehydrating wet wipes but that won’t cut it for 12 days.
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

What’s there not to love about this? :lol:

Still probably one of the best showers I ever had, in spite of hair clogs, spiders, and standing water
by Tortuga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong in May?
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Minong in May?

I think I almost got “got” re: keys :lol:
by Tortuga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up

A lot can change in 5 weeks! I think yes it runs.

The island opens next week.
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up

Just booked my trip, plenty of seats on the first boat over :)
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 2843

Re: Shelters

Wow! I’m buying that book when you’re done! I wonder if the inland lean-tos were remnants of the CCC days. One of the interesting takeaways for me is that fire pits were everywhere. Granted there were probably just a few thousand visitors back then but fire is one of the things I miss when I go to t...
by Tortuga
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)

Hobbes wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am
Thank you Rafiki. Is it a better trail in terms of conditions etc.?
Agree with Rafiki. I consider Tobin to be more scenic and much less a rock/root/mud scramble. They are both fine but I would definitely choose Tobin if I could only do one.
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 14
Views: 2373

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

--Wysi Wipes (basically dehydrated wet wipes --- probably not much weight savings, but it's fun to watch them poof up, and if they're hydrated with a drop of Dr Bronners and a splash of hot water, it's a spa-like experience. https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=wysi+wipes&tag=googhydr-20&inde...
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First Timer's Gear List
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: First Timer's Gear List

I think the trowel is helpful if you have to take a dump between campsites. Super light weight and worth it if you need it.
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3141

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

I never sleep in anything I've hiked in. Keeps I wasn’t suggesting to sleep in the zip off pants. I meant to sleep in the baselayers and wear the pants during the day. Why do you need shorts to? I’m lost there. I guess socks are a preference thing. I’d dont feel the need to carry that many but to e...
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 255
Views: 64630

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

:lol: That’s the intention, so I’m glad you could tell!
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3141

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

You dont need all those socks. You are going for 4 days. 1 hiking pair, 1 sleeping pair (both wool) is all I would bring (MAYBE 1 extra if you are paranoid about socks). You dont need 4 pairs of underwear for 4 days (bring 2 max). Are you hiking in the shorts or the sweat pants? Personally I would ...
by Tortuga
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 255
Views: 64630

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

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My first go at a pastel landscape drawing. Anyone care to guess where?
by Tortuga
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtman loop mid May
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Feldtman loop mid May

I forgot about Lane Cove! It was starting to get submerged on my trip in 2016. The two ends were under about an inch or two of water. I heard last year most of the boardwalk was submerged in up to 3-4 inches. Wonder if they plan on redirecting the trail.