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Ike Jutkowitz (Ike) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Michigan
About Me Grew up in the Adirondacks, with my first backpacking experiences on the Northville-Placid Trail. Avid fly fisherman and runner, occasional rock climber and mountain biker. Now living in Michigan which has put a damper on vertical endeavors.
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Question for Adirondack paddlers
I'm in the process of planning an Adirondack traverse by packraft/on foot for the last week in September. Has anyone paddled the Cedar River from Cedar Lake down to the Cedar Flow, and from W...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Question for Adirondack paddlers
September 02, 3:37pm

Things we did while mom was gone
A must read for any parent, this post by Craig W had been on my mind ever since. Left to our devices Recently, when my wife was out of town for a week, I took the opportunity to have some o...

In Post-Trip Reports » Things we did while mom was gone
September 01, 9:41am

Re: legalization
Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan for a number of years now. We did a preliminary study looking at marijuana intoxication in dogs and found an 800% increase in ER admits since the time o...

In Chaff » legalize it
August 31, 11:52am

Thanks
Thanks guys. This is fast becoming my favorite style of trip. @ David, I'm very jealous that you get to live there full time. Gorgeous place! @Nick- seemed absolutely typical to me, but ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting Yakutat, Alaska
August 29, 8:56am

re: food planning
I generally bring one day less of food than the length of trip I am planning. (eg On a 5 day trip, I bring 4 days of food). Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last are usually taken care ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How Much Extra Food? If Any?
August 28, 11:56am

re: Nau
Michael, My Nau in size medium weighs just under 8.5 oz. It is a relatively light weave, and I have not found the lack of a zipper to be a serious detriment. It feels like a lightweight long sleev...

In GEAR » ultralight hoody that's casual?
August 24, 6:23pm

Packrafting Yakutat, Alaska
I’ve always liked sleeping in airports. Draped over a couch or crashed out on the floor, I feel like a hobo, cut loose from societal norms and on the verge of a great adventure. I guess that’s ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting Yakutat, Alaska
August 24, 4:15pm

re: Mammoth Lakes
I enjoyed your trip report and pictures. What was for dinner?

In Post-Trip Reports » Mammoth Lakes to McGee Pass via Laurel Lake and Silver Pass 8/4-8/11 2013
August 23, 4:54pm

re: Trap Hills
Travis, The trap hills are gorgeous. I think they might be the hidden crown jewel of Michigan. Definitely a must see- I'm dying to get back there- bonus points for doing it in the last week of...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trap Hills, Michigan
August 23, 4:32pm

re: iphone 5 and battery drain
Amy, I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help. I'm a map and compass guy, and everything I know about iphone usage for GPS I learned from your excellent article. I locked my sim, power...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 23, 4:25pm

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