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by kfinnguy
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Why do you go backpacking?
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

Re: Why do you go backpacking?

Its been so long since I've been on here. But Im suffering IR withdrawl and I need my fix, hopefully I'm going this summer. But besides that, I go backpacking because of the beauty of all the nature and the accomplishment of working to get to see that view. Sure you could drive and see a nice view b...
by kfinnguy
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Backpacker Magazine (Jan 2011) - The Secret is Out!
Replies: 11
Views: 1976

Re: Backpacker Magazine (Jan 2011) - The Secret is Out!

I hiked from McCargo to Moskey then to Rock Harbor. I didn't take the Greenstone.
by kfinnguy
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Backpacker Magazine (Jan 2011) - The Secret is Out!
Replies: 11
Views: 1976

Re: Backpacker Magazine (Jan 2011) - The Secret is Out!

I hiked from McCargo to Rock Harbor, nice hike.
by kfinnguy
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale in the News
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Isle Royale in the News

I was bored today so I googled Isle Royale in the news section of google. I found some interesting articles including some about the stock market in Isle Royale copper in 1900 to the acquisition of the island in 1935. It is very interesting. Heres the link. http://www.google.com/search?q=isle+royale...
by kfinnguy
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Remember the Fitz
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Remember the Fitz

I went to a memorial service in Fairport Ohio. I love the great lakes region and part of that is the lore of the lakes. Including the shipwrecks, lighthouses, and natural beauty. I don't plan on every leaving the region, no matter how much snow we get. Because no matter how far away I go, my home is...
by kfinnguy
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting To The Lights
Replies: 19
Views: 6926

Re: Getting To The Lights

CHUCKX53 wrote:Too Late....Bidding is over, that light has gone for $ 85,200 to a fellow in Texas.... :shock:
Shame, but the Great Lakes are loved by many, and maybe he wanted his own piece of them.
by kfinnguy
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Batten down the hatches. A bad storm is looming!
Replies: 14
Views: 3473

Re: Batten down the hatches. A bad storm is looming!

That guy is brave who is surfing on the great lakes this time of year. I don't mean braving the waves, I mean braving the cold.
by kfinnguy
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Moskey Dock
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Moskey Dock

When I was at Moskey in late June, the dock was crushed at the end, presumably by ice. Does anyone who went there at the end of the season know if they fixed this? I'm not a boater, just curious. Heres a pic: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs040.ash2/35364_1306922405829_1613626741_64926...
by kfinnguy
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Camping in Hiawatha National Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 3676

Re: Camping in Hiawatha National Forest

Well the first night we stayed at the Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground which ended up costing $23 dollars for a basic no hookup campsite, which wasn't that bad considering it was cheaper than a hotel. Then we stayed at Fort Wilkins which was $21 plus an $8 for out of state permit which my dad was not ...
by kfinnguy
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: How's the food on Ranger III?
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Re: How's the food on Ranger III?

When we went on our trip we went to Suomi Restaurant before we got on the boat. I had a pannukakku with raspberry dipping sauce and it was amazing. I've never had one even though I'm Finnish. As for on the boat I had some chili which was good. On the pasty note, We went to Kaleva Cafe in Hancock and...
by kfinnguy
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting To The Lights
Replies: 19
Views: 6926

Re: Getting To The Lights

As an lover of all the Great Lakes, the lighthouses, & the ore boats. I wish you well on your photo trip. I live near the Fairport Harbor lighthouses and frequent Conneaut Ohio which also has a lighthouse and a lot ore boats so I enjoy that stuff. Good luck!
by kfinnguy
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Trip Report
Replies: 1
Views: 654

First Trip Report

Sorry I haven't been on for a while, I've been busy. I lost some of my trip report when the notebook got wet. 6/22: Rock Harbor to Daisy Farm (7.2 Miles) Met someone from Painesville on the boat, its a small world. Hiked to Daisy Farm. Went to bed early. 6/23: Daisy to McCargoe Cove (8.4 Miles) This...
by kfinnguy
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2010 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 69
Views: 9737

Re: 2010 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Leaving tomorrow! When I come back Monday 6/28 I will post trip report ASAP.
by kfinnguy
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Best lightweight, affordable rain jacket?
Replies: 14
Views: 4174

Re: Best lightweight, affordable rain jacket?

This is what I bought:
http://www.rei.com/product/772609

Its nice and lightweight and comes in a stuff sack.
by kfinnguy
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: National Park Passport
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: National Park Passport

Ok, Thanks.