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by conmcb25
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Brockway Mountain
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Brockway Mountain

Those squiggly lines in the middle of the basin indicate the failed Keweenaw Rift zone of about a billion years ago. That's also the reason there is a ton of copper/ Agates / other cool gems stones found in the Keweenaw (and Isle Royale). Concur on Brockway Mtn being a good detour. Graduated from Da...
by conmcb25
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail and bug conditions--Feldtmann
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: trail and bug conditions--Feldtmann

Black Flies were relentless near water on the Keweenaw this past week.
by conmcb25
Fri May 05, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Trip Early May
Replies: 20
Views: 1137

Re: Porkies Trip Early May

Was that storm fairly localized, at least for ice? I saw pictures of snow farther north in the Keweenaw. Anyone know how far north this ice event went?
by conmcb25
Fri May 05, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: ULA Equipment Backpacks
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: ULA Equipment Backpacks

I have a Catalyst and love it. Its about ten years old. Been to the Porkies, NCT, Mt Rainier, Olympic National Park, Washington Coast. And countless day hikes. My number 2 son also has one and used it on about a thousand miles of the PCT, he loves it. My number 3 son has a Gregory Altoro (I think) b...
by conmcb25
Tue May 02, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: History
Topic: Unmapped Mines
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Unmapped Mines

Next to no chance it could happen. I spent my college days in Houghton at Da tech. Every free minute I had I was trompsing in the woods, usually looking for old mine tailing to satisfy a life long interest in rock hounding. Including a lot of time on snow with snowshoes on. (That was usually rabbit ...
by conmcb25
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 5337

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2017 Edition

REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus Tent, I think

I also need a new headlamp and maybe a DeLorme Missouri Atlas and Gazetteer, since I am living in St Louis now.

Lots of possibilities :)
by conmcb25
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
by conmcb25
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Am or FM radio stations for weather?
Replies: 15
Views: 4238

Re: Am or FM radio stations for weather?

Where did you find the 16" antenna?
by conmcb25
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Old Trails
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: Old Trails

Very cool effort. Ill be watching the thread closely.

I probably wont get to the Island again until 2018, but if this is ongoing, Ill look to search for one of these trails. My 21 yr old would love it. (He usually goes with me on treks.........)
by conmcb25
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Huron Mountains
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Huron Mountains

But the real gem of the U.P. for bushwack camping is the Keweenaw. It is mostly private land as well but the whole mindset of the locals allows for careful and quiet use. There are numerous places you can hike through or into and then camp along Lake Superior while never bumping into another person...
by conmcb25
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Huron Mountains
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Huron Mountains

........I must have been on every two track west of the property. No dice, everything was blocked by very stout concrete pylons with very heavy chains and locks blocking the roads. Some guys I worked with bushwhacked onto their property probably 30 years ago. Both were skilled orienteers. If I reme...
by conmcb25
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Huron Mountains
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Huron Mountains

............I imagine the Huron Mountains would be a glorious destination if it was public land instead of a private reserve! I was there back in 1978. Perhaps the most dramatic scenery in the State of Michigan. Rugged landscape with shear rock cliffs. Lots of old-growth timber too. Sadly, I was on...
by conmcb25
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: With only 2 wolves on Isle Royale, National Park Service eyes importing animals
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: With only 2 wolves on Isle Royale, National Park Service eyes importing animals

I currently live in the Seattle metro area and heard this on the radio this morning.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/war-over-wo ... ton-state/

The first thought I had was I wish they would just transplant that pack to Isle Royale...........
by conmcb25
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Hiking suggestions in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Hiking suggestions in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

I am seriously looking into the Manistee River Trail. Are there any restrictions on camping along the NCT section? I'd like to break that stretch up. Also, there does not look like there is any reasonable access to water along the NCT section. It would be nice to get water but with a little plannin...
by conmcb25
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Hiking suggestions in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Hiking suggestions in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

Check this out:

Manistee River Trail.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hmnf/rec ... ecid=18710

On both ends the trail connects to the North Country so you can do a loop. I last did it in 2008 or 2009. I was my youngest son's very first backpacking trip.