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by head2north
Sat May 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: BWCA - Questions and a Brief Trip Report
Replies: 28
Views: 7336

Re: BWCA - Questions and a Brief Trip Report

Been a while since last post, not hibernating, but spending time up in Chequamegon winter camping. Trip into Iron was fantastic in Fall with a couple nights being only one on lake - and if your are familiar with Iron Lake - that is a rare treat. Hope you enjoy your Cherokee Trip. I noticed you are e...
by head2north
Sat May 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling the Inner Lakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Paddling the Inner Lakes

Except for Intermediate, which I visit for a quick break and continue on, I have stayed at all of the canoe campsite many times. I like them all. One major obstacle that may arise is significant West Wind generating white caps on Siskiwit that would cause safe travel between Wood and Intermediate al...
by head2north
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/19 to 9/27/2016 Paddling Rock Harbor
Replies: 9
Views: 2239

Re: TR: 9/19 to 9/27/2016 Paddling Rock Harbor

Thanks for the report, in a way I got to Isle Royale this year in a canoe living through your trip vicariously - my spirit appreciates it.
by head2north
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: BWCA - Questions and a Brief Trip Report
Replies: 28
Views: 7336

Re: BWCA - Questions and a Brief Trip Report

Looks like that South facing Island site in the middle of Cherokee... Must give some comfort that the pup can roam a little more freely and not end up five miles to the West chasing a chattering red squirrel. That Labor day weekend is the absolutely the best weekend in the entire year to make a trip...
by head2north
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1936 Calendar
Replies: 44
Views: 9877

Re: 1936 Calendar

Hopefully you accept my excuse for the lateness of the last Month of the series - October. I was out in the Wilderness in BWCA and Chequamegon National Forest. Not Isle Royale, that trip with my Father ended up being a Cabin trip in the Porcupines due to other obligations/time frame/island transport...
by head2north
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Proposed user fee increase
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Proposed user fee increase

Ok. As I said, I would pay the fee increase, no problem. But, after thinking about it and reading Captain Don's post, I thought about it a bit more. Where would the fee increase go???? Would it go to Isle Royale directly or into a general Park Service fund???? Like the lottery "ear marked" for educ...
by head2north
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1936 Calendar
Replies: 44
Views: 9877

Re: 1936 Calendar

Ingo wrote:
hooky wrote:This is such a great thread. Thanks for posting these every month.
:)
Glad others find this early calendar as interesting as I do!

As much as I love the fall season, not exactly excited to hear the word September right now but....
IR September.jpg
1936 September
by head2north
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 4437

Re: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake

This happened to my party when camped at Hatchet Lake years ago so it must be a more common place for this type of danger. The campground is surrounded by a Birch/Aspen stand. A tree top snapped from top of a tree and fell on a tent vestibule while someone was in it. There was no wind and a crack ec...
by head2north
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Solo canoe trip, 3rd week September 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Solo canoe trip, 3rd week September 2016

Check out this marine report prior to departure : http://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-88.56826576507015&lat=48.09622867884346#.V8Q9weSV_IV Some more suggestions for this trip from experience : Check out Conglomerate Bay. Standing at the sand beach looking back East towards bay opening is a v...
by head2north
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing Gear tackle box
Replies: 7
Views: 4228

Re: Fishing Gear tackle box

A rubber band is always wrapped around my box. Inadvertent opening while in pack just once will lead a person to a full days worth of fabric surgery and to take future precautions.
by head2north
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1936 Calendar
Replies: 44
Views: 9877

Re: 1936 Calendar

Life on Isle Royale........

IR August.jpg
1936 August
by head2north
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Therm-a-Rest Mattresses
Replies: 14
Views: 2424

Re: Therm-a-Rest Mattresses

Canoe Tripping is comfort level to the max. I use a Alps Mountaineering Velocity Twin air bed with Battery Pump. And extra closed cell foam pad lashed to portage pack for insulation. And yes, this closed cell foam goes between my air bed and sheets..... and I don't forget the two full-sized pillows ...
by head2north
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: First visit - kayak route labor day
Replies: 11
Views: 2082

Re: First visit - kayak route labor day

Just to make sure you are aware of Ranger III options when arriving, I will repeat. You can be dropped off at Mott Island. This will save : 1 hour travel between Mott Island and Snug Harbor. up to an hour of unloading all boats, luggage, materials at Snug Habor. 1 to 3 hours paddling from Snug Harbo...
by head2north
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Fleece a major source of plastic pollution
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Fleece a major source of plastic pollution

I like the extra qualities of merino wool - antibacterial, softness, and water wicking properties
by head2north
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Washington Creek Rain Event Levels
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Washington Creek Rain Event Levels

The labeled "catastrophic" Rain event last evening lured me to check out the river levels in Northern Wisconsin. Some 1000% levels in my playground. Looks like Isle Royale was partially hit with Washington Creek levels in Windigo being high. Hope the shelters are still there. http://waterwatch.usgs....