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by Base654
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Gear/Tips for fishing Isle Royale
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Gear/Tips for fishing Isle Royale

So my two cents. It's hard to fish from shore, but I have heard of people having luck at Chickenbone. I carry Cabela's Fish Eagle® Travel Spinning Rod. (not a commercial just the one I have) it's a simple four section travel pole. I have 6 pound fancy braided something or another on the smallest spi...
by Base654
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food dehydrator recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Food dehydrator recommendations?

I have the Cabela's Harvester Pro five tier. It works fine, but a bit noisy. I would buy it again.
by Base654
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe Route/General Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Canoe Route/General Advice

Ingo has good information. I won't repeat the same. I support every thing he says. speaking just about the portages: Two years ago I went from Belle Isle to Lake Richie canoe camp in one day. It was an achy day, but hours wise it wasn't terribly long. You have plenty of time for weather days. (befor...
by Base654
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 594

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

Welcome. Your trip would normally be a good one. Some longer days, but your experience indicates that you could handle it. The concern is with winter blowdown. If it is heavy, you may have some struggles getting over and around things. I think the initial focus of the trail crews is around Rock harb...
by Base654
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1661

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

The rebate stays for a couple of years...
by Base654
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Isle With Young Kids
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Isle With Young Kids

I just talked to dad about camping with younguns'. I went on my first camping trip when I was 9 months old in the upper lower peninsula of Michigan. He said that I slept between mom and dad in a double bag without problem. When my brother came along I had my own bag (now 4) and if it was really cold...
by Base654
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1661

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

don't forget you can request a check now.
by Base654
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: 2018 Greenstone
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: 2018 Greenstone

I might have picked up the first print copy. Mark was at Canoecopia this year and I was the first at his Isle Royale display.
by Base654
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: our first backpacking adventure

I have been to Lane Cove a few times, sometimes it has been empty sometimes it's full. I have gone straight to McCargoe many times. it is a long trip, but the hard part is getting up to the Greenstone ridge, the rest is easier, the last is mostly downhill. I have always found it near empty in this s...
by Base654
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: our first backpacking adventure

One of my favorite trips is Rock harbor-Daisy Farm (night one)-McCargoe Cove(night two), Moskey basin (night three and four), and Rock Harbor for night five. Moskey to Rock harbor is long, but I get up early and take a long lunch at Daisy or three mile and I am still back well before dinner ( i like...
by Base654
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: I need general advice on trails, weather, etc.

Rock Harbor - Moskey - McCargoe - 3M - RH+Scoville (with a rest day) (38.2 miles) is a good trip for me. I will usually go back to Moskey instead of 3M, just me. I like Moskey. It is a long hike, but I don't mind it. It is as Midwest Ed said, up 10 down 3 etc. most of the way, but I find it worth th...
by Base654
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Tent for 3, or individual?
Replies: 16
Views: 823

Re: Tent for 3, or individual?

I have been to the island with friends, couples and small groups. I personally like my own 2 person tent. I have a 3 person that I lend out that gives couples their own tent, but still has enough room for cards because none of my gear is in the tent. I made a big poncho out of parachute material (wa...
by Base654
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1661

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

I just got a tent with my excess dividend from last year. I don't spend mine straight away, the best sales are at season change so I go a 3 season ultralight tent in December for free. ( I can call it free because I don't interest). P.S. The life time satisfaction guarantee has changed a bit. You no...
by Base654
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Has anyone ever got a kayak or canoe into Sargent Lake?
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Has anyone ever got a kayak or canoe into Sargent Lake?

I ran into a guy about 10 years ago when I was staying at McCargoe who had been fishing at Sargent. He said there was a fairly well traveled trail which very much paralleled the stream feeding into McCargoe cove. The trail was bushwhacked by a fishing guide who took people back there. I wasn't fishi...
by Base654
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: 10 days / 9 nights route considerations

I haven't seen it noted anywhere on this thread so: I have taken IR seaplanes 3 or 4 times and I love them; I will be traveling with them this year at least once, but... keep in mind that you might not get there at the time you expect and might even be a day late. On the return trip you might have a...