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by Stephen
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Figured it out a Grey Jay. They are known to eat out of your hand and I have seen them land next to your food ready to eat it.
by Stephen
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Trying to figure out the name of the bird that looks like a Blue Jay but is about 35% bigger that was hanging around Lane Cove trying to steal food. Thank you
by Stephen
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor

The trail was full of beaver dams and that was what was causing him issues.
by Stephen
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor
Replies: 7
Views: 388

TR 9/5-9/11 2017 Windigo to Rock Harbor

Flew into Windigo on Tuesday and got there around noon. It was sunny and warm, temps maybe into high 60's. Headed towards Island Mine but intended to try to make SL Desor. I hadn't carried the pack since May but bicycle every day for 2-3 hours. I got to Island Mine and felt fine, took my boots off a...
by Stephen
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Senior Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Senior Pass

Thank you for the reply. I wanted to get a pass and when I ordered it, I couldn't believe how cheap it was for what it offered. It took a couple of months to get it and it is worth every penny.
by Stephen
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Senior Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Senior Pass

I just want to be sure that a senior pass will cover all my camping fees, entrance fees for a wk long trip coming up in a couple of weeks on the Island. From what I have read here and the park service it should, but if someone can let me know for sure I would appreciate it. It just seems odd that I ...
by Stephen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Superior Hiking Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Superior Hiking Trail

Interested in this also.
by Stephen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Feedback - Early August
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Itinerary Feedback - Early August

Your trip sounds great but you should be aware that the plane getting to the island is very weather dependent. If its foggy then it will not fly. I have had flights cancelled and delayed, but that is part of the risk of flying. You should take this in account that you may not get there at the time y...
by Stephen
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Powdered Peanut Butter
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Powdered Peanut Butter

I make my own using maltodextrin. It melts in your mouth. I have taken it to the Isle and given it to others and they can't believe how good it tastes. I tried using maltodextrin on bacon grease, that was bad very bad.
by Stephen
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Lake Loop to Huginnin Cove (Advice Needed)
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Feldtmann Lake Loop to Huginnin Cove (Advice Needed)

I did the Windigo to Feldtman, Sisikwit and island mine then headed East last year. As far as Feldtman to Sisikwit it's was low hanging wet brushy trail, but then it was a very foggy time. It just seemed like non ending wet brush hitting my pant legs. When I left Sisikwit I never did find the bridge...
by Stephen
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Noticed new Sea Plane departure arrival address in Hancock MI
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Noticed new Sea Plane departure arrival address in Hancock MI

A person couldn't complain about the secure parking lot at the airport. Looking at google earth, it looks like the location is near or at a sports type center that sells snowmobiles/ATV's/marina. I will be finding out in 2017 for sure.
by Stephen
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Noticed new Sea Plane departure arrival address in Hancock MI
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Noticed new Sea Plane departure arrival address in Hancock MI

Noticed this at the top of their web page: Start your next adventure from our NEW HOME BASE—Portage Canal Seaplane Base in Hancock and the new address Portage Canal Seaplane Base 21125 Royce Road, Hancock, MI 49930. I see parking is $5/day. I am not at all familiar with this area having left last ye...
by Stephen
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Am or FM radio stations for weather?
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

Re: Am or FM radio stations for weather?

Where did you find the 16" antenna? I bought it from a Ham radio store that use to operate out of Milwaukee and has since gone out of business. They were a big supplier of radio equipment. I used it for my radio scanner and other handheld vhf radios. It is a sma connector and weighs 1 ounce. Like I...
by Stephen
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Am or FM radio stations for weather?
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

Re: Am or FM radio stations for weather?

Re weather radio: I took a Standard Horizon HX300 marine radio which has weather radio capabilities. I replaced the OEM antenna with a 16 inch very flexible antenna that you can tie into a knot if you wanted. I went across the island this year and had weather radio reception at each place I stayed. ...
by Stephen
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Sleeping Gear Review - warning, very long
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Sleeping Gear Review - warning, very long

I got a 30 EE revelation quilt for my May trip to the island. It worked great. I am 5'9" and a side sleeper. Ordered a extra wide and extra long. I like to cover my head completely. The mat I used was a klymit inertia X wave 3/4 length pad. Also used a liner for the quilt to keep the stink away from...