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by chief54
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Sept trip
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: First time Sept trip

A trip I have done a number of times when short on time is water taxi to Moskey, then onto W/Chickenbone or McCargoe Cove, both beautiful, then Daisy and then Rock. Not a lot of miles but you rally get immersed in all aspects of the island. A great trip
by chief54
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ice Breaking Operations
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Ice Breaking Operations

Scan16_0016.jpg I spent the years 77-79 on the USCGC Woodrush and Mesquite which were 180' ocean going buoy tenders out of Duluth. Spent 2 full winters on lake breaking ice while in summer tending all the aids to navigation on the lake. They were the best years of my Coast Guard career. Spent many ...
by chief54
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Shifting Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Shifting Magnetic North Pole

My pleasure glad you enjoyed the read, plus enjoyed your response. Years ago I read a novel about the earth flipping called the HAB Theory, its on amazon, entertaining but also love story which kinda takes away from main story esp.when you are a 20 ish young man. As an aside back in 80's on a trip t...
by chief54
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: What national parks haven't you visited, but would like to?
Replies: 51
Views: 4931

Re: What national parks haven't you visited, but would like to?

Having lived in Alaska for many years and have many miles of backpacking in Denali, also Gates of the Arctic, Kenai Fjords and Wrangell St. Elias have always wanted to explore Lake Clark
by chief54
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: History
Topic: Shifting Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Shifting Magnetic North Pole

I just finished the new book, Spinning Magnet by Alanna Mitchell that is all about the history of figuring out about the magnetic force created by the formation of the universe and earth, electromagnetic force and how the magnetic poles have switched many many times in the earths past and what that ...
by chief54
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Rain pant recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Rain pant recommendations

I splurged and got some Mountain Hardware Gore Tex and absolutely love them. Have used them from Isle Royale, 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine, even used them last spring on a 10 day raft trip down the Colorado River/Grand Canyon, to keep dry in mornings in the shade of canyon when hitting rapids, kept ...
by chief54
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: water taxi rates
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: water taxi rates

Thanks everybody for responses. On previous trips when using water taxi coming over on the Ranger I have looked for single hikers to see if they wanted to share taxi to Moskey if I found somebody interested I would tell lodge they screwed up my reservation, that it was for two not one. It worked onc...
by chief54
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: water taxi rates
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: water taxi rates

you have some good points about being able to visit Edison, Rock Harbor Light and Caribou, the light would be a great place for some Milky Way shots with the tower in the foreground. Not sure though how comfortable I would be trucking across Rock in middle of night.I suppose if weather is nice it sh...
by chief54
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: water taxi rates
Replies: 6
Views: 754

water taxi rates

just got off phone with Rock Harbor Lodge inquiring about rates. I had previously emailed about rates from Rock to Moskey and then next day a pick up at Moskey and dropped off at Daisy. Reason for this is I am going to be base camping around island using taxi and Voyaguer due to fact I will be bring...
by chief54
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trail Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Trail Cam

For sure will share them, I will be going out on Ranger 6/8 during new moon and will be spending 10 days and heading back out in sea plane. This will be first time using sea plane hoping for some good video/stills
by chief54
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trail Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Trail Cam

I will be bringing my Moultrie M 40 game camera, that I use around my chicken coup. this will be along with 2 DSLR's, Nikon waterproof and Go Pro. I have always brought cheap little disposable cameras due to weight considerations when backpacking, but this trip I will be utilizing water taxis and Vo...
by chief54
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 15
Views: 2069

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Chief Templeton,Ca/Fairbanks,Alaska 6/8-6/15 Ranger/Sea Plane Daisy,Windigo,Rock,Daisy,Rock Will be using water taxi and Voyageur to base camp. Will be bringing out a lot of camera gear for Milky Way images among others. The second time at Daisy will be using off trail backcountry camp permit to sta...
by chief54
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Rock Harbor Lodge
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Rock Harbor Lodge

finally got through got everything i needed except windigo cabin
by chief54
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Rock Harbor Lodge
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Rock Harbor Lodge

Has any body had any trouble getting a hold of the lodge. I sent them a email request on 1/22 for reservations for the lodge, a couple of water taxi dropoff/pick ups and the Windigo cabin and have not heard back. I have tried calling the 2 numbers all day on website but all I get is busy signal.I se...
by chief54
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: June Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: June Trip

Thanks , this was up by Mitchel Peak. Thunder Bay should not be a problem with the heart or Galactic Center of Milky Way in the SE-S direction, although the loom of light from Las Vegas at over 100 miles in photo from Death Valley worked in this panorama.
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