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by Lane
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

thanks Ingo, I imagine it's pretty wet in some spots, looks like 3 mile > LR > MCC > LC or Daisy > back to RH, unless we get in early enough to make daisy heading out the first night, I imagine the 'ranger talk' and permit may take a good half hour? But if we get out of RH by 5PM we should make it t...
by Lane
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

Found an rei in Ann Arbor. But do I really need to spend another 120 bucks - I'll be eating beans and rice for the rest of the year as it is already. :(
by Lane
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

Been going back and forth over gaitors - never used them. Of course it's too late to order anything. Will they really make a difference? And is there a brick and mortar somewhere in Michigan along the way to the UP? I pass cabelas in Dundee (near Ann Arbor) heading north, but I highly doubt they car...
by Lane
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2018 Wolf-Moose report
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: 2018 Wolf-Moose report

Ha, I thought I would discover people reporting moose sightings here. Is it probable to spot moose along the way? On day 4 heading from MCC to LC - OR Daisy depending on how we're holding up.
by Lane
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Flash floods and washouts in Houghton/Hancock area
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Flash floods and washouts in Houghton/Hancock area

Are there any updates on the road conditions? We are heading to Hancock sea plane less than a week away.
Thanks
by Lane
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: June fishing inland
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: June fishing inland

I saw a post where someone was asking how to 'pack' a rod. As I was walking through Wallace Enterprises and Fine Goods, I spotted a box of 'noodles' for pool use. These are 2 1/4 inch diameter. It looked to be a perfect rod protector. So for 69 cents I got me one. Cut it just a bit longer than my 2 ...
by Lane
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: BUGS!

Ingo, Wbat do you mean by "melt things"? I picked up some deet, pretty strong stuff.

I like the 'wash clothes' in permethrin idea. I'll keep it in my memory banks.
by Lane
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: BUGS!

Got it. thanks. Yeah, I don't need 2 pants. And I guess 1 tee should be sufficient. I'll probably end up wearing sleeves most of the time anyway.
by Lane
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: BUGS!
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: BUGS!

Would you treat your packs with permethrin too? Sleeping bags? I discovered 'Dick's' is the only place that seems to actually stock it in my area - 24 oz trigger spray. I know one is not enough, but will 2 be enough to do a pack tent, 2 packs, bags and clothing for 2 for a week - my clothing list is...
by Lane
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: June 25-30 plan
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: June 25-30 plan

Thanks - sounds good. Okay, I'll drink Superior water. I don't have an aversion to it, but it got your attention. The suggestion of the bays instead of the lakes area due to bugs is on my radar. So Chickenbone is the last water source to Lane's Cove. And if we go out to McCargoe it's only a couple m...
by Lane
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: June 25-30 plan
Replies: 5
Views: 216

June 25-30 plan

I guess this is where I ask about this. We HAVE to take a float plane - it's on her bucket list or whatever. We'll be arriving Rock Harbor around 5PM June 25 weather permitting - plane is for 4PM from UP. Here is the plan: Arrive RH plane dock, hike and stay at 3 mile night 1. Day 2 hike to Lake Ric...
by Lane
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: [Tool] Isle Royale Trip Planner Spreadsheet
Replies: 30
Views: 7375

Re: [Tool] Isle Royale Trip Planner Spreadsheet

haha, Without a usable map one has to guess on every data point since my destination from point A to point B is not an option. And since I didn't 'double' entry for "camp" it doesn't show that. So with no 'camp' days, it took 25 entries to get from Rock Harbor to 3 mile to Lake Richie to W Chickenbo...
by Lane
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: June fishing inland
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: June fishing inland

Thanks Tom. Any chances to catch perch over 8"? I obviously can't bring a 'tackle box' along - maybe a couple spoons... but if perch can be had I'd gravitate toward a couple small jig heads and twisters. Or should I just count on a small pike for dinner? 24" I believe - I'll look it up. Of course th...