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by Nick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: Opening Day Weather

I'm still looking at solid ice across to Canada here at Paddler's Point, my home in the Eastern UP. Although warmer weather is predicted for the next few days, ice is very thick and I doubt if it will break up in the next month. Makes me wonder when the boat will be able to get into McCargo and if I...
by Nick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Captain Don, Thanks for the call last night. I really appreciate it and I'm glad I was able to reschedule. Thanks for your professionalism. I kind of figured that the 5th would be cancelled, too. I'm sitting here in the UP looking across Lake Huron to Canada and the only open water is the shipping c...
by Nick
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I don't know if you noticed the suggestion that ISRO might be closed as early as this fall to allow the unmolested introduction of the new wolves. I, for one, would gladly forgo a fall trip to make the reintroduction more manageable. Might be hard to stop people that don't take the commercial vessel...
by Nick
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: Opening Day Weather

I'm sitting here at my home in the Eastern U.P. I'm looking across two miles of solid ice, except for the shipping lanes, to Canada. The ice is probably 30" thick. I'm all packed for the Voyaguer II on May 5th. Food is all dehydrated and organized in tapered dry bags. I've test packed the kayak four...
by Nick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Oil Spill in the Straits
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Oil Spill in the Straits

Since this is close to where I live, here are some things going on. The Coast Guard has established an Emergency Operations Center to deal with this. It is my understanding that one of the high voltage electrical transmission lines was damaged and was leaking a substance akin to mineral oil. Last I ...
by Nick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

I've made Chow Mien at home and dehydrated it and it's been great. I made a big pot of lentil soup and did the same. Most recently, I've done some Jimmy Dean sausage for hot sausage soup and found that a bit greasy if you don't rinse it really well. The Harmony House "meats" are soy based and not me...
by Nick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 250
Views: 56314

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Huginin Cove in early May.
by Nick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

I'd invest in a Sun Shower if you can handle the extra weight (I kayak, so I have that luxury). Showers have never been open when I've been there in early May.
by Nick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

My daughter is vegetarian and informed me on our first trip to IR in 2008 that freeze dried dinners were off the table because of meats and additives. So, I started dehydrating everything and meal planning with her input. Even when she does not come along, I still use most of the vegetarian meals as...
by Nick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food dehydrator recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Food dehydrator recommendations?

I've used a Nesco SnackMaster for years. I've done everything in it from fruit to vegetables, to stews, to chow mien, and I love it. Fruit Roll kits and Clean-a-Screens are important for sauces and salsa as well as smaller items. You can really dehydrate almost anything in it and my homemade recipes...
by Nick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up

Been booked on the first boat for quite a while. BUT, I've got 30" of ice in front of my place here on Northern Lake Huron. Will the first boat run? Any thoughts?
by Nick
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: IR hacky [relocated from Itineraries]
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: IR hacky [relocated from Itineraries]

Some...but, portages are portages, trails are trails. :) Haven't done the Tobin Harbor to Duncan Bay or the Lake Richie/Chippewa Harbor to Lake Siskiwit ones.
by Nick
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: trail runners?

Kevinl...don't forget that great food you were given at Washington Creek on that trip. I remember when you came into the campground after you fished your run. I knew an ISRO Law Enforcement Ranger who was station at Malone Bay and did the Malone Bay to Ishpeming Tower run to keep in shape. Don't thi...
by Nick
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: IR hacky [relocated from Itineraries]
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: IR hacky [relocated from Itineraries]

I've probably been there 20+ times. I'd have to go back through my journals to get an exact count. All first boats except for one trip in July with my daughter and post-Labor Day in 2016 with my wife. Once I've finished that last 10 miles, I'll start on another ISRO bucket list: First and foremost, ...
by Nick
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 15
Views: 1985

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

Nick DeTour Village 5/5/18 5/20/18 From Grand Portage Plan on getting dropped of at Chippewa Harbor, eventually paddling over to Malone Bay. Once I complete that paddle, I will have circumnavigated the island and will have hiked every trail on the island, some more than once. It's only taken me 40 y...