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by Nick
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 3890

Posting Photos

I knew how to do this at one time, but can you give me some guidance on posting photos. Do I need to use a photo sharing web site? If so, which ones? Thanks.
by Nick
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Shelter Dimension
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Shelter Dimension

Bobcat,
Thanks. That's just what I need. An exact measurement is what I'm looking for. I need the number ASAP as I'll be on the Island for two weeks starting 9/5.
Nick
by Nick
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Shelter Dimension
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Shelter Dimension

There is a sill in the shelters that is about 4' off the floor. It's the shelf that we all put or small stuff on. I need to know how thick that sill is. It looks to me about 4". Can someone get an accurate measurement for me? No speculations. I need an exact measurement. So, if someone is going out ...
by Nick
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: GPS for Microsoft Phone
Replies: 2
Views: 529

GPS for Microsoft Phone

I'm generally technologically challenged (I learned to type on a manual typewriter in the 60s). My current GPS is a 2001 vintage Etrex Summit. I'm told that I can use my Microsoft Lumina 640 phone as a GPS and can include USGS Top Maps, too (I currently have the USGS quadrangle maps cut down with UT...
by Nick
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Reservations now available for Voyageur II and Sea Hunter 3
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: Reservations now available for Voyageur II and Sea Hunter 3

Just made mine for the first boat. I think this will be about the 10th time I've caught it. Haven't since 2011, though. Excited. Planning three trips this year: kayaking McCargo to Windigo in May, Rock/Moskey/Chippewa Harbor with my daughter in June, and Tobin/Blake/Five Fingers with my wife in Sept...
by Nick
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: CGC Alder enroute
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: CGC Alder enroute

I paddled right up to them near Rock Harbor Light last May.
by Nick
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf population is at risk (News article)
Replies: 15
Views: 3059

Re: Wolf population is at risk (News article)

Let's not write their obituary quite yet. I seem to recall a similar prediction after the Parvo pandemic in the early 80s. They have a way of surprising you. Still, I've read with fascination and admiration the reports from the researchers over the years.
by Nick
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Respect the Lake and Be Prepared
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Respect the Lake and Be Prepared

And the most frightening thing is that I've seen solo paddlers with similar gear and boats on the Island in early May.
by Nick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Advice sought on mid-May hike
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Advice sought on mid-May hike

Great advice from JohnH. All my trips to IR have been in May (my first was 1976). Only downside is you might run into JohnH. :twisted:
by Nick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Help support IR wolf-moose research
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: Help support IR wolf-moose research

Just made a donation!
by Nick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 2936

Re: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice

Not Passage as I was not comfortable with a solo paddle out there and my paddle partner at the time was not comfortable with that either. For that matter, I've not been out to Menagerie Island either, but hope to.
by Nick
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 2936

Re: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice

Over the years, I've base camped at Daisy Farm, Chippewa Harbor, McCargo Cove, Belle Isle, and Malone Bay, Stays have been as long as 14 days (usually May before stay limits). Moskey Basin is nice because you can fish the basin or do a quick, short hike up to Lake Richie, too. Chippewa has had some ...
by Nick
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 2936

Re: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice

# 1 Day One - Rock Harbor to Threemile # 2 - Same Day Two - Threemile to McCargoe Cove - Same (increases trail mileage 50% from 1st itinerary) Day Three - McCargoe Cove to Lake Ritchie - Same Day Four - Lake Ritchie to Chippewa Harbor - Same Day Five - Chippewa Harbor to Moskey Basin - Stay at CH an...
by Nick
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada

I usually get topographic maps from the Canadian government. Sometimes, though, they are 1:50000. As far as I know, Pukaskwa in totally undeveloped and you can start at either end, but there are no trails or roads. I spend the summers in the UP and Lake Superior is totally unpredictable, even in the...