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by Nick
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Park Service to allow guns
Replies: 14
Views: 4842

Re: Park Service to allow guns

Gee, Hikers, kayakers, canoers, and anyone taking a commercial vessel to the park=No Guns Private boaters=Guns Not that there is any history of private boaters and leave no tracers having any conflict. Let's see, if we arm one side, who gets the good campsites? Looks like I'll have to dig the old Ke...
by Nick
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Malone Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: Malone Bay

I've hiked in and out of Malone from the Greenstone (actually started at Siskwit campground that day) and back. The trail can be tough to find. When you get to the boardwalk on th SW end of Siskwit Lake, remember that you are only 1/2 way there. You've still got three and one-half miles to go. I was...
by Nick
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelter Graffiti
Replies: 34
Views: 6326

Re: Shelter Graffiti

The last time I visited Belle Isle, there were steno pads in each shelter for the purpose of leaving messages. I think they covered about three years worth. I remember being alone at Belle Isle for five days and enjoyed reading them in each shelter.
by Nick
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Backpacking Lunch
Replies: 26
Views: 9172

Re: Backpacking Lunch

Hummus is really good. You can premix it before you take off in the morning. Add garlic, olive oil, etc. I've also done the same thing with tabouli. Both good. Or you can eat it dry and let it rehydrate in your stomach on the trail. :shock: (your eyes will look like that when it forms that big ball ...
by Nick
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Route Dilemma, Can You Solve It?
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Route Dilemma, Can You Solve It?

What's the hurry. I just wrapped up all the trails on the Island in 2009 and it only took me 33 years! Route 1: Ranger or Queen to Rock. Hike to 3 Mile, doing those spurs along the way. Then base out of 3 Mile and day hike to Hidden Lake. I did it easily in a day and I was 55 at the time. If you are...
by Nick
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: packs on ferries
Replies: 20
Views: 4221

Re: packs on ferries

Rats, Captain Don, I had all my gear lashed to my kayak. Oh, well, back to the drawing board.... :twisted:
by Nick
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Breakfast ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 15317

Re: Breakfast ideas

I like Couscous and Fruit. At Home: Take a can of fruit cocktail, maybe a can or raspberries, or anything else and dehydrate it. Take 1/2 to 1 cup of couscous, depending on how hungry you are in the morning and toss some of the dehydrated fruit, some cinnamon or Cinnamon sugar in a baggie. At Camp: ...
by Nick
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Paracord
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Paracord

While I use a Kelty Noah's tarp, I prerope it. I'll put six to eight feet of light nylon line on each grommet along with a "figure9" rope tightener. That way, I'm ready to set up and I don't have to deal with one long rope and try to figure out how to tie it and keep it tight. Then, I'll also have a...
by Nick
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Winter Study 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Winter Study 2011

It was a rather sad, melancholy last post. I'm not sure how to read it: did they feel that this year's study was a failure, were they disheartened at the apparent loss of the Middle Pack, were they disappointed that they did not get in the amount of research and fly time they wanted? I, for one, hav...
by Nick
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Camera protection
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Camera protection

Oh, I also glued my big compass on the top of the box. Two birds; one stone.
by Nick
Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Camera protection
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Camera protection

I've used a Pelican case for my Cannon Rebel for years. I especially like the precut foam padding that comes with the case that can be customized to fit the camera. I drilled a couple of holes on the exterior flanges of the case so I could bungee cord it to the deck of the kayak just in front of the...
by Nick
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Kayaking TO Isle Royale
Replies: 9
Views: 4096

Re: Kayaking TO Isle Royale

John and Ann Mahan (www.sweetwatervisions.com) do it frequently in their tandem. I believe they come in from Canada as the trip is shorter. If you get in any kind of trouble out there, rescue is a long way off. But remember, if you get out, there is no guarantee you will get back. On my last trip, I...
by Nick
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 57
Views: 11463

Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Nick Email: (at) PlainwellLaw@gmail.com Hometown: Plainwell (winter) DeTour Village (summer) Arrival Date: May 7, 2011 Departure Date: May 22, 2011 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage Itinerary: Flexible Notes/Other: I've hiked all the trails on the island and have paddled 1/2 of it (McCargo to Dai...
by Nick
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: NP annual pass question
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: NP annual pass question

Have now used the Voyageur's new automated reservation system, there is no opt-out for the user fee. But, I e-mailed Don and he fixed the charges right away. The usual great service. From a purely selfish standpoint, I don't like the on-line reservation. Part of the fun of calling in a a registratio...
by Nick
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: NP annual pass question
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: NP annual pass question

User fees are collected on the IR Queen. They are added to your bill if you take the Voyageur. That said, if you are planning on doing more that 12 days, get the IR pass. It is less money than paying the daily fee.