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by Nick
Fri May 06, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Malone to Desor South
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: Malone to Desor South

Last time I was there (2009) it was a bit dicey finding the trail at Ishpeming Point Tower.
by Nick
Mon May 02, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong III
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Minong III

I've done the RH to Widigo via the Minong twice. Never did it the other way, primarily because of a truly miserable climb up to the ridge shortly after you leave Windigo. Kind of the same reason I won't do the Feldtman Loop trail counter-clockwise again.
by Nick
Sun May 01, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Kayaking Layers: WetSuit or DrySuit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Kayaking Layers: WetSuit or DrySuit?

I have a full Kokotat Meridian dry suit, complete with feet. It's expensive, but to my way of thinking worth it. I went in in early May near Blake Point a few years ago and, other than an externally generated brain freeze, stayed pretty warm for the couple of minutes it took to regroup. I like the G...
by Nick
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

FYI--Johnhens was elated when IR went barbless. Since he never catches any fish anyway, it makes his "One that Got Away" story somewhat more plausible! :twisted:

OK, I thought I could go a full year without firing one over your bow, but alas....
by Nick
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Shelter/Camp Etiquette
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Shelter/Camp Etiquette

"Groups" have separate sites and don't use shelters. Shelters have stay limits, so you just can't set up in one and stay for a month. There is a chart on camps, shelters, and stay limits. Shelters are on a "first-come; first served" basis. If you get there first, the shelter is yours. Size is about ...
by Nick
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Park Service to allow guns
Replies: 14
Views: 4951

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: 2132

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: 6417

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: 9272

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: 1899

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: 4289

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: 15667

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: 991

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: 1770

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: 1004

Re: Camera protection

Oh, I also glued my big compass on the top of the box. Two birds; one stone.