May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

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May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Post by Kevinl » Wed May 23, 2018 12:24 pm

Here's a link to my trip report: http://kevinlangton.blogspot.com/2018/0 ... -boat.html

I hope you enjoy. It was a blast.

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Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Post by Ingo » Wed May 23, 2018 1:28 pm

Nice note you left on the trail :). Creative, to say the least.

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Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Post by thesneakymonkey » Wed May 23, 2018 4:30 pm

lol at the moose poop note. I also feel that was quite creative. :mrgreen:
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Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed May 23, 2018 6:30 pm

I loved your prose and pictures, but I must point out that I did not see a single photo of anyone running or even moving fast, just say'in, LOL.

All levity aside, your pictures of the flora and landscape are great. Too bad the fauna did not cooperate better. What kind of camera do you carry? Since you are basically base camping, I am curious what your meals are like. Because of their lack of mention I gather they are considered as just a necessary sustenance while the run is the thing.
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Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Post by Kevinl » Wed May 23, 2018 6:50 pm

Hey Ed, thanks for the nice words.

Cameras: My good camera is an Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark ii--that's a mouthful. I love the camera and bring it along if I'm screwing around or hiking, but if I'm running I'll bring my Olympus tg-5, which is a small, indestructible little beast that I can take snorkeling or running or whatever and not worry about. I think it's safe to run my Jeep over it. I enjoy switching between the two.

Food: for base camping, we could have done much fancier. We mostly ate dehydrated packaged meals (Mountain House etc) and ramen. I also brought lots of chocolates. Jason had some oranges too. We both love to eat (as evidenced by our victory tour through Grand Portage and Grand Marais) but we sure kept it simple this year. Part of my excuse is that until a couple days before we left, I was in Louisiana dealing with some family stuff, and so I went with the easy options.

I just scrolled through our pics and can't believe there aren't any action shots. The only thing I have close to a running pic is Jason working on some feet issues with his spork, really digging into it, but for your sake I refuse to share that one.


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Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed May 23, 2018 7:56 pm

Kevinl wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 6:50 pm
I just scrolled through our pics and can't believe there aren't any action shots.
I just assumed that maybe it was because Jason always got so far ahead of you before you could get the camera out. :oops: :roll:

That rugged point and shoot deserves a hard look, next time I'm looking.
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Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Post by torpified » Thu May 24, 2018 6:38 am

Awesome idea of fun and awesome reporting on it! (And thanks for reminding me that I need to add "gravid moose" to the list of things I worry about.)


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Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Post by kolo » Thu May 24, 2018 8:10 am

I just scrolled through our pics and can't believe there aren't any action shots. The only thing I have close to a running pic is Jason working on some feet issues with his spork, really digging into it, but for your sake I refuse to share that one.
I have read that anything you pack in a backpack should serve two purposes. I guess you covered that with the spork. :lol:

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