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by johnhens
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: More on the Black Wolf found dead
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: More on the Black Wolf found dead

Talked with Rolf on the boat yesterday as the Voyageur II sailed the south shore to Windigo. I had no idea that a black coat is genetic trait gained from mating with American domestic dogs a while back, and is a single gene. Turns out if a wolf holds both chromosomes, it will have a shorter than av...
by johnhens
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/27 - 5/31 2019 [Rock Harbor trail there-and-back]
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: TR: 5/27 - 5/31 2019 [Rock Harbor trail there-and-back]

A few days ago, I was going through boxes of maps for an upcoming trip (not to IR). When I think of a trip I would like to do, the first thing I do is get the maps for the area I would like to go to. I guess you could call me a mapaholic. I came across my First Edition Jim Dufresne guide to Isle Roy...
by johnhens
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Be safe paddling Superior
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Be safe paddling Superior

Each spring , summer folks get in trouble on Superior. Thankfully this family was rescued. Know your limits and be aware of forecasted weather conditions. https://www.upmatters.com/news/local-news/family-of-four-rescued-from-pictured-rocks-lakeshore/2070525602?fbclid=IwAR3FRbaM_hs2DzYXQGhVuieycjdnol...
by johnhens
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Headed to island next week: advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Headed to island next week: advice?

Definitely do the Scoville point hike it’s beautiful and look for the Bald Eagle nest once you get on the final approach to the point it’s on the left fairly close to the trial. The nest is huge and built with large branches industrial strength! Would recommend taking the Tobin Harbour loop going b...
by johnhens
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Malone Bay kayak day trips?
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Malone Bay kayak day trips?

Wright Isle may be closed due to Bald Eagles nesting, though you are going in August. Malone, Hat and Ross are easy to get to and protected if the lake is kicking up. As you are portaging over from Siskiwit, go straight to the water when you see the shelters. There is a gravel "beach" there, though ...
by johnhens
Fri May 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Monster Lake Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Monster Lake Trout

...to determine how Lake Trout are doing... ...I'd say that one is doing just fine! Imagine catching that if you were out in the kayak or a canoe. (I did catch one heck of a monster northern in Wood Lake several years back, and we had no way to get it into the canoe. The only option was to get it t...
by johnhens
Fri May 31, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Monster Lake Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Monster Lake Trout

A netting survey to determine how Lake Trout are doing, nabbed a big Redfin near Isle Royale.
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 268920001/
by johnhens
Mon May 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hammock Regs
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Hammock Regs

From the 2019 Greenstone: In campgrounds, hammocks may only be used within existing imapcted area of designated campsites and not in the surrounding trees or vegetation. Hammocks may not be erected at shelter sites or inside shelters. Appropriate hammock locations may not be available, plan on bring...
by johnhens
Fri May 24, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Blisters
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Blisters

Leukotape is a good preventative. Also Band Aid makes blister pads that are a preventative.
https://sectionhiker.com/leukotape-blis ... nd-hiking/

https://www.band-aid.com/products/hydro ... t-assorted
by johnhens
Wed May 22, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Re: Cook Kit Storage Question
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Cook Kit Storage Question

I tend to use a tea-pot instead of Jetboil setup, so in my case, the canister doesn't fit (I put the cookstove in there) so I just carry that in a pack pouch. However, it's very common to see it carried in the cookset. If it leaked, most would depart as a gas, anyway. If you're super obsessive, tho...
by johnhens
Wed May 22, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Re: Cook Kit Storage Question
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Cook Kit Storage Question

Don't recall any cannister leaking in the manner you suggest. Many who do long trail hikes carry their fuel this way.