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by Rafiki
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Thanks Sean. Just sent you a private messsage. Please get back to me when you have a second.
by Rafiki
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Wet Suit Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Wet Suit Advice

Which one would you recommend getting if any of them? The first one is 2mm so I don’t even think that is an option. I’m curious about the other 2. Thanks. https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/130061/camaro-blacktec-skin-78-wetsuit-mens https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/114623/camaro-mono-volt...
by Rafiki
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Treeplanter you are right about the differences in shorelines on Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is definitely more sandy which means I have to be extra careful with planning so I don’t find myself being pummeled against the rock face of a cliff. VHF radio as just been upgraded to essential. John Id lo...
by Rafiki
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Gentleman, thank you for your input. So I have some additional information to add which has come apparent to me as of today. The courses I would be taking are on the open waters of Lake Michigan (I realize that Lake Michigan isn’t as beastly or as cold as Lake Superior, but I still was hoping that w...
by Rafiki
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Also it should be noted that I’d be renting a Kayak and it doesn’t come with a spray skirt. Can I skip out on this item since it seems like it would be outlandish to invest in a spray shirt that I will only use once since the Kayak will be a rental and the skirt costs $100. I am willing to invest in...
by Rafiki
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Thanks for the response Base. Based off of what you told me I’m going to take 3 kayaking courses. One is basic, one is about edging and bracing, and another is about rescues and recovery. Should I take a course on rolling or is that only if your doing whitewater kayaking? Thanks again.
by Rafiki
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Hey guys. Its been a while. Hope all is doing well with everyone. I'm planning to head back to the island this summer after not being there for what will be 6 years. I have a new mission. I want to circumnavigate the island. Let's begin with some important information. I don't have much experience i...
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

https://www.rei.com/product/758045/sea-to-summit-pocket-shower You want one of these my friend. Combine it with a stove and some boiled water, you’ll be one happy camper. I take a shower every day after I hike. This is my favorite camping possession. It is light too. Not to mention, very affordable....
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice Please [Paddling]
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

Re: Itinerary Advice Please [Paddling]

This is the most extreme trip I ever heard of. If it took place, it is a shame there is no trip report for it. Does you name happen to be Chuck Norris?
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Thanks for the confirmation Ingo.
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski

I love your itinerary. Good miles. However I’m surprised that you think it will take you eight hours to get to Moskey. I think you’re being very generous with the amount of time that you are giving yourself, which is a good thing of course. Plus it would be nice to get there before it gets dark. As ...
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Thanks for the heads up. They must have just done a re-design on the illustration on the front of the map. Mine is a 2006.
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 2360

Re: our first backpacking adventure

Can’t leeches swim to you? I realize they don’t like the colder waters, So it is less likely that you will be sucked by one of them, but can’t they still get you if they wanted to?
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 2360

Re: our first backpacking adventure

I would make It a point to visit McCargoe Cove and Moskey basin, they along with Malone Bay are my favorite sites on the island. McCargoe takes the cake though. I would not swim there though...unless you like leeches.
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Scoville Point Loop part of the best 100 miles in the NPS
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Scoville Point Loop part of the best 100 miles in the NPS

I get it now. Thanks Midwest. I thought it was the best 100 trails at the National parks but it is the top 100 miles. I should’ve read things more closely. No wonder I couldn’t find 100 different trails.