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by Midwest Ed
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: TR: July 2022 [CB-W; Hatchet; S Desor; IM]

Finally, our Scouts were divided into two groups. The other group got to Siskiwit to find some boaters using the group site, in addition to a shelter. The boaters were less than gracious in vacating the group site. Please do not use group sites, unless officially designated as an overflow site, if ...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Kayaking Video - Circumnavigating Isle Royale and all of Lake Superior
Replies: 4
Views: 2887

Re: Kayaking Video - Circumnavigating Isle Royale and all of Lake Superior

paddler1225 wrote: Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:32 pmThis link appears broken- does anyone have any info about this circumnavigation trip?
I found this group's Facebook Page
and their Youtube Channel

It looks like they've done more things since the 2020 circumnavigation so you'll need to explore their postings a bit.
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Zero day options: Todd Harbor or McCargo Cove and Why
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Zero day options: Todd Harbor or McCargo Cove and Why

I back everything from Bobcat. Todd Harbor is my favorite campground. As mentioned, just one shelter, but you should be able to use it your 2nd day there. Even though there is a dock, it is a small one with very shallow draft capability. Thus, there are fewer boaters than one might expect but you ne...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Water Filtering

I've only ever used a filter and have been fine -- I agree that giardia especially is a major worry, and filters can manage it. But I would NOT use only chemical treatment. My understanding is that something like an aquatab doesn't kill the hydatid tapeworm cysts. This is true although it's the tap...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Water Filtering

Some chemical adsorption (activated charcoal, ion exchange media, etc) would be needed, which is how a home treatment system would typically work. I've seen the ionic exchange method (since the Tannic acid molecule is negatively charged.) I can't find a link but I remember a 2 step additive process...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Water Filtering
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Water Filtering

This may deserve it's own thread but with the talk of pre-filtering, I'm interested to learn how all the various sub-micron filters handle the Tannins found in most inland waters. This report would include how well they remove it and how often they clog (assuming visible particles have been pre-filt...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ryan Island Views
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Ryan Island Views

The Rock Harbor Lodge offers a reservation based water taxi that services Malone Bay but it is pricy. You can also arrange for the Voyageur II to drop you off at (and pick you up from) Malone Bay after it (and you) spend the night at Rock Harbor. Additionally, you will need to spend a minimum of 2 n...
by Midwest Ed
Sat May 14, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Don’t leave your shoes out -video
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Don’t leave your shoes out -video

I'm still not convinced on the Fox's motivations. At first I I thought they were drawn to the salt content due to sweating. Then after a stash of pots and pans was found I went towards the smelly remnants of food. Or maybe just because it's a shiny object as other "trinkets" were discovere...
by Midwest Ed
Fri May 06, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: McCargoe to Chippewa Portage Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: McCargoe to Chippewa Portage Trip

I once brought a huge floating Rapala "like" floating/trolling lure that was almost 12 inches long. At Ritchie I caught a small northern with it that was shorter than the lure. That's reflective of just how crazy active the fishing can be there, and also the natural aggressiveness of North...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Does 47 Year Ago Qualify as History?

I still can't place this location
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I'm guessing this one is at Todd Harbor:
by Midwest Ed
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Does 47 Year Ago Qualify as History?

My first visit was 1968. I have some slides (remember those?) someplace. Need to find them. These were "lost" slides. I recently purchased an Epson V600 flat table scanner with an upper slide illumination light for slides and film. it can even run a 2nd pass scan using infrared light that...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Does 47 Year Ago Qualify as History?

I remember those stops from my first summer in '79. My most memorable fish camp stop was when fishing was apparently exceptionally good. All the extra crates of fish needed some space. Things got a bit more crowded but nothing terrible. But it was hard for some people to send their breakfast off wi...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Does 47 Year Ago Qualify as History?

I remember those stops from my first summer in '79. How do you remember Daisy Farm from the dock? Compare your memory to my photo (from the OP Link) (from the OP Link) . The photo compressed the perception of depth of field but I remember an actual large very empty field of tall grass and many time...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?

At least some of these photos qualify I think as those things shown no longer exist or in place: These photos were taken during my 5 trips in 1975, 1976 and 1978. Some things look quite different than today while others will never change over 1000s of lifetimes. Back then, the Voyageur II made stops...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: McCargoe to Chippewa Portage Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: McCargoe to Chippewa Portage Trip

We may spend a night on Ryan Island or the island just to the south of there. This... I believe spending the night on Ryan Island (or any island) would be off limits. The islands at Isle Royale National Park where camping is allowed include: Beaver Island Belle Isle Birch Island Caribou Island Grac...