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by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day

I'm mentioning this in case you were relishing the prospect of the 17 mile walk from RH to Chippewa!) On a related side note, I'd like to challenge anyone to step off the Voyageur II at Rock Harbor and then beat it to the Malone Bay campground, 33 miles distant, for a pickup the next day. Or maybe ...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Rock Harbor to Chippewa Harbor in one day

Unless I REALLY liked riding the boat up one side of the Island and down the other, that is not how I would spend the majority of the two days and one night I had available. An overnight at Huginnin Cove is a good idea but even camping in Windigo and day hiking to Huginnin and/or elsewhere would be ...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backpacking with a basecamp in the middle
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Backpacking with a basecamp in the middle

chief54 wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:48 pmThanks for using one of my images I am glad it helps illustrate the boardwalks.
Apologies for the lack of attribution.
I have been collecting every image of Island trails I come across to make a video ala Ken Burns. Still evaluating software.
by Midwest Ed
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backpacking with a basecamp in the middle
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Backpacking with a basecamp in the middle

I very much back dcclark's suggestions. You won't have the greater privacy that could be found at some other campgrounds but you will have a greater opportunity to meet some wonderful people. I can't think of any trails where a fall would result in almost certain death, but I haven't been on every t...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Aug 25, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/12-17, 2022 3M, LC, RH - Wildfire Evacuation
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: TR: August 2022. What could go wrong?

Well, it was a great "adventure" to tell to the Grandkids. I was anticipating a story of how someone or their pack took a bath during the boat evacuation or transfer to the larger boat. Glad everyone made it out dry.
by Midwest Ed
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails, Lane Cove & Three Mile closed

I'm not sure about the Ranger but the Queen and Voyageur can both dock at Daisy Farm. I would think that option would be utilized if the fire keeps up.
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: 480

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: 3958

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: 587

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: 1724

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: 1724

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: 1724

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: 323

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: 871

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: 866

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...