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by MikeT
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Electronics

I meant to add this at the end... HAVE A GREAT TRIP!!!
by MikeT
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Electronics

Ingo, a quick tip from experience... my first canoe trip filming in a canoe with a running camera I used a pole mounted behind me and the footage was not good because it magnifies all of the movement of the canoe being that it is vertical and the pole "swings" more than the canoe. I determined that ...
by MikeT
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong and water conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Minong and water conditions

I will not comment on the itinerary as I really cannot fathom attempting it. I would cut out some sections and allow myself more time to enjoy it, but you have been to the island and know what it is like, know your body and what you enjoy. If you had not been to the island, I would say more on the i...
by MikeT
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/14-7/19 2018 – Canoe paddle of the NE corner
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: TR: 7/14-7/19 2018 – Canoe paddle of the NE corner

Nice report Tom. Great weather too! Glad you were able to complete your mission this time. Wow, what a ship! Caribou is a great campground, but not during the busy season. I wish they would move the one tent site there away from the shelters and to the south side. That would make it more friendly to...
by MikeT
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/26-7/29 2018 [Windigo-Feldtmann-Siskiwit-South Desor-Windigo]
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: TR: 7/26-7/29 2018 [Windigo-Feldtmann-Siskiwit-South Desor-Windigo]

Thanks for the report! Those were some long days. I always plan a day off at Siskiwit Bay, a GREAT place to spend a day!
by MikeT
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/12 - 8/18 2018 - McCargoe Cove - Todd Harbor - Hatchet Lake - Ishpeming Tower - Malone Bay.
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: TR 8/12 - 8/18 2018 - McCargoe Cove - Todd Harbor - Hatchet Lake - Ishpeming Tower - Malone Bay.

Thanks for the report!
We made the switch many years ago due to my Dad getting too old to backpack and I certainly do not regret a single moment. It gave me a much wider appreciation of the island and Lake Superior.
by MikeT
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Algae bloom alert in effect for all of Chickenbone Lake
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Algae bloom alert in effect for all of Chickenbone Lake

I have only heard of blooms at Chickenbone Lake befoer (I could be wrong). If staying at Chickenbone West, Lake Livermore is a short hike for water. I did that last time there was a bloom and I was there.
by MikeT
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: Colorado Hikers to Isle Royale

Grand Portage Isle Royale Transportation Lines rents canoes. they are $30 per day $175 week 17' aluminum canoe w/paddles and 2 PFDs. (Does not include transportation to or from the island). I would think your best bet for the first time is the McCargoe to Chippewa or Malone Bay route. The Belle Isle...
by MikeT
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 1st time ever! Input please
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: 1st time ever! Input please

That is a nice itinerary. As said, that first day will be a long one. I would definitely take the Tobin Harbor trail and cut down to the Rock Harbor trail as it is easier and thus, faster. Leaving Daisy and going back via the Greenstone is a pretty easy walk once up. Plan on stopping at Mount Frankl...
by MikeT
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1018

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

I'm thinking they may have to study how/where to capture them and how/where to introduce them. It might not be in my lifetime :-)
by MikeT
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 2534

Re: Shelters

You can see on the National Geographic map of the park, all the campgrounds with existing shelters have been carved out of the wilderness designation, which allows the park service to maintain and replace existing structures in those areas. I like the theory, but I'm not sure it's 100% true. There ...
by MikeT
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1018

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

Reading "hopefully wheels will turn quickly" when reading about the government doing something, made me laugh out loud :lol: :lol:
by MikeT
Thu May 31, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Splitting Freeze Dried food(Mountain House)
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Splitting Freeze Dried food(Mountain House)

We use ziploc freezer bags too. Never had a problem. Pour water in the bag, stir it well, zip it up then put it in your cooking pot, put the lid on and place it under your sleeping bag. It stays hot and tends to absorb all of the water evenly. I have left them in for almost 2 hours and it was still ...
by MikeT
Tue May 22, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Shorts vs Pants in June
Replies: 18
Views: 1481

Re: Shorts vs Pants in June

I always wear "zip-off" pants to adapt to the conditions quickly. Along the big lake and on ridge tops, there are many days without bugs if the wind is blowing at all. Plus, I hike in shorts often with or without gaiters.
by MikeT
Wed May 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Au Sable River
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Au Sable River

All, Well, after the first boat being cancelled, we decided to go back to Sylvania Wilderness and, guess what, the lakes are still ice covered! So, we are now on plan #3: we are going to paddle the Au Sable River from Roscommon to Lake Huron. I have eyed this river for years, but never been on it. I...