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by eddy_line
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Great Northern Loons on Chickenbone
Replies: 5
Views: 2987

Re: Great Northern Loons on Chickenbone

Tom: Just happened on this posting, and was wondering whether you have an update on the nesting loons and/or the portage restriction. We hit that 1.2 mile portage from McCargo to Chickenbone in 2011 with kayaks and gear, and I'd like to know that the exercise was for a good cause.
by eddy_line
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Water Shoes vs. Waterproof Shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 6312

Re: Water Shoes vs. Waterproof Shoes

Any results to share from all these "test" ideas? Sounded like a lot of good possibilities, so I was hoping to see some of you folks sharing your results and conclusions. Three of us paddled/portaged across IR in 2011. One wore sandals for both paddling and portaging, one wore sandals for paddling w...
by eddy_line
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portaging regulations into inland lakes?
Replies: 5
Views: 2624

Re: Portaging regulations into inland lakes?

In late July 2011, 3 guys and 3 kayaks, came from Grand Portage, checked in at Windigo, put ashore at McCargoe Cove, portaged and paddled through 8 inland lakes to Chippewa Harbor. Our boats were clean coming to the island and we did not paddle Superior before hitting the inland lakes. Chippewa Harb...
by eddy_line
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: suggestions for canoe trip
Replies: 7
Views: 2873

Re: suggestions for canoe trip

http://isleroyaleforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1619 Dawn: Ingo provides excellent advice, as do many of the posters on this forum. The above link is to a trip report for our kayak portage and paddle trip from McCargo to Chippewa Harbor via Lake Siskiwit. We were on the island for 6 days in late Jul...
by eddy_line
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Canoecopia in Madison March 9-11
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Canoecopia in Madison March 9-11

Just retired, schedule is tight and so is money, so it looks like this will be the first Canoecopia in several years that I will miss. Not much I haven't seen before in the exhibits, but last summer was my first IR adventure, and I was hoping to catch up with some of you guys from the forum and offe...
by eddy_line
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: 2012 early trip itinerary thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2291

Re: 2012 early trip itinerary thoughts?

Just an FYI, fishing in Chippewa Harbor requires a Michigan fishing license, but no license required for the inland lakes on your itinerary. Thanks to my trip partners last July, I can attest to the tasty northern and walleye in Whittlesey, tasty northern in Richie and Chickenbone. Wood Lake looked ...
by eddy_line
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thread naming standards for Trip Reports (Please review!)
Replies: 5
Views: 3941

Thread naming standards for Trip Reports (Please review!)

I may be in a minority, but it would certainly be helpful to see some "what, where, when" info in the subject lines for Pictures and Trip Reports. Without it, I find it difficult to do research for future adventures, or just return to items that I previously found interesting or want to identify for...
by eddy_line
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Please help us out with what, where, when in subject line.
Replies: 0
Views: 3012

Please help us out with what, where, when in subject line.

I may be in a minority, but it would certainly be helpful to see some "what, where, when" info in the subject lines for Pictures and Trip Reports. Without it, I find it difficult to do research for future adventures, or just return to items that I previously found interesting or want to identify for...
by eddy_line
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling Reports re "5 Fingers" NE end of IR?
Replies: 19
Views: 6920

Re: Paddling Reports re "5 Fingers" NE end of IR?

Thanks for the feedback, guys. Sounds like that would be an interesting "corner" of IR to explore, and with proper preparation, could be done relatively safely. Damon has identified some specific destinations for on-land hikes or destinations which are intriguing. I'm looking forward to more reading...
by eddy_line
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling Reports re "5 Fingers" NE end of IR?
Replies: 19
Views: 6920

Re: Paddling Reports re "5 Fingers" NE end of IR?

Yes, John, I had read your report, which included further encouragement for avoiding the Duncan to Tobin portage. I'd like to paddle around Blake Point, but there is the little matter of Lake Superior's fickle weather. Not sure just when, where, and how we would make the determination which route we...
by eddy_line
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling Reports re "5 Fingers" NE end of IR?
Replies: 19
Views: 6920

Re: Paddling Reports re "5 Fingers" NE end of IR?

Thanks for the response, Ingo. Seems like we're trying to follow you around the island, albeit a few years behind. I'd gladly trade that long, steep portage for a chance to paddle around Blake Point. Rounding Blake Point begs the question of weather assessment, appropriate equipment, preparation, an...
by eddy_line
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Voyageurs NP--Suggested links, reports, forums?
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Voyageurs NP--Suggested links, reports, forums?

Considering a kayaking trip to Voyageurs National Park next summer. Certainly not expecting the wilderness experience of IR, or even BWCA, but it would offer paddling, camping, fishing, history, and little, if any, portaging. I have found the Voyageurs NP website and their annual newspaper (//The Gr...
by eddy_line
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Paddling Reports re "5 Fingers" NE end of IR?
Replies: 19
Views: 6920

Paddling Reports re "5 Fingers" NE end of IR?

I'm interested in the paddling/portaging route referred to as "The Five Fingers" water route in Jim DuFresne's fine guidebook. This would cover 13.5 miles from McCargoe Cove to Rock Harbor, then we might add a loop down to Moskey Basin and back to Rock Harbor. We did a 6-day paddling/portaging trip ...
by eddy_line
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Isle Royale inland lakes temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 4824

Re: Isle Royale inland lakes temperatures

While paddling/portaging the last week of July, 2011, we enjoyed daily swims in Richie, Wood, Whittlesey, and Chippewa Harbor. Chippewa was the most "refreshing." No problems while swimming, but on two occasions, partners attracted significant numbers of leaches while standing in water wearing sanda...
by eddy_line
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: It's time to pay the bills! Website hosting bill due
Replies: 21
Views: 10287

Re: It's time to pay the bills! Website hosting bill due

Just checking to see whether forum users are putting their money where their questions are being answered.

Is this a day of encouraging news about my fellow IR adventurers?

Or a day of disappointing news about the self-centered nature of mankind?