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by hooky
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

Yeah, it was pretty sobering to look back and realize how lucky we were. It could have been a deadly situation.
by hooky
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: First Trip

Malone is a great campsite. How about float plane to windigo, Feldtman, Siskiwit, S Desor, Malone x2, Voyageur to Windigo and float plane back to Michigan?
by hooky
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

The water levels started out floatable, but not high. lots of class 1 with a couple of class 2. It's no coincidence that all my photos are of flat water or when I was out of the boat. I took my Mad River Independence instead of a kayak. No rocker, all keel made it tough for me in the small, twisty, ...
by hooky
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

We drove down to the Two Rivers Campground on the Current River. We caught a shuttle the next morning to Baptist Camp from someone I've become acquainted with from BWCA.com (Thanks Terry!) and got into the river at lunch time. Gravel bar camping for the next few nights. A couple of really clear nigh...
by hooky
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

Fourth wolf released yesterday. No press release, but they posted photos. Looks like Siskiwit Bay campground. Posts for the earlier releases mentioned they left a moose carcass nearby in order to insure an easy first meal. It made me wonder where they obtained the moose. The facebook page for the i...
by hooky
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Thanks for the Civility!
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Thanks for the Civility!

I didn't realize you were the creator of the facebook page, fonix. I hope you're able to monetize it to cover the costs of this forum. This has been a great group of people to converse with and share share experiences.
by hooky
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Female wolf dies
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Female wolf dies

I agree, it'll steel the mindsets of those that were against it, but I doubt it changes many minds. The decision was so polarizing that I don't think there were many people on the fence that would shift sentiment either way though.
by hooky
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Female wolf dies
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Female wolf dies

Just like with humans, there's a risk when anesthesia is involved. It's a shame, but like Ed says...
by hooky
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes

I'd try to rent a Kevlar canoe at one of the places Ingo mentions. Just thinking about portaging my kayak when I responded yesterday caused me to wake up this morning with a sore neck and shoulders.
by hooky
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes

The bigger question is, have you ever portaged your kayaks before? Love my yaks, but use a canoe when I need to portage.
by hooky
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

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

BlackCoffee's post from 2013, complete with crazy close pictures


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by hooky
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How to use a Compass
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: How to use a Compass

When I took my son on his first back country trip, I made him count paces and use a map and compass to plot the trip r\progress. He grumbled the whole time about not being able to use a GPS. For his 16th we went to Yosemite and then it became a bit more of a game with all the landmarks that made it ...
by hooky
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Electronics

It started with a cheap little solar/hand crank weather radio so I could get an idea of what was coming. Then I bought a small handheld 2M/70cm radio for weather. Then I got my tech license so I could legally talk outside of emergencies (KD9KIH if there are other amateur radio guys on here). Now I'm...
by hooky
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound

Life has gotten in the way of a trip to the island this year. Back up plan is now an early October paddle trip in the Ozarks on the Current River. Just curious if anyone on here has any advice or info from their experiences on that river. 5 days/4 nights is the plan and looking to do 12-15 miles/day.