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by hooky
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

Welcome to the site, Keith. Your early itinerary is fine, but has a lot of of inland camp sites. Your first 4 days of hiking is going to look a lot like southern Ohio. I personally like to be on the shore of Superior as much as possible. I would suggest that if the extra expense of taking the V to M...
by hooky
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Sierra Club article about the wolves
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Sierra Club article about the wolves

You see lots of people use the phrase "restocking the zoo". Not sure i agree with the rationale for it.

Very good article. Thanks for posting.
by hooky
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Going the Wrong Way - Ozarks Bound
Replies: 6
Views: 577

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: 890

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: 577

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: 577

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: 1369

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: 576

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: 416

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: 416

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: 633

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: 633

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: 1658

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: 334

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: 880

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...