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by sgatz
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Island Mine -> Washington Harbor
Do you mean "Washington Creek"?

And how are 10 of you going to camp at Lane Cove? Did they add group camping sites there? Or did the park service make an exception?

Wow you must have some tough Scouts.... 15+ miles for some of the days.... :shock:
by sgatz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew
Replies: 28
Views: 9052

Re: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew

BTW.... We are planning another trip for this year (2019)...end of July. Expect to see some familiar faces (Steve, Shawn, Doug Sr., possibly Quincey), and some new ones (my two nephews: Alex & Caleb, possibly my "brother" Sean, and maybe one or two of my daughters). We will have to split into two gr...
by sgatz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew
Replies: 28
Views: 9052

Re: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew

The last day... We packed up... took some photos, and waited for the boat to pick us up. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hAmhLr0lF0tL6swsSPED6pSfMIiViL6iruwxupX_wVoTBJidSiiFAZEhrTY=w2400 Quinn and I compress a sleeping bag. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/AATT9xcoEBFnjcsc02UHfev4ZF653j3GdxaMx0Ba...
by sgatz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew
Replies: 28
Views: 9052

Re: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew

Chippewa - last few days The others had made it safely (without incident) and had gotten a shelter. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/22TvvyxqfzD6zDxmByyZbx6bT8TWnhRCQI6LXrx7r0rpfyqhxRei9DPEO_c=w2400 https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/xS6qA_9kVoFp4CVHSx9C_6HendN9e4CTlJEk6O6IYFkax87cDrKELXHP67M=w2400...
by sgatz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew
Replies: 28
Views: 9052

Re: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew

The next day Doug, Doug Jr., Quinn, and Tristin decided to beat it to Chippewa. They were tired of "roughing it" and wanted to get a shelter for our last two nights. They broke camp and moved quickly through Wittlesey, and into CH. Steve and I took more of our time and fished Whittlesey as we passed...
by sgatz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew
Replies: 28
Views: 9052

Re: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew

Ok.... Better late (5 YEARS!) than never.... After the first night on Wood lake, I woke up early and welcomed the sun as it rose. We had a great view of the birch trees reflected in Wood Lake. For breakfast we found different berries around the camp site. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and...
by sgatz
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Towing in Rock Harbor
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: Towing in Rock Harbor

The only successful canoe towing endeavor I have made is with two canoes tied together (a few feet apart) and then a line from each about 20' long that joined together in another 20-30' line to our boat. We loaded the rears of the canoes with cargo which lifted the fronts up and out of the water. Be...
by sgatz
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Big Pike! ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3638

Re: Big Pike! ?

We caught quite a few nice sized pike in Lake Richie. We just drifted along the edges of the weed banks and caught one just about every 20 feet (where there was good cover).
by sgatz
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: September 9-13, 2013: Daisy Farm - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: September 9-13, 2013: Daisy Farm - Lane Cove - Rock Harb

Great pictures!!! yes, I'm jealous we went for 9 days and only one person in our group saw two moose for a few seconds. :roll: , but at least we stayed dry! :)
by sgatz
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: kayak trip possable?
Replies: 13
Views: 3684

Re: kayak trip possable?

We did that route (-Birch Island) with three canoes at the end of July.
http://isleroyaleforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2268
by sgatz
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Isle Royale by packraft -- August 27 - September 3, 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Isle Royale by packraft -- August 27 - September 3, 2013

Hiked to Lake Mason. Went fishing (no luck). We tried also with no luck. We didn't even see a minnow. :( 25ish years ago my dad and uncle caught a monster pike there, and quite a few "regular" one. 23ish years ago when I went from my first trip to IR, it was dead. Too thick of ice and snow the prev...
by sgatz
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/19-8/26/13 Windigo-Rock Harbor; Ernest T & Smokey meet
Replies: 8
Views: 2126

Re: TR 8/19-8/26 Windigo-Rock Harbor; Ernest T and Smokey me

...on the east chickenbone trail. Everyone that had done this knows about the steep, long hike up that started shortly after the trail separates from the Indian Portage trail.. Yup, two of my group took a wrong turn there and carried their canoe to Chickenbone east (not the 0.45 mi from the trail s...
by sgatz
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: dehyrated dinner gone bad
Replies: 13
Views: 5150

Re: dehyrated dinner gone bad

On a side note, I was at a wilderness medicine class recently. The doctor made the statement that a leading cause of dehydration is eating freeze dried and dehydrated food. Everyone there were backpackers, including the doctor. It took some discussion before we could accept the statement. So what w...
by sgatz
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chippew
Replies: 28
Views: 9052

Re: TR:7/24-8/1/13 [Paddling] [McCargoe-CBW-Ritchie-Wood-Chi

johnhens wrote:What did catch the walleye on?
We caught them on spoons (red & white Darevle), just like a pike. And one was caught on a bass spinner.