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by sgatz
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 613

Re: Carrying Water

One thing we have done is bring 2 empty gallon water jugs. On one we had "Dirty" and the other "Clean" (in sharpie). I walked to the lake filled up the Sawyer bag, and "Dirty" gallon jug. Walked back to camp. At camp I hung the Sawyer from a tree so the end of the filter was just inside the opening ...
by sgatz
Fri May 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 29
Views: 3073

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

Name:SGatz Email: (at) PM me here Hometown: Maryland (some in the group are in TN) Arrival Date: 7/18 Departure Date: 7/30 Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor/Queen Itinerary: Day1: RH --> Water taxi to CH Day2: CH Day3: Richie Day4: Richie Day5: DF Day6: Sargent Lake (Cross-country camping near the "T")...
by sgatz
Sun May 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water filter
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Water filter

My favorite filters are made by Rapid Pure. They filter all the way down to viruses (not a big concern here), and can be frozen solid with no problems. Almost all of the other filters you have to throw away if you think they might have been frozen (even a few ice crystals will poke big holes in thei...
by sgatz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Leaving canoes?

Just called the IR NPS at (906) 482-0984 and asked.... they said that there was not a prohibition to leaving canoes etc., but we would be doing it at our own risk. My dad would probably bring a bike cable lock or two along just to be sure.
by sgatz
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Leaving canoes?

Thought this would be an easier, quicker approach (not between swampy areas from Chicken Bone). Easy- https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/xvsxKlSKrRIR1IHEbwolcCkVSmsXM-nwmAKSDXSRuAkD9sa3JInORBNvCM8=w2400 ================================================================= Hard- https://lh4.googleusercont...
by sgatz
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Leaving canoes?

Ok, I'll give them a call and see what they say. Most people that go to IR aren't going to be the type of people that would typically mess with someone's stuff. @ Tom - We are "hung up" on Chippewa, Been there several times and love it. As for the approach to Sargent, I thought of coming from Daisy ...
by sgatz
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Leaving canoes?

Thinking of doing a "side" backpacking trip off of the canoeing part of the trip. This is what I have so far... IR Queen to RH Water taxi to CH Portage to Lake Richie Fish Richie for a day.. Leave canoes (locked up at Richie) and hike up to Daisy Farm Hike from DF up to Sargent Lake and camp overnig...
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: 10536

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: 10536

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: 10536

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: 10536

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: 10536

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: 2379

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: 4089

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: 3105

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! :)