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by sgatz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 382

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: 382

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: 382

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: 382

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: 9552

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: 9552

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: 9552

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: 9552

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: 9552

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: 2073

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: 3788

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: 2901

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: 3889

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: 2074

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...