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by Kevinl
Wed May 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Hey Ed, thanks for the nice words. Cameras: My good camera is an Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark ii--that's a mouthful. I love the camera and bring it along if I'm screwing around or hiking, but if I'm running I'll bring my Olympus tg-5, which is a small, indestructible little beast that I can take snorkelin...
by Kevinl
Wed May 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)
Replies: 7
Views: 783

May 2018 First Boat Runcation (West side)

Here's a link to my trip report: http://kevinlangton.blogspot.com/2018/0 ... -boat.html

I hope you enjoy. It was a blast.
by Kevinl
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 3293

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Thanks Captain Don. I was kind of assuming that might happen anyway. Reschedule works for my crew so I better get over there and reserve a spot or two.
by Kevinl
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3890

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

If you do bring poles, consider getting some cheap rubber tips. This will not only stop them from sticking into mud, but it will give you a lot more traction on rocks (and reduce your noise too so you can see more wildlife).
by Kevinl
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)

I think it looks fine. Consider the blowdown stuff--it's a very valid concern but you should be able to climb around things. Bring lots of socks and maybe an extra pair of shoes because those things will get wet. I'll see you on the boat and maybe on some of those trails.
by Kevinl
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong in May?
Replies: 13
Views: 1678

Re: Minong in May?

As someone who loves first or second boat (Voyageur II), I can't imagine why you would postpone. I love that early spring on the island, obviously, although it can be a bit unpredictable. I'm getting dropped off at McCargoe (base camping and trail running from there) on first boat (May 5) this year ...
by Kevinl
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 28
Views: 6131

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Kevin Langton Email: (at) kevinjlangton@gmail.com Hometown: Mankato MN Arrival Date: 5/5 (first boat!) Departure Date: 5/10 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage/Voyageur dos Itinerary: Get dropped off at McCargoe Cove and take a cabin. We will base camp here and run trails. Eventually we will transi...
by Kevinl
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2018 Winterstudy
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: 2018 Winterstudy

What's up with the winter study this year? I've only seen the above mentioned facebook post, and nothing on their blog or other media. Just curious.
by Kevinl
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 3538

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

I'm considering some kind of solar charger, mainly for my camera batteries.
by Kevinl
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2018 Winterstudy
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: 2018 Winterstudy

Thanks John!
by Kevinl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Re: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse

I agree with what Ingo says about considering the lowest ability in the group. How old are these scouts? I think your longest day is 11 miles, or slightly over, which is definitely doable, but could get longish for some, especially if their packs are heavy. To me the important part would be shaking ...
by Kevinl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Re: Need Advice; Planning a 5 night traverse

I like this for a few reasons: you're taking them across the island; you're giving them a taste of the Minong but not making them do that long North Desor to Washington Creek haul; and it has lots of variety of scenery and mileage (long and shorter days). It would be nice if you could plan a zero da...
by Kevinl
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 15
Views: 2674

Re: trail runners?

While I respect Dufresne for writing the guidebook, I find that blog incredibly arrogant and I'm confused what his beef is. Maybe he didn't like the encounter he had with one runner, who, from the description, simply said, "Excuse me." Dufresne intrepeted the person's tone as "snarky" while someone ...
by Kevinl
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Re: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation

Thanks guys. Midwest Ed, I did drink the tea and I'm still tripping. Just kidding. I have no idea what he put in there, although I often use him when I'm in the woods, sending him pictures of plants and asking if they're safe to eat (after tasting something last week, I was gently reprimanded). When...
by Kevinl
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Spring 2016 (Second Boat) West End Runcation

I don't know why it took me so long to write this. I was working on it as a magazine article but decided to do it as a blog as well so I can be a bit more expansive. Enjoy.

http://kevinlangton.blogspot.com/2017/0 ... -boat.html