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by Nick
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1467

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

I've circumnavigated the island, although in stages. I'm pretty experienced and have done some sections solo, but no way would I try to do the Windigo to Blake point solo. I don't care how good you are. There are just too few places to bail if a problem should arise. You need a partner. You need to ...
by Nick
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 30
Views: 3164

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

Name: Nick Meier Email: detourlawyer at gmail.com Hometown: DeTour Village, MI Arrive: 5/11 Depart: 5/27 Coming from: Grand Portage Itinerary: Going to the Island on the 11th. Coming back on the 27th. Totally dependent on the weather. Might explore Five Fingers. Might explore Tobin Harbor. Of course...
by Nick
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa
Replies: 18
Views: 2796

Re: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa

You seemed to do OK with the soup I gave you and the cornbread I made. Maybe it's your cooking! :lol:
by Nick
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: First Boat weather 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: First Boat weather 2018

Only 12 people on the first boat. No first boat cake this year, but they had sliders for breakfast. Water was dead calm and some skim ice on the surface. Dropped off 10 Moose Watch volunteers at Windigo. Rangers had to move an ice flow away from the dock. Of course, we were met by Ranger Val. Since ...
by Nick
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Weather may 16-20, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Re: Weather may 16-20, 2018

Enjoyed running into you at Chippewa Harbor. You should have hiked over to Malone Bay! Fresh fish dinners four nights in a row. I'm home now making the dinners I didn't eat there. Hooked up with four fishermen from Duluth. I caught a 28" pike and they caught trout and pike every day. Shelter 5 was f...
by Nick
Sat May 12, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Coverage
Replies: 17
Views: 4608

Re: Ice Coverage

It should be. Things are pretty open up here now.
by Nick
Fri May 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 4846

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Stopped by the Voyageur II dock and chatted with Captain Don. Only 14 scheduled first boaters. 10 being dropped off at Windigo, 3 at McCargoe Cove, and little ole me at Chippewa Harbor. Off the grid for two weeks. No phone, no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury...
by Nick
Wed May 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong
Replies: 8
Views: 2683

Re: Feldtmann Loop vs Minong

Personally, I'd take any bushwhacking off the table. I've seen far too many hikers schlepping in to a camp site torn to pieces after taking a back country shortcut. Most always, the common remark is, "It looked easy on the map." Bushwhacking on ISRO is brutal. I've done both the Feldtman Loop (once)...
by Nick
Tue May 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 3687

Re: Opening Day Weather

I just took a look at the Grand Portage, MN web cam and it looks like the bay is clear of ice: https://www.mwhazecam.net/site.aspx?site=grand That said, here at the confluence of the St. Mary's River and Lake Huron, we still have a lot of ice. As the wind changes, so does the ice coverage. In DeTour...
by Nick
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ice Breaking Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Ice Breaking Operations

At the request of the National Park Service, the Coast Guard will break out the west end of the Keweenaw Waterway, April 23. The Park Service plans to launch the RANGER III later in the week. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ALDER will approach from the west and then establish a track in the ice under Ho...
by Nick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Alternative to First Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Alternative to First Boats

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We're ready. Voyageur? We don't need no Voyageur. Queen? We don't need no Queen. Just need a slight opening in the ice.
by Nick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyager II (Rock Harbor to Windigo)
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Voyager II (Rock Harbor to Windigo)

You should get reservations ahead of time. I got mine last January. Just go to their web page to reserve.
by Nick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 3687

Re: Opening Day Weather

I'm still looking at solid ice across to Canada here at Paddler's Point, my home in the Eastern UP. Although warmer weather is predicted for the next few days, ice is very thick and I doubt if it will break up in the next month. Makes me wonder when the boat will be able to get into McCargo and if I...
by Nick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 4846

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Captain Don, Thanks for the call last night. I really appreciate it and I'm glad I was able to reschedule. Thanks for your professionalism. I kind of figured that the 5th would be cancelled, too. I'm sitting here in the UP looking across Lake Huron to Canada and the only open water is the shipping c...
by Nick
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I don't know if you noticed the suggestion that ISRO might be closed as early as this fall to allow the unmolested introduction of the new wolves. I, for one, would gladly forgo a fall trip to make the reintroduction more manageable. Might be hard to stop people that don't take the commercial vessel...