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by Nick
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Reservations now available for Voyageur II and Sea Hunter 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Re: Reservations now available for Voyageur II and Sea Hunter 3

Just made mine for the first boat. I think this will be about the 10th time I've caught it. Haven't since 2011, though. Excited. Planning three trips this year: kayaking McCargo to Windigo in May, Rock/Moskey/Chippewa Harbor with my daughter in June, and Tobin/Blake/Five Fingers with my wife in Sept...
by Nick
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: CGC Alder enroute
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: CGC Alder enroute

I paddled right up to them near Rock Harbor Light last May.
by Nick
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf population is at risk (News article)
Replies: 15
Views: 3658

Re: Wolf population is at risk (News article)

Let's not write their obituary quite yet. I seem to recall a similar prediction after the Parvo pandemic in the early 80s. They have a way of surprising you. Still, I've read with fascination and admiration the reports from the researchers over the years.
by Nick
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Respect the Lake and Be Prepared
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: Respect the Lake and Be Prepared

And the most frightening thing is that I've seen solo paddlers with similar gear and boats on the Island in early May.
by Nick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Advice sought on mid-May hike
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: Advice sought on mid-May hike

Great advice from JohnH. All my trips to IR have been in May (my first was 1976). Only downside is you might run into JohnH. :twisted:
by Nick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Help support IR wolf-moose research
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Re: Help support IR wolf-moose research

Just made a donation!
by Nick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice

Not Passage as I was not comfortable with a solo paddle out there and my paddle partner at the time was not comfortable with that either. For that matter, I've not been out to Menagerie Island either, but hope to.
by Nick
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice

Over the years, I've base camped at Daisy Farm, Chippewa Harbor, McCargo Cove, Belle Isle, and Malone Bay, Stays have been as long as 14 days (usually May before stay limits). Moskey Basin is nice because you can fish the basin or do a quick, short hike up to Lake Richie, too. Chippewa has had some ...
by Nick
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice

# 1 Day One - Rock Harbor to Threemile # 2 - Same Day Two - Threemile to McCargoe Cove - Same (increases trail mileage 50% from 1st itinerary) Day Three - McCargoe Cove to Lake Ritchie - Same Day Four - Lake Ritchie to Chippewa Harbor - Same Day Five - Chippewa Harbor to Moskey Basin - Stay at CH an...
by Nick
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada

I usually get topographic maps from the Canadian government. Sometimes, though, they are 1:50000. As far as I know, Pukaskwa in totally undeveloped and you can start at either end, but there are no trails or roads. I spend the summers in the UP and Lake Superior is totally unpredictable, even in the...
by Nick
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice

My mantra for any visit to Isle Royale is hike less; enjoy more. Your itinerary is pretty energetic and, having done hikes like that in the past when I was a young pup, and I think that slowing down will allow you to do more fishing, enjoying the sights, etc. Some of the best times I've had at IR is...
by Nick
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Ist Time "Seniors" Need Advice

I'd split the 8 of you, so you aren't considered a "group" and that would allow you to use shelters, although that time of the year, I suspect it won't be busy. As an "old guy" (JohnH, don't touch that line), I think that I would do Three Mile the first night (take the Tobin Harbor Trail,it's easier...
by Nick
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Dry bag size and contents
Replies: 6
Views: 7908

Re: Dry bag size and contents

Yes, all but 2 of my trips since 1976 have been 2 weekers, including 5 backpacking. I learned a long time ago that since it takes me two days to get to Grand Portage and 2 days to get home, 5 or 6 days on the Island isn't really worth it. It usually takes me a couple days to get disconnected from th...
by Nick
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Dry bag size and contents
Replies: 6
Views: 7908

Re: Dry bag size and contents

A lot depends on your boat. I generally go out to IR for two weeks at a time. My boat is an Impex Serenity 17.5 with front and rear compartments as well as a day compartment. Over the years I've experimented (I've got a dry bag museum in my basement ranging from the OR small to the big 35s and a Dul...