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RTurner
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09/17/2018 10:10PM
Just a heads up if you're portaging between Annie and Ogish. There's a hornets nest at the Ogish end, on the south side of the landing area. No people in our party were stung, but my son's dog was.
 
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Jaywalker
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09/18/2018 09:02AM
Is it the ball-like paper nest hanging from a branch or are they in a tree trunk or ground?
RTurner
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09/18/2018 09:18AM
Pretty sure it's a ground nest. I didn't see the nest, but there were a bunch of hornets/bees flying around close to the ground. I'm allergic to bee stings so I stayed as far away as I could and didn't get a very good look at them.
Mocha
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09/18/2018 11:55AM
there was also one on the portage from Kekekabic to the next lake south, can't think of the name. if you let the USFS know, they can alert the rangers traveling through and they can take care of it.
VoyageurNorth
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09/28/2018 01:46PM
Had a customer coming out of Mudro who got stung at the last portage out. Said it was a small hornet, not a bee. She didn't remember seeing a nest.
THEGrandRapids
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09/28/2018 04:28PM
From Seagull to Grandpa on a day trip, I saw a ground nest which looked to have been dug out by a bear in the last week or two. On our way back we kept reminding ourselves to notice it and go slow. Realized someone had placed two large, upright birch sticks in an X formation across the trail. Didn't notice the first time through, but coming back was the more dangerous approach, as it was a short 2.5' drop into it.

What's protocol? I liked the stick idea, not sure it would have dawned on me if I initially saw it coming from the other direction.
VoyageurNorth
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09/28/2018 08:24PM
Not sure if there is "bee protocol" but it was kind of someone to try to warn others.
Learningtofly
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09/29/2018 07:23PM
That is a nasty little portage with all the chewed trees from the beavers. There was one spike right in the middle of the path right at that little 2 foot drop if you slip that thing was going up the butt.
 
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