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ETorvinen
 
10/26/2021 07:10PM  
New Trip Report posted by ETorvinen

Trip Name: Tuscarora.

Entry Point: 51

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10/26/2021 07:59PM  
I am sure you will have some good ideas on how lighten up your next trip. Thanks for sharing your report.
JohnR
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10/26/2021 08:08PM  
Fun read!
TuscaroraBorealis
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10/26/2021 09:05PM  
Enjoyed the read. Thanks for sharing.
HighPlainsDrifter
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10/26/2021 10:12PM  
Nice report and fun to read. I can relate to your experience(s) except your wake up call in GM. I was hoping for a few pictures and a couple more pages. But, it was good while it lasted. Thanks for sharing.
10/27/2021 10:01PM  
Nice read
KarlBAndersen1
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10/28/2021 08:00AM  
Why is a rod 16.5 feet?
Lands were laid out so the farmer would be able to finish a land every 10 rounds with a 10 inch plowshare (about 16.5 feet). One could imagine that perhaps farmers used a pole or rod that was 16.5 feet long when laying out lands because this measure of distance is still called a rod today.
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10/28/2021 10:56AM  
Where's Chapter Two? I know you have more in your head by the way you compose. ;)
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10/28/2021 03:09PM  
KarlBAndersen1: "Why is a rod 16.5 feet?
Lands were laid out so the farmer would be able to finish a land every 10 rounds with a 10 inch plowshare (about 16.5 feet). One could imagine that perhaps farmers used a pole or rod that was 16.5 feet long when laying out lands because this measure of distance is still called a rod today."

Well, some old Canadian mining survey maps have the portages in Chains (converts, roughly, to 20 meters per chain).... Now the Canadians use the meter; not sure why we didn't get on board...
10/28/2021 03:49PM  
So. . .you made this terrible portage. Was there a canoe trip after that? Did you stay a few days in one site, or did you travel on? Did you return by the same route?

I think I would like more of the story. :-)
10/28/2021 07:17PM  
rtallent: "KarlBAndersen1: "Why is a rod 16.5 feet?
Lands were laid out so the farmer would be able to finish a land every 10 rounds with a 10 inch plowshare (about 16.5 feet). One could imagine that perhaps farmers used a pole or rod that was 16.5 feet long when laying out lands because this measure of distance is still called a rod today."

Well, some old Canadian mining survey maps have the portages in Chains (converts, roughly, to 20 meters per chain).... Now the Canadians use the meter; not sure why we didn't get on board..."


we tried about 50 years ago, we were going to change highway signs and everything. It didn't go very far.
Ioway
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10/29/2021 09:08AM  
Great report, more please.
Yes, there is something wrong with us that love this particular slice of heaven, I hope they never find the cure.
11/19/2021 09:29AM  
mjmkjun: "Where's Chapter Two? I know you have more in your head by the way you compose. ;)"

Completely agree! We know you had to get back out with that behemoth. Tell us more. BTW, I remember a previous trip report of yours that we all loved. Your style of writing is refreshing.

My first trip to Quetico (2 weeks) was in my 80+ lb Ouachita aluminum canoe. I can definitely relate.
 
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