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lars54
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10/19/2009 06:03PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
New Trip Report posted by lars54

Trip Name: Oct. Solo.

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Mort
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10/19/2009 06:14PM  
Sometimes you hit it right, ..sometimes not. Although certainly not as cold, my June and July trips weren't much better.

There's always next year! Hope springs eternal, as they say.
10/19/2009 06:24PM  
I'll take 6 days of rain in the BW over 6 days of work..., if i could afford it that is.
Cedarboy
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10/19/2009 09:22PM  
Happy 55th!
oldgentleman
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10/20/2009 06:08AM  
Happy Birthday anyway. Too bad about your weather. That's fall in the North Country. You might get anything.
Unas10
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10/20/2009 06:42AM  
What type of rain gear do you use?
10/20/2009 06:43AM  
I'm amazed that you stuck it out that long. You were basecamping right?
lars54
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10/20/2009 04:10PM  
MY plan was to get to Raven Lake but once I got set up at my first
camp and got my tarp up I never left. The rain gear I use is
Red Ledge, I think its the same gear they use on the crab boats
on TV.
10/20/2009 06:28PM  
Have you been to Raven before? I was there in August. I would be concerned going there solo as it's so out of the way and a dead end.
Franzenrp
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10/20/2009 07:03PM  
Lars,

I can relate entered South Hegman on a solo outing for the week and had the same rain and no sunshine. All in all a great six days !
lars54
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10/20/2009 07:41PM  
No I have not been to Raven Lake,but it sounded like a
quiet and out of the way lake to be alone at.Not that I
dont like people, its just nice to be on my own
every now and then
kanoes
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10/20/2009 08:21PM  
weathers always a crap shoot. theres no way i could have basecamped that long.

about the remoteness question...

not wanting to see people is THE reason i solo. the more remote the better.

when ever i do see others, i feel like it lessened the trip.
10/21/2009 06:37AM  
I like being remote too but my concern would be going there solo. Just a safety thing. Do like Kanoes does and bring a spot locator.

Raven has a very beautiful portage into it. It's like an enchanted forest that you walk through with moss everywhere.. I really regret not taking pictures on it.

The bog path gets extremely narrow though. Here's a couple pics. This is my young son the day we left Raven. He was pretty fed up with the swamp at this point. The day before was long and grueling as we did some bushwacking and a 10 hour day.




10/21/2009 07:52PM  
I agree with Kanoes.
karenmb
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10/21/2009 09:25PM  
Way to go and welcome back.
camp-n-scrap
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10/26/2009 06:50PM  
Rain and all, I envy you that you were able to spend your birthday on a solo trip. You did it and that's great :-) BTW - happy belated birthday :)
 
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