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UncleMoose
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05/11/2010 01:45PM
New Trip Report posted by UncleMoose

Trip Name: Mudro to Angleworm, April 2010.

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airmorse
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05/11/2010 01:58PM
Great photos from a great area. Looked like the water levels were very low.

Nice report.
05/11/2010 02:47PM
Nice report. Whets my appetite for my upcoming trip.
05/11/2010 04:07PM
Wonderful photos! Thanks! really give one a feel for the area that time of year.
Mongo65
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05/11/2010 05:28PM
Great report and very nice photos. Thank you for sharing.
05/11/2010 08:16PM
Thanks, Tom - brought back a lot of memories from my Mudro trip last fall. I headed east from Gun towards Moosecamp though. I hear Angleworm is a very pretty lake, so it's on my to do list.
SunCatcher
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05/11/2010 08:36PM
Wonderful pictures Uncle Moose. It looked like fair weather even though it was chilly/cold. Thank You for sharing.
SunCatcher
UncleMoose
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05/11/2010 10:15PM
Thanks, all. Yes the weather was great - it was great throughout April (can't complain about cold in April). It's also true that the water levels are definitely down. Precipitation has been very scarce so far this year.
That Guy
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05/11/2010 11:52PM
Excellent photos!
wawasee
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05/12/2010 06:53AM
Great trip report I am going into Mudro in early June. The Pictures brought back alot of memories.
lars54
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05/12/2010 09:00PM
nice report and wonderful pictures
Itchy Menace
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05/12/2010 09:23PM
As always, a great report. I vote for the continued double portages because your photos are fantastic.
SevenofNine
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05/14/2010 11:09AM
Nice trip report Tom and as usual excellent pictures. If only I had such talent at picture taking.


Regarding single portaging, I can tell you from personal experience that single portaging is very difficult unless you have very light gear and count every ounce. It can be done but if you don't need to and you don't mind taking an extra trip to get your gear and take pictures then double portage.

If you are trying to cover a lot of distance fast then I would think about single portaging. For me, it has been a quest to see if I can do it. Now that I have done it I can tell you there are many ups and downs with single portaging.

Great trip report.
UncleMoose
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05/14/2010 11:55AM
Thanks for the perspective on single vs double portaging, SevenofNine. Attempting single portaging will probably become a low priority for me, and would only be useful for trips where pure speed and flexibility is required (perhaps like a bushwhacking trip). I suppose just the process alone of getting to the point where you can single portage would also result in great benefits for trips when you don't.
IndyElden
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05/18/2010 09:06AM
Your report and photos were outstanding! I noticed a lot of animal jawbones on my recent May 9-14 trip. What did that big jaw and teeth you photographed belong to?
Friendly Waters
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05/18/2010 09:20AM
I wonder what the noise you heard that night was?? Great work with your camera.
bobby726
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05/18/2010 10:24AM
Good report, loved all the pix.
UncleMoose
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05/18/2010 10:52AM
Far from being any kind of expert, but I finally settled on a deer for the jawbone. A moose would have been bigger, and I think the teeth wouldn't have been quite as even sized.

As for the animal sound, I had originally wondered if it might be a bear cub, but others with more experience suggested it may well have been either a lynx or bobcat.
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05/20/2010 05:25PM
Thanks for the trip report - and for talking about it at Wilderness Way on Monday night. You clearly had a good time on the trip and the weather could not have been nicer.

See you soon!

TB
UncleMoose
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05/22/2010 11:33AM
Thanks, TB. It was really great meeting you and the family on Monday.

Now I need to get the next two reports put together.
MagicPaddler
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05/22/2010 07:00PM
UncleMoose
Is this what you heard?

Screaming female
UncleMoose
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05/22/2010 08:40PM
That sounded too low pitched, rhythmic and cat-like, so I did a little searching myself and think I have it figured out. From the very start, my wife had suggested that it was a black bear cub from my description. I did find some Lynx audio that came close, but it was still too animal-like (or cat-like). The sound I heard really sounded more human, like a baby or child screaming.

Then I found some audio for the distress sound made by a fearful bear cub at the North American Bear Center's website. That was it! (Or by far the closest thing to it I've found.) At the link below, play the audio for the "High emotion distress sound made by a fearful cub" (third one from the bottom).

Black Bear Vocalizations & Body Language
oldgentleman
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05/23/2010 06:03AM
Beautiful pictures. I enjoyed the link to the bear center's web site and the bear sounds.
520eek
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05/24/2010 02:55PM
Nice report and nice photos. thank you!
 
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