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05/06/2015 08:05AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Thanks for every bodies help, leaving in the morning, a 6 hour drive up, any last minute tips, thanks again Mark.
 
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05/06/2015 08:45AM  
Good luck and have a great, safe trip!
 
lars54
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05/06/2015 08:47AM  
hope you have a awesome time
 
05/06/2015 09:27AM  
Enjoy your trip, housty! I'll be eager to hear all about it. Last minute tips: take lots of pictures and take good notes so you won't forget to tell us everything we want to know ;).
 
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05/06/2015 09:55AM  
you bringing fishing gear??? The fish should be jumping in the canoe!!!
Enjoy!!!! what day are you coming out (around) . I'am going in the 16th.
 
05/06/2015 10:45AM  
Tip: expect headwinds. Have a great trip.
 
05/06/2015 12:03PM  
quote WhiteWolf: "you bringing fishing gear??? The fish should be jumping in the canoe!!!
Enjoy!!!! what day are you coming out (around) . I'am going in the 16th."
I'm taking a little fishing gear, and I'm coming out the 22 or 23, where are you heading in?
 
WhiteWolf
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05/06/2015 01:46PM  
Kawish Lake #37 on the 16th.

Leave some fish for me.
 
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05/06/2015 02:00PM  
Have a great trip.

It's ok to talk to the chipmunks, yourself, no one or someone far away.

Be sure to take the time to eat enough and drink enough water-remind yourself and or force yourself.

Take time to reflect on whatever, life, wife, family, friends, work, world peace, the beauty that surrounds you-there are far to few opportunities in life to be one with only your thoughts. Take advantage of that.

Most of all relax and have a great time.
 
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05/06/2015 02:30PM  
Enjoy your trip, make every moment count. Don't forget to slow down and don't push yourself to hard.
 
05/06/2015 02:35PM  
Maybe bring a couple extra sheets of TP in case your wind bound a couple days.

Tie your canoe at night.

Don't get lost going to the John at night.
 
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05/06/2015 04:12PM  
Have lots of fun!
 
05/06/2015 06:02PM  
quote nctry:Don't get lost going to the John at night."
I'll take my InReach so you can track me in the woods:)
 
05/06/2015 09:12PM  
Be safe, have fun and let us know how it went upon your return.
 
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05/06/2015 09:17PM  
Have a great trip Housty I'll be looking forward to a trip report.
 
05/06/2015 11:01PM  
Don't text n drive!

Drink lots of water. Nuttin worse than a dehydration headache...
 
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05/07/2015 04:08AM  
Sounds like you may be headed into some rain so try to stay dry, don't hurry so much you don't enjoy the trip. you take such fantastic pictures be sure to do so, can't wait to see your report when you get back. Travel safe. FRED Oh yeah like Ben said tie up that canoe every time, those darn solos seem to have wanderlust built in to them.
 
05/07/2015 06:47AM  
have fun! can't wait to hear about it when you get back
 
05/07/2015 07:54AM  
quote Exo: "Don't text n drive! Hard to texted when I don't have a cell phone:)
 
05/07/2015 07:56AM  
Thanks for all your support, I'll do my best on a trip report, but I will take lots of pictures. Thanks again, my 2nd family.
 
05/07/2015 08:56PM  
Let the adventure begin . . .

 
05/09/2015 04:09PM  
Have a great trip! Hope the winds are at your back and the fish are on!
 
05/10/2015 07:03AM  
Kind of fun watching Marks progress. On Koma lake last night.
 
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05/10/2015 07:11AM  
quote nctry: "Kind of fun watching Marks progress. On Koma lake last night."

Looks like it is going to be a rough weather week.
 
05/10/2015 12:24PM  
quote nctry: "Kind of fun watching Marks progress. On Koma lake last night."

Is there a link we can all watch?
 
05/10/2015 02:24PM  
quote boonie: "quote nctry: "Kind of fun watching Marks progress. On Koma lake last night."


Is there a link we can all watch?"




Can't share with my phone.
 
05/10/2015 05:07PM  
He's on the campsite on that leg out of Alice going toward Thomas. I visited that site. I liked it a lot.
 
05/10/2015 07:21PM  
It sounds like he's moving along OK.
 
05/10/2015 07:24PM  
When's he planning on coming back in?
 
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05/10/2015 08:31PM  
quote HighnDry: "When's he planning on coming back in?"

22nd or 23rd
 
05/15/2015 06:51AM  
I wonder how he's doing - any update . . .?
 
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05/15/2015 07:39AM  
Been thinking about him as I look at the forecast. He has really had some lousy weather. You kind of expect it this time of year but you also get some incredibly nice days. That hasn't happened in the last week and next weeks forecast is a bit better but not great.
 
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05/15/2015 08:54AM  
quote hobbydog: "Been thinking about him as I look at the forecast. He has really had some lousy weather. You kind of expect it this time of year but you also get some incredibly nice days. That hasn't happened in the last week and next weeks forecast is a bit better but not great. "

Plus 1
 
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05/15/2015 10:11AM  
42 degrees and raining on my entry day. The rest of the week looks good. Guess I will be packing the paddling gloves and wool hat!

 
05/15/2015 10:33AM  
Besides just being miserable, miserable weather can play havoc with travel plans.
 
05/15/2015 03:56PM  
He's moving around most every day. He was on Gabi and got to Crooked just south of Gillis. He's covered some ground considering.
 
05/16/2015 06:48AM  
Mark seems to have picked up his game as the trip progress's. He was on rib lake last night and already on the move today. He stayed at a site I was heading for once and I gave it up to a guy and his grandson as they were struggling. I ended up on Karl. It would be nice to have a weather radio right now as Mark is likely going to encounter thunderstorms that will go through tomorrow. Time to huncker down Mark!
 
05/16/2015 07:40AM  
quote nctry: "Mark seems to have picked up his game as the trip progress's. He was on rib lake last night and already on the move today. He stayed at a site I was heading for once and I gave it up to a guy and his grandson as they were struggling. I ended up on Karl. It would be nice to have a weather radio right now as Mark is likely going to encounter thunderstorms that will go through tomorrow. Time to huncker down Mark!"

Is he sending you updares from a delorme or hos garmin gps? Just curius how you are tracking him. I guess the SPOT has yhat functionality as well.
 
05/16/2015 04:17PM  
Delorme

He's on Cherokee tonight.
 
05/16/2015 07:37PM  
quote nctry: "Delorme


He's on Cherokee tonight."


I just figured you were tapping into your extra keen 6th sense...!
 
05/17/2015 08:34AM  
The weather is always a roll of the dice but having most of a trip dealing with bad conditions can wear on a person. Unless you're BeaV of course. :)
 
05/19/2015 04:31AM  
It looks like I can send him a message. So gave him a heads up for another chilly night Tuesday but improving after that.

He spent Monday night at South Temperance.

I woke up to snow at my place. So I wonder what it's like there.
 
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05/19/2015 06:13AM  
Sure hope he brought plenty of warm clothes to wear, that guy doesn't have the extra body insulation many of us are blessed with. I have to admit I have thought about him almost daily since this weather has turn a lot less than pleasant. NOTE to Mrs Housty9 he's a tough smart guy and he's doing well. FRED
 
05/19/2015 06:57AM  
I've been wondering how it's all going for him. It will be interesting to get his view of everything after he gets out.
 
05/19/2015 10:02PM  
I'm all about a variation in weather...but yuck!!!

And that's another thing about extended shoulder season trips...you have to prepare for those extremes...and pack more than you usually would.
 
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