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db wrote on Mar 10th, 2021 at 11:02am:
....BTW - I don't think that pack will fit in that canoe.


Ya know, when you look at the POD, you may be right, db.  Usually, I have trouble getting photos to show the vertical inclines of a portage....but this one sorta does.  It's closer to the end nearing Kahs than McNeice.  The pack is my "small" Kitchen pack that I used to carry with the canoe.  Anyway, when I came to the incline, I decided to take off the pack, walk it up the slope about 20 yards(?), snap the photo, and then go get the canoe.  I had so much crap tied into the canoe, I got halfway up and then had to use one hand on the rock and one hand to balance the canoe...literally went several yards on my knees....sheesh!!  No wonder the dang portage got burned to smithereens...  Cheesy Grin Grin
  
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Nice reflective shot today Cool
  
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That is a good way to show some steepness.  Enjoying all the photos!   

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Kahshapiwi wall and marsh.
  
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Unfortunately taken from the portage trail rather than the marsh paddle (c'mon beavers- float me). Tough road.
  
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I LOVE spider web photos, and that one is a beauty!!
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Are the last two POD from Robinson?
  
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Solus wrote on Mar 17th, 2021 at 9:17am:
Are the last two POD from Robinson?


Close.  Yesterday's was from southernmost campsite on McIntyre and today's was from midlake campsite on Robinson.....
  
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PK, I hate to disagree (...not really) but I gotta side Solus.† Those were both taken at the same campsite on Robinson - which is the one we also stayed at on the 2019 trip.† Compare the shore line and hills in the back ground and that one bushy branch hangin' in the center or upper right on each pic.† Plus - your BWCA.com photo gallery has a pic titled Rain on Robinson with the same tree in the foreground as the one you're calling McIntyre.†

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Oops...I stand corrected....I was thinking yesterday's POD was the spiderweb shot....that was day before yesterday....mercy....please....† Cheesy Cheesy

And just so ya know, the pizza on Robinson was exquisite....almost as good as the.cigar and vodka/gatorade drink....  Grin Grin
  
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This looks like the Robinson fireplace. I really enjoy that site. Luna loved that swimming area. Except for the naked dudes...  🤣 Shocked
  
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Yup Tom and you can be assured many a red pine log has been burned in that pit.  That sandy beach is definitely a perk, especially for Luna.  Now a naked dog can hardly complain about naked people, but yeah - better watching her run around and swim than a bunch of old fat dudes in their bday suits!  Grin

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portage dog wrote on Mar 18th, 2021 at 7:16am:
Yup Tom and you can be assured many a red pine log has been burned in that pit.† That sandy beach is definitely a perk, especially for Luna.† Now a naked dog can hardly complain about naked people, but yeah - better watching her run around and swim than a bunch of old fat dudes in their bday suits!† Grin

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Even better than the beach is the swimming rock on the other side of the point. Immediate deep water access from a couple of feet above the surface. Nice set of natural steps to climb out (and plunge again). A very nice site despite its level of use and the aggressive chipmunks.
  
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Nice pic to herald the start of spring  Smiley
In the 60's here today. Shaved my winter beard into my summer goatee. Ready for some shorts and Tees too.  Grin Grin
  
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PK,

Today's POD is another one of those that could be in any of 100 places.  I'm going to guess it was taken in the Kett-to-Basswood vicinity, possibly during that trip when TomT had a screw loose.  Yes/no?

How far off am I?

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Jimbo wrote on Mar 22nd, 2021 at 8:11am:
PK,

Today's POD is another one of those that could be in any of 100 places.† I'm going to guess it was taken in the Kett-to-Basswood vicinity, possibly during that trip when TomT had a screw loose.† Yes/no?

How far off am I?

Jimbo† †Cool


Jimbo.  Yes.  Today's POD is that last portage through the blowdown area leading to Basswood and Kings Point.  As I recall, you loved the ordeal from Robinson that included the steep uphill climb/cliff wall from Nub to unnamed, the steep decline into Kett and then the two longish portages to get into Kings Point.  At the campsite, I asked what you thought of the trek...your reply was a silent stare, but if looks could kill....well....   Wink Cool

  
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Jimbo wrote on Mar 22nd, 2021 at 8:11am:
PK,

Today's POD is another one of those that could be in any of 100 places.† I'm going to guess it was taken in the Kett-to-Basswood vicinity, possibly during that trip when TomT had a screw loose.† Yes/no?

How far off am I?

Jimbo† †Cool


Jimbo.† Yes.† Today's POD is that last portage through the blowdown area leading to Basswood and Kings Point.† As I recall, you loved the ordeal from Robinson that included the steep uphill climb/cliff wall from Nub to unnamed, the steep decline into Kett and then the two longish portages to get into Kings Point.† At the campsite, I asked what you thought of the trek...your reply was a silent stare, but if looks could kill....well....† †Wink Cool



Some nightmarish memories get etched into one's mind.

I remember drowning my woes in song along that portage.  It actually wasn't as bad as some of the others... just longish & back-to-back.

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Long it is, but the stretch from the no-name to the descent into the swamp is one of the most beautiful bedrock trails in the park, rivaling that wonderful rock crossing between no-name and Earl on the southern route from McIntyre.
  
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Solus wrote on Mar 22nd, 2021 at 10:25am:
Long it is, but the stretch from the no-name to the descent into the swamp is one of the most beautiful bedrock trails in the park, rivaling that wonderful rock crossing between no-name and Earl on the southern route from McIntyre.


Agreed.  Tired or not, the beauty of that portage jumps out at you.

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We're out of PODs as of 04/02/21. Just saying...

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I've got a couple more months worth unless folks are getting tired of mine....†The next batch would cover 2011-2015...  Smiley
  
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PK, go for it!  I'm enjoying your pics.

Of course, we'll have to rename the page.  Maybe, "The Pine Knot Picture of the Day."  Better yet, "Pine Knot: A Pictorial Autobiography... Sapling to Tree."  I'm sure I could come up with a few more possibilities....

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I would send more in, except that I have had so many POD's through the years that I wouldn't remember which ones I had sent before.  But I think I can come up with a few that are original.

Still. . .I agree with Jimbo.  I am enjoying the PineKnot show!   Grin Grin
  
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No rush. We're locked and loaded through April.

I wanted to get one thing off my plate and that was the easy path. Plus that little trip down memory lane was fun!
  
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Jimbo wrote on Mar 22nd, 2021 at 4:22pm:
Better yet, "Pine Knot: A Pictorial Autobiography... Sapling to Tree."† I'm sure I could come up with a few more possibilities....

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CAPTION FOR POD 4/1/21:

Midnight Terror: "Aw, nuts!", screams squatting Quetico camper attacked from rear by rabid red squirrel.


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WHAT??  YOU FORGOT TO PACK THE TP??!!     Shocked Shocked
  
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Jimbo wrote on Apr 1st, 2021 at 9:16am:
OMG!† There were leeches in the BWCA latrine!

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True story....

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IDK - There were more moose back then I guess but I'm still at a loss as to explain how a skeleton this intact was essentially 'left standing' on ribs (like this pic) for us to find. The legs were scattered about as normal but this 'find' was just plain weird.

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IDK - There were more moose back then I guess but I'm still at a loss as to explain how a skeleton this intact was essentially 'left standing' on ribs (like this pic) for us to find. The legs were scattered about as normal but this 'find' was just plain weird.

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Just a guess, but I don't think that moose was killed by a predator. The bones would have been scattered more at least that's the way deer I've seen killed by coyotes were.

  I'd wager it might have been wounded by a wolf pack and wandered off to die in the bush. Small critters ate the remains but they couldn't move the skeleton. Maybe died of natural causes as well.

Animals will go off to die in the thick bush because being prey animals their instinct is to hide if they can't flee.
  
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I'm guessing a pack of scouts used it as the frame to practice their survival shelters....when they earned their badge, they adhered to their LNT training....except for leaving the frame of bones, of course.....† Cool
  
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I've come across deer carcasses killed by wolves with largely intact skeletons. I've also seen them scattered. Not sure why one or the other.
  
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Today's throwback Turtle walker pic cracked me up Grin Grin

  That looks like an Army surplus raincoat he's sporting on his walk?
  
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I ran into 2 couples at the BH portage who had got in late the night before and ended up camping in the parking lot.

  We all ended up at the water about the same time.
  They had never been on a week-long trip and never
  in the Q or Canada for that matter.

  When they saw me solo they asked if I would show them the best way to get down the Jean lk.

  I was headed that way as I often do so I showed them the route, marked some campsites because I knew they wouldn't make it in one day.

I laid out their map orientating it in the direction of travel. I also marked their route with N/S/E/W cross like I do my own maps for quick reference.

  The 2 gals seemed a little confused when I was talking you head East down Quetico then South to Jean?

  One of the husbands said they didn't understand compass directions, they only went by Right/Left!  Roll Eyes Grin Grin

I said that only works if your going in the right direction. He laughed and said his wife was reading the map as they drove from Sault St Marie. The whole time she had it upside down.

Didn't matter much when they were driving along Superior but when they turned inland at Thunder Bay things got really interesting until they stopped and got the map orientated in the right direction.

The other guy wasn't saying much about the map reading. Turns out he was a Left/Right person as well.
  
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I'm loving your throwback PODS db  Smiley

  I think it would be fun if everyone sent in a throwback canoe trip pic showing their younger self.

I did most if not all the picture taking when I went with other people but I do have one good one I'll try and copy and submit.

I think people would get a kick out of seeing everyone back in the day.

Anyone else?
  
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Today's POD would do well in a classy black & white art gallery dedicated to the North Woods.  I really like this one!

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Great POD today!
  Something about the black and white that really grabs your attention.
  
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Immediately, I'm thinking Ansel Adams.  Very nice.

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That's a nice reflection shot!   Smiley Smiley
  
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One of the best reflections shot's in recent memory!
  
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Love the smell of bacon and wet tennis shoes in the morning Grin Grin
  
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Wow!† That one took me down memory lane!† Evidently db has saved a bunch of "archive" photos.† 1988 seems like only yesterday, but our granddaughter (a voracious reader)is now almost the age her mother was then, and our grandson is running X-country and track just like his father did.† Spartan1 still loves to play with fire, and I often take more photos.† Some things are just the way they should be.† †Smiley
  
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The first thing that struck me about today's throwback
POD is that everyone is actually doing something instead of being mesmerized by their phone.

  This world could use more outdoor/family time like this.
  
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What a great reflective shot!
  
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I believe I recognize the intrepid QJ camper featured in today's POD.

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Good guess Jimbo.
IC has a distinct tripping style all her own.
I couldn't believe all the gear she had stuffed in that little boat.

Now she has a bigger boat and a BIG dog to go with it!  Wink Grin Grin
  
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Poke Boat?
  
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Poke Boat?


  I believe it is, the name sounds familar.
  
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I own a poke boat.  They are a nylon fabric composite. Very light.
  
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Hey MP is it a poke like the one in the picture or a poke vagabond?
  
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I like the old-school high water pants look in today's POD.  Wink Grin Grin
  
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Is that a Johnson "Country Mile" and a Zebco 202?
  
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PhantomJug wrote on Apr 16th, 2021 at 10:35am:
Is that a Johnson "Country Mile" and a Zebco 202?


After staring at today's POD for a bit and then realizing the two kids were holding fishing rods, I also noticed one had a spincast and one had a spinning reel...as a kid, I started with the Zebco and then once had a Johnson spincast that broke fairly quickly on me....
  
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Today's POD brought a big smile to my face!
The looks on their faces say it all.  Cool
  
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Another great throwback POD  Cool
Looks like Mom is rocking the Minnie Pearl look.
The older boy on the right has a hat that looks like one Fidel Castro used to wear.

I'm sure the young man wasn't copying him.
What kind of hat style is that?
  
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ST,

I've been noticing that hat in the last couple pics.  It occurred to me yesterday that I had seen it in the 1956 movie, Forbidden Planet.

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ST,

I've been noticing that hat in the last couple pics.† It occurred to me yesterday that I had seen it in the 1956 movie, Forbidden Planet.

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  That might be it. It reminds me of a Military surplus cap as well.
  
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† That might be it. It reminds me of a Military surplus cap as well.



French Foreign Legion utility cap......
  
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Solus wrote on Apr 19th, 2021 at 9:24am:
solotripper wrote on Apr 19th, 2021 at 8:38am:
† That might be it. It reminds me of a Military surplus cap as well.



French Foreign Legion utility cap......


Hmmmm... pretty close, I think: see (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) .

I used to have a hat something like that back in those days.  I fought a lot of battles with fantasy desert raiders out behind the house when I was a kid.

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The style is known as the flat top utility cap.
  Over the years different militaries used that style.

  French Foreign Legion Kepi hat is probably the most famous hat of that type?

  Maybe the owner of that POD will set us straight?
 
  
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I'm enjoying these retro photos as well. Some are even before I was born  Smiley
  
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solotripper wrote on Apr 19th, 2021 at 10:31am:
The style is known as the flat top utility cap.
† Over the years different militaries used that style.

† French Foreign Legion Kepi hat is probably the most famous hat of that type?

† Maybe the owner of that POD will set us straight?



Sorry to be absent for QJ for some time.† Thankfully Spartan2 alerted me to the post.† Yes, the hats are from the MN National guard, my father was captain, artillery officer.† Not sure why the NG had hats small enough for us kids.† I'm the youngest in the photos.† Attached is a picture of the whole gang.† Those pictures are from back in the late 50s and early 60s when it was just "Canoe Country." and my father was on the Governors Committee that established Voyageur National Park.† I've been canoeing ever since, including a trip down the Churchill River, following Sig Olsen's route in the Lonely Land (a friend of our family); and our annual canoe trips to the BWCA/Quetico.†

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Thanks for responding!
Nice to know the history of those classic pics.
  
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Those hats are awesome. I'm thinkin' db could use a hat like that.... Grin
  
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Here you go† Wink Grin Grin
They even make ventilated ones for warm weather.

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It appears that this military hat was 1952 vintage.† Maybe thatís where Castro got it.

17. In 1952, The Army would adopt its olive green shade utility uniform, which would see use in the wars in Korea and Vietnam.
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starwatcher wrote on Apr 19th, 2021 at 7:03pm:
It appears that this military hat was 1952 vintage.† Maybe thatís where Castro got it.

17. In 1952, The Army would adopt its olive green shade utility uniform, which would see use in the wars in Korea and Vietnam.
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  Maybe after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, he found he liked that GI look on him.  Wink Grin Grin
  
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Great pic of DM! Which island was her summer cabin set up on? I think I've only got out and stomped around the one that everyone says was her boat house. Just curious.
  
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DM, Her island still has the bolder of red iron formation (bacon rock) on the shore line. The island is just south of a larger island with a campsite Iíve camped on.   

Nice photo POD yesterday of Johnson Falls by Spartan2!  Iíve canoed to Pine, and on the lakes to the south, but never by the Falls. Iíll have to check it out someday. Great backlight ing in the POD.

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It is funny that you mention the bacon rock.  When we were there we were clueless about it and I have always regretted not seeing it, (and photographing it), since it seems to be iconic.

This photo was taken in '74, on our third canoe trip.  I was suffering from two limiting factors:  a pulled muscle in my shoulder causing muscle spasms in my upper back and neck, and also the very small amount of film (you do remember film, right?) that I had along with me.  Also, we knew that Dorothy was "famous" and that we were in the presence of someone special, so we sort of clammed up and didn't really talk to her much.  We looked for the fence of canoe paddles that were given to her by groups, and found the one from Camp Easton, which was where Spartan1 was introduced to canoe tripping in the summers of '65 and '67.  And I didn't even take a picture of that!!   We bought root beers, sat in the drizzle (it was a six-day trip with five days of rain), and we signed her book before we left.

If I had been there a decade later, I would have had more confidence and would have spoken with her at some length, and asked her some of the questions that were in my mind.

We have taken both of our grandchildren to the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely.  It is a very interesting experience for people of any age, IMHO.

And thanks, Karl, for the compliment on the Johnson Falls photo.  I learned after the fact that most people actually bathe in the pool under the falls, but we didn't do that.  We did hike up to the upper falls, and we enjoyed all of it very much.  I think we visited Johnson Falls twice, maybe three times.  But that photo is probably my favorite.  Although the upper falls is very different and also quite beautiful.

  
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Spartan2,

Good pic today!  I'm particularly impressed you were able to get that close.

When I look at the pic, I immediately think of one of Solotripper's adventures, captured in a QJ trip report several years ago.  In fact, everytime I see a hare up in canoe country, that account of his haunts me.

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Spartan2,

Good pic today!† I'm particularly impressed you were able to get that close.

When I look at the pic, I immediately think of one of Solotripper's adventures, captured in a QJ trip report several years ago.† In fact, everytime I see a hare up in canoe country, that account of his haunts me.

Jimbo† Cool


  That island campsite on Walter Lk seems to be a spot the Hares like. I've seen them every time I've camped there.

  What struck me is that if you don't startle them they'll let you get pretty close. That whole "Art" the Hare thing just came out of nowhere. That was a very emotional moment for me. 2nd to finding that Brass Memorial plaque to a fellow paddler on that Sturgeon lake island campsite.

  I've looked for that exact campsite every time I've been in that area and for the life of me, I can't find it?
  
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Thanks, Jimbo, for the compliment.   Smiley

We always have called that evening on Pine Lake "the bunny party."  There were a whole bunch of them.  Hard to tell how many as they would come and go out of the woods, but at least six, I think.  They seemed curious about our tent, they chased each other all over the campsite, and the one in today's POD was just sitting on the biffy trail when I went there about bedtime.  I have been around domestic rabbits and of course have seen wild rabbits in Michigan. . .but never saw so many of the big hares. 

That Pine Lake campsite was one that we were disappointed to have to use, as our planned site was occupied.  But it ended up being a great place.  The loon photo from a couple days ago was from a nest that was right across from the campsite on a small island, and was visible from our camp.  The site, because of the island, was quite private and quiet.  And the "bunny party" was just a good evening's entertainment.  It doesn't take much to keep me entertained.   Grin
  
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Is that a snowshoe hare?  We base camped on an island site on Kasakokwog and a hare with larger than normal rear legs/feet came out in the open when we were in camp. After a couple of days of wondering why he came out when we were around I deduced (could be wrong) that he used us for cover because the neighboring island had an active eagle nest and we provided some safety.
  
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Based on this, I believe they are one and the same?

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Is that a snowshoe hare?† We base camped on an island site on Kasakokwog and a hare with larger than normal rear legs/feet came out in the open when we were in camp. After a couple of days of wondering why he came out when we were around I deduced (could be wrong) that he used us for cover because the neighboring island had an active eagle nest and we provided some safety.


zski,

I am quite familiar with that active eagle nest.† I was there mid-September one year when parent eagles were STILL trying to kick a young bird out of the nest to get it to fly.† For several days we watched and listened to all the commotion.† It didn't seem like that young eagle was going anywhere anytime soon.† THEN, one day, when the parents were gone, I tossed a fish carcass on the rocks of the south shore of the northern island.† I did it to see if it would encourage the youngster to leave the roost to investigate. As you know, that eagle nest sits atop a tree near the north end of the southern island.† So, my "bait" was easily visible from their nest.

Well, I waited & waited, then went back to doing chores around our camp kitchen.† After a bit, I went back to take another look.† I could no longer spot the young bird in the nest.† So, I got a little closer to where I had placed the fish carcass... and it was gone.† A minute or so later, I spotted the eagle with the fish in its talons.† It made repeated attempts to haul that walleye (not a large one) up to its nest.† I probably watched three or four such attempts - each separated by a substantial "rest period" - before I finally decided to get back to what I was doing around camp.

I circled back about half-an-hour later.† The young eagle was back in its nest.† The fish carcass was nowhere to be seen.† I'll never know whether or not the bird got lucky.† However, I DO believe those parent eagles owe me a favor!

I would have to believe that any hare rearing its head on those islands during canoeing season would be a goner....

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I haven't looked it up lately.  My understanding is that hares are born hairless and rabbits are born with hair.  We have both snowshoe hares and cotton tails in the Duluth area.  The cotton tails will not change color in the winter.
  
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I have always assumed that the ones I saw in the canoe country were snowshoe hares.  But since I have never been there in the winter to see them when they are white, I suppose I could be assuming with no basis for the assumption.  But the ones up north sure do have BIG FEET!! Cheesy
  
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Spartan2 wrote on Apr 23rd, 2021 at 5:39pm:
I have always assumed that the ones I saw in the canoe country were snowshoe hares.† But since I have never been there in the winter to see them when they are white, I suppose I could be assuming with no basis for the assumption.† But the ones up north sure do have BIG FEET!! Cheesy


Those Big Feet are one of the things that distinguish  them from Cotton tails. That and they turn White in winter.
  
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Well ah larned a lot about them hares. That they are good swimmers too.
That's a great story Jimbo!  Grin
It could be that the adult eagle I saw was one of the ones you helped out.
That campsite was nice, and had a great canoe garage.
  
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Well ah larned a lot about them hares. That they are good swimmers too.
That's a great story Jimbo!† Grin
It could be that the adult eagle I saw was one of the ones you helped out.
That campsite was nice, and had a great canoe garage.


Hey Zski,

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That they are good swimmers too.


  Not only are they good swimmers, those big hind feet on both rabbits/hares are not just for hopping?

My Grandfather on my Mother's side was a Irish immigrant. He was the greens-keeper for a big golf course just outside Detroit in the late 20's-30's.

My Grandparents kept rabbits they used for food.
The rabbits ran around their compound like free range chickens.

The neighbor next store had hunting dogs, Beagles to be exact. He let them run wild and they often went after the rabbits and other wild animals that lived on the golf course grounds.

My Grandfather warned the guy many times, threatening to shoot his dogs if they killed his rabbits.

One day won of his beagles came into the yard and went after a big male rabbit. The rabbit couldn't get to a safe space so it jumped into the small farm pond to escape the beagle.

Beagle jumps in pond in hot pursuit. By then my Grandmother is screaming for my Grandfather to shoot the beagle but he only had a shotgun and was afraid he hit the rabbit too!  Cry

By then the neighbor had come over threatening my
Grandfather IF he shot his precious hunting dog.

Well things changed dramatically when that rabbit turned on that beagle, grabbed the dog with his front paws and using those big hind feet, DISEMBOWELED that poor dog in a few seconds.

  The beagles owner stood there in stunned silence!  Shocked They fished the dog out of pond and that was the last time those hunting dogs EVER ran loose again. Wink Grin

  Don't mess with BUG'S  Wink Grin Grin

 

  
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zski wrote on Apr 24th, 2021 at 7:57am:
Well ah larned a lot about them hares. That they are good swimmers too.
That's a great story Jimbo!† Grin
It could be that the adult eagle I saw was one of the ones you helped out.
That campsite was nice, and had a great canoe garage.


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That's it Jimbo! and nice LT out of that for sale/not for sale prism† WinkGrin

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That's a heckuva story, ST!  Perhaps a good-sized hare might have a chance against an eagle... though I kind of doubt it.

Thirty years ago my father-in-law, recently widowed, drove his super-van up into snow-covered Alaska in the Springtime.  It was a kind of self-reflective, get-away-from-it all trip. One bright morning, he pulled his van to the side of the lonely county highway to videotape a red fox pouncing into deep snow, apparently going after a vole or some other varmint.  When you watch his film footage, you're following the antics of this bright red fox against the pure white snow when suddenly a large dark shadow appears beside the fox.  In the very next moment, a huge eagle swoops out of the clear blue sky, grabs the fox with both sets of talons, carries him ever upward.  The fox is fighting like hell.  My father-in-law tries to film the ascent and struggle but can only capture so much from the driver's side of the van before the view is cut off by the top of the passenger side window.  The camera is still running.  He considers jumping out of the van to regain the picture but, before he can, the fox suddenly comes back into view, plummeting like a red bomb, into a deep patch of snow.  My father-in-law once again trains the camera on the fox.  Now the critter is off to the races, a banshee bolting for the cover of the woods.  The eagle makes one more swoop but misses.  The fox narrowly escapes having a very bad day by diving into the brush.

It's a heckuva video.  Hares, fox, and similarly-sized animals up in that wilderness will do well when they keep one eye skyward much of the time.

Me?  As tough as he might be, I don't think I would want to be in a hare's snowshoe's when Mr. Eagle shows up.

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That Eagle vs Fox story shows you how tough even small wild critters are. To survive those talons and that drop and be able to run off never mind survive it it did is a testimony to all things wanting to fight to live.

I have a groundhog vs me and my younger brother when kids, but it's to gruesome for this forum!  Shocked Tongue :

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ST,

It remains one of my great hopes that we can make that campfire happen some year soon.  I know a bunch of folks on this forum who would make time to join such a rendezvous.

Given my imminent relocation south to the swamps of Florida, my next several months are pretty much spoken for.  That and with the border closed, pretty much all I will be able to do is "think" about Canadian campfires.  Beginning in 2022, however, I should be able to do something about it.

We may be getting old and rickety but most of us have at least a few good years of wilderness canoe travel left.  If we bring enough Geritol, stool softener, oatmeal, and Prevagen, we should be able to get by.

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@ Westwood and the rest of you bunny lovers- hares are born with fur (hair) and rabbits not.† Besides the physical differences, one of the main differentiators is that rabbits are born with eyes closed and usually in a nest/den, while hares are born with eyes open and basically ready to go.

On one trip to Q with some Scouts, we were camped on Sunday Lake and found a nest of baby bunnies in the long grass near the canoe landing.† We observed briefly, took some pics and then left them be undisturbed.† No doubt mama bunny was close by.

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[quote author=Spartan2 link=1615395723/83#83 date=1619042067]It is funny that you mention the bacon rock.† When we were there we were clueless about it and I have always regretted not seeing it, (and photographing it), since it seems to be iconic.

Enclosed is my photo of banded iron formation from another location. Maybe you can see why they call it bacon rock.

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Nice early morning shot!† †

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oops, sorry, I didn't mean to hi-jack the tread.  Yes, nice misty morning POD shot.  My favorite on those late autumn days.

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[quote author=Spartan2 link=1615395723/83#83 date=1619042067]It is funny that you mention the bacon rock.† When we were there we were clueless about it and I have always regretted not seeing it, (and photographing it), since it seems to be iconic.

Enclosed is my photo of banded iron formation from another location. Maybe you can see why they call it bacon rock.

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Thanks, Karl.  I have seen photos of Dorothy's rock, but it isn't the same as being there.  Still. . .one cannot do everything, I guess.


  
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I don't think the Kingfisher's dog is feeling it in that picture.  Wink Grin Grin
  
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I wouldn't say that his wife looks too thrilled either.  Ah, the joys of a rainy day!!   Wink
  
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The first thing I thought was THIS is why my Dry-Fly tarp is the first thing up and the last thing down.  Wink Grin Grin
  
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I said that I hadn't looked it up lately as to which had hair.    Now I know that new born hares have hair.  Thanks for the clarification/correction.
  
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No big hare-y deal Westwood!  Cheesy  I find it more interesting that they are born with their eyes open are ready to roll.  Mother Nature's way of tipping the survival odds in their favor.

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I've never seen the Kingfisher in full "plumage" before!  Wink Grin Grin
  
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I've seen this view down Quetico Lake many times.
Still gets me primed at the start of a trip.
  
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I've seen this view down Quetico Lake many times.
Still gets me primed at the start of a trip.


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solotripper wrote on Apr 28th, 2021 at 7:27am:
I've seen this view down Quetico Lake many times.
Still gets me primed at the start of a trip.


I wonder if we will ever see it again.† Undecided


  I think we will, the real issue will be if I'm still able to paddle down the lake before that happens?
  
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C'mon you guys - 2025 isn't THAT far off.  Cheesy  And you're not THAT old....are you?  Shocked
  
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Depends on whether it is 6:00AM trying to get out of bed, or later in the day after the kinks are shook out?
  
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C'mon you guys - 2025 isn't THAT far off.† Cheesy† And you're not THAT old....are you?† Shocked


  I'll be 73 come next spring. In good shape now but I don't take ANYTHING for granted healthwise.

Working out 5-6 times a week, I have a big trip planned WHEN we get back into Canada assuming that 25% I can't control doesn't rear its ugly head.  Wink Grin Grin

  Look at DD. Makes it thru Vietnam. Gone on numerous backpacking/paddling trips and a damn spot of ice ALMOST did him in.

  On the bright side, I think that 2 yr lull will give some of the campsites in the Q a chance to recover from overuse or at least I hope so?


  
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It is not going to hurt the fishing any, either!

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It is not going to hurt the fishing any, either!

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Well, it just might.  All those Canadian fish are sensing all the leeches, nightcrawlers, minnows, etc down south of the border and heading that way for an easy meal.....courtesy of the  bazillion U.S. BWCA anglers unable to cross the dang border.....

Not that there's that many Quetico fish making that difficult and deadly southerly trek....we all know Quetico was pretty much fished out the past several years prior....   Cheesy Cheesy
  
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I wonder if we will ever see it again.† Undecided

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Quetico lakes are fished out.  That explains why I didn't catch any fish in Quetico last year.  That probably means fishing will be poor in 2021.  If the border opens up this year I'll still give fishing a try.
  
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That's one heckuva great pic today!

I was tempted to guess it was taken on Kasakokwog BUT, after further reflection, I no longer think so.

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Today's photo was taken on Pickerel last September.
  
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The older I get, the uglier slick-spot corduroy (such as in today's POD) looks to me.

Otherwise, PK, that's a great portage pic...though IF I had taken it, all you would see is blue sky since I'd be on my butt in the mud.

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The older I get, the uglier slick-spot corduroy (such as in today's POD) looks to me.

Otherwise, PK, that's a great portage pic...though IF I had taken it, all you would see is blue sky since I'd be on my butt in the mud.

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Jimbo wrote on May 3rd, 2021 at 5:35am:
The older I get, the uglier slick-spot corduroy (such as in today's POD) looks to me.

Otherwise, PK, that's a great portage pic...though IF I had taken it, all you would see is blue sky since I'd be on my butt in the mud.

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Spots like that are where I'm glad I have that sturdy Mohawk double paddle to use as a 3rd leg.

I'll use it with both packs but the canoe is where the problems more often occur.
  
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Today's POD taken 10 years ago is the infamous "Boggy Portage" leading to Grey Lake from Shade, actually from the unnamed lake into Grey.  This photo is looking back to the southwest after getting across the bog.  Last time I was here was about 5 years ago and the conditions were dry enough that you could walk along the grassy hummocks on the west side of the corduroy until the last 10 yards or so....I'm not even sure the corduroy is even there today. 

My son did slip off a log about half way across back in 2011 and sunk past his knee.  But his boots were tied well enough so that his boot stayed attached to his foot when he finally extricated himself....fun times!! 

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May the 4th be with you on that one. Cool Roll Eyes
  
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PK-

The first time I was on that portage, I slipped off the corduroy and sunk up to my armpits in the sucking mud. I was carrying packs, which didn't help.

If I was on a solo, I'd probably still be stuck there -- and that was 25 years ago!!

As I also recall, that's the portage where you can easily take a wrong turn and double back to where you started. Yeah, that one's a real doozy!!
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I've been over that portage, but I don't remember it being that bad. Must've been a dry year or I'm just getting forgetful...  Grin Grin
  
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HighnDry wrote on May 5th, 2021 at 10:21am:
I've been over that portage, but I don't remember it being that bad. Must've been a dry year or I'm just getting forgetful...† Grin Grin


The first time I did the Boggy Portage, I thought it wasn't that bad cause I never slipped off the corduroy.  Each time since then, I swear (literally) wondering why the portage keeps growing in length along with more hairpin turns thru the forest....  Wink Cheesy

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Hairpin corners are reduced if you take the western trail to the bog (starting from the south end of the portage), I think it's a touch easier.
  
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How many times do you need to be told NOT to rinse your portage clothes right next to the camp canoe landing?

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How many times do you need to be told NOT to rinse your portage clothes right next to the camp canoe landing?

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Oops....I forgot....sorry.   Grin

Today's POD was the put-in on Sark coming from Keefer....not sure what this green wavy stuff is called....some type of algea?
  
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pine_knot wrote on May 9th, 2021 at 11:47am:
Today's POD was the put-in on Sark coming from Keefer....not sure what this green wavy stuff is called....some type of algea?


I think Pascanell may have been bathing upstream. 
  
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Gorgeous iris!  I have occasionally seen one or two in the canoe country, but never a big grouping like that.
  
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I like these narrow waterway shots.
Always looking for moose and other critters and trying not to hit something at the same time.  Wink Grin
  
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Thx for the kind words.  The iris photo was taken at the put-in from Metecryst into the unnamed pond.  The creek shot today is Cutty Creek leading into Cub from Baird.....a great quiet area of Quetico....
  
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I love that Baird to Cub bit of creek. From the paddle down the narrow, island choked end of Baird, the short steep down hill carry  and then the forest channeled creek. About as good as it gets.
  
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Solus wrote on May 18th, 2021 at 10:27am:
I love that Baird to Cub bit of creek. From the paddle down the narrow, island choked end of Baird, the short steep down hill carry† and then the forest channeled creek. About as good as it gets.


Ditto.  It's just a gorgeous area of the park.  That short steep portage can be a bit tough when muddy and if heading west-to-east.

Then, of course, if headed INTO Baird, it's haunted, so there's that....

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Jimbo wrote on May 18th, 2021 at 11:12am:
Solus wrote on May 18th, 2021 at 10:27am:
I love that Baird to Cub bit of creek. From the paddle down the narrow, island choked end of Baird, the short steep down hill carry† and then the forest channeled creek. About as good as it gets.


Ditto.† It's just a gorgeous area of the park.† That short steep portage can be a bit tough when muddy and if heading west-to-east.

Then, of course, if headed INTO Baird, it's haunted, so there's that....

Jimbo† †Cool


Baird is just plain spooky.  At dusk if it's calm and quiet, you can hear the murmurs of the poltergeist that inhabit this area of Quetico....   Shocked Wink
  
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PK,

Today's POD... message cache?

Possibly the one on Delahey (though I'm thinking the one there was of a different color)?

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Ah!  Today's POD seems to confirm my contention regarding the location of yesterday's pic.  It seems the cache was red, after all.

PK, I suspect you visited the site BEFORE MagicPaddler & me.  Otherwise, you could hardly have missed the message that WE squeezed into that jammed container.  They definitely need an additional cache there.

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Just a tad "pricey" at $566, wouldn't you say?

Would expect a living plant aquarium with 90% of the species list in the book with that kind of price tag....

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db,

Just a tad "pricey" at $566, wouldn't you say?

Would expect a living plant aquarium with 90% of the species list in the book with that kind of price tag....

Jimbo† †Cool


P.S.† Make that an autographed aquarium.


Throw in a lifetime supply of Portage Monkeys and Nubile camp cooks and you might have a deal!  Shocked Wink Grin Grin
  
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Used is only $566 though.
  
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Nice morning shot today. I never used to bring spinnerbaits to the Q but do now. My local favorite fishing lake which is a Largemouth Bass tournament favorite lake has a small population of Walleye.

I don't fish for them but was surprised to see they love a small spinnerbait the same way the bass do.
Never really thought of spinnerbaits for Walleye.

  The small NP in the lake like them to much.  Tongue Grin Grin
  
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PhantomJug wrote on May 26th, 2021 at 4:37pm:
Used is only $566 though.


I'd let lightly used copy go for $400 and I'd pay shipping! Heck, I'd even throw in some BWJs from back in the day. Smiley
  
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Another good evening shot by Pineknot to enjoy...or was it "early morning' ?
  
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Today's POD isn't in the Q, but on the Missanabie River
in Ontario, pre Q days.

  Circa about 1984. I was about 36 in this shot.
   This was when before I became a solo paddler.

  You can't tell from the shot, but the guy whose turn it was to plan the trip for our 4 man group failed to do his due diligence as usual.

  This was before any of us had Internet. He saw an ad for the outfitter in an outdoor magazine and made the reservations. All he asked was if they had access to the Missanabie River and if they rented canoes.

  Turned out the lodge was on a lake chain about 2-3 portages from the river. They had only 2 canoes.
The one seen in the background was an 18' Grumman and the one I'm in is a 20' Square stern freighter canoe!!

  Turns out the canoes were mostly for people who wanted to stay and fish/sightsee on the lodge lake.

  The access to the river was for motorized fishing boats they kept there.

  So after much finger-pointing between the guy who failed to ask enough questions and the outfitter who didn't like being screamed at, we ended up taking them.

The portages were brutal to carry that freighter canoe across. Ended up with 4 of us having to do it.

  Once on the river, it was okay except in the wider parts of the river where the current was slow and the wind was in our face.

  That 20' canoe was like paddling a couch down the lake. When we arrived at our pick-up point which was a small campground with a boat launch for motorboats the guys there came down to ask where the HELL had we come from?? And more importantly why are we in a square stern freighter canoe sans motor?

  Highlight of the trip for me was coming out of the concrete men's bathroom and almost bumping into a #500 black bear who was sauntering down the road heading for the enclosed fish cleaning station.

Bear just gave me a quick glance and kept walking.
I went back to our camp where we had to spend the night before being picked-up and made everyone hang their food packs.

Later on that night a couple of campsites over some guys were in the back of their pick-up camper and a bear tried to come in thru the screen door.

They beat it off by throwing a pot of hot coffee on it. Bear ran off but didn't leave the area. Didn't get much sleep that night.

The next morning we packed up and took our gear down to the parking lot to wait for the outfitter.

The rangers showed up armed with shotguns because that bear was a nuisance now and sooner or later someone was going to get mauled/killed.









 

  
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ST,

They say a picture is worth a thousand words (well, in your case, just 478 this time).  I love it how an old pic can stir up memories and some pretty good stories.  It would be a real kick to see more such old pics AND the stories behind them from QJ members.  I'm thinking of a few of my own that have stories behind them that might be worth sharing.  Guess I'll have to dredge them up sometime soon and submit.

Thanks for sharing the tale, ST.  I would have pegged you as being a bit younger than you say in this pic.

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ST,

They say a picture is worth a thousand words (well, in your case, just 478 this time).† I love it how an old pic can stir up memories and some pretty good stories.† It would be a real kick to see more such old pics AND the stories behind them from QJ members.† I'm thinking of a few of my own that have stories behind them that might be worth sharing.† Guess I'll have to dredge them up sometime soon and submit.

Thanks for sharing the tale, ST.† I would have pegged you as being a bit younger than you say in this pic.

Jimbo† †Cool


  I was inspired to send some old pics in because for a while there we were seeing other people's throwback pics which I really enjoyed.

I hope others submit some old pics and maybe the story behind them.

My Dr says my biological age is about 10 yrs less than my chronological age. So I'm going with 62 instead of 72!  Wink Grin Grin
  
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Today's POD is circa 1985. My first and only trip to the BWCA.
  There was 6 of us, 3 of them were guy's that were friends of my friends and had NEVER canoed before.

2 were from Georgia. Had never seen that much fresh water in their lives. One of them a guy named Whitey freaked out when he saw me drinking water out of the middle of a big lake.

Those SB were caught from the spill out at Louisa Falls. We stayed at the campsite next to falls.

  We got there late in the day and after swimming in the falls we set camp. They wanted to relax and broke out the booze and pot. I put my bathing suit on and waded out waist deep and started pitching a little 1/4 jig with yellow curly tail in to the gravel spillway.

Every cast I caught a 2-4 lb fish. We decided we'd have a big fish fry. I caught and kept the best ones while the guy's got a fire going and were cleaning them.

  I was so excited catching all those fish, I lost track of time and it got dark real fast when the sun went down, something I wasn't used to.

  I get back to camp and find they had already fried up most of the fish, leaving me a few measly fillets!

  They said they couldn't wait they had the munchies!  Wink Grin Grin

I got my "revenge" the next morning when ALL of them came back from the Thunderbox in horror because they Huh Shocked Shocked Cry Cry had WORMS in their poo!

Turns out being drunk/stoned isn't best when you're trying to fry fish to the right temp.

They had eaten breaded fish that wasn't cooked well enough to kill the worm bacteria.
I cooked my own and had no issues.

For the rest of the trip they were looking/worrying they had some rare fish-borne illness. I was the only one that ate fish after that too. Wink Grin

Went we got home they all went to the Dr to be checked out. That taught them not to start a fish dinner without me.  Grin Grin

  
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I am going to look up some vintage photos that I can share.† Won't have any story as good as the fish worms (ick) but maybe I can at least play this game.† Hard to find photos I haven't posted here before, but I'll try.† And, realistically, probably people won't remember if they were posted before anyway.†

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ST,

Clearly they shouldn't have dined quite so early and without you.

They should have paid heed to the age-old wisdom that tells us that "the early turd always gets the worm."

Later,

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Oh, Jimbo!!  How do you DO that???

Grin Grin Grin

My mother, God rest her soul, loved puns. And she could make them up, too.  That is one genetic trait that I have not inherited, and I always love it when someone gets one like that.

Needed a smile.  Thanks.
  
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Mmmmm Fry Pan Bread  Wink Cool
  
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Mepps Aglia #5...a top producer.† Using only it (in a different color) & tipping it with a white twister tail, I once scored a Grand Slam in the space of one hour (on a lake which shall go unnamed here).† That was a morning I shall not soon forget. If this lure is not in your tackle box, it should be (at least on certain Quetico lakes).

Of course, I wouldn't put it past ST to have caught his fish on a different lure, then substitute the Mepps for our benefit.† Hmmm, come to think of it, it might actually have been a Daredevil that I used that morning so long ago....

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Jimbo wrote on Jun 16th, 2021 at 6:31am:
Mepps Aglia #5...a top producer.† Using only it (in a different color) & tipping it with a white twister tail, I once scored a Grand Slam in the space of one hour (on a lake which go unnamed here).† That was a morning I shall not soon forget. If the lure is not in your tackle box, it should be.

Of course, I wouldn't put it past ST to have caught that fish on yet another lure, then substituted the Mepps for those who imitate.† Hmmm...come to think of it, maybe I caught those fish that morning on a Daredevil?

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  Close but its a Double Looner spinner. I have Mepps spinners and they are great. I have about 5 of these Double Loon spinners and they all are good producers.

That's their Spring Frog pattern. Good to troll or cast from shore. Solid brass they get down deep.
Heavy for their size.

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This review goes into detail about why the author thinks it's a superior spinner to others. One thing I know for sure, it spins at a very slow retrieval speed compared to other spinners.

When casting from shore I run it as slow as possible just ticking the bottom. Fish will hammer it.

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I can't remember if you could order them with a single hook? I switched all my trebles for single hooks that lure in pic too.
  
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solotripper wrote on Jun 16th, 2021 at 7:21am:
Jimbo wrote on Jun 16th, 2021 at 6:31am:
Mepps Aglia #5...a top producer.† Using only it (in a different color) & tipping it with a white twister tail, I once scored a Grand Slam in the space of one hour (on a lake which go unnamed here).† That was a morning I shall not soon forget. If the lure is not in your tackle box, it should be.
Of course, I wouldn't put it past ST to have caught that fish on yet another lure, then substituted the Mepps for those who imitate.† Hmmm...come to think of it, maybe I caught those fish that morning on a Daredevil?

Jimbo† Cool


† Close but its a Double Looner spinner. I have Mepps spinners and they are great. I have about 5 of these Double Loon spinners and they all are good producers.
That's their Spring Frog pattern. Good to troll or cast from shore. Solid brass they get down deep.
Heavy for their size.
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This review goes into detail about why the author thinks it's a superior spinner to others. One thing I know for sure, it spins at a very slow retrieval speed compared to other spinners.
When casting from shore I run it as slow as possible just ticking the bottom. Fish will hammer it.
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I can't remember if you could order them with a single hook? I switched all my trebles for single hooks that lure in pic too.
Hey so this is from the double loon web site main page
† †† †"Attention Customers of Double Loon
† †† †† †† †† †† † We have "Gone Fishing"
We will not be accepting new orders again until Spring of 2017.
† †All current or existing orders will be completed."
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I saw that after I posted the link.
I don't know now if they're still in business or just left the site-up which seems odd to me?

I better hang on to the ones I have they might be a collector's item someday.
  
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Cool!  I love photographing spider webs, and the canoe country is a great place to do it!  Nice photo!
  
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Early one sunny September morning, my wife & I were exiting Kasakokwog, paddling that narrow stretch connecting to McAlpine.† There must have been hundreds of such webs lacing the wild grasses of the south bank off of our starboard bow.† Rays from the rising sun pierced the tree cover enough to catch dewdrops dripping on the webs while mists rose off the lake after a chilly night.† It was absolutely glorious.

The attached picture really doesn't do it justice....

Thanks for sharing a pic that dredges up fond memories, ST!

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Spiderwebs in the right light are a glorious sight.
  
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Don't know anything about where today's POD was taken EXCEPT that it is someplace I'd like to be right about now.

Having now spent over a month here in the Florida sub-tropics, PODs like today's are the stuff daydreams are made of.

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Jimbo wrote on Jun 20th, 2021 at 6:51am:
Don't know anything about where today's POD was taken EXCEPT that it is someplace I'd like to be right about now.

Having now spent over a month here in the Florida sub-tropics, PODs like today's are the stuff daydreams are made of.

Jimbo† Cool


   Grin Grin Grin
  Went I first got out of HS, before I enlisted in 68, a  buddy and I saved all the money we could and drove to FL.
  We got there in the Spring and stayed until late fall.

  Besides the girls at the beach and the nightlife around Hollywood FL where we stayed, I didn't come away thinking this is where I would want to live full-time.

   Hot and humid just isn't for me. The only place I've been that was worse, Ft Polk LA where I trained at Tigerland in the Army was the closest place in the US to what you'd find IF you ended up in Vietnam.

I get hating the extreme cold as you get older but I love the 4 seasons too much to give them up entirely.

  On the plus side Jimbo, I hear you might be able to get a good deal on some Croc belts/boots or maybe Python boots down there?  Shocked Wink Grin Grin









  
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I know where today's campsite is. Damn that Paul Bunyan for leaving his broken tow rope at a campsite!
  
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db wrote on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 11:40am:
I know where today's campsite is. Damn that Paul Bunyan for leaving his broken tow rope at a campsite!


  I hope that's all that is.  Wink Grin Grin
  
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Bentpine?
  
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squigman wrote on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 2:55pm:
Bentpine?


Yup. Just behind my tarp, there was a flat rock and around it, there were at least 3-4 sets of what looked to be Beaver's feet?

  I think the Native People trapped them and skinned them there?

  Either that or there was a Beaver Serial Killer on the loose!  Huh Wink Grin Grin

That site was also home to a big Snapping Turtle.
I was getting water for coffee and it came right up and stared at me like it was waiting to be fed.
  
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Fish Chowder here.
  
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That's one of the staples on my canoe trips.  Even a couple small walleye will go a long way in the Cache Lake Fish Chowder that I use.

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Cache Lake Fish Chowder....yuuuummmmm!!
  
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That is Cache Lake Fish Chowder pictured there.
Good stand-alone, even better with actual fish in it Cool
 
I like some NP in mine. It's a firm fish in texture that holds up well to being simmered.
  
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Really pretty picture today, Neal!   Smiley

We are on the Gunflint Trail with granddaughter this week, and we got to Grand Marais, so I had a few minutes to check Internet.

  
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Hey hey hey! That's one sturdy looking pic-a-nic-a-table in today's POD.† Kiss
  
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db wrote on Jun 30th, 2021 at 2:32pm:
Hey hey hey! That's one sturdy looking pic-a-nic-a-table in today's POD.† Kiss


  I "think" Spartan 1 is looking at the Chinook Helicopter that air-lifted that log behemoth into the park!  Wink Grin Grin
  
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In the eighties when I took a trip in the Brule lake area I was impressed that the Forest Service had equipped the sites with such behemoth picnic tables and had deemed it necessary to chain the things to a trees (three portages in).
  
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Today's POD reminds me when Short's were ACTUALLY short.  Wink Grin Grin

  I still buy and wear what the kid's now call Short Shorts. Never got the idea that shorts below your knees or lower were much different than just wearing long pants?  Huh Roll Eyes
  
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My husband wore those wheat jeans cutoffs on trips (and other places) until they were worn to shreds.  Basketball players didnít wear shorts back in those days either.   Smiley
  
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Love the POD today.
An overturned aluminum canoe, the original camp kitchen table.  Grin Grin
  
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Thanks.  It served us well.  Of course we used our "Spartan green" Bell for a table, too!   Roll Eyes

When we made our 22-day trip in June of 1992, a couple of mornings that water pot was frozen solid on the top of that Grumman.

This particular campsite has some vivid memories.  Probably the most notable was watching the planes fight the fire at the island campsite right in our view.  The only time we ever got to experience that activity.  A bit scary, a bit exciting, and a bit sobering all at the same time.  And I really, REALLY wish I had had a better camera to record it all.

This group of photos was during our "orange period."  Orange nylon tent, orange frame pack that was our main food pack.  We never had orange life vests, though.  Late 70's and early 80's--orange was "in".
  
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I think we all went thru the "orange" period at that time.

† One year I went in they had a fire ban. The weather called for some rain and I told the park office ranger that I would use my judgment about campfires because I didn't want to go without for 15 days.

† She told me with a few day's rains the ban would probably be lifted, but I should avoid making fires big enough to produce a lot of smoke, or else I might get a visit from one of those water bombers and it wouldn't be a fun experience!† Wink Grin Grin

We both had a good laugh about that.
  
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The planes came over several times and dumped their load, then went out over big water and filled up, then dumped again.† It† went on for a couple hours.† We stood out on a point and watched the whole thing, and on about the sixth and final trip, he flew over us and dipped his wing.† We waved, or course.

After they battled this little fire on the island and got it controlled, the fire people came over and talked with us.† ("Ontario Fire Control".† Orange suit.† †Wink)† We had known that it was super-dry so we had been extremely careful on our trip with fires.† We were six days into our trip and had no stove.† He asked if we'd seen anyone at the campsite, said the fire was started by a campfire, and told us to be "very careful" of our fires.†

The firefighter's pump ran until about 9:30.† It was a very exciting evening.† At this point we were on the sixth evening of our ten-day trip.

The next day we paddled over and looked at the island where the fire had taken place.† It was still burning down low.† It had burned up a really nice-looking campsite.

After this experience we entered the Namakan River and spent three days going down "memory lane" on the route of our first canoe trip in 1971.† And on our eighth evening, as we were camped on an island in Namakan Lake we noticed smoke smells and a heavy haze once again.† As we were out looking around for the source, a boat pulled up and a man in an Ontario Natural Resources Uniform (I didn't note in my journal if that one was orange or not† Grin ) came up to our hilltop camp.† He told us that the smoke was from an extensive fire sixty miles away at Thunder Bay that was out of control.† †"There is nobody left to fight a fire."

He said "NO SMOKING or FIRE!"† If we have no stove, we should just get out.† We ended up cutting our trip a day short, as we were nearing the end of our food supplies that could be eaten dry.† My comments the following morning are "too smoky for a photo", and I wish I had taken one just to see what that meant.† The sunrise photo I took at 5:45 doesn't look that terribly hazy.

How on earth can 1980 seem like not† that long ago??† †Roll Eyes
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Visited this site in 1992 (POD), again in 2002, and a third time in 2012 on our trip with HoHo and David.† My favorite campsite from all of our trips and it has nothing to do with the tent site or anything besides this rock.† Have sat on this rock just looking at the water, writing in my journal, photographing, meditating.† Enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. Praying.† Doing nothing at all besides "being" on this rock.† If I could be there today, I would.† If I thought our kids/grandkids would make the trip, I would like to have my ashes scattered from this rock someday.† My special place of all the places in the world.† †Smiley
  
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I doubt I could pull it off legally, but I would like my ashes mixed with a native wildflower mix and spread over a spot somewhere deep in the Q.

Someplace overlooking the water and that got decent sun.
  
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  My parents had a "Brown Bomber" just like that!
  Back then that was a very popular color.

  My Dad went car shopping and called Mom to tell her he had bought the car they had been talking about.

Told her it was a nice Metalic GREEN?
When he pulled in the driveway he beeped the horn to get Mom to come and take a ride with him.

Mom tells him I thought you were getting a GREEN car? Dad had a form of color blindness. He couldn't tell the difference between Greens and Browns.

Mom said that why she BOUGHT all his dress clothes!  Wink Grin Grin
  
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Plymouth Fury Gran Coupe 1970 or Ď71.† Not sure.† It was a gas guzzler, but how I did love it!† We bought it new the fall before our first canoe trip.† It had a paisley print vinyl top and matching upholstery, and was so very comfortable.† Probably powerful, too, but I didnít care as much about that.† The brown color was what drew us to it at first, and I still think it was beautiful.

Have only had two cars that I really loved and it was the first.† The other was my Ď02 Pontiac Sunfire, fire engine red, that I drove for 17 years.

No one ever notices the rented canoe in this photo, or the sharp guy.† They just see the car!† Except, of course, for me.† †Wink
  
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Linda, I noted right away that's one of Cliff Wold's old aluminum bombers on the roof.† Love the old suction cup mount rack on the roof too!  Hard to see the paisley print top though.  I believe Plymouth had a Mod Top print as well that was way out - flowers and stuff! 

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