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Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/05/2013 18:31:59 MDT Print View

Sorry about not replying sooner. North Manitou sounds interesting , I've never been there before. I could probably do July 26-28. August is booked full for me, but most of July and Sept/Oct is open.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/05/2013 21:18:35 MDT Print View

Hi Nathan,

I can do that weekend but would rather stick to the mainland as can only do Friday afternoon to Sunday night.

Maybe somewhere like Manistee River Trail?

Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
Re: Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/06/2013 15:23:17 MDT Print View

Sure, the Manistee River Trail would be fine with me also. I usually go there at least once a year anyway.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/06/2013 15:27:59 MDT Print View

I have only been once so would definitely go back again.

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/08/2013 05:04:33 MDT Print View

An MRT weekend I can do anytime. FS sites have fire pits and a great view.

The Island is nice, but with the boat ride, you might as well stay for a few days.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/08/2013 07:23:00 MDT Print View

All the more better its only a 2 hour drive for me :-)

Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/08/2013 14:23:18 MDT Print View

2 hour drive... I wish, it's about 4 1/2 for me. But it's at least a 4 hour drive for me to get anywhere good in upper Michigan.

Edited by Junk on 06/08/2013 14:23:55 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/08/2013 14:36:24 MDT Print View

Where you based Nathan?

Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/08/2013 15:21:46 MDT Print View

A bit southwest of Port Huron. I've lived here my whole life, it's a bit boring, but I really haven't had the desire to move.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: N. Manitou Island? on 06/08/2013 15:30:43 MDT Print View

Ah but you are 2 hours closer to the ADK and also Detroit airport to go to the cool places.

I am just north of Midland.

I am 2 hours from the Mackinac bridge.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
26th-28th July on 06/19/2013 10:53:19 MDT Print View

Folks,

Are we all fixed on Manistee so?

Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
Re: 26th-28th July on 06/19/2013 17:08:50 MDT Print View

I'd be in for Manistee that weekend. Anyone else?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: 26th-28th July on 06/19/2013 17:23:28 MDT Print View

A few of my buddies may join us.

Dean L
(AldoLeopold) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
Re: Re: Re: 26th-28th July on 06/19/2013 19:10:45 MDT Print View

Hello Stephen

I should be able to do that weekend after all. I'll likely be sure in a few days or so. I see you're planning on Friday afternoon till Sunday evening. I would be coming from the Toledo OH area, (Rt.23, 10 and then 115) so Midland is right on the way. I also could put some days on the end of it, if anyone else would like to extend the hike (on the NCT) perhaps as far as the Baldwin area or at least somewhere below M-55. Or perhaps throw in a canoe trip on the Little Manistee rivers. I know Michigan quite well, ask me anything
:).

Have a good evening,

Dean

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: 26th-28th July on 06/19/2013 19:17:32 MDT Print View

Hi Dean,

That's great you can come along.

The more the merrier :-)

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 26th-28th July on 06/19/2013 21:00:27 MDT Print View

Aw, I feel bad ill miss you guys. Coming from Chicago, we pretty much live in Michigan all summer long. Ill be stepping out from Happy Isles on the 28th, so I guess I won't feel TOO bad...

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 26th-28th July on 06/20/2013 05:12:45 MDT Print View

Jen,

How's the weekend before for you as Dean and I are the only confirmed so far.

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 26th-28th July on 06/20/2013 07:41:10 MDT Print View

Stephen. So the north island for two nights? I don't see why not.
Any thought to a backup in case the boat is not running? I am 0 for two on attempts due to storms.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 26th-28th July on 06/20/2013 07:44:57 MDT Print View

Tim,

I mentioned a while back I would rather somewhere on the mainland as I am limited with the time off I can take off work that week.


We are now looking at Manistee, what do you think?

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 26th-28th July on 06/20/2013 08:03:55 MDT Print View

Anywhere in the LP is fine.
But I am open to other ideas.