View Poll Results: Date for the Michigan Official Spring Hang (Nordhouse)

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  • May 17, 2013

    2 10.00%
  • May 31, 2013

    4 20.00%
  • June 7, 2013

    11 55.00%
  • June 14, 2013

    6 30.00%
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  1. #21
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    can one swim in nordhouse lake or is more of a muck hole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    LOL! Backpacker Magazine already did that about 8 years ago unfortunately
    And last year as well.
    Its a proven fact that 78.4% of all statstics are made up on the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloomgorge View Post
    can one swim in nordhouse lake or is more of a muck hole?
    I dont know, havent gotten that close to it...Lake Michigan is right there, I'd rather swim in it.
    Its a proven fact that 78.4% of all statstics are made up on the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloomgorge View Post
    can one swim in nordhouse lake or is more of a muck hole?
    Depends on when you go. Here's a comparison when I recently went in September (left) and early May (right)



    In September, I arrived around 11PM and stopped by the lake around 11:30PM to get some water. With a near-full moon, it was bright and the dirt looked like water from a distance. I was totally shocked to realize I was walking on the bottom of the lake! Good thing I carried in at least 1L to get me thru the night.

    When it is full, I would guess it's maybe a few feet deep at best (just a total guess). Lots of those long-legged bugs (Crane Fly?) all around the shore and pretty mucky in some areas. Not the typical sandy beach you want to have for swimming.
    With our land becoming more developed and crowded, lots of people go into the woods because they are beautiful and wild. Unfortunately some people’s actions make these places much less beautiful than when they arrived (bushcrafters building chairs, tables, shelves, tripods, walls, huge fires, cutting trees, etc.) Do your best to make sure you’re not one of those people.

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    I would love to do this trip and get a chance to meet some of the Michigan hammock contingent. Unfortunately, the most popular date for the hike falls on a pre-planned trip for me to SLC that weekend with my sweetie... I will have to keep my eyes open for another opportunity to get together this summer!

    This gives me a chance to get my equipment put together and try it out on at least 1 scout campout in a couple weeks....

    Spring is definitely in the air!!

    Jim

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    Only about 3 hours away sounds interesting

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    I voted and I will be able to go as long as I know 3 weeks in advance.

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    June 7 seems popular... shal we make it official or do we need to start another thread?!? Lmao
    Last edited by Boudah; 04-25-2013 at 13:50.

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    Let's make it official. June 7th it is.

    I think a new thread is needed to add the date to the title. Any input?
    Last edited by easy_grounder; 04-26-2013 at 07:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easy_grounder View Post
    Let's make it official. June 7th it is.

    I think a new thread is needed to add the date to the title. Any input?
    I think you can just re-name it, seeing how you started the post. But a new one might be best, remove the clutter of picking the date.
    Its a proven fact that 78.4% of all statstics are made up on the spot.

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