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    Nordhouse Dunes 2.13.10

    I was fortunate enough to make it out for a night of camping at the nordhouse wilderness with my friend and my dog. We arrived Saturday morning and hiked in for a couple miles and found a nice spot. After setting up camp and gathering a nights worth of wood we set out on a little hike to lake michigan. The weather was pretty mild...high around 30 and lows got down around 20. It was quite breezy but we found a pretty protected site. This is my second time out at nordhouse and I will definitely be going back.

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    I really want to plug one piece of gear that I am still amazed by every time I use it. It's so small and light and cuts so fast. It fits in a tobacco sized tin and you don't even need to bring the plastic handles (i just use sticks as handles)

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    Nice pictures. How much is that saw? I didn't see a price on the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Nice pictures. How much is that saw? I didn't see a price on the site.
    GoingGear has them for about $20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Nice pictures. How much is that saw? I didn't see a price on the site.
    oh yea, that's the second best part. it's under $20 if you elect to not get handles. http://www.campingsurvival.com/pochsawofacu.html

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    Nice trip report ..
    I want to camp there one day ... Nice in the summer time too. Hey, what was that tarp you were using? I like the way you had it pitched ... How was the weather at night, (wind, and cold from the lake?) ... Loved the saw .. might pick up one of those for myself too, can't go wrong with something that size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by questtrek View Post
    Nice trip report ..
    I want to camp there one day ... Nice in the summer time too. Hey, what was that tarp you were using? I like the way you had it pitched ... How was the weather at night, (wind, and cold from the lake?) ... Loved the saw .. might pick up one of those for myself too, can't go wrong with something that size.
    I've never been out there in the summer yet, but that will definitely be remedied in a few months.

    I'm using a chinook 14x12. it's discussed here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...hlight=chinook

    A of couple grip clips made it possible to close up one side. That really helped keep the wind out. We also found a recessed location so we weren't getting wind right off the lake, which helped.

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    Thanks for sharing ih8. Great pics. Hoping to get out soon.
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    I noticed not much snow on the ground...
    I'm considering heading up to Manistee River area...any idea how much snow is on the ground there? (Cadillac, MI)
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    average snow coverage was probably 8-12 inches. cadillac is just a bit more north so i'd assume it'd be comparable to what we had at ludington. it's been a pretty mild winter, as far as snow fall goes, this year. no where near the amount we got hit with last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ih8mice View Post
    average snow coverage was probably 8-12 inches. cadillac is just a bit more north so i'd assume it'd be comparable to what we had at ludington. it's been a pretty mild winter, as far as snow fall goes, this year. no where near the amount we got hit with last year.
    thanks for the help
    that drive is a killer for 8-12" when we probably have 8-10" here in Indy! lol
    thanks for the pics and the report
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