Thanks for the quick replies y’all! I don’t really participate in these discussion boards so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I’ll post some info about myself on the other thread - good suggestion - but for now…I’m an advancing intermediate paddler and a navigation nerd. I don’t really pursue accreditation but I’m at an L3/BCU3* level. I paddle the Chesapeake Bay, Delmarva, pretty much anywhere up and down the East Coast from Nova Scotia to northern Florida. Ten to eighteen miles is a usual day for me. I built a Pygmy Murrelet 2PD a couple of years ago that is my main kayak but would likely be using my 2002 Necky Tesla NM for the Superior trip. She’s 17’10" of pure expedition style and my original kayak. Huge carrying capacity. Bought her when I lived in CA and paddled her between Ventura and Santa Barbara.
I’ve been acquiring books and trip accounts for about a year now as well charts/topos for the area and attended Ladies of the Lake in Munising, MI last year. I will definitely look at the links provided and the Paddlers Guide you mentioned Kayamedic! I’m not on Facebook. I may have to get past my philosophical issues about that though if there’s valuable contacts to be made.
I’m interested weather info; things like is there consistent NOAA broadcast coverage, any well known but not obvious to outsiders indicators that portend bad conditions coming, etc. Here in WV for instance, we know that when the clouds drop below the ridges it is going to rain for sure. Local knowledge like that is always useful.
Also, where are the long stretches that make bailout points hard to come by or mean long days (20 miles or more) past cliffs to find a campsite. Pictured Rocks would be one example that I know of. I know that can be seen on topos but again, local knowledge is always good to have.
OK, this got really long. Thanks again. Any information is gratefully received and I’ll post specific questions as they come up for me - especially for you Sparky961 about that NE coast.