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by jerry
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Grey jays were active every day when I was at Washington creek last month. They are big.
by jerry
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Senior Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Senior Pass

I not only used my senior pass at Isle Royale NP this year, but twice when camping in Superior National Forest (E. Bearskin and Sawbill Lakes) on returning to Minnesota. 1/2 price at those campsites, plus covering the N.P. saved me over $50.
by jerry
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Senior Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Senior Pass

I just got my senior pass last week before the price hike. To think I could have purchased the pass more then ten years ago. I'll be using it in 12 days at ISRO NP.
by jerry
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 24
Views: 2867

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Jerry Pesch
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Arrive: 9/13/17
Departure: 9/17/17
Coming from: Grand Portage via V2
Itinerary: Day hikes in the Windigo area
Hope to meet forum members on the trip to and from ISRO NP.
by jerry
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September trip
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: September trip

I've too have always enjoyed meeting folks from the "Forum". The laundry and showers are not going to be available in the last half of September. The potable water is available into October.
by jerry
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September trip
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: September trip

Thanks Tom! Remember me, the old guy you gave water to and shared your knowledge of the NP?
by jerry
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September trip
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: September trip

Thanks for the info. I wonder how many businesses are still going in Grand Marais in September?
P.S. Are you going to do the east or west side of ISRO NP?
by jerry
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September trip
Replies: 6
Views: 263

September trip

For my 11th trip to ISRO NP I'm thinking about going after labor day this year (mid to late September). I'm thinking about day hiking out of Washington Creek campground/shelters. I figure the showers, flush toilets and the room where we can wash clothes are locked up by the time I get there. Hopeful...
by jerry
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Trail planning, early August
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Trail planning, early August

Arriving early at Daisy Farm should help you attain a shelter. I would suggest a tent as a back up, just in case. Never needed in my numerous stops at Daisy Farm. I did put one up inside a shelter during a bad storm to keep dry and warm however.
by jerry
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Feedback - Early August
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Itinerary Feedback - Early August

If you have to stay at E. Chickenbone remember you'll have to hike down to get water from the lake. Scouts have often stayed there in the group area.
by jerry
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

I always carry TP with me. You often need it away from Rock Harbor or Windigo.
by jerry
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?

All the above is good, plus make sure your boots are broken in and the socks as previously stated are important. I believe in wool socks.
by jerry
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Campground in Grand Portage
Replies: 26
Views: 1944

Re: Campground in Grand Portage

My understanding is that the reservation tried to have a tower (one that they would own) installed, but the big companies don't want to share the revenue that is generated by such a tower.
by jerry
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Superior Hiking Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Superior Hiking Trail

I remember a few years ago they used to have trip reports similar to this forum, on there website.
by jerry
Wed May 31, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: hiking/camping alone at Isle Royale for the first time
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: hiking/camping alone at Isle Royale for the first time

Let us know how your trip went. I usually solo there. Folks when you see them are usually helpful and friendly.