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by Midwest Ed
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Shelters

You only find shelters (and picnic tables) at sites on Superior that have docks. Lake Superior sites like Hugginin, Little Todd, and Lane Cove all lack shelters, as well. I'm nearly certain it all comes down to logistics; it's just difficult to get materials inland and so it's limited to some locat...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are bikes coming to Isle Royale?
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Are bikes coming to Isle Royale?

Interesting at the least. The motives of the bill's supporters are unclear although I've long wondered why the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) has not been used more for such access. Here is the official government page for the bill , where it's progress can be tracked. I think a portage dolly...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Planning a 8 day adventure... looking for some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Planning a 8 day adventure... looking for some advice

Welcome to the forum Td[lifehike]442. If one suspects their goals are lofty, then chances are they just might be. But it all depends upon your experience and "hiking personality". Often, people that try to see as much as possible end up spending their time and effort "getting there" and they miss th...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: trail runners?

The Virtual Tour feature is pretty cool.
by Midwest Ed
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Map
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Map

Another "oddity" that I just noticed is Lake Desor is listed as having Brook Trout, Cisco and Whitefish. This is in direct conflict with the official stance that it is void of fish although there have been anecdotal reports of some fishing successes.
by Midwest Ed
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Moosewatch Expedtions
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Moosewatch Expedtions

The link to their detailed description is a bit hard to find.

WHAT IS A MOOSEWATCH EXPEDITION?

They also have a similar program dedicated to college internships.
by Midwest Ed
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Map
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Map

It shows some interesting history. For example, Lane Cove campground is in the "old" position and the older Windigo to Feldtmann Lake trail that goes through the swamp is shown.
by Midwest Ed
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Map
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Map

I think the map you refer to is called "Points of Interest - Isle Royale National Park. I have not seen it for sale today. Here is a scanned copy of the one I have from 1977

Points of Interest - Isle Royale National Park 1977
by Midwest Ed
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger III Special Rate
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Ranger III Special Rate

This is actually more in response to your post in the Trip Reports section but is more appropriate to place it here. Without getting into exact rates, the cost to take the Voyageur from Windigo to Rock Harbor (or vice versa) is just slightly less than a one way rate from either Michigan departure po...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Windigo Cabins

Is this them?
Windigo Camper Cabins.jpg
by Midwest Ed
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Windigo Cabins

The cabins are operated by the same concessionaires that run the Rock Harbor Lodge, stores, marina, water taxi etc. Information and pictures can be found on their website here. I do not recall any trip reports that include a lot of details for those that spent nights in the cabin, but they have been...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Executive Summary of NPS study of Lynx reintroduction
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Executive Summary of NPS study of Lynx reintroduction

NPS management seem to be much more open to Lynx reintroduction than they have been to Wolf preservation.
by Midwest Ed
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Kinsman Indpendant runs aground off Isle Royale
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Kinsman Indpendant runs aground off Isle Royale

You had me going John, until I saw the date. Even so, that was quite recent. The Kinsman Independent was heading to Thunder Bay. My theory is the inexperienced Third Mate at the helm mistook the Menagerie Island for the Passage Island Lighthouse. That is a great quote, "A blind person with a white c...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: trail runners?

I don’t understand this whole argument. What exactly is Jim complaining about, that people don’t follow HIS rules? Would he prefer to impose a speed limit? What would that limit be? The NPS limits the levels of technology can be utilized on Isle Royale. For other federal and public lands the rules a...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Last minute October trip to IR
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Last minute October trip to IR

All of the four commercial carriers have ceased operations for the year. Private boat or charter are your options. I know of at least one fishing charter that makes runs to The Island. I'm sure they (or someone similar) would be very expensive, several hundred dollars per day and that's assuming the...