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by Midwest Ed
Mon May 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Where to spend a day?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Where to spend a day?

Here are some examples:
1-Conglomerate Bay.JPG
Conglomerate Bay
2-Edwards Island.JPG
Edwards Island
3-Epidote Lake.JPG
Near Epidote Lake
by Midwest Ed
Mon May 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Where to spend a day?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Where to spend a day?

In addition to the lessor visited campgrounds mentioned, there are also campgrounds on various islands. Almost all of these have docks, but I think your underlying question is about isolated beach areas. There are very few locations with true sandy beaches but there are many small harbors and trap r...
by Midwest Ed
Sun May 20, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Feldtmann Loop Fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Feldtmann Loop Fishing

Does anyone have any idea of the kind of fish you can catch in Siskiwit Bay? Any tips on spots to go besides the dock? You might find Lake Trout or Northern from the dock. Another spot to try is the mouth of the Big Siskiwit River or other parts of the river. The trail to Island Mine has a bridge t...
by Midwest Ed
Fri May 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger Underway
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Ranger Underway

Even though the first public ferry date this year for the Ranger is May 29th, it begins making several trips as soon as possible after the park officially opens in mid April. On most of these trips it overnights at Mott Island, essentially stocking up the headquarters with gear and supplies. Even du...
by Midwest Ed
Thu May 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Feldtmann Loop Fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Feldtmann Loop Fishing

Brook Trout in Washington Creek is a maybe. I don't know if a Michigan licence is needed there. I would suspect it is. Correction: Maybe no license is needed for Washington Creek, but yes of course for Washington Harbor. See page 8 of "The Greenstone." Inland Lakes and Streams Licenses are not requi...
by Midwest Ed
Tue May 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 1746

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

Looking at today's NOAA satellite imagery. It appears the last of the ice (at least visible by MODIS) is gone. Siskiwit Lake and Amygdaloid Channel cleared up in the last 2 days.
by Midwest Ed
Mon May 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: NOAA study of plastics on NPS shoreline
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: NOAA study of plastics on NPS shoreline

Time to give up the Fleece? :roll: Maybe just quit washing it? :shock: I always thought the organic compounds released from various synthetic materials were far more dangerous than the micro-particles. I know the focus is on various life forms that ingest the micro-particles so I guess it's good we ...
by Midwest Ed
Mon May 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: water taxi rates
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: water taxi rates

I want to go to Lane Cove without Doubling Back. I wonder if you can book it at last minute. Since I am a solo traveler, I will last minute book on the Queen and it has worked well for me when I have a spare few days in summer. The taxi might be available last minute but since they take reservation...
by Midwest Ed
Fri May 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Coverage
Replies: 17
Views: 2104

Re: Ice Coverage

Yesterday, the camera showed mostly ice with the far shore open a bit. It's probably melting quickly but could also be blowing around a bit. Looking better though. I wonder what the float plane's requirements are, other than (or beyond) safety first.
by Midwest Ed
Fri May 11, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Coverage
Replies: 17
Views: 2104

Re: Ice Coverage

The Tobin Harbor webcam is working again.
by Midwest Ed
Thu May 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Have a day or two to kill on the UP before my ferry leaves, I need some sightseeing suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Have a day or two to kill on the UP before my ferry leaves, I need some sightseeing suggestions

Bare Bluff is spectacular. I finally made it 2 years ago, a fairly easy 2 mile hike. It's about 200 feet shorter than Hogback at roughly 1000 feet but it is right next to the Lake on a shear cliff, offering beautiful views. What kind of vehicle are you driving? The road to the parking lot off Smith ...
by Midwest Ed
Sat May 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

fonixmunkee,

Has a web cam and network solution been arrived at yet for the Rock of Ages project?
by Midwest Ed
Tue May 01, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Opening Day Weather

What does this mean for the May 14th Isle Royale Queen trip? Still business as usual? The plane lands in Tobin Harbor not the Rock Harbor channel. Tobin Harbor appears to still be iced in (per NOAA satellite imagery on 4/29. Rock Harbor seems more open. Even though the Mott Island dock is still ice...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ice Breaking Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Ice Breaking Operations

According to Marine Traffic the 2 vessels are the NPS' small tug "Shelter Bay" and LCM "Angelique". Marine Traffic lists their destinations as Mott Island but it appears neither one has actually reached the dock yet, both a few hundred yards short. There's still enough snow on the ground they might ...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage Distance
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Portage Distance

Since 2010 it has been listed in "The Greenstone" at 1.2 miles (including this years, 2018 Greenstone). In the 2010 issue it is noted that the portage was lengthened that year. I have seen documents older than 2010 that list it at 0.7 miles but nothing at 2.0 miles.