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by Midwest Ed
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Monarch Shipwreck
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Monarch Shipwreck

I thought the wreckage was all submerged at a depth of 10 to 65 feet. Any remnants of a wood structure on that rocky shoreline would surely have disappeared many years ago. Getting to the shoreline would not reveal anything. It's theoretically possible to get there given the survivors all hiked out ...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyageur II and Queen IV schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Voyageur II and Queen IV schedule

Yeah, sounds about right. Thanks. The extra day/night will be good to explore the east part of the island, i.e. Lane Cove and Lookout Louise. A popular day hike out of Rock Harbor is the Stoll Trail loop out to Scoville Point. Very scenic. Or rent a canoe and paddle to Hidden Lake for a shortcut to...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Brockway Mountain
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Brockway Mountain

Brockway Mtn is probably the most popular spot near Copper Harbor. Geologically speaking Brockway Mountain is a sister to the north facing cliffs of the Greenstone Ridge. Both formed at about the same time, they are opposite ends of a continuous formation that sank in the middle (called a geosynclin...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food storage in campgrounds
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Food storage in campgrounds

I second Ingo's suggestion of simply keeping squirrel food away from surfaces that can be chewed through. The concept of a double wall air gap should work. Worst thing to do is to put a bag of peanuts in an outside pocket of a pack. Keep the food on the inside of the pack (not against the walls), th...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: general conditions--July 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: general conditions--July 2017

Hopefully you will get a response from someone recently on those trails but I think you are somewhat mis-interpreting the previous reports. The "wading" observation was of a group that appeared to not know (or maybe not care) that a foot bridge exists over the Siskiwit River. The bushwacking concern...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Any interesting places to hit up near Copper Harbor?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Any interesting places to hit up near Copper Harbor?

Here's a sample of the beach at Hunter's Point. No one knows for sure what causes these markings in the rocks, maybe billion year old bacteria. Some people think it's hieroglyphics :shock:
Hunters Point Cynobacteria.jpg
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by Midwest Ed
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Any interesting places to hit up near Copper Harbor?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Any interesting places to hit up near Copper Harbor?

Detour off US-41 onto M-26 north/left at Phoenix, taking you through Eagle River and Eagle Harbor. It's a nice roller coaster of a ride in spots, hugging the Lake shore. It's a little slower than US-41 but far more scenic. A half mile after you pass Lake Bailey on the right there will be a cutoff to...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Houghton Transportation...
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Houghton Transportation...

Getting a cab in a small town can sometimes take some waiting. As a backup plan there are also cab services out of Calumet, which is about the same distance from the airport. There is also a limo service (Copper Country Limo). The seaplane dock is in Ripley, just east of Hancock, so you have to make...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Boat transport AFTER 9-1
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Boat transport AFTER 9-1

Your best bet is to simply use the Voyageur for your drop off and pickup. It does not run to Moskey Basin though, so Chippewa Harbor or Daisy Farm are your options with the Voyageur. There is a chance you could still get a water taxi from Moskey Basin up until about September 8th or 9th. You would n...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4

Good for you and the Ranger. Glad it was smooth enough. Direction of travel can make all the difference. I think you were pretty much heading directly into it. The departure probably would not have happened a couple of years ago when the previous captain had a greater aversion to rough seas. I see o...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: GAle winds 8-3 thru 8-4

Marquette and Munising areas are now expecting up to 19 feet. All the east bound commercial ships presently located in the western area of the Lake are hugging the Minnesota shore and those in the eastern areas are racing for the Soo. If anyone is scheduled to depart for the Island on Friday via any...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

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

Adam: Your Camelback UV water purifier is not suitable for Isle Royale. You need a filter that is no larger than 0.4 microns in size or bring all your water to a roiling boil for one minute in order to eliminate the potential danger from Tapeworm eggs. See page 4 of the Isle Royale 2017 newsletter.
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargo or W. Chickenbone
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: McCargo or W. Chickenbone

Of all the campgrounds you listed, only Chickenbone does NOT have shelters. The shelters as well as tents sites are first come, first serve. If you arrive at a campground already full-up, politely asking to double up is the appropriate procedure. I think "spare" space at tent sites would get doubled...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time back country camper. What to bring to Isle Royale?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

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

thesneakymonkey wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:01 pm
If it is marked as 0lbs its because it is in my husbands pack.
Now I get where your nickname comes from. :D :D :D

Have you ever tried to sneak a box of wine or a couple of beers? :oops: :roll:
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: McCargo or W. Chickenbone
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: McCargo or W. Chickenbone

It all depends of personal preferences. Both West CB and MC are great campgrounds. Inland lake campgrounds such as WCB offer a certain solitude and serenity while the occasional slamming of a shelter screen door at Lake Superior campgrounds can interrupt that peace. My personal preference always lea...