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by DP89
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you going to use your REI dividend on? 2011 edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: What are you going to use your REI dividend on? 2011 edi

Used my dividend, 20% off member coupon, and took advantage of their annual sale to buy a brand new stove (Whisperlite), some quick dry pants, and a pack cover for my osprey. Pack cover was much needed since last year on the Island I used a large garbage bag when it rained. Haha, that only worked so...
by DP89
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: New Article on Michigan's Wolves and the Endangered List
Replies: 0
Views: 1801

New Article on Michigan's Wolves and the Endangered List

http://detnews.com/article/20110415/MET ... gered-list

Pretty interesting debate. Also the picture in the article shows IR Wolves.
by DP89
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Camping near Houghton, MI
Replies: 9
Views: 3070

Re: Camping near Houghton, MI

IncaRoads wrote:Link to Hancock Recreation Area - Beach and Campground...

http://www.cityofhancock.com/recreation ... ground.php

This is what I did. Good cheap place to spend the night and get your packs ready for the ferry.
by DP89
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: History of trails/campgrounds
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: History of trails/campgrounds

I have no idea about the history of the trails. However I would be interested to hear/see an exhibit of this information too. You should email the Isle Royale NPS about this because they really want to hear this kind of stuff from us. They want to know what we would like to see/ what we value.
by DP89
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Article on IR Wolf Population in danger
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Article on IR Wolf Population in danger

This is the exact email the NPS sent me about Isle Royale: "As you may know our policy of letting nature take its course has been long-standing. The policy was reviewed in the mid 90's when the wolf population was rapidly declining and reached an all-time low. During this time a meeting was held by ...
by DP89
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Article on IR Wolf Population in danger
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Article on IR Wolf Population in danger

I have emailed Isle Royale about the wolf decline and they are pretty firmly put about letting nature take its course. However I support putting some wolves from the mainland (preferably Canada). It will take some diligent research to determine the ecosystem impact of newly stocked wolves. The wolf ...
by DP89
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: What national parks haven't you visited, but would like to?
Replies: 48
Views: 3570

Re: What national parks haven't you visited, but would like

It turns out the day I was planning on going to Shenandoah they had just a little bit of snow (nothing by Michigan's standards), so they closed off the park for a couple days. It was a bummer but we still explored the Blue Ridge Parkway and did some day hikes.

I'll visit Shenandoah soon enough!
by DP89
Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: What national parks haven't you visited, but would like to?
Replies: 48
Views: 3570

Re: What national parks haven't you visited, but would like

My top destinations are something like this

1. Glacier Nat'l Park
2. Olympic
3. North Cascades
4. Acadia
5. Redwood


I'll be visiting Shenandoah next week, even though it's only for a day I can't wait!
by DP89
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Winter Study 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Re: Winter Study 2011

Yeah there is some pretty crazy stuff happening with the wolves right now yall should check out. Chippewa Harbor Pack killed the alpha male of Middle pack, and those wolves have dispersed.

Interesting stuff!
by DP89
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 57
Views: 11399

Re: 2011 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

This is my first trip on IR, so I need feeback on water filters. We normally use a FIRST NEED WATER Filtration system, but have recently switched to a MSR Microworks filter? Any reviews on it? I bought an MSR Microworks filter last year and used it on the Island. It worked great, just make sure you...
by DP89
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Cultural Resources Management Plan
Replies: 19
Views: 5815

Re: Cultural Resources Management Plan

My friend and I (who have both been to IR) went to the East Lansing meeting a couple weeks ago. There was a big snowstorm just before then, which may have affected the turnout, so there was barely anybody there. However we made a point to go and get involved, and it was very nice. There were about t...
by DP89
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Lane Cove
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: Rock Harbor to Lane Cove

DP89 - I hiked from Three Mile to Lane Cove on Friday, 8/20. Did my friend and I borrow a tarp from you? Her tent was filling up with water but I had one of best naps ever that day in my tent! :) Nobody borrowed anything from us when we were there. But yeah we were there friday night 8/20 too. haha...
by DP89
Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Time to Isle Royale- Report
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: First Time to Isle Royale- Report

August 20th - 25th
by DP89
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor to Lane Cove
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: Rock Harbor to Lane Cove

Hiked this a week ago in the rain...sandystAR we must have been pretty close together if not at the same time! The way there isn't too bad, we came from Rock Harbor. Lane Cove is a beautiful, tent only site. Hiking out of there is much more difficult, because of the many uphill switchbacks on the wa...
by DP89
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Time to Isle Royale- Report
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

First Time to Isle Royale- Report

Me and a couple buddies got the chance to hit the Island for our first trip. Came over from Houghton on the Ranger III. We had an amazing time, and learned much to further prepare ourselves for the inevitable next trip. Day 1: Rainy, wet, and foggy all day. We hopped off the Ranger, got situated, th...