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by jrwiesz
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Anyone have a recent berry update?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Anyone have a recent berry update?

I ate ripe wild raspberries this week in Houghton/Higgins Lakes area of southern MI. I realize that is far... south of IR, but, with the micro-climates of the Isle, I would be searching for patches, now, on the southern facing ridges. My guess is, it's "harvest" time from now until frost. Search and...
by jrwiesz
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart Watch Found
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Smart Watch Found

You might also check with the park service to see if a reported loss was filed :?:

Nice of you to post you findings and offer return.

Ilse Royale brings out the best is in all. :D

Isle Royale Rocks!
by jrwiesz
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa

Thanks, Jerry for sharing your journey. The moose encounters sure do help one slow down, don't they? :) Adding a comment addressing hiker dehydration. One will, most likely, never come across an expired hiker with an empty food sack and a liter of water in his canteen. Noo one, most likely, drinks e...
by jrwiesz
Mon May 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 14
Views: 1420

Re: Windigo Cabins

IRexpat, Perhaps trying to address your issue with the park service, may work? :shock: Convincing your wife the shelter is just as good, even better, than the cabin! (Moose/mice ambling through your camp site along the creek) :twisted: Or, actually being on the Isle, when a cancellation does happen,...
by jrwiesz
Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Where to spend a day?
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Where to spend a day?


Siskiwit Bay, Hay Bay, Malone Bay fit your inquiry; there are numerous others that may also work.

Departure/arrival point is a key consideration.

Good luck with the planning.
by jrwiesz
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: History
Topic: Shifting Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Shifting Magnetic North Pole

I just finished the book. Thanks for the recommendation. Great read. History, physics, biology, and a journey to the Center of the Earth ! It's relative about, Isle Royale Rocks; it's why we're all attracted to the Isle. :P That electromagnetic attraction laid down in the basalt, millions of years a...
by jrwiesz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Isle Royale Maps

I believe the last revision was 2006.
by jrwiesz
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

by jrwiesz
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017

It sure looks like it was a topsy - turvy trip! :shock:
by jrwiesz
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Map
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Map

Lakes' Richie and Intermediate, "canoe camps", are in different areas of the lake, than current positions.
by jrwiesz
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2 wolves cross to IR-then go back
Replies: 13
Views: 2611

Re: 2 wolves cross to IR-then go back

It only took two and a half years, but at least somebody “got it”!🤡
by jrwiesz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: History
Topic: Life of a Ranger on IR
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Life of a Ranger on IR

Try, "Paths Crossed - Protecting National Parks" by Ranger Cliff Edwards, for a good look from the law enforcement ranger perspective.
by jrwiesz
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 24
Views: 3403

Re: Hammock friendly campsites

Thanks for the report. It reinforces, at least my sentiments, that hammocking on Isle Royale is, at best, limited. If one were bushwhacking, on the western end, in the hardwoods, one may have it fairly good, finding appropriate trees. Established camps, just don't offer that many opportunities. At l...
by jrwiesz
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Solo Kayaking inland lakes.
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Solo Kayaking inland lakes.

Welcome to the forum,

It would be of help to offer advice, if one were to know from where you would be entering the park; perhaps, how many days your visit will be?

After that info, I'm sure there will be plenty of trip plans that can be offered as suggestions.
by jrwiesz
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/16/17-6/18/17 [Windigo>Todd Harbor>Rock Harbor]
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: TR: 6/16/17-6/18/17 [Windigo>Todd Harbor>Rock Harbor]

Thanks -- that's really helpful. After reading the Todd Harbor outhouse graffiti some killjoy left bragging about how many cairns he or she had kicked over... One last question (these aren't idle -- the Minong Ridge is on my to-do list!): elsewhere on the island, where trials cross outcrops, the pa...