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by jrwiesz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: History
Topic: Life of a Ranger on IR
Replies: 3
Views: 249

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: 1725

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: 605

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: 500

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...
by jrwiesz
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: educational sessions
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: educational sessions

You can check the park news letter.

https://www.nps.gov/isro/upload/ISRO_We ... r_2017.pdf

Look on page eight.
by jrwiesz
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Video about the wolf moose issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Video about the wolf moose issue.

I'll second or third that.
Easy to see why the creators of that piece are award winning!
I agree with the sentiment, "Isle Royale captures you"..."it makes you come back", that the featured gal moose watch volunteer expressed.
Time to get in line for a Moose Watch team, isn't it?
by jrwiesz
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Strategies for Seniors
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Strategies for Seniors

To all those that intend to purchase a senior pass, do so prior to August of this season. Word is, as stated previously on these forums, the pass price is to be increased to $80.00. Although, still a great deal at the increased price; save the $70.00 for the ferry fare! :idea:
by jrwiesz
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Water Sources
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Minong Water Sources

TylerS & huntertim214, Just a FYI. I use the fill bag, that came with the squeeze, for other purposes now. I, also, felt that it was too difficult to fill, especially out of a shallow stream/water source. I added the platypus water tank to the set-up, much easier to fill in most applications https:/...
by jrwiesz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late June itinerary feedback wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Late June itinerary feedback wanted

After I posted the above?

What Ingo said. :wink:
by jrwiesz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late June itinerary feedback wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Late June itinerary feedback wanted

The trail guide by Jim DuFresne gives some detail to the trails. :) MikeT of these forums, has plenty of info you may wish to explore, at his Isle Royale info site. 8) Also, the Nat Geo map is a must. If you follow the Greenstone trail on the map you can see the various elevation changes. :idea: You...
by jrwiesz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late June itinerary feedback wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Late June itinerary feedback wanted

Welcome to the forum. First you might give an idea of you and your husbands hiking experience, ages, physical condition, etc. Trails between camps are fairly easy to follow, and vary in difficulties. Off trail travel is allowed but limited/restricted at times. Headnet, Permethrin treated, DEET, are ...
by jrwiesz
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Superior Hiking Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Superior Hiking Trail

This is about as good as I could quickly get.

http://shta.org/

There may be others.
by jrwiesz
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: After Action Review: Early May backpacking trip
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: After Action Review: Early May backpacking trip

Thanks for the great report; you are such a valuable contributor to the forum. Please continue your mature wisdom and insight as often as possible. This season I was considering using a bivy in the shelters; the thought was to avoid having to set up my tent in the shelters. From your post, it seems ...
by jrwiesz
Mon May 29, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments
Replies: 15
Views: 1304

Re: Travel Size Food, Spreads, Condiments

I'm going to try the Packit offerings
I know the MJ's goods are edible
I especially like the sweet corn and black bean chowder with beef/venison jerky added
Their lentil bisque reminds me of split pea n ham soup😍
Also, nicks couch potatoes are good
by jrwiesz
Sat May 27, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chickenbone W. vs. Lake Ritchie
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Chickenbone W. vs. Lake Ritchie

I would probably stay at Ritchie, which may have better odds of seeing moose?