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by fonixmunkee
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: The must-see things?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: The must-see things?

I hope you just spend time relaxing and enjoying nature. 114 miles in seven days seems for me wouldn't leave me a lot of down time to just post up on a rock and enjoy the quiet.
by fonixmunkee
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Weather forecast

The marine forecast is also pretty helpful depending on where you'll be on the island...especially if you're by the lake. You have to do a lot of interpretation of it...e.g., "20-20 knot winds, high waves == windy and cold," but it's generally viewed as reliable. NWS marine forecast: https://www.ndb...
by fonixmunkee
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

The camera is stuck again. The internet connection at the light is difficult, as is keeping the device powered (there's only solar power at the light). I'm going to see if I can get this week's work crew to get it up and running again.
by fonixmunkee
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

I have found that AT&T provides the best signal in the Barnum/Washington Island/Rock of Ages area. * At Barnum/Washington Islands, I can get one bar of 4G from AT&T, and multiple bars of 4G from ROGERS (Canadian provider). * At the Rock of Ages lighthouse, I can get three bars of 4G from AT&T OR ROG...
by fonixmunkee
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Fly and Skeeter check
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Fly and Skeeter check

I was in the Washington Harbor area last week and bugs were non-existent. This doesn't mean it will be the same way when you're there, but it bodes well for your visit.

I always bring a head net and bug spray. It's not a lot to carry for the benefit it provides should you need it.
by fonixmunkee
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Looks like a replacement crew got the camera working again!
by fonixmunkee
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

We were forced to depart the island rather quickly today due to rapidly deteriorating weather. So unfortunately I wasn't able to find tune the internet or the webcam. Hopefully next week's work crew will be able to make some adjustments.
by fonixmunkee
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Thanks guys for posting some of the snapshots. As you can see the camera is currently working as long as we have solar power. I'm still trying to find out a permanent way to affix it in the lens room. if someone has any suggestions as where to point it I'm open for it but currently we have appointed...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

We've got internet! As of 1151 CST, on 8 Jul 18, we're stuck on Barnum Island, so the camera's sitting in the cabin looking northeast. While the camera is powered up, we're posting to here:

http://isleroyaleforums.com/roalps/lastsnap.jpg
by fonixmunkee
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

The Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society ( RoALPS ) has started their work year on the restoring the lighthouse. The first work crew headed out to Isle Royale on 29 June 2018. For the next seven weeks, teams will go and perform restoration work. I will be on the second team, working from 7-1...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

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? Ed, sorry for the delayed response. I lost track of some of the posts on the forum as of late. NO, we don't have a reliable web cam solution just yet. I am going to be bringing a home-built Raspberry P...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Almost time to begin my first trip!
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Almost time to begin my first trip!

michael.mast wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:57 pm
My first trip to the island did not go as planned but it was still a blast.
You definitely faced some adversity with the flooding in the UP. How did the island fair with all the rain that affected the UP?
by fonixmunkee
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: TR: 5/28-5/31, 2018 [Windigo to Rock Harbor via Greenstone]

mattc wrote: ...a shitty mountain house meal...
mattc wrote: ...watching ducks for hours...
Those two things, for some reason, really make me miss Isle Royale.

Also, congrats on the first trip report of 2018. I'm glad to hear that, despite everything, you enjoyed you trip.
by fonixmunkee
Thu May 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Feldtmann Loop Fishing
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: Feldtmann Loop Fishing

Feldtmann Lake has lots of pike. We've caught some decent ones right from the shore.
by fonixmunkee
Fri May 04, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Current weather conditions for Isle Royale on web?
Replies: 24
Views: 6080

Re: [DISCUSSION] Current weather conditions for Isle Royale on web?

Ingo wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 10:27 pm
I think you can safely add Mount Ojibway: https://www.wunderground.com/personal-w ... ?ID=MOJIM4
Although labeled as "Welcome Island, ON" on wunderground, the coordinates and elevation appear correct (48.109 -88.607 > 1131 ft). As well as the MOJI id.
Added, thanks Ingo!