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by fonixmunkee
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Best cell signal at West end of island?

The Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society is researching the possibility of putting a web cam at the lighthouse. It would require an internet connection, and the only way I can think of doing that is with a cellular hot spot. I'm looking to see if anyone has any input on what service has the ...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I'm Coming Back!!
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: I'm Coming Back!!

I think you should skip all that hiking business and come and volunteer on working on the Rock of Ages lighthouse over the summer. :D

We'll take you any way we can get you. Hike on!
by fonixmunkee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Map
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Map

That is a cool, retro map
by fonixmunkee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf decision should be soon
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Wolf decision should be soon

Anxiously awaiting the NPS' decision here.
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: History
Topic: Good Article on The America
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Good Article on The America

Reading stories about the America and its role on the island is even more profound after spending time there among the fishing homes/history. I also enjoy the detail of the community vibe that exists of those who still remain "living" on Isle Royale. I didn't know that that big-ass dock in Hovland w...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: TR: 1Sept-6Sept 2017 [RH to Windigo to RH]

Great trip report, but sad to see all the "fails." I can't believe how fast you hike (run).

P.S., you are also the first person to use Reddit for a trip report on the forum. Congrats!
by fonixmunkee
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Superior no longer clearest Great Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Superior no longer clearest Great Lake

Well, shit.
by fonixmunkee
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary for 9-4 to 9-10 Feedback/answers
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Itinerary for 9-4 to 9-10 Feedback/answers

Nobody has made any suggestions regarding our itinerary, so I am hoping no suggestions means it looks good. Thanks again! It's fair to assume that no comment is good news here. But for the record: your route is good and doable for the group you've described. I've only paid to kayak Tobin Harbor by ...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: A couple quick questions (toilet paper and showers)

1) Toilet paper is usually available at the outhouses; the NPS does a good job stocking them. However, always bring a roll of TP. It's mult-use. And you never know if you need to make a pit stop on the trail.

2) Showers are free in Lake Superior. :P
by fonixmunkee
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: History
Topic: What if Lake Superior was gone?
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: What if Lake Superior was gone?

I remember over the last few years when the lake level was down so low... It felt like a lot of these fears in this article would be realized. It was terrifying hearing Captain Don saying that the Wenonah couldn't make the run to Isle Royale because it couldn't even get into the harbor in Grand Port...
by fonixmunkee
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]

Is building an improved dock been moved up the schedule? T I'm sure they'd like it moved up the priority list, but that decision is outside of the group's decision-making cycle. From my understanding, the NPS is a large component of when a new dock will get built, and then there's the question of f...
by fonixmunkee
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]
Replies: 7
Views: 645

TR: 7/1-7/8/2017 [Rock of Ages/Barnum Island]

My wife and I were fortunate enough in 2017 to take part in the volunteer program for restoring the Rock of Ages lighthouse. This project, headed by the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society, (ROALPS) is in its first year taking volunteers. It will continue to promote the volunteer program th...
by fonixmunkee
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water shoes for lakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Water shoes for lakes?

Bring watershoes, I always regret not bringing them.
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Superior Hiking Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Superior Hiking Trail

I thought about starting another forum for the Superior Hiking Trail that was similar to this, but the interest didn't seem to be there...as someone has mentioned, the Facebook group is pretty active for attaining the same thing a forum would do. However, my mind could be changed with a $15 donation...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Trekking Poles

I always use trekking poles. I feel like it helps me balance myself a lot.