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by Backpacker534
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Budget Watchdog Senator Could Use Some Education
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: Budget Watchdog Senator Could Use Some Education

I just read this same article and was going to post a link to it, but since the link is already here, I guess I will just comment. I, too, think this guy is way off base. The U.P. and Isle Royale have a lot of history behind them and they're not just a waste of money. Has anyone been through Munisin...
by Backpacker534
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wolf Sighting at Siskiwit Bay on 9/7/13
Replies: 10
Views: 3364

Re: Wolf Sighting at Siskiwit Bay on 9/7/13

Nina, what an awesome experience! I'm jealous. When I saw your photos I immediately recognized the location because I have stayed in that same shelter myself, two times. I've been to the island eight times now and have never come close to seeing a wolf. You must have been thrilled! It's pretty funny...
by Backpacker534
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: September 9-13, 2013: Daisy Farm - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

September 9-13, 2013: Daisy Farm - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor

My buddy (Hikerken in this forum) and I made another trip to Isle Royale this year. We were on the island from September 9-13, 2013. Two of our co-workers had always wanted to visit the island, but had never been able to make the trip a reality, so they came with us. The following is a synopsis of o...
by Backpacker534
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: An Isle Royale without wolves. Would u still visit?
Replies: 11
Views: 3432

Re: An Isle Royale without wolves. Would u still visit?

I've been to the island 7 times now, soon to be an 8th (September 9-14, 2013). I've never seen or heard a wolf on the island, however, Isle Royale is more than just the wolves. It is the sum total of so many other things -- remote wilderness, lack of man-made noise (cars/traffic, horns, people yelli...
by Backpacker534
Thu May 23, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/4-5/12, 2013 [Paddling] [Rock Harbor area]
Replies: 35
Views: 5589

Re: TR: 5/4-5/12, 2013 [Paddling] [Rock Harbor area]

Mike, thanks for sharing the photos. I read Nancy's trip report and really felt like I was along for the trip with you guys through her photos and descriptions. I would love to see more of your pictures and some of your time lapse/video.
by Backpacker534
Thu May 23, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/4-5/12, 2013 [Paddling] [Rock Harbor area] NT Version
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

Re: TR: 5/4-5/12, 2013 [Paddling] [Rock Harbor area] NT Vers

Nancy, thanks for posting your trip report--I really enjoyed it. Sounds like you definitely had a rare experience on the island and one that will be enjoyable to share with others for years to come.
by Backpacker534
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Guide to Grand Island
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Guide to Grand Island

I hiked Grand Island in July 2011 and it had some incredible views!
by Backpacker534
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/1-5/8, 2012 [Rock Harbor-Windigo via Minong]
Replies: 59
Views: 25806

Re: TR: 5/1-5/8, 2012 [Rock Harbor-Windigo via Minong]

What a trip!! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you eventually found your way.
by Backpacker534
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Sudden wolf population collapse solved: Mine pit accident
Replies: 9
Views: 3425

Re: Sudden wolf population collapse solved: Mine pit acciden

What a sad story, especially at such a critical time in the wolves history.
by Backpacker534
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

Re: Hammocks

I came across the hammockforums a couple weeks ago and I was astonished that there were so many topics on the forum and that there are over 15,000 members all talking about hammocks. There is definitely a lot of information over there.
by Backpacker534
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf population is at risk (News article)
Replies: 15
Views: 3121

Re: Wolf population is at risk (News article)

I'm obviously not a biologist, nor do I have any formal training in genetics or other such fields of study, but from what I've read, I have to believe the limited gene pool and decades of in-breeding have contributed to their current state of health. I'm in no position to give percentages, but aside...
by Backpacker534
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

Re: Hammocks

leeblue5, thanks for the info. I was just curious if many people used hammocks here because I don't recall ever seeing them on the island. My buddy and I have always used a tent or a shelter. Did you buy your whoopie slings or did you make them?
by Backpacker534
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you going to use your REI dividend on? 2012 edition
Replies: 26
Views: 6051

Re: What are you going to use your REI dividend on? 2012 edi

I picked up a new Black Diamond headlamp and some straps for my hammock. I also used my 20% discount that came in the mail for some clothes.
by Backpacker534
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

Hammocks

After recently becoming the owner of a portable hammock (ENO Doublenest) I thought of a question for the members of the Isle Royal forum. How many of you own a portable camping-style hammock (Eagles Nest Outfitters, Hennessy, Blackbird, etc), and second, have you ever used one on the island. When I ...
by Backpacker534
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: GPS Waypoints
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Re: GPS Waypoints

Mike, thanks for posting these GPS points. They are a nice reference to have.