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by Tortuga
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

What are the chances the first Queen IV trip on May 14th gets pushed back? I don't mind what kind of craziness is going on on the island itself, I just want to be able to get to the island. I think you’ll be fine. I’d bet money you’ll hit some snow on the island though. I’m moving my trip back a co...
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 370

Re: Opening Day Weather

I'll give it another week before pulling the trigger, but with the Voyageur postponing the first trip from 5/5 to 5/12, it looks like I'm moving my trip back 2-3 weeks. Temps in the UP not expected to go much past 40 for the rest of April. Can only imagine the Isle will still have knee-deep snow for...
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I saw one comment on wasting tax dollars claiming that the island couldn't support 20 wolves and they'd kill each other off. There is actually some inadvertent truth in that statement (although not in the crude manner the author probably suggested). The Island once had as many as 50 wolves and ulti...
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: May 5 Voyageur II Pushed to 12th

FF7Cid wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:33 am
If you're still thinking of MN - Boundary Waters and Superior Hiking Trail are both awesome options!
To be honest they will both probably have their own accessibility issues. :(
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I don't know if you noticed the suggestion that ISRO might be closed as early as this fall to allow the unmolested introduction of the new wolves. I, for one, would gladly forgo a fall trip to make the reintroduction more manageable. Might be hard to stop people that don't take the commercial vesse...
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Adding wolves to IR, how it would work

I think this is the singularly most divisive issue for members on the Facebook group. Personally, I don't see how people can oppose reintroduction. Knowing the population was hit hard by human action (bringing a canine to the island and introducing parvo), and that climate change is leading to fewer...
by Tortuga
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 370

Re: Opening Day Weather

The winter that doesn’t end has me thinking about moving my trip back a couple weeks. I was looking forward to a less busy trip but I really don’t want to go full-out winter getup. I’m sure I’ll feel differently when the time comes but pictures like this are a little bummer :lol:
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

Also just ordered one of the pocket showers. I’m doing a 12 day trip and the Windigo showers apparently won’t be open yet. I’m taking the rehydrating wet wipes but that won’t cut it for 12 days.
by Tortuga
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

What’s there not to love about this? :lol:

Still probably one of the best showers I ever had, in spite of hair clogs, spiders, and standing water
by Tortuga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong in May?
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Minong in May?

I think I almost got “got” re: keys :lol:
by Tortuga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up

A lot can change in 5 weeks! I think yes it runs.

The island opens next week.
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Isle Royale Queen Reservations - Filling up

Just booked my trip, plenty of seats on the first boat over :)
by Tortuga
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: Shelters

Wow! I’m buying that book when you’re done! I wonder if the inland lean-tos were remnants of the CCC days. One of the interesting takeaways for me is that fire pits were everywhere. Granted there were probably just a few thousand visitors back then but fire is one of the things I miss when I go to t...
by Tortuga
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)

Hobbes wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am
Thank you Rafiki. Is it a better trail in terms of conditions etc.?
Agree with Rafiki. I consider Tobin to be more scenic and much less a rock/root/mud scramble. They are both fine but I would definitely choose Tobin if I could only do one.
by Tortuga
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 13
Views: 961

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

--Wysi Wipes (basically dehydrated wet wipes --- probably not much weight savings, but it's fun to watch them poof up, and if they're hydrated with a drop of Dr Bronners and a splash of hot water, it's a spa-like experience. https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=wysi+wipes&tag=googhydr-20&inde...