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by Grandpa
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

I noticed that our sofa pillows have a zippered cover that is available at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond. When filled with a fleece or puffy jacket, works great for a backpacking pillow. Soft & cozy fabric. 1.4 oz. The nylon shopping bags that fold up to the size of a golf ball make nice bags for or...
by Grandpa
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Shifting Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Shifting Magnetic North Pole

chief54 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:10 am
A great entertaining read by anyone remotely interested in this subject.
I agree! It sounded interesting so I picked it up. Thanks for your recommendation.
by Grandpa
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: The Case of the Shrinking Moose
Replies: 0
Views: 273

The Case of the Shrinking Moose

This article about a study of Isle Royale moose skeletons appeared in the latest issue of National Parks magazine:
https://www.npca.org/articles/1773-the- ... king-moose
by Grandpa
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Article about IR wolves
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Article about IR wolves

I agree. It's thoroughly researched, well-written and impartial. Thanks for calling attention to it.
by Grandpa
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

Re: trail runners?

I encountered my first trail runner in 1997 on Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain national Park. It's not my thing, but I can't say they bother me. Nevertheless, the question is legitimate. Our local nature center prohibits running so as not to disturb people who are doing nature study, birding or just e...
by Grandpa
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/16/17 to 7/22/17 - Windigo to RH
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: TR: 7/16/17 to 7/22/17 - Windigo to RH

Thanks for an exceptional report. Our son was nine on our first trip together. He's now 42. We have many great memories of our trips together through the years. It's good to see that you had a good experience together. You're quite right that IRNP feels like home.
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Strategies for Seniors
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Strategies for Seniors

Isle Royale is by & large a young persons' park. The rugged trails and the requirements to keep moving make it challenging for seniors. I'm the same age as Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump so I'm not ready for a rocking chair just yet. But I have made some of the following concessions to old age: • Li...
by Grandpa
Sat May 06, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 4922

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

Yes, Jerry and Midwest Ed are both right; Moskey Basin looking northeast down Rock Harbor.
by Grandpa
Sat May 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 4922

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

We spent our first night on Isle Royale in 1982 at this campground. I've been hooked ever since!
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by Grandpa
Fri May 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.
Replies: 71
Views: 4922

Re: Guess What Campground? Chapter II.

Tobin Harbor?
by Grandpa
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 15126

Re: Guess What Campground?

Yes, Chippewa Harbor it is!
by Grandpa
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Guess What Campground?
Replies: 312
Views: 15126

Re: Guess What Campground?

From another "Lurker". This is too easy for the veterans, but it's still one of my favorite campgrounds.
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by Grandpa
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Adding Rock Harbor Lodge to your itinerary
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Adding Rock Harbor Lodge to your itinerary

The last few trips, I've stayed at Rock Harbor Lodge the last night of a backcountry trip. I've found that the pros and cons are: Pro: - After sleeping in a tent with no shower, a real bed and a real shower feels heavenly. - When things are busy, you have a guaranteed place to stay; no need to arriv...
by Grandpa
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nemo Hornet vs. Big Agnes Fly Creek
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Nemo Hornet vs. Big Agnes Fly Creek

I tried the Fly Creek UL1 but ended up getting the Copper Spur UL1. I find the side entrance on the CS is much easier to us, it's free-standing and it's much roomier because the walls are more vertical. I've been using it now for the past 3 years. Weathered some heavy rains with no problem. One cave...
by Grandpa
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 250
Views: 56351

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Who planted this garden? Normally, I can't say I'm into wildflowers but I really enjoy seeing them on our IR trips. It's interesting too the way they change with the time of year.
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