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by Grandpa
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: The Case of the Shrinking Moose
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: The Case of the Shrinking Moose

The current issue of "National Parks" magazine (Summer, 2018) has a letter to the editor that provides a counterpoint to the article in the previous edition (Spring, 2018) regarding the shrinking moose on Isle Royale. The letter reads: "The article on the size reduction of moose in Isle Royale Natio...
by Grandpa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail Tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Trail Tracking

" Crazy8 wrote: June 21, 2018 12:09 pm "Do any of you take a SPOT or similar device purely for security/peace of mind sake?" I've been carrying an ACR ResQLink PLB for several years now since I often backpack solo. It was recommended to me by a search & rescue professional (Not IRNP). Fortunately, I...
by Grandpa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Group camping flexibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Group camping flexibility?

A park ranger once explained the rationale for group sites. As I recall, she said: - Groups must stay where they have a reservation because there may be another group coming in. Individuals can easily double up at a site, but a group site won't accommodate 20 people. - During busy times when the ent...
by Grandpa
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 RH-3Mi-LC-3Mi-RH
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: TR: 6/18 RH-3Mi-LC-3Mi-RH

Yes, that geographically challenged person was me. Maybe we should wear nametags!
by Grandpa
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 RH-3Mi-LC-3Mi-RH
Replies: 3
Views: 239

TR: 6/18 RH-3Mi-LC-3Mi-RH

I got my latest IRNP fix with a scaled-down solo tour of the east end. Since it was earlier in the season than usual with cool (40 deg) temps in the forecast, I packed some warmer layers and my warmest (15 deg) sleeping bag. June 4 - I like the new speed limits. They got me into Houghton from lower ...
by Grandpa
Tue May 29, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Splitting Freeze Dried food(Mountain House)
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Splitting Freeze Dried food(Mountain House)

"mixed the contents well"

Pay attention to Johnhens' advice on this. Many years ago, we split Mountain House beef stew without realizing that the fine particles settle to the bottom. Not good. The first meals were soup and the next ones paste!
by Grandpa
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

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: 1477

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: 3
Views: 751

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: 584

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: 2088

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: 655

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: 673

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: 5872

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: 5872

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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