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by MikeT
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/28-10/6, 2016 [Paddling Malone Bay-Hay Bay-Siskiwit Bay]
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: TR: 9/28-10/6, 2016 [Paddling Malone Bay-Hay Bay-Siskiwit Bay]

I just did a quick search on the Kestrel 3500, very interesting. I did not read a lot on it, but it looks like it would be a cool gadget to have (book marked). It would be cool to have humidity. The thing that immediately grabbed my attention is current wind speed, average wind speed, maximum wind g...
by MikeT
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/28-10/6, 2016 [Paddling Malone Bay-Hay Bay-Siskiwit Bay]
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: TR: 9/28-10/6, 2016 [Paddling Malone Bay-Hay Bay-Siskiwit Bay]

This trip I used a Speedtech Instruments Eco Edge. It displays the temperature and current barometer reading. It also shows the barometric history for the last 16 hours in the form of a bar graph with four columns representing 16, 8, 4, and 2 hours ago. The barometer is calibrated by entering longit...
by MikeT
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 251
Views: 61695

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

This is a picture from one of the placards in the displays inside of Rock Harbor Lighthouse. It did not say where is was docked.

I do not know if it is true, but I heard Holger Johnson "accidently" beached the boat when he was mad at the park service.
by MikeT
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/28-10/6, 2016 [Paddling Malone Bay-Hay Bay-Siskiwit Bay]
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: TR: 9/28-10/6, 2016 [Paddling Malone Bay-Hay Bay-Siskiwit Bay]

No land speed records for sure. I am planning an every other day trip. Walk, stay a day, walk, stay a day, etc. That is pretty much the way I approach trips these days. Allows you to soak it all in. Packs, hopefully <40 pounds (not counting video/audio equipment) and no canoe (45 pounds).
by MikeT
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/28-10/6, 2016 [Paddling Malone Bay-Hay Bay-Siskiwit Bay]
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

TR: 9/28-10/6, 2016 [Paddling Malone Bay-Hay Bay-Siskiwit Bay]

This is a condensed version of the journal I wrote while on the island. There are a couple of videos from this trip posted on the website at: http://www.isleroyale.info/irtube.html Of note: my Dad was to turn 80 years old on October 12th!! Day One - Wednesday: Grand Portage to Isle Royale on the Voy...
by MikeT
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: History
Topic: IR Cabins
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Re: IR Cabins

Thanks for the link. Very good article.
by MikeT
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 9/19 to 9/27/2016 Paddling Rock Harbor
Replies: 9
Views: 2236

Re: TR: 9/19 to 9/27/2016 Paddling Rock Harbor

Ingo, thanks for the report! Lake Superior can be so fickle. Sounds like you did a great job adjusting to the conditions.
We always bring a backup gravity filter when paddling or hiking. Very small and lightweight.
by MikeT
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Old Trails
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: Old Trails

Back from the island with a follow up on looking for this trail... We searched for the Lake Halloran trail with no luck. I marked the 2 GPS points I had that were based on the only two maps I had. Neither one of these were topo maps so, they were only approximations. However, based on the terrain in...
by MikeT
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Old Trails
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: Old Trails

I know this is an old post and I have not posted anything further on the subject, but I hope to. Been busy with some other things related to the island and website and hope to share more trail history. I am planning on searching for this trail this fall. Wish me luck. I will let you know what I find...
by MikeT
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: 1000 registered users
Replies: 2
Views: 602

1000 registered users

Approaching 1000 registered users! (998 right now) A milestone. I personally want to thank Fonix and this whole community! If not for Richard, this might have disappeared. If not for you all, this would be nothing. In everything I do and respond to I point people here and I am always thanked for sen...
by MikeT
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting Stuck on the Island
Replies: 15
Views: 3976

Re: Getting Stuck on the Island

In my experience on the island with the Voyageur and the Queen, they have always, ALWAYS, been concerned with their passengers and have done their VERY best to take care of everyone. The Park Service also does everything they can do, from letting you make phone calls to providing food (be it limited...
by MikeT
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Proposed user fee increase
Replies: 18
Views: 2524

Re: Proposed user fee increase

I have always feared the reservation system, one of the best parts of isle royale is the first come first serve availability system. It creates a sense of community in a way and allows people to double up and share space if needed, a somewhat unique part of the isle royale experience. Reservations ...
by MikeT
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Copper Harbor to IR NP
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Copper Harbor to IR NP

After labor day the boat does not usually fill up . However, if you are going for sure, make the reservation to guarantee your spot.
by MikeT
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Itinerary Generator BETA Testers
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Itinerary Generator BETA Testers

Hello all, The program is officially released! A thank you to all the Beta testers for putting the program through its paces, They were: Nancy Tremblay, Rob Hook, John Ingersoll, John Heneghan and Richard Kaufman. A major thank you goes to Tom Voigt for his extremely detailed testing of the program ...
by MikeT
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Proposed user fee increase
Replies: 18
Views: 2524

Re: Proposed user fee increase

Ok. As I said, I would pay the fee increase, no problem. But, after thinking about it and reading Captain Don's post, I thought about it a bit more. Where would the fee increase go???? Would it go to Isle Royale directly or into a general Park Service fund???? Like the lottery "ear marked" for educa...