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by johnhens
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Queen phone service out
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Queen phone service out

Sorry if you’re trying to call! In addition to the lightning strike a couple days ago, now the entire town of Copper Harbor has no phones due to a truck striking a pole. Website reservations are still available or email questions to isleroyalequeen@gmail.com. We are not sure when phones will be rest...
by johnhens
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: West Nile virus killing MN Loons
Replies: 0
Views: 50

West Nile virus killing MN Loons

by johnhens
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Voyagers NP wolves
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Voyagers NP wolves

Good article about the summe4 d8et of wolves in Voyagers National Park. Surprised to read they eat blueberries and whitefish.
https://www.npca.org/articles/2191-hunt-and-gather
by johnhens
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birds in Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Birds in Flight

Nice shots!!
by johnhens
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: time for a boat
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: time for a boat

You are limited by length (20') if you wish to use the Ranger. I know Rolf Peterson has a sailboat he keeps on IR. He may be a good source of info. I believe it is a trailer sailer.
by johnhens
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Carrying Water

This year we are using "Rapid Pure - Explorer Camp" It had a dry bag with a filter inside attached to a nozzle and hose coming out the bottom. And it is RAPID. It gives us water as fast as it can flow through the tube, even filters out viruses, and can be frozen solid without harming it. Freeze a S...
by johnhens
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Carrying Water

If your Sawyer bag disconects can you take the "dirty" bag into the water to fill it? Otherwise we use a 5 liter stuff sack to fill our gravity filter. We have used a cook pot also to do this, making sure to boil water in it to remove any impurities.
by johnhens
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Coaster Brook Trout
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Coaster Brook Trout

Article on Coasters on IR: If you love trout fishing in Northern Michigan, then this study from Isle Royale National Park should peak your interest. In cooperation with the Isle Royale National Park and Michigan DNR, fishery biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been gathering data...
by johnhens
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Unusual Miky Way 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Unusual Miky Way 2019

Cool shot!!
by johnhens
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 4 moose stuck in mud, die.
Replies: 2
Views: 292

4 moose stuck in mud, die.

This happened over winter and recently.
https://www.mlive.com/life/2019/06/deep ... oyale.html
by johnhens
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: More on the Black Wolf found dead
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: More on the Black Wolf found dead

Talked with Rolf on the boat yesterday as the Voyageur II sailed the south shore to Windigo. I had no idea that a black coat is genetic trait gained from mating with American domestic dogs a while back, and is a single gene. Turns out if a wolf holds both chromosomes, it will have a shorter than av...