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by johnhens
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nice TR
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Nice TR

Came cross this tr on the IRNP FB page.
https://wanderingpine.com/2021/06/03/ro ... _wNFwVsBwg
by johnhens
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Windigo Storm 6/08/21
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Windigo Storm 6/08/21

buddy and i were in one of the two shelters at siskiwit bay that morning. another group there in a tent was able to duck into the other shelter during the storm. thunder was loud enough to shake the shelter. Were there a lot of trees down? If you came from or went to Island Mine, is there still the...
by johnhens
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom

That could mess up some canoe trips, esp if it spreads to other lakes and lasts. We'll be sticking to Superior waters next week, so should be OK. Also, I wonder to what extent it affects Chippewa Harbor? I'm guessing not much, but I wouldn't be getting water near the creek. It will be interesting t...
by johnhens
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom

hooky wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:19 am Kind of early for a blue-green bloom isn't it?
A bit alarming I would say.
by johnhens
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Lake Ritchie Algae Bloom

From the NPS 6/09/21: Lake Richie Water Warning Date Posted: 6/9/2021 Do not drink, filter, or boil water from Lake Richie. Filter or boil water prior to traveling to the area. This lake is experiencing a cyanobacteria algal bloom. It is harmful to ingest. Filtering or boiling will not remove toxins...
by johnhens
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Windigo Storm 6/08/21
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Windigo Storm 6/08/21

Gale force winds came through Windigo on 6/08/21. Many trees down, though not damage to structures. Blowdowns along the Feldtmann trail. Crews working to clear the trees.
by johnhens
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: 1941 IR Guide

Bobcat1 wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am That is a treasure trove! If I have a couple of the brochures that are "cover only" over the years, would it be useful to send them to someone for inclusion in this archive?
Contact the Park Service, they may be interested!!
by johnhens
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Goshawks nesting on the Greenstone
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Goshawks nesting on the Greenstone

A pair of Goshawks are nesting on the Greenstone. Some may remember the west end of the Minong being closed a few years ago due to a nesting pair of Goshawks. From the NPS: Nesting Goshawks Between Hatchet Lake Trail and Mount Siskiwit on Greenstone Ridge Trail Goshawks may swoop and dive as hikers ...
by johnhens
Mon May 31, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Boiling + filtering = too much?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Boiling + filtering = too much?

Hi, I'm getting ready for my first trip to the island, and very excited! Going from Rock Harbor to Windigo. Question about water treatment.... I'm planning to bring my old Whisperlite, buying fuel at Rock Harbor, and boiling water in the am and pm. I was also going to bring a filter, mostly because...
by johnhens
Sun May 30, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: 1941 IR Guide

odd man out wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 5:17 pm Many more old guides can be found here

http://npshistory.com/publications/isro ... #brochures
wow good info, thanks!!
by johnhens
Sat May 29, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 784

1941 IR Guide

I "borrowed " this from the "Where is Picket Bay" post.
https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_ ... /index.htm
by johnhens
Tue May 25, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: IR Seaplanes add a 2nd Beaver
Replies: 2
Views: 488

IR Seaplanes add a 2nd Beaver

This is from the IR Seaplane FB page: CONFIRMED. The beaver population has officially grown by 100%. Isle Royale Seaplanes is excited to announce that we will be operating not one, but TWO de Havilland dhc-2 Beaver. If this news makes you happy think about how happy you’ll be flying in one. Join us ...
by johnhens
Mon May 24, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing pole needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: Fishing pole needed?

If I am going to be near good fishing lakes, it is worth it to bring a rod and reel (lures ect) to fish. I have caught fish from Ritchie, Chickenbone, Sargent, Feldtmann, Mason, and fishing off the docks at a few places on Superior.
by johnhens
Sun May 23, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: History
Topic: Islands of Isle Royale
Replies: 0
Views: 688

Islands of Isle Royale

Came across this, thought some might be interseted.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_i ... ional_Park
by johnhens
Sat May 22, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Trout fishing from a canoe on the bays of the Northeastern shores
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Trout fishing from a canoe on the bays of the Northeastern shores

Do you have any favorite locations for Trout fishing from a canoe on the bays of the Northeastern shores? Specifically Five Finger Bay, Green Island, Belle Isle and Robinson Bay, Duncan Bay, Pickerel Cove, Lane Cove and East of Pete Island. Also any lures and or methods that work the best there? Se...