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by jerry
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: August group trip Poison ivy?
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: August group trip Poison ivy?

Watch out for the fox too. Years ago, at Washington Creek/Windigo, there was one named "stealy" Dan. The gray jays are also excellent thieves!
by jerry
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Life of a Ranger on IR
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Life of a Ranger on IR

A few years ago, a Ranger was checking my permit at Daisy Farm. I mentioned to him, that I heard a helicopter flying over the island. He told me about being up for more then 24 hours and looking forward to gether some sleep. Apparently, a hiker/camper was injured and was medically evacuated. He and ...
by jerry
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

Wildcat, I believe any of these trips are going to be enjoyable for you and the grandkids! Notice from a another person from Ohio (Dayton). You'll need to plan lots of trips in the future. This NP keeps drawing me back. Hope to meet you someday at the Park (or Ohio).
by jerry
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Finding moose
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Finding moose

Between midnight and sun up at Washington Creek, when you have a clear evening with a full moon or lots of stars. A bull was following a cow up and down the Creek after Labor Day (2016) each evening. I was in a shelter for 4 evenings. The bull walked through my/our camp site every night on its way t...
by jerry
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/14-7/19 2018 – Canoe paddle of the NE corner
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: TR: 7/14-7/19 2018 – Canoe paddle of the NE corner

Enjoyed your report Tom. A question about the Voyageur Brewing place. Do they serve dark brew/beer?
by jerry
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Chippewa Harbor or Moskey Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Chippewa Harbor or Moskey Basin

I've had good success with the boaters at Chippewa. They've feed me lake trout (freshly caught), as much as I desired. Lucky me! Moskey is also a good choice. Never an issue there (so far).
by jerry
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa
Replies: 18
Views: 1956

Re: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa

JerryB, I too have a lot of food left over when I return home from a hike. I feel the hiking, site seeing, etc. distract me to the point I've gotten to the end of the day, with minimal amount of food comsumption. I want to thank you once again for the sharing of food, room, etc. at the Grand Portage...
by jerry
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017

In September a bull moose and two cows (one with her calf) were in Washington Creek every day (9/14-18). And often in the middle of the night. Thanks for your report.
by jerry
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First Trip: Hammocks, Huginning Loop, August 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: First Trip: Hammocks, Huginning Loop, August 2018

There are plenty of trees at the cove. They should work for you.
by jerry
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Grey jays were active every day when I was at Washington creek last month. They are big.
by jerry
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Senior Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Senior Pass

I not only used my senior pass at Isle Royale NP this year, but twice when camping in Superior National Forest (E. Bearskin and Sawbill Lakes) on returning to Minnesota. 1/2 price at those campsites, plus covering the N.P. saved me over $50.
by jerry
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Senior Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Senior Pass

I just got my senior pass last week before the price hike. To think I could have purchased the pass more then ten years ago. I'll be using it in 12 days at ISRO NP.
by jerry
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 24
Views: 5448

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Jerry Pesch
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Arrive: 9/13/17
Departure: 9/17/17
Coming from: Grand Portage via V2
Itinerary: Day hikes in the Windigo area
Hope to meet forum members on the trip to and from ISRO NP.
by jerry
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: September trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Re: September trip

I've too have always enjoyed meeting folks from the "Forum". The laundry and showers are not going to be available in the last half of September. The potable water is available into October.