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by Midwest Ed
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: chief54 first 2019 images
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: chief54 first 2019 images

Beautiful. What's the source of the orange glow on the horizon below Jupiter?
by Midwest Ed
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chief54 Prelim Report
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Chief54 Prelim Report

Seems to sort of fly in the face of the edicts of the Wilderness Act (and Biosphere adherence), but I think the wolf reintroduction already crossed that rubric. Actually I'm in favor of the trail crew's (most likely temporary) action so I guess I'm just making somewhat of a rhetorical point.
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chief54 Prelim Report
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Chief54 Prelim Report

I'm confused. It looks and sounds like the beaver dam was being altered? Really?
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chief54 Prelim Report
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Chief54 Prelim Report

I'm glad to hear you had so many clear night skies. I was watching the NOAA hourly forecasts while you on the Island and their published odds for clear night skies did not look so good. I'm not surprised they got it wrong. It's some of the hardest weather to predict. I await further published results.
by Midwest Ed
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Daisy Farm concrete foundations
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Daisy Farm concrete foundations

I agree with treeplanter that most likely origin is the CCC camp. They were considered temporary then but they became quite large (in Island speak anyway). Here are 2 pictures of the Daisy Farm CCC Camp taken in 1938 and 1939: Daisy Farm 1939 NVIC-30-205.jpg Daisy Farm 1938 NVIC-30-131.jpg From what...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.

Eloquent as ever. Thank you. I must ask though, is photo #6 the selfie you mentioned? I might proffer that those 4 foot high beaver cuts were obtained via some sort of pyramid of two or more beavers working in consort. :shock: :oops:
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Picnic Tables in Group Sites?
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Picnic Tables in Group Sites?

After searching my memory and older forum posts, I can assure you that any campground located on Lake Superior that also has a dock will also have picnic tables, even at the group sites. All inland campgrounds have no picnic tables. Also, Tom's warning that picnic tables can sometimes "walk away" is...
by Midwest Ed
Sat May 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: RH Lodge Fishing Charter
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: RH Lodge Fishing Charter

I have not used the Rock Harbor charter fishing but I have used one located in the Keweenaw. If you're into fishing (or even not) it's a lot of fun. Catching Lake Trout reliably requires specific equipment, tackle and skills. I've compared prices in Michigan and Minnesota. The Lodge's pricing is qui...
by Midwest Ed
Fri May 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Island is Now OPEN

I've been lobbying the Park to add a webcam to Snug Harbor or maybe move the one at Tobin Harbor. The Tobin Harbor camera has never been very reliable.
by Midwest Ed
Fri May 24, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Blisters
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Blisters

porter wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:00 am
A: I think having & using duct tape is a wide-versatility thing more so than cost thing.
Sort of like it's a Red Green thing. :D
by Midwest Ed
Thu May 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Zebra Mussels and fishing gear
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Zebra Mussels and fishing gear

a dunk in very low concentration of propylene glycol antifreeze does wonders. I wonder if they caught any fish after that? My question is mostly tongue in cheek but I know Lake Trout fishermen that don't even like to touch their lures and swear it makes a difference. Probably not Northern so much. ...
by Midwest Ed
Thu May 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Zebra Mussels and fishing gear
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Zebra Mussels and fishing gear

Zebra Mussels have been in Lake Superior for about 30 years now, found mainly in the bigger commercial shipping port areas of Duluth/Superior and Thunder Bay. I think they were first seen on Isle Royale about 10 years ago. Here's a more dramatic and more recent report singling out both the Windigo d...
by Midwest Ed
Thu May 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Blisters
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Blisters

Squirt a few drops under skin flap. Its gonna sting. . . . Ouch! :twisted: It's got ethanol alcohol. I guess it's gonna hurt. Interesting information. I'm still a big fan of prevention. I always stop early on and then periodically to apply moleskin in massive quantities BEFORE the first sign of exc...
by Midwest Ed
Thu May 23, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feeble First-Timer, Seeking Affirmation
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: Feeble First-Timer, Seeking Affirmation

I 100% second Tom's suggestions. Being on the Island for 9 days and not seeing the Greenstone Ridge panoramic views would be a certain missed opportunity. If you can arrange an extra day at Daisy Farm or if you arrive there early with enough remaining energy a trip to the Greenstone should not be mi...
by Midwest Ed
Mon May 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Todd Harbor/Little Todd Stream
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Todd Harbor/Little Todd Stream

I must say the thought of wading in the water is not pleasant. . . . If getting your hiking footwear totally soaked or going barefoot are both unpleasant thoughts then a pair of lightweight camp shoes that are either water proof or that dry out quickly work great here. Crocks seem a popular choice....