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by Midwest Ed
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away

Captain Don's full obituary is now posted online. He and I used to chat during all my Queen trips as he enjoyed doing so with many passengers. I knew from these discussions that we both had lived in Livonia, Michigan but only now, after reading the full obit, (and doing some research) have I discov...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away

I thought maybe these two Queen history articles written by Captain Don's father, #1 and #2 , dating back to before the origins of the first Isle Royale Queen might be part of a memorial and tribute.
by Midwest Ed
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Capt. Don Kilpela (Isle Royale Queen IV) has passed away

Very sad news. My condolences, thoughts and prayers for Don's family.
by Midwest Ed
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alone at Malone
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Alone at Malone

The link is missing now (or maybe I can't find it) but there was an earlier page on the NPS ISRO website that described the trail camera situation. As I recall it also reassured people that if they were recorded their faces would automatically be blurred out before ever seen by anyone.
by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Starting from East end of Greenstone Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Starting from East end of Greenstone Trail

.... if you're expecting Lookout Louise to jut spikily into Lake Superior, brace yourself for disappointment. The view from Lookout Louise is not what it used to be. Many years ago (MANY years :oops:) the view was far less obstructed by vegetation that is now more "grown up". Here's the view in 201...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Starting from East end of Greenstone Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Starting from East end of Greenstone Trail

Hello and welcome. There are some people that have done what you are desiring to accomplish, hike the full Greenstone Trail from end to end. Under normal conditions (non-covid) your suspicions of a boat ride are correct. This year the Rock Harbor Lodge has been closed and since they operate all the ...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Porkies Sees Increase in Search and Rescues
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Porkies Sees Increase in Search and Rescues

We came over with a party of five who had no water filter. This was fortunately discovered during LNT. There had been other signs of not being prepared for ISRO conditions. A later report indicated that they had an enjoyable time at Rock Harbor. I'm not addressing this group specifically but as lon...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fall Color MODIS Pic
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Fall Color MODIS Pic

That color just "popped out" in 1 or 2 days. The previous non-cloudy day, 9/20, was all green. The Keweenaw has REALLY turned in those 2 days as well.
This image has had the contrast enhanced a bit.
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by Midwest Ed
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: IR Wolf Reintroduction Documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: IR Wolf Reintroduction Documentary

For some reason, that link starts at almost 6 minutes into the video. Here's the home website of the sponsoring organization National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) . The main video link there also contains the same timing error but it has a lot of supporting information, especially great...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: The Evolution of Fisheries
Replies: 1
Views: 202

The Evolution of Fisheries

It appears probable that waterfowl can participate in seeding lakes with with new fish species according to this Audubon Society article.
by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020

Beautiful photos. How long do you think that canoe is? Nine guys? Wow!. I've never been to Huginnen Cove but that section of trail shown in your photo looks like it could throw one's back out while attempting to wind your way around the rock formation. If we're giving shout outs to GR, MI .... I was...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: TR:Feldtmann Loop & Huginin Cove, August 26-30, 2020

. ....The voyageur canoe was there on the beach as well. . . . The GPS even shows a nonexistent trail that loops around the east side of Feldtmann Lake. I'm curious how long ago the trail was rerouted and how old is the data that Garmin uses for its maps? . . . On the plane, I was offered the co-pi...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

W. Chickenbone to Moskey = straightforward. Moskey -Daisy Farm is an unexpectedly rough 3.5 miles or so, up and down off rock outcroppings, little shade, etc. ... Awh. I really have always enjoyed Moskey to Daisy. It is a scenic walk but it can also be a tremendous burn on the legs if taken too fas...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: History
Topic: Article covering Cemetery Island
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Article covering Cemetery Island

It's a 4 year old article on Cemetery Island but I do not think it's ever been posted here.
by Midwest Ed
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Intermediate and Lake Richie Algae Bloom 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Intermediate and Lake Richie Algae Bloom 2020

The wolf program has now set a precedent and some of my recent studies in geology have taught me that snails love eating cyanobacteria so maybe it's now time to introduce more snails into the typically troubled inland lakes, Just kidding . One prevalent geology theory points to snail munching as the...