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by Midwest Ed
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Toilet Paper
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Toilet Paper

I think that for those that bring and use their own TP, and in keeping with the spirit of LNT, that same used tissue should be carried out as well. :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
by Midwest Ed
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Windigo to Greenstone Ridge

What a great mapping resource. I discovered if you get the zooming in and out just right, all that's needed is to select both ends of the profile. Here is the Greenstone Ridge Trail profile. It only took me a couple of minutes.
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Greenstone Ridge Trail Profile
by Midwest Ed
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Success fishing?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Success fishing?

I know it's not on your list but I think the most reliable source of Northern Pike is Lake Ritchie.
by Midwest Ed
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Northern Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Northern Lights

In all depends on what mood the Sun is in. The Northern Lights are caused when highly ionized (electrically charged) particles that are ejected by the Sun interact with the Earth's magnetic field. There are several different factors that contribute to your chances. First there needs to be an ejectio...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Late June Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Late June Conditions

You most likely will not have rain every day but if you plan for rain every day by taking rain gear and enough clothes to have something reasonably dry each day you will be properly prepared and and then pleasantly surprised when it only rains on average only every third day or so during June (and t...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?

This wording implies that boats and canoes can be kept overnight, but I would double check with the concessionaires ahead of time to avoid last minute surprises. To me, it all sounds a bit unusual so please verify.
by Midwest Ed
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Bus (M.V. Sandy) - Rock Harbor Area
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Water Bus (M.V. Sandy) - Rock Harbor Area

I discovered through recent research that the Rock Harbor area regularly scheduled tours on the M.V. Sandy have formalized and published their desire and published rated for hikers that wish to use tour stops as a hiking demarcation point: They are actually calling it a "Water Bus" now with very rea...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?

After a thorough re-reading of the concessions website "Rock Harbor Lodge" I saw some things that seem to be new. While the pricing for boats/motors, canoes and kayaks are all listed for half day (4 hours) and full day (8 hours), ONLY KAYAKS are specifically listed as not available for overnights. E...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Swimmers Itch at Todd Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Swimmers Itch at Todd Harbor

We humans should be bystanders to this unwholesome series of events, but for one thing: the cercariae mistake us for ducks. Only after entering the outermost layer of skin do they realize their awful mistake, but it is too late for them: our body’s immune system reacts to kill them off, that respon...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Swimmers Itch at Todd Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Swimmers Itch at Todd Harbor

Interesting that the last post here about swimmer's itch (2015) was also at Todd Harbor.
by Midwest Ed
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Inland Water Conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Inland Water Conditions

The park service has always been quite diligent about posting bloom alerts on the Isle Royale Park Service website . Presently there are none posted and I believe there have been none so far this year. We might get a more up to date first hand report but if a bloom exists then an official alert won'...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Thanks for the Itinerary help
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Thanks for the Itinerary help

Here's the view in September 2013:
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Lookout Louise September 2013
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Logistics- Rock Harbor to Windigo- How do you get back to Rock Harbor to catch boat
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Logistics- Rock Harbor to Windigo- How do you get back to Rock Harbor to catch boat

How often do they have fog or other bad weather resulting in delays. Looks like the seaplane would be an option. Seaplane delays are more frequent than ferry delays but are measured in minutes or hours. Ferry delays are often (but not always) the entire day. A ferry might only have 1 or 2 interrupt...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Jet Skier rescued off IR
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Jet Skier rescued off IR

hooky wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:49 pm
You have to wonder how the conversation went after they told him they would be dropping him off in Sault Ste. Marie.
At least I'm sure he got a good meal (or 2) on the way to The Soo.
by Midwest Ed
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Voyagers NP wolves
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Voyagers NP wolves

Even more surprising was that NatGeo link had a link to a group of west coastal wolves whose diet consists of 90% seafood.