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by Midwest Ed
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Jet Skier rescued off IR
Replies: 6
Views: 248

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: 118

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.
by Midwest Ed
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: July Bugs and Permethrin
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: July Bugs and Permethrin

The bug net I have is the kind without a built-in hat. As a result it folds down (kinds Of winds up actually) into almost no space and weighs almost nothing nothing ( just a few ounces). This is a very small price to pay for the high value insurance it provides. You might never need it until that on...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Angelique's Isle
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

Re: Angelique's Isle

This book and movie just popped up again in some searching I was doing. The film appears to have been released last year but I cannot find it for sale either by streaming or any other method. Has anyone seen the film (or read the book)?
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 6/15-6/20 2019 3M-DF-Moskey-DF-RH, NO BUGS?
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: TR 6/15-6/20 2019 3M-DF-Moskey-DF-RH, NO BUGS?

Suomi it is, then. Maybe with a Dramamine chaser, depending on the forecast. Suomi Bakery & Restaurant is very good. Full disclosure, I used to work at the Suomi Restaurant as the janitor a few decades ago. But IMO the best pasties in town are now at Roy's, also in Houghton, right on the water, jus...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Bugs and best weather reports
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Bugs and best weather reports

Everyone in our group bought a "Bug Shirt" which is basically a long sleeve shirt that has been treated with the Insectashield Technology. We wore them all week and literally the shirts do repel bugs (quite a surprise!). I definitely recommend getting one. I searched this product and if I found the...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: What can I do if I have to camp at Rock Harbor for the first night?
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Is using a folding hand cart on the trail practical?

Welcome to the forums, Haisen. Even if the cart was allowed it would very impractical on the Isle Royale trails due their extremely bumpy and irregular surface. If your inquiry was based upon need instead of inconvenience then I suggest you look into other options. There are several campgrounds on L...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Unusual Miky Way 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Unusual Miky Way 2019

chief54 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:18 am
. . . . but an astronomer with NPS is leaning toward the Starlink Network but is researching so hopefully he can figure out exactly what I captured.
Wait! What? The NPS employs an astronomer?
by Midwest Ed
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 4 moose stuck in mud, die.
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: 4 moose stuck in mud, die.

Damn dams! Sorry I just couldn't resist the opportunity.

Terrible for the moose but saved some trees though.
by Midwest Ed
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: chief54 first 2019 images
Replies: 10
Views: 575

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: 15
Views: 708

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: 15
Views: 708

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: 15
Views: 708

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: 381

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: 15
Views: 821

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: