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by Midwest Ed
Wed May 27, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Little Todd to Huginnin Cove
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Little Todd to Huginnin Cove

Much good advice. I've also previously given Tom's suggestion to take the more difficult of the two trails that exit from Rock Harbor in order to give hardy souls a better first look at what the trail footing can be. Also, know that the last section of your first day from Daisy Farm into Moskey Basi...
by Midwest Ed
Thu May 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020

There's been talk of still maintaining a "skeleton" park crew. Here's some evidence:
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by Midwest Ed
Wed May 20, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020

This MLIVE Article adds a bit additional clarification to John's latest reporting. They interviewed the same Liz Valencia. If and when the park land based operations open, the access will be by seaplane (if available) or personal boat. Valencia also characterized the chances of staying closed ALL se...
by Midwest Ed
Sat May 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

mean_ass_raccoon wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:03 pm
what does this have to do with isle royale?
The Grand Marais Fire Chief is Ben Silence who is also a skipper of Voyageur ferry.
Also, the restaurant was (is, assuming it comes back) one of a few a favorite first stops when returning to Minnesota.
by Midwest Ed
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Kayaking Video - Circumnavigating Isle Royale and all of Lake Superior
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Kayaking Video - Circumnavigating Isle Royale and all of Lake Superior

I just ran across this group of 4 graduates from Northern Michigan University that in 2018 circumnavigated the entire Lake Superior and all of Isle Royale with an additional side trip though the boundary waters. They are all involved in the environmental sciences or other related areas so the effort...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Copper Harbor lodging
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Copper Harbor lodging

I second John's suggestions. There are also a couple of other similar accommodations but I have not tried them. There are also several B&B or other rentals in the area that typically require a 3 to 7 night minimum but can sometimes be had for one night when booked at the last minute. Even though I w...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Artist in Residence

Torpified, We very well could have unknowingly crossed paths. I agree that chief would have made (and still could in the future make) a great choice for AIR. BTW, if we had been confronted about being off topic my last retort would have been to point out that The Library Bar is located on Isle Royal...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Artist in Residence

I know we're getting far afield from the original thread topic, but since you started the thread I'll diverge a bit more. In 1975-76 I lived above the Library Bar. The apartment was actually above what was then the Crown Bakery, but we could step through our living room window onto the roof of the L...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

Any updates from the seaplane or Queen. I am scheduled for two weeks in June :| hopeful As of today, April 3rd, the Isle Royale National Park Website states: Impact on Isle Royale National Park Summer 2020 Island Visitation At this time, Isle Royale is moving forward with full Summer 2020 Island vi...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Artist in Residence

If I know we're going to meet, I'll try to bring you a couple of items that came from the CGC Woodrush (and I think stenciled, spray painted "Woodrush"). I'm sure the statute of limitations has expired for "whomever" the inebriated MTU student or students was/were that decided to take a midnight, se...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Artist in Residence

chief, I'm willing to bet that your lifelong dedication and experience with The Island actually works against you to some degree. They know you are already "hooked" and therefore they know you'll be back, creating and sharing the same type of artwork that you would as an AIR. It's my observation tha...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

Even with all the wilderness time I've experienced in the past 44 years, I have now set a new personal record for the longest time spent without human face to face time, all from the comfort of my home. It's my son's opinion that given my age and health I should not leave the house. Due to his press...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: itinerary help
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: itinerary help

Given your preconditions, I agree with the spirit of dcclark's advise. It's important for you to know that even though the park asks for your itinerary when you check in and start, you can alter the itinerary at any time. There are 2 trails from Rock Harbor to 3 mile. One to the north along Tobin Ha...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: What happens when you register as a group?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: What happens when you register as a group?

Your best source for this information (and a whole lot more) is the park's annual newsletter, The Greenstone. I refer you to pages 8 then 9 then 6. The basics of group camping are: - 7 to 10 people - Fixed itinerary (i.e. no last minute changes allowed) that must be submitted and approved in advance...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Personal Watercraft as Transportation
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Personal Watercraft as Transportation

Back in June of 2000, 4 of us made the trip from Houghton to Rock Harbor in my friend's 24 foot boat. Here's a link to the journey. I agree treeplanter, when everything goes right it's no big deal. After spending some time in the Coast Guard Auxiliary I've noticed that, excluding the accidents due t...