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by Midwest Ed
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation Photo Contest
Replies: 0
Views: 187

National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation Photo Contest

NPLSF Photo Contest! NPLSF is proud to share we are having a photo contest! Now through February 29, submit your favorite picture from one of the amazing five national parks on lake superior for a chance to win an NPLSF tote bag and sticker OR one of our brand new baseball caps and a sticker! (Winn...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Viking Cruise Ship on Superior in 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Viking Cruise Ship on Superior in 2022

I think everyone can stop worrying. These particular ships are 665 feet long with a 77 foot beam. That is 4 times as long and twice as wide as the Ranger III. It would probably need tug assistance to just get close to Snug Harbor and there still would be no place large enough to dock (and I think no...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: General Info on MV Sandy
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: General Info on MV Sandy

The MV Sandy is the concessionaire's tour boat and is separate from the water taxi boats they operate. The MV Sandy operates on fixed schedules while taxis operate and are dispatched by reservations. You should be concerned enough to have a Plan B. Part of the enamor and beauty of Isle Royale is tha...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Easy Itinerary
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Easy Itinerary

Assuming you get to McCargoe Cove on schedule and things are going OK, I suggest Lake Ritchie over West Chickenbone. You can always change as conditions require. Your hesitant Mrs. hookey, is a much more hardy hiker/camper than my Mrs. Ed was. She once humored me with a single overnight in Rock Harb...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Approx when would the 2020 schedule release?
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Approx when would the 2020 schedule release?

In general, the trend seems to have been that additional days/voyages keep getting added a bit each year, so I doubt you'll see a reduction from last year's schedules. Don't pay attention to the historic dates, instead observe the weeks of the months of interest. The days of a given week for service...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: The Edmund Fitzgerald
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

The Edmund Fitzgerald sinking has always been personal for me. I was going to Michigan Tech that Autumn. I remember vividly everyone walking at a 45 degree angle into 75 MPH winds. I lived in a downtown Houghton apartment above what was at the time the Crown Bakery, overlooking the roof of the Libra...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Artist in Residence

Likewise as Torpied I have no relevant experience, but I would hope that your life long experience with the Island, the Great Lakes and the Coast Guard should add tremendously to the already fabulous resume of of your photographic work. Make sure you highlight it all.
by Midwest Ed
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?

You should double check with the sea plane service but I'm pretty sure they only offer service to Windigo and Rock Harbor (actually Tobin Harbor). I've seen evidence of sea planes landing in Siskiwit Bay near the SB campground and dock but that was a one time non-commercial event for the wolf re-pop...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: Most photographic areas for Astro/Landscape/Wildlife Photography

Rather than suggesting where to go, I'll try to describe what to expect in broad brush strokes. There are photographic subjects almost everywhere you look. There's also a multitude of opportunities presented by the Island's flora and geology. Most of the rocks are some of the oldest surface formatio...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Autumn Satellite Imagery
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Autumn Satellite Imagery

This is from the NOAA's color imagery of the Lake Superior Region. It's not a high quality image but I thought it was interesting from the viewpoint that it demonstrates where most of the hardwoods/Sugar Maples are located. I'm missing my usual Autumn trip to the U.P. this year. IRFallColors.png
by Midwest Ed
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Toilet Paper
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

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: 706

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.
Greenstone Ridge Trail Profile
Greenstone Ridge Trail Profile
by Midwest Ed
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Success fishing?
Replies: 6
Views: 596

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: 315

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...