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by Midwest Ed
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: IR pressed into commercial service!
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: IR pressed into commercial service!

It was an interesting take for such a short trip for a first timer. I think it's valid to make one small correction to their reporting. The facility very near the Rock Harbor Lighthouse is not an "old fish hatchery". It is a "fishery", home to a long time fisherman by the name of Pete Edison. There ...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Spotted in Superior, WI
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Spotted in Superior, WI

I believe the Ranger is heading for its 5 year hull inspection. This would be the first/next step to determine its future, whether to rehab/modernize her or to replace her. Various studies have already been undertaken to investigate potential replacement vessels, either brand new or something reconf...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 1683

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

I too share some of Capt. Don's concerns, particularly about the politics of all the various entities getting involved. From a technical perspective, there is the 1995 Yellowstone reintroduction efforts to help guide some things. In Yellowstone, there were concerns that the homing instincts would ca...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2018 wolf relocation is done.
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: 2018 wolf relocation is done.

I also assume the 200 visitors are those coming into the Houghton Visitor Center. The weather since we finished has not been very good for getting to the island in a private boat let alone trying to fish. There have been far fewer boats going this fall than in the past judging from the marina parki...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2018 wolf relocation is done.
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: 2018 wolf relocation is done.

I have been in the Keweenaw since Tuesday and stopped by the Park office this morning . I came up for the Autumn colors even though the weather forecast looked miserable, and it was . Cold, wind and rain every day almost all day. But the colors were the best I've ever seen except without sunlight I ...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 1683

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

Ingo wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Fourth wolf released yesterday. No press release, but they posted photos.
Looks like Siskiwit Bay campground.

Posts for the earlier releases mentioned they left a moose carcass nearby in order to insure an easy first meal. It made me wonder where they obtained the moose.
by Midwest Ed
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Female wolf dies
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Female wolf dies

"Stuff" happens. Terrible for the wolf but I think the plan will proceed. They will do an investigation but it shouldn't slow things down much.
by Midwest Ed
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cancelled June 2018 Trip / New 2019 Planning Underway
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Cancelled June 2018 Trip / New 2019 Planning Underway

I earlier wondered why we hadn't heard from you. I'm so sorry to hear the bad news, Chief. Old age does march forward. The nights of my last trip were confined to the Lodge with a couple of 2 to 4 mile walks. Otherwise I utilized the M.V. Sandy to get around. I know you were planing to also use the ...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes

Of course there is always the rare risk of very high straight line winds creating dangerous seas on even quite small bodies of water, but these types of events are extremely rare in this part of the country. Indeed there are frequent and fairly short thunderstorms but I'm speaking of tornado-like wi...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Late September/early October highlights
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Late September/early October highlights

I can't remember the dates but it was probably early to mid October. My canoe trip through the Moskey/Ritchie/Intermediate/Wood/Whittlesey loop ended at Chippewa Harbor. The last night at CH, waiting for the Voyageur, was the coldest night of my partner's life. Since I had a Winter bag, I wasn't too...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Store supply availability- August
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Windigo Store supply availability- August

I read somewhere that the Lodge was open an extra week this year, essential through the end of this week (9/9-9/15). Historically they close at the end of the week of Labor Day.
by Midwest Ed
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1920

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

Indeed that Siskiwit was interesting or as hooky phrased it "crazy close" (thanks hooky for assisting with the link). For the benefit of my ego, I won't itemize the error I was making in not finding the Siskiwit pictures. My primary assumption in these incidents is the wolf population (or at least s...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1920

Re: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP

The 2 instances I remember where a wolf was seen specifically in a campground was the one in Daisy Farm corroborated by park rangers and another one in Siskiwit CG. The Siskiwit CG incident was substantiated with photos of a wolf walking down a campground trail that was aware of nearby people but it...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/24-8/31 (Windigo-Huginnin Cove-Island Mine-South Lake Desor-Hatchet Lake-Lake Richie-Daisy Farm-Rock Harbor)
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: TR: 8/24-8/31 (Windigo-Huginnin Cove-Island Mine-South Lake Desor-Hatchet Lake-Lake Richie-Daisy Farm-Rock Harbor)

Very nice trip. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Your Facebook video link appears to be broken. I would also add that many people would unofficially consider that East Chickenbone Lake campground is also not really on a lake. It's much closer to one than Island Mine CG but still not close enough...