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by Midwest Ed
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Concerned about missing Water Taxi after Seaplane arrival
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Concerned about missing Water Taxi after Seaplane arrival

While weather delays for the seaplane can very occasionally be lengthy, they are most often measured in an hour or two or just minutes. This is most often waiting for early morning fog to burn off. A severe thunderstorm can lengthen delays. The water taxi operators are part of the lodge concessions ...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Leaving canoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Leaving canoes?

Johnhens has visited and fished Sargent Lake. Here is a link to his description of getting there. I really do not think you will have any problems leaving a canoe for a day or two. Worst case is extremely slim that a group of unsupervised youth might eye it for a joy ride, especially if you leave it...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Two nights at Moskey or Daisy Farm?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Two nights at Moskey or Daisy Farm?

+3 on Daisy Farm. While Moskey Basin campground offers a very calm and beautifully serene setting, I think much of it will be lost on the very young. As outlined very well in the above postings, Daisy Farm offers the opportunity for several activities suitable for all ages. A day trip up to the Gree...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Thoughts on how an ice bridge works
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Thoughts on how an ice bridge works

You can read here in this National Geographic article some thoughts of Rolf Peterson on the subject. It covered the time of the tracking of the Minnesota pair that crossed over, spent a few days, then returned home. I think it's about food, procreation and socialization. What else is there? I just r...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf Transfer to proceed
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Wolf Transfer to proceed

Pure speculation is that they either have the funds, but were earmarked for other projects and now diverted, or deep pockets behind the scenes have committed to making up any difference. Doesn't appear that the gofundme approach is going to get there by itself, does it. My speculative take on thing...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf Transfer to proceed
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Wolf Transfer to proceed

The differences in perspective between this article and the one I posted yesterday are quite interesting. One states the funding is a forgone conclusion while the other provides information that as of today the fund is only at 17% of the goal. And the news article from Duluth does not even provide a...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation Attempting to Make Wolf Transfer Project "Shutdown Proof"
Replies: 0
Views: 98

National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation Attempting to Make Wolf Transfer Project "Shutdown Proof"

I just received an email notice from the National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation that they have started a GoFundMe for the wolf transfer project that is intended to keep the project proceeding regardless of government shutdown status. See the above link for details or here is the direct Isle Roya...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?
Replies: 6
Views: 304

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

Chickenbone is the closest for packing it in... That portage has been listed as lengthened to 1.2 miles for the past few years. Is this still true? A drop off at Malone Bay gets one to inland lakes with a much shorter portage and then into other nice fishable lakes with shorter portages as well. Ye...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Combined Ferry Schedule Calendar - 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 5933

Re: Combined Ferry Schedule Calendar - 2019

The combined ferry schedule for 2019 is done.Originally I had one open question on the last trip of the year for the Voyageur II. On this last trip I thought it circumnavigated the Island in one day with no overnight at Rock Harbor. It was unclear if it stopped at Windigo on the way out or the way b...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?
Replies: 6
Views: 304

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

How much extra weight will the packraft add and what is your view towards portaging? From a financial standpoint is the water taxi an option for you or are you thinking of using the Voyageur II? ? There is a chart in the Greenstone newsletter that describes the various lengths and elevation changes ...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: August group trip Poison ivy?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: August group trip Poison ivy?

dcclark wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Isle Royale is a sort of promised land for bushwhackers: No (human) ticks, no poison ivy, and no bears.
Those pesky squirrels though. Sometimes I thought they would bring about my undoing.
by Midwest Ed
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: August group trip Poison ivy?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: August group trip $ Poison ivy?

How is the poison ivy in mid August on average? Planning to hike Rock Harbor to Daisy Farm to Chickenbones, McCargo and back Mid August. I am hearing it can be everywhere? Any tips? Based on all the reporting that I've seen, from what I would consider extremely reliable sources, you have virtually ...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Hiking Shoes?

I've had quite a footwear journey after developing severe plantar fasciitus in 2016. I've found that the less weight on my feet, the better (and happier) mileage I can get of my trips. Is your pain from PF behind you now? It use to take me at least 30 minutes of hobbling around each morning before ...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feedback on 8 day backpacking trip
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Feedback on 8 day backpacking trip

The campgrounds on the eastern end are generally closer together and more prevalent. This makes for creating added flexibility in itineraries for the eastern end. I suggest posting an proposed itinerary here and once you seem fairly firm in it, there is a sticky post in the Trip Reports section for ...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Work boots as hiking boots?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Work boots as hiking boots?

In addition to the differences in the soles, most work boots nowadays have steel toe protection which adds unnecessary hiking weight. As far as breaking in a new pair of leather boots, I had heard of a method some years ago but never tried it. It seems to actually have picked up a following but I st...