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by Midwest Ed
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Cultural Resources Mapping Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Cultural Resources Mapping Plan

I'm glad the NPS and MTU have worked to stabilize so much of this historical documentation. So many earlier/older web links have been broken and left unattended. The government seems willing to simply abandon existing data without concern for providing new access to their rearranging if things.
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

Folks going through Houghton and Copper Harbor have favorites also. Houghton, I am having breakfast at Soumi and dinner at the Library. Copper Harbor, breakfast at the Pines, dinner at the Mariner North (which also suffered a fire a while ago, rebuilt), Harbor Haus or Fitzgeralds in Eagle Harbor No...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing advice for Beaver Island/ Rainbow Cove/ Rock of Ages area
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Fishing advice for Beaver Island/ Rainbow Cove/ Rock of Ages area

Similar to John's remarks, I have not heard much about fishing the Washington Harbor area. Further into the harbor, around Beaver Island the depths are rather shallow by Lake Superior standards with maximums of around 50 feet. Most people are looking for Lake Trout. Is this your hope? Depending on w...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

what does this have to do with isle royale? A lot of folks who go to IR from MN stop in Grand Marais on the way up or on the way home. This is one of the places you looked forward to after eating "trail food". Eating at these places becomes a part of the trip. Part of the IR experience. isn't that ...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: On the Lookout for Moose
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: On the Lookout for Moose

I'm jealous of his "no easy feat to trek three miles" (from Rock Harbor to Three Mile I assume) since his "pack weighed around 65 pounds". On my first trek on Isle Royale my pack weighed 80 pounds. :oops: I realize that 65 pounds is heavy by today's standards which undoubtedly was to accommodate his...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: On the Lookout for Moose
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: On the Lookout for Moose

Nice shot of Sargent Lake, for an overcast day.
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

I just noticed tonight the Tobin Harbor webcam has been taken down and a Rock Harbor webcam is now up although it was inactive at the moment. The description stated it overlooked the visitor center and the Ranger III dock. I'm looking forward for the camera to go active sometime soon.
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

I've been "strategizing" a bit as well. If you had a partner with a boat to meet you at various docks then resupply logistics could be dramatically simplified as well as move you to a better staging point. Depends a bit on how heavy the latest camera gear is but there is more than camping gear and f...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

The Tobin Harbor camera must also be a PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) model, since either it got knocked by the wind, or I'm seeing more of Rock Harbor (and a little bit of Snug Harbor, by the looks of it) than before. Good times! Edit: And... it's moved back. Apparently the game is to see how often someone t...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

This is very intriguing! I may have a strategy for procrastinating during the oncoming school year: trying to figure out what it would take to make this happen. Presumably, some coalition of Google Trekker Luggers and luminaries (the people who run the park? the people who run IRKPA?) who have the ...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Now we can work on getting the 165+ miles of total trail length (and maybe even some paddling routes) recorded for Google Street View Trekker using the backpack cameras as has been done for many hard to reach spots including other national park wilderness areas like the Grand Canyon street view. Th...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

According to a FB post it can do 360 deg and is positioned out from the tower on an arm. Obviously the tower would be in the view at some point. Definition of 360 could be swivel only (only horizontal). A gimbal would allow some vertical adjustment. There's also a long narrow smudge slightly below ...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

The new Mott Island webcam is definitely on a manually controlled positioning swivel or gimbal. It's been in three different major positions (that I've seen). They must move it around a bit more often and then try to return it to a home position. It's never quite the same one though. I'm still in lo...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

I read that a mosquito can't fly over 2 mph, so I try to keep walking at a quick pace to out-race them. UP mosquitoes must have their governors removed because they seem to keep up anyhow. I end up doing a sort of modern dance with my arms flailing all around my head and body. Head nets are the bes...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: TR: 7/5-7/12 2020 [HC-FL-SB-SD-MB-RH]

You are quite the devoted friend and pack mule. Hoofing out of Hatchet Lake with 3 gallons of water? I admire you. You will really enjoy a paddling trip. Given the swimming and wading there's been no mention of any of the dreaded Isle Royale leaches.