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by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Store supply availability- August
Replies: 5
Views: 235

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 213

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...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

It sure looks like a lot was accomplished. The amount of effort required I'm sure depends on skill and experience. It would have been a lot of hard work for me.
by Midwest Ed
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1012

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

I’m all for reintroduces wolves to Isle Royale. My only concern is how these new wolves will react to humans. I can’t imagine being a solo hiker and run into a small pack on the trail. That would be scary. The wolves will most likely come from Ontario. I can't imagine they have not had exposure to ...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: NPS officially moving forward with introducing new wolves to IRNP
Replies: 18
Views: 1012

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

I somehow got signed up on the mailing list for the National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF), a non-profit organization. I think it was because I submitted responses to the NPS regarding the wolf replenishment. I just received an interesting email but cannot find a supporting link so I wil...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: September fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: September fishing

Where are you arriving? On the northeast end the two best lakes would be Ritchie and Chickenbone, but Chickenbone lake has been under an algae bloom alert so you should avoid Chickenbone. Do NOT drink or use the water under any circumstances. Check with the Rangers upon arrival to see if there has b...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: September weather
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: September weather

Many places around the country claim their weather is fast changing, but ask any informed meteorologist and they will tell you that weather patterns around the upper Great Lakes are some of the most unpredictable. I've found this to be true for the Lake Superior region. The approach of Autumn signal...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage

You are confirming the advertised coverage maps for both providers.
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Verizon
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AT&T
Interestingly, Verizon claims to offer an extremely small coverage area along the southern shore of Feldtmann Lake
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Verizon at Feldtmann Lake
TMobile's coverage follows AT&Ts while Sprint resembles Verizon. Have good trip.
by Midwest Ed
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: Electronics

Have brought my GPS twice and never used it, so leave it at home. Seems I usually know where I'm at :) (or don't care). I bought my InReach since I wander around the UP almost every summer, mostly in my pickup, soon to be adding an ATV and travel trailer to the mix. I've already been places along l...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: Electronics

fonixmunkee wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:15 pm
I think of it this way: my phone is now my camera, GPS, and emergency messaging device, all in one. Now I don't carry three big devices when one small device suffices.
And don't forget about being able to lose the wrist watch. I haven't worn a watch since the advent of cell phones.
by Midwest Ed
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: Electronics

I have an older InReach Explorer. The battery life is as advertised. I think they achieve the long life due to the very small screen but I still turn it off when I'm not moving. Once in a while turning it off and on can make for some weird looking tracks on their website map where you appear to make...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: TR: 8/2018 [Canoeing/Fishing - McCargo Cove to Malone Bay]
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: TR: 8/2018 [Canoeing/Fishing - McCargo Cove to Malone Bay]

What a great area of the Island to paddle. I'm glad you did so well fishing. What were you using for Lake Trout in Siskiwit and how deep were they? Were you trolling or jigging? You'll have to go back eventually to add Wood Lake, Lake Whitlesey and Chippewa Harbor to your memories. Exploring the wat...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Amygdaloid Sea Arch Coordinates?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Amygdaloid Sea Arch Coordinates?

For mapping, I really like Acme Mapper . Click the "layers" button in the top right to change between aerial, maps, and topos. I've used those to figure out hiking topography quite often. I use Acme as well. It's a great mapping source but I was surprised by the the large amount of effort TopoQuest...