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by Midwest Ed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Approx when would the 2020 schedule release?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

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: 404

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: 174

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: 1469

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: 632

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: 319

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: 10
Views: 651

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: 481

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: 4
Views: 331

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: 183

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...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Late June Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Late June Conditions

You most likely will not have rain every day but if you plan for rain every day by taking rain gear and enough clothes to have something reasonably dry each day you will be properly prepared and and then pleasantly surprised when it only rains on average only every third day or so during June (and t...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?

This wording implies that boats and canoes can be kept overnight, but I would double check with the concessionaires ahead of time to avoid last minute surprises. To me, it all sounds a bit unusual so please verify.
by Midwest Ed
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Bus (M.V. Sandy) - Rock Harbor Area
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Water Bus (M.V. Sandy) - Rock Harbor Area

I discovered through recent research that the Rock Harbor area regularly scheduled tours on the M.V. Sandy have formalized and published their desire and published rated for hikers that wish to use tour stops as a hiking demarcation point: They are actually calling it a "Water Bus" now with very rea...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Labor Day Weekend- Trans to Beaver Island ?

After a thorough re-reading of the concessions website "Rock Harbor Lodge" I saw some things that seem to be new. While the pricing for boats/motors, canoes and kayaks are all listed for half day (4 hours) and full day (8 hours), ONLY KAYAKS are specifically listed as not available for overnights. E...