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by Midwest Ed
Sun May 30, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Boiling + filtering = too much?
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Boiling + filtering = too much?

Ditto the other responses. Just boiling requires a lot more fuel. Plus there will be the occasions when you roll into camp with empty water bottles, very thirsty, only look forward to a wait for the boil and a longer one for it to cool. Pre-filtering is always a good recommendation when the source h...
by Midwest Ed
Fri May 21, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing pole needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Fishing pole needed?

Certainly you could do that and maybe even have some fun. It could work fine in some other lake, filled with Bluegill or Sunfish, where a cane pole with a bobber is the norm, but what you are most likely to hook on Isle Royale is a Northern Pike. A stick with a hard fixed line will be no match for t...
by Midwest Ed
Wed May 12, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: History
Topic: New Resource for Historical Information
Replies: 1
Views: 254

New Resource for Historical Information

An old post I made regarding a link to searchable database of Isle Royale structures is broken again and I haven’t been able to repair the link. My repair efforts resulted in this new discovery, an online search engine of “Properties Listed in the National Register of Historic Places”. It’s a rather...
by Midwest Ed
Wed May 12, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Question - camping 4 nights
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Itinerary Question - camping 4 nights

When schedules are shorter, a lot of people seem to stick to the trails and campsites along the Rock Harbor channel (Three Mile, Daisy Farm, and Moskey Basin). IMO, the big thing they are missing is the portion of the Greenstone Ridge trail that offers some great panoramic views. The above 3 campgro...
by Midwest Ed
Wed May 12, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Volunteer in Parks
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Volunteer in Parks

Congratulations Chief. Do you know yet where you'll be putting your feet up and how you'll be getting around?
by Midwest Ed
Mon May 10, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse

Another access method is the M.V. Sandy tour boat from Rock Harbor lodge, once it's back in operation in 2022. They will also drop you off at Daisy Farm on their way back.
by Midwest Ed
Fri May 07, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: 1st Trip Ever, August 21-28
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: 1st Trip Ever, August 21-28

Two thoughts:

1) If you departed from Grand Portage instead of Grand Marais you could then follow either the Voyageur II or the Sea Hunter ferry.

2) You could trailer to Houghton and hire the NPS Ranger III to take your boat over ($150 one-way).
by Midwest Ed
Thu May 06, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse

I agree with dcclark. Much of the southern shore of Moskey Basin (past the marshy portion) is a very thick boreal forest with a lot of scraggly Balsam Fir. It would very hard going on a bushwack. Here's a picture of the trail from the lighthouse to the Bangsund Cabin which is quite close to the ligh...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: I just saw my first moose of the 2021 season
Replies: 1
Views: 517

I just saw my first moose of the 2021 season

In case you missed it, here it is.
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by Midwest Ed
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Stove Fuel - Windigo - June 4th
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Stove Fuel - Windigo - June 4th

What is the plane's policy for drinking alcohol (carrying, not consuming to be clear :oops: )? A bottle of Everclear or equivalent would work just fine as it is 95% ethanol.
by Midwest Ed
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Rock Harbor vs. Windigo
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Rock Harbor vs. Windigo

Rock Harbor for her and Windigo for you. Oh? Wait! That's not what you meant? :oops: Seriously though, based on your description of her present state of mind and body, Rock Harbor for sure (with still some caveats for 2021 due to Covid). There's the lodge, the cabins, the restaurant, the grill, wate...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Looks like the bugs are out
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Looks like the bugs are out

Well, at least one, even if it's only a house fly or maybe a horse fly.
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I keep watching, waiting for a moose to walk by. It happened once while I sat up on the Ojibway tower.
by Midwest Ed
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: NWS weather updates for IR
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: NWS weather updates for IR

Base654 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:36 pmlinky no worky
This version of the link works, at least for today. (EDIT NOTE: This repaired link is good for long term as it is updated each day)
Open Lake Forecast for Lake Superior
by Midwest Ed
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: CPAP Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: CPAP Machine

Any experience with a CPAP on IR? Oh!, I had a terrible experience. :( Back in June 2000, 4 of us made my first power boat trip with a good friend's boat. We mostly base camped out of Daisy Farm. My friend had a portable CPAP but all I remember about the unit is the battery died or broke the very fi...
by Midwest Ed
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Finally getting back!
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Finally getting back!

May you have fair winds and following seas.