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by jrwiesz
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Detailed IR maps
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Detailed IR maps

torpified, Funny thing; that smaller pack, a "Marmot fanny pack", was the same pack Jim DuFresne was carrying for his day hike. I had just resupplied with a, premailed, 10 day(20#), food drop at Windigo. I met Jim at the Windigo visitors center I spent 21 days, enjoying :D , that occasion to the Isl...
by jrwiesz
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Detailed IR maps
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Detailed IR maps

I met Jim DuFresne in 2009; doesn't seem like ten years this September. He, and his daughter were just getting that maps site started. He was solo on the Isle, to update his trail guide book. I made the Grace Creek Overlook photo in the 4th edition. As he snapped several photos of me, as we hiked th...
by jrwiesz
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Island is Now OPEN

Catching that first boat.
I've pondered, is there enough snow for skiing sections; maybe to Lane Cove or towards Tobin Harbor?
The ultimate glade run. 8)
How much would the charge be for transport of ski equipment; could be regarded as any other piece of gear/equipment :?:
by jrwiesz
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/29 – 8/7, 2018 [RH-DF-MB-CH-MCC-TH-NLD-WC]
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: TR: 7/29 – 8/7, 2018 [RH-DF-MB-CH-MCC-TH-NLD-WC]

:D ... We immediately made a mistake and followed a false path to the right. We should’ve continued straight, I believe. We were able to cross the damn, despite knee deep water and shoe sucking mud. We reached the woods edge and knew we were no longer on trail... :shock: :oops: Been there, done tha...
by jrwiesz
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time Itinerary Advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 2167

Re: First Time Itinerary Advice!

Breezypointer wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:10 pm
I realize this is a very broad approximation but how many hours does it take to get from Windigo to S Desor, and from S Desor to W Chickenbone?
6 hrs to S Desor, 8 hrs to W Chickenbone from S Desor. YMMV.
by jrwiesz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Todd Harbor questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Todd Harbor questions

I know this has been asked before, but I can’t find it. ... And a bonus question dealing with the Feldtmann Lake trail. I remember there was a beautiful overlook of Washington Harbor. How far is this from where the trail stops following the Harbor and heads up hill? Here is a previous post about Gr...
by jrwiesz
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Anyone have a recent berry update?
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Anyone have a recent berry update?

I ate ripe wild raspberries this week in Houghton/Higgins Lakes area of southern MI. I realize that is far... south of IR, but, with the micro-climates of the Isle, I would be searching for patches, now, on the southern facing ridges. My guess is, it's "harvest" time from now until frost. Search and...
by jrwiesz
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart Watch Found
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Smart Watch Found

You might also check with the park service to see if a reported loss was filed :?:

Nice of you to post you findings and offer return.

Ilse Royale brings out the best is in all. :D

Isle Royale Rocks!
by jrwiesz
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa
Replies: 18
Views: 2639

Re: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa

Thanks, Jerry for sharing your journey. The moose encounters sure do help one slow down, don't they? :) Adding a comment addressing hiker dehydration. One will, most likely, never come across an expired hiker with an empty food sack and a liter of water in his canteen. Noo one, most likely, drinks e...
by jrwiesz
Mon May 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Windigo Cabins
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Re: Windigo Cabins

IRexpat, Perhaps trying to address your issue with the park service, may work? :shock: Convincing your wife the shelter is just as good, even better, than the cabin! (Moose/mice ambling through your camp site along the creek) :twisted: Or, actually being on the Isle, when a cancellation does happen,...
by jrwiesz
Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Where to spend a day?
Replies: 12
Views: 1895

Re: Where to spend a day?


Siskiwit Bay, Hay Bay, Malone Bay fit your inquiry; there are numerous others that may also work.

Departure/arrival point is a key consideration.

Good luck with the planning.
by jrwiesz
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: History
Topic: Shifting Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

Re: Shifting Magnetic North Pole

I just finished the book. Thanks for the recommendation. Great read. History, physics, biology, and a journey to the Center of the Earth ! It's relative about, Isle Royale Rocks; it's why we're all attracted to the Isle. :P That electromagnetic attraction laid down in the basalt, millions of years a...
by jrwiesz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: Isle Royale Maps

I believe the last revision was 2006.
by jrwiesz
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 20
Views: 3849

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

by jrwiesz
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Trip Report July 12-18, 2017

It sure looks like it was a topsy - turvy trip! :shock: