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by jrwiesz
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Test
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Test

Isle Royale Rocks Again!

Reminded me of a Paul Simon song: Still crazy after all these years. :D
by jrwiesz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Coaster Brook Trout Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Coaster Brook Trout Fishing

Their campsite appeared to be Duncan Narrows. Bobcat1, I haven't had the pleasure of that camp...yet. :shock: I believe they were eating fish, my thoughts; they most likely were pike, or other non-salmonid. :?: It sure appeared to be an enjoyable way to get stranded on a fishing trip. Hoping the wi...
by jrwiesz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Waterproof hiking shoes...
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: Waterproof hiking shoes...

Hooky, I've looked at the H2O sandals plenty of times, never purchased, however. :?: I don't recall the name of the Keen boot I have at present; it's like an urban hiker, all leather high top with non-aggressive lug sole. Love it for the wider foot/toe feature. Keeps my feet happy. 8) Isle Royale Ro...
by jrwiesz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Coaster Brook Trout Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Coaster Brook Trout Fishing

Base654, Thanks for the clarification. 8) In that episode of "Michigan Out of Doors", they gave me, and possibly others, the impression that you could now keep one. :?: They didn't clarify, "keep one outside of Isle Royale National Park waters". If they did, I missed it. :!: They did, however, relea...
by jrwiesz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Coaster Brook Trout Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Coaster Brook Trout Fishing

I watched it last Thursday on my local PBS. Great to hear the sub-species' recovery; you are now able to keep one a day, in ones creel!

They used to be, I believe, catch and release only. Time to go catch 'em!

Isle Royale Rocks!
by jrwiesz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Test
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Test

If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been directed to:

Isle Royale Rocks!

I would say your test was a success! :shock:
by jrwiesz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Waterproof hiking shoes...
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: Waterproof hiking shoes...

In my opinion I agree with some of the above. I was a firm believer in Asolo boots, they are Italian made and fit my feet! After a few wet slogging hikes they became wet bricks tied to my ankles. Now I wear Merrel Moab ventilators with super feet greenies insoles and DT socks, lightweight gators if...
by jrwiesz
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Detailed IR maps
Replies: 5
Views: 661

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: 661

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: 926

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: 2717

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: 2476

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: 1133

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: 1577

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: 792

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!