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by Nym90
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 1936 Calendar
Replies: 44
Views: 12896

Re: 1936 Calendar

Interesting to see them refer to "the fifties" and realize they mean the 1850's.
by Nym90
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Proposed user fee increase
Replies: 18
Views: 4180

Re: Proposed user fee increase

Per the link in the first post, "All fees collected at Isle Royale remain in the park and are primarily used for trail and dock maintenance projects."
by Nym90
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Shelters

If they are not on Lake Superior, they wont have shelters. Check out the 2016 Greenstone for the latest info on what's available in each campsite. Check the "Trip Planning Section". https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/upload/2016-Greenstone.pdf More specifically the rule appears to be that the o...
by Nym90
Thu May 26, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Purchasing a season pass
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Purchasing a season pass

There is a seperate IR season pass. I would assume that is the one that can be purchased at any visitor center, as opposed to the NPS pass for all parks that as you mentioned isn't valid for IR.
by Nym90
Thu May 05, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1936 Calendar
Replies: 44
Views: 12896

Re: 1936 Calendar

So this is my favorite month. It may be because it is spring and summer exploration is right around the corner or that I am a sucker when it comes to fascinating fish pictures. Interesting that they found it necessary to explain that the names of two of the fishermen were nicknames and that they th...
by Nym90
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Average daily/monthly attendance
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Average daily/monthly attendance

I don't believe "backcountry" is defined by the NPS here quite the same way it is defined in IR parlance. I believe they are considering all overnight stays in federally designated Wilderness (under the Wilderness Act of 1964) to be backcountry, and that the only areas not designated wilderness in t...
by Nym90
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Proper Use of Group Campsites
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: Proper Use of Group Campsites

Also, what if a solo camper or group of 6 or fewer would prefer to tent rather than use a shelter at Malone Bay? Some may wish to choose the rustic nature of sleeping in a tent even if a shelter is available, and pitching a tent outside a shelter is prohibited per the NPS. It would make sense that a...
by Nym90
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15
Replies: 18
Views: 4048

Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

A Sunday/Monday Ranger trip would be the most feasible addition to their schedule. Beyond that, I wonder if they could pull off a same day round trip, leaving at say 7:00am, arriving at 1:00 pm, one hour on the island to refuel/clean/disembark/board, and then leaving at 2:00 and returning to Houghto...
by Nym90
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15
Replies: 18
Views: 4048

Re: The Queen out of service as of 7/29/15

I don't suppose the Ranger can make any extra trips while the Queen is out of service to help pick up the slack.
by Nym90
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Concerning Time Zones and Voyageur II Schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: Concerning Time Zones and Voyageur II Schedule

One advantage of the Voyageur using Central time is that those who mistakenly think they use Eastern time will arrive an hour early, as opposed to missing the boat if the opposite were true.
by Nym90
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Bike on the V2
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Bike on the V2

Makes sense. Even if they did trust the person to not ride it on the Isle, it would still cause concern/questions from other guests as to why someone has a bike on the island when they are prohibited.
by Nym90
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Bike on the V2
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Bike on the V2

So he rode his bike from Grand Marais to Copper Harbor, then was using the Isle Royale Queen and Voyageur as his ride back? Clever (and epic)! I assume he took the Queen and not the Ranger from the U.P. because connecting from the Ranger to the Voyageur requires a two day wait in RH and thus he woul...
by Nym90
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Richie / Chippewa Portage to Malone Bay Trail c.1847-1930
Replies: 8
Views: 3166

Re: Richie / Chippewa Portage to Malone Bay Trail c.1847-193

Fascinating. I wonder who built and maintained this trail, and what its original purpose was. If I had to hazard a guess as to why it ceased to exist, the timing of it disappearing from the maps appears to coincide with Isle Royale becoming a national park. Perhaps the NPS didn't see sufficient reas...
by Nym90
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Info Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: Isle Royale Info Updates

Can't wait to check it out. Thank you for all of your hard work. I have always enjoyed your writing and appreciate you sharing your passion for and knowledge of the island with us.
by Nym90
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Old Trails
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

Re: Old Trails

Great info, Mike. Looking forward to learning more about these trails. I wonder if any of the rangers could provide info as to when/why these were abandoned.