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by hooky
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Be safe paddling Superior
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Be safe paddling Superior

Life jackets. What a refreshing thing to read about in an otherwise bad situation.
by hooky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Malone Bay kayak day trips?
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Malone Bay kayak day trips?

Thought I had a picture of the entire beach that John is recommending, but I just have a partial. It would be a great place to launch if it isn't underwater.

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by hooky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Finally getting to the Island, a few questions on sites
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Finally getting to the Island, a few questions on sites

The Big Adventure Discussion And Sports Society?

I see what you did here. :mrgreen:
by hooky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: History
Topic: Daisy Farm concrete foundations
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Daisy Farm concrete foundations

I agree with treeplanter that most likely origin is the CCC camp. They were considered temporary then but they became quite large (in Island speak anyway). Here are 2 pictures of the Daisy Farm CCC Camp taken in 1938 and 1939: Daisy Farm 1939 NVIC-30-205.jpg Daisy Farm 1938 NVIC-30-131.jpg From wha...
by hooky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: History
Topic: Daisy Farm concrete foundations
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Daisy Farm concrete foundations

dcclark wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:42 am
Thanks, both! CCC origins make sense. There is a watertower in Ed's first photo that could account for the 4 concrete footings.
And from that same picture of Ed's, the apron for the dock is your second picture.


The CCC story on the island and more pictures HERE
by hooky
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Monster Lake Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Monster Lake Trout

...to determine how Lake Trout are doing... ...I'd say that one is doing just fine! Imagine catching that if you were out in the kayak or a canoe. (I did catch one heck of a monster northern in Wood Lake several years back, and we had no way to get it into the canoe. The only option was to get it t...
by hooky
Wed May 29, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Trip Season
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: First Trip Season

This popped in my facebook memories from 2012 when my son and I took the first public boat trip over. We were so excited.

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by hooky
Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Another First Time IR Backpacker: Itinerary Feedback Requested

I say this all the time, but I'd much rather have stops along the Lake Superior rather than on the inland lakes. I like the suggestions that Midwest Ed made regarding alternate routes.
by hooky
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: May Weather
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: May Weather

Late May trip with my son on his birthday. Weather was cool to cold and breezy near the lake and warm inland. It rained all day on day 1 and was clear the rest of the time. It got down to freezing one night at Moskey, as evidenced by ice in our water bottles. Very few people and got bit by one mosqu...
by hooky
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Waterproof hiking shoes...
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Waterproof hiking shoes...

If you can keep water out of them, they're great. If you can't, then you're looking at wet feet the entire time.

Wth the right choice of socks and gore-tex, it's my preference in cold or cooler weather. Warm weather (lows in the 50s), I like something that will dry overnight.
by hooky
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Island is Now OPEN

Great series of photos from the webcam.
by hooky
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Genetic rescue and its issues
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Genetic rescue and its issues

Great Rolph quote, IMO.
“The real value of Isle Royale, in my mind, is not that it’s some kind of untouched wilderness because that’s a myth,” Peterson said. “The value today is that it’s a system with a top carnivore, a large herbivore and a forest—none of which is being exploited by people.”
by hooky
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

If it were me, I'd hike to Feldtmann lake Saturday. Go watch the sunset at Rainbow Cove. Get up early and hike back to windigo to catch the Ferry. I don't have the mileage chart handy but I think it's around 7.5 miles each way. You'll get a great view from the overlook. Feldtmann is a great spot to ...
by hooky
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 6 wolves may be moved to IR 3/23-24
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: 6 wolves may be moved to IR 3/23-24

Can't remember where I read it, but the mainland wolf was part of the regular plan and the Michpicoten pack was just a target of opportunity. They're trying to make sure that there is plenty of genetic diversity from the beginning.
by hooky
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 20
Views: 3612

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

If anyone else is looking, I found a great company: https://outdoorherbivore.com/ I took their products to Isle Royale last year and it was all pretty great. My wife ordered the peanut matchsticks or something like that from them for a trip last fall. It's a thai noodle peanut sauce concoction that...