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by kolo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Windigo side new gift shop/restaurant

i will miss sitting on the deck of the old shop after being out on the trail for a number of days. I have very fond memories of that—even the coffee and frozen pizza tasted great after hiking—and the view was great too! JerryB, I concur with you! I have fond memories of sitting on that deck drinkin...
by kolo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Mason Tract Pathway All Season Getaway
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Mason Tract Pathway All Season Getaway

Thanks for this! I happen to be in Grayling right now, sneaking in some very icy xc skiing before rededicating my life to Zoom meetings. I really loved the stretch of the Au Sable river that runs through Hartwick Pines, and now I know where I can find more trail like that! Torpified, somehow I knew...
by kolo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Mott Island

Looking closer, there are three sets of tracks going across and then dropping off the main dock- thinking those are otter, and then there are a couple of other sets of a different animal going across the dock and nosing around the maintenance offices- fox is my best guess. It is nice to know that t...
by kolo
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Mott Island

Looks like maybe a group of otters. Most of the trail looks more solid with a few places where they are jumping a bit.
That would be my guess too Midwest Ed! It would have been fun to catch them playing on the Web Cam!
by kolo
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mott Island
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Mott Island

This being the winter season and the temperature being cold outside, I find myself looking forward to summer and checking the Isle Royale Mott Island Web camera often. When I checked it today, I saw some tracks in the light dusting of snow at Mott Island. I wonder what has been wandering around the ...
by kolo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: 1st time solo traveler.
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 1st time solo traveler.

Thank you sooooooo much for this valuable info. As for water, I planned to refill at the campgrounds. Is it accurate that all campgrounds offer water? there is access to water ...you still have to filter boil and/or treat it. In many cases the source is lake superior or an inland lake thesneakymonk...
by kolo
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: Clothing in June

HoosierHiker, I would only add that I always pack a down/puffy jacket. Mine weighs about 1 lb.(?) and packs down to the size of a cantaloupe. I always go to Isle Royale in June and I have experienced temperatures as low as 40 degrees. Of course I layer my clothing according to the conditions.
by kolo
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Clothing in June
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: Clothing in June

ps and I do really wear my headnet: not only does it keep the flies out of my eyes, it makes for a delightful genre of pratfalls involving attempts to eat when I've gotten so used to it that I forget that I'm wearing it. torpified is correct about the head net. I tried eating and or drinking with i...
by kolo
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Named to Best of the World List
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Isle Royale Named to Best of the World List

I am always careful about who I tell about the Isle. I guess I am selfish that way. I know our national parks are here for everyone, but I only tell those I know who care about our wild places and respect “leave no trace” ethics. In fact, I dislike how people use technology to promote themselves and...
by kolo
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Webinar with Rolf Peterson on IR Wolves
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Webinar with Rolf Peterson on IR Wolves

A free webinar session with Rolf Peterson on Isle Royale wolves. November 19th, at 6:00 PM EST. https://nywolf.org/wolf-restoration-in- Thank you for posting this treeplanter! I had hoped to watch the live stream but couldn't make it. It is always interesting and fascinating to listen to Rolf or Ci...
by kolo
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions

The registration was still active in 2017 although it's airworthiness appears in doubt. Ed, seeing that picture and reading your post reminded of why I went skydiving a while back! At the airport I flew out of, there was a plane with its nose planted into the ground and a sign that said "Learn...
by kolo
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions

Glitch99, I apologize for hijacking your thread. Sometimes when I am teaching my high school students, I get sidetracked; sometimes it really is a teachable moment, but often it is not! I am glad you are finding your back to the Isle! I think you will be making more than just this one trip! The isla...
by kolo
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions

I'm afraid that it's philosophy, the field where language goes to die. It's a long shot that I know your student, kolo -- but it's also a long shot that we'd meet, in person, twice, on IR, and we have! So PM me their name and I'll see if it rings a bell.
Torpified, I sent you a PM.
by kolo
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions

"Canoodling" is a uniquely Dr. Torpified term, at least on this board! (We have the same general profession, although I like the way Dr. T describes it: "13th to 25th grade teacher".) I am slowly putting the pieces together. Does Dr. Torpified teach at the University of Michigan...
by kolo
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions

canoodling around Tobin Harbor . . . .
Ms. Torpified, are you sure canoodling is a word?! :) If my memory is correct, I thought I remembered that you are a Language Arts teacher! :wink: