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by treeplanter
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Sea kayak

Only suggestion I have is to hire somebody to take you. I'm sure you can find somebody in Grand Marais who might do it. Maybe even in Copper Harbor from the Michigan side. I have no idea what the Park Service would say. But this is America, and there's no stopping folks from making a buck.
by treeplanter
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: IR announces further openings 6/23/20
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: IR announces further openings 6/23/20

I wonder what the rationale for the Minong closure is? (My guess is that it has to do with drain on staff time and energy from patrolling/potential SAR operations along that corridor.) After the winter, that part of the Mining is probably a mess. Since the number of visitors on the Island will be g...
by treeplanter
Sat May 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Lake Desor - How is it pronounced?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Lake Desor - How is it pronounced?

Tom wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 4:58 pm
......Just don't say "Aisle Roy ale" and you won't rankle the feathers of the regulars. It's Royal. :wink:
Year's back, we met several Europeans at Malone Bay. Most were Austrians, but one gal (who may have been French) pronounced it "Eel-Roy-AL."
by treeplanter
Wed May 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2191

Re: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020

Confusing. No ferry service but you can take the float plane? I would guess it's because they run on-demand, not on-schedule, if that makes sense. I would imagine the costs of doing business are covered exclusively by the ticket price and having only a couple folks on the plane, whereas the boats n...
by treeplanter
Wed May 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2191

Re: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020

Confusing. No ferry service but you can take the float plane?
by treeplanter
Wed May 20, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?

Looks like Isle Royale is closed until further notice. No ferry service, no lodging at Rock Harbor in 2020. Not sure about Windigo. Or if you take your own boat. Here's the details: https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/conditions.htm?fbclid=IwAR1ykmgz7_tjR9JEMLvpoSuDpMU2MsTZGgLGneAdLM7IX3HbGbXxdkz...
by treeplanter
Mon May 18, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?

Michigan's Governor has just released new regulations for the U.P. and Northern Lower Peninsula. Restaurants and bars can reopen on Friday, May 22nd (following safety protocols). Hopefully it will encourage the Park Service to go forward with their reopening plans.
by treeplanter
Fri May 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?

I noticed the Park Service has updated their website. The Houghton Visitors Center is closed until further notice and will not be opening on May 18th. "The closure will be evaluated daily as conditions evolve."

https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
by treeplanter
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: IR Wolf/Moose Winter Study Report MIA?
Replies: 0
Views: 480

IR Wolf/Moose Winter Study Report MIA?

Anybody hear anything about the 2020 IR Wolf/Moose Winter Study report? Usually it's released to the public in late March. Here it is, late April, and nothing. Wonder why the delay.
by treeplanter
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?

They said they'd make up their minds by May 1st. So maybe we'll find out this week.
by treeplanter
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Isle Royale Closed for 2020?

Not sure what to make of this article. Sounds like closing the park for 2020 is a possibility.

https://www.mininggazette.com/news/2020 ... Ne3Iu_F2Nw
by treeplanter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: from McCargoe Cove
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: from McCargoe Cove

This year's trip will be my first to Chippewa, but I loved Malone. It was a great last stop. Always liked Chip. Once there, take some time to hike up the hill directly east of the shelters. Mostly rock, easy to climb, with little chance of getting lost. On top, you get stunning views of Chippewa Ha...
by treeplanter
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Personal Watercraft as Transportation
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Personal Watercraft as Transportation

I really can’t contribute too much to this thread, but remember talking to several fisherman who regularly made the trip from the Keweenaw to Chippewa Harbor to go fishing. One guy got out of work, hopped in his boat, and made the few hour trip from Copper Harbor to Chippewa Harbor like he was drivi...
by treeplanter
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Berries
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Berries

In bloom as in flower? Or producing fruit? You may see some Juneberry flowers, and fruit, up on the Greenstone. Maybe strawberry flowers too in openings. As for fruit, too early to see any Thimbleberry or blueberries, they come later on.
by treeplanter
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf movement website?
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Wolf movement website?