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by treeplanter
Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: How is the Paddle from Moskey Basin to Rock Harbor?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: How is the Paddle from Moskey Basin to Rock Harbor?

As others have said, it all depends on the weather. That being said, this is a pretty safe, even boring paddle. To add a bit of variety, try the narrow channel immediately south of Tookers Island. Sheltered water and visually interesting.
by treeplanter
Fri May 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Landing and Launchings at water accessible campsites
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Landing and Launchings at water accessible campsites

You should have no problem at both Duncan bay and Duncan Bay Narrows. You may have to jockey for position, but there's ample space to land. Ditto for McCargoe Cove. Merritt Lane could be a challenge because of limited space and a somewhat steep shore. Pickerel Cove has a small shore, but it's "sandy...
by treeplanter
Sun May 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Message from Wolf-Moose Study Regarding Instagram Account Update
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Message from Wolf-Moose Study Regarding Instagram Account Update

They've been pretty active on Instagram (lot of cool pics) and will forward questions to those who are on the Island so they can answer. Some Instagram contacts are a total waste. Not this one.
by treeplanter
Wed May 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Great Lakes Water Levels up
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Great Lakes Water Levels up

No problem navigating through "The Keyhole" this year.
by treeplanter
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2018/2019 Moose-Wolf Report now Available
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: 2018/2019 Moose-Wolf Report now Available

Yep, Parvo back in the 80's/90's, inbreeding more recently. Also some unfortunate accidents (alpha male and female of one pack falling into an old mine maybe 10 years back). I found it interesting that some "mystery tracks" were spotted this winter. Apparently a wolf (or wolves) crossed over on the ...
by treeplanter
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2018/2019 Moose-Wolf Report now Available
Replies: 3
Views: 214

2018/2019 Moose-Wolf Report now Available

Just released. Over 2,000 moose now on IR.
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https://isleroyalewolf.org/sites/defaul ... _Apr29.pdf
by treeplanter
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: May Weather
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: May Weather

I've been to the Island a few times in mid/late May. Depends if you're near Lake Superior or inland. Near lake Superior, temperature will be on the cool side, definitely jacket weather. You may even see the occasional mound of snow in the shade along the lakeshore. Away from the Lake, it can be warm...
by treeplanter
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf update
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Wolf update

From the Isle Royale Facebook page. April 19th: "P is for Possible Pairs? As the resource management team has been tracking the new wolves, it's been interesting to see where they go, and with whom. We can't be certain of anything yet, but here is what we know. The Michipicoten alpha male 009, relea...
by treeplanter
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.

Very little I can add from what others have said. Labor Day, and shortly after, are my favorite times to visit the Island. Virtually no bugs and minimal people. No difficulty in finding a shelter. Temperatures are still mostly summer-like. Maybe the warmest water of the season, if you like to swim. ...
by treeplanter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf update
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Wolf update

.....I had also read that news about the provisioned moose carcasses, but I thought that was a short term effort, just to get a good and easy meal or two after recovering from the anesthesia and transport. I had read there was some real concern regarding new packs' or individuals' ability to shift ...
by treeplanter
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf update
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Wolf update

Midwest Ed wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:18 am
......I am wondering what these new wolves are eating. No mention yet.
I read this elsewhere (NPS news release?). The newly released wolves were eating "provisioned" food (which I gather were dead moose supplied by the NPS), and moose that died of natural causes.
by treeplanter
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island Thaw?
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Island Thaw?

The moose/wolf researchers record weather information when they're on the Island. You can see what snowfall they record in their annual reports. Most "lake effect" comes from the NW. The amount of fetch, distance air flows across water, is important. Isle Royale is too close to the mainland Ontario ...
by treeplanter
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Late August plan
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Late August plan

.......- Daisy Farm to McCargoe Cove (looking for a sunset)............ Regarding a sunset at McCargoe Cove, no sunset at the campground itself, it's facing the wrong direction. But, if you walk west down the Minong Trail, maybe 1/4 from the campground, you'll come across a rock bluff that is immed...
by treeplanter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bushwhacking Moskey to Mt. Saginaw
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Bushwhacking Moskey to Mt. Saginaw

I know you're not going to camp, but there are regulations for cross-country camping. Maybe helpful to review these:

https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... amping.htm
by treeplanter
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bushwhacking Moskey to Mt. Saginaw
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Bushwhacking Moskey to Mt. Saginaw

The vegetation map is good, but be aware that it shows overstory, not understory. All that balsam fir understory won't show on that map. But you can assume that if you find a aspen/birch overstory, it will have a balsam fir understory. As for hiking the shoreline bordering Moskey basin, back in 2016...