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by treeplanter
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fall Color MODIS Pic
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Fall Color MODIS Pic

True-color MODIS pic from 9/22/2020. Looks to be a nice color season in the northern hardwood (at least from the air).

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by treeplanter
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2020 Wolf Moose report
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: 2020 Wolf Moose report

Looks like pups were born in both 2019 and 2020. Good news indeed.
by treeplanter
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Just Wondering

For anybody who's been on the Island this summer, has there been any mention of wolf pups being born this past spring? The winter survey writeup, which normally comes out by early April, has been delayed indefinitely. I'm just curious if a park ranger somebody may have talked to indicated that pups ...
by treeplanter
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Intermediate and Lake Richie Algae Bloom 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Intermediate and Lake Richie Algae Bloom 2020

......With the warm lake temps, guesssing ice development will not be as prevalent this winter. Looknig forward to the TR, any fishing? How did you get to Belle? Maybe, maybe not. Looks like there's a good chance of a La Nina setting up in the Pacific later this fall, which usually means below aver...
by treeplanter
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Agate Beach
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Agate Beach

Take a look at a topo map before you try to bushwhack. The western Huginnin trail runs in a valley with a steep ridge along the west edge. You'd have to climb this first. I contemplated climbing that ridge many years back but gave up. Your best bet is to kayak.
by treeplanter
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Webcams
Replies: 22
Views: 1140

Re: Isle Royale Webcams

The lights in the water? Anchored boats?
by treeplanter
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Comet from IR
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Comet from IR

I viewed it last night from Michigan's north lower peninsula. Perfect viewing, crystal clear, dark sky. Very hard to see with the naked eye. It's nowhere as dramatic as some of the enhanced photos you see all over the place. Still, if you have a telescope or binoculars, it's worth seeing.
by treeplanter
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: How are the new wolves doing?
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: How are the new wolves doing?

Article doesn't tell us much on what the researchers found during this years winter survey. And we still don't know if any pups were born this year. Looking forward to seeing the 2020 report, whenever it's finally released.
by treeplanter
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 946

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: 938

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: 605

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: 2612

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: 2612

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: 1282

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: 1282

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.