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by treeplanter
Wed May 19, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Gear / Bugs May 21-26
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Gear / Bugs May 21-26

Can't go wrong by taking along a bug net, no matter the season (outside of winter). I've been there a few times in late May/early June and, generally, very few to no bugs along the Lake Superior shore, but variable amounts of bugs as you go inland. The black flies one year at Mt. Franklin were bad, ...
by treeplanter
Fri May 14, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2020 Moose numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: 2020 Moose numbers

Interesting. It sounds like the Park Service used a different sampling method. 584 is a long way from the about 1,900 mentioned in the 2020 Moose/Wolf report. I'm sure we'll hear more about this now the researchers are back on the island.
by treeplanter
Fri May 07, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse

The shoreline trail that runs from Rolf Peterson's cabin to the lighthouse goes through the thickest stand of sapling balsam fir and spruce I've ever seen. "Doghair" in every sense of the word. Thankfully, the trail has been cleared. I'd hate to walk through that mess.
by treeplanter
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Rock Harbor vs. Windigo
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Rock Harbor vs. Windigo

My two cents. If you're looking for creature comforts, hard to beat Rock Harbor. Lot of options for things to do, but hiking options are a bit limited, since most day hikes are on a long, narrow peninsula. Windigo is more rustic, but has better hiking options. Hike the Huginnin Cove trail for a nice...
by treeplanter
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Looks like the bugs are out
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Looks like the bugs are out

A few months ago, a moose walked by while I glanced at this webcam. Snow on the ground then, so he really stood out.
by treeplanter
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Inland fishing for backpackers?
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Inland fishing for backpackers?

I'm really not a fisherman, but did pack along a small rod/reel when we backpacked to Moskey many years back. We hiked up to Lake Richie one afternoon and spent a few hours fishing. Didn't catch anything, but had a great time and was glad I packed the fishing gear.
by treeplanter
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Share your Story
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

Share your Story

This popped up on Facebook this morning. The Park Service is asking for a picture and a short story, on your Isle Royale experience. If accepted, it will appear on the IR Facebook and Instagram pages.

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by treeplanter
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Salvador Dali does Isle Royale
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Salvador Dali does Isle Royale

A screen capture from the Mott Island webcam, today, 3/25/2021. Modern Art?

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by treeplanter
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelter sharing etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 2610

Re: Shelter sharing etiquette

Creepy. Say, was that the year that several people went missing, and the park service never solved the mystery? Yeah, it was strange. Mid-afternoon too. But McCargoe eventually filled up with other campers, so I pretty much forgot about it. Never heard that several people went missing one summer. I...
by treeplanter
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelter sharing etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 2610

Re: Shelter sharing etiquette

Depends how many people are in a shelter too. I did a lot of kayak camping 20-30 years ago. Sometimes by myself, but mostly with my buddies. Three guys, and all of our camp stuff, can fill a shelter in a hurry. We had hikers looking to share a shelter, walk by, take a look, and keep on walking. At M...
by treeplanter
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One word for Isle Royale National Park
Replies: 14
Views: 1677

Re: One word for Isle Royale National Park

I have absolutely no knowledge of what it would take to add cell technology to the Ojibway or Isphpeming towers. But I imagine a cell transmitter would require an energy source, all of the equipment would have to be carried in on foot, and would have to be regularly serviced. Not sure if the Park Se...
by treeplanter
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Isle Royale Queen III
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Isle Royale Queen III

I was going to title this thread "The Barf Barge," but figured I'd be kind to the old gal. No, I never got sick while on the boat. Good inner ear I guess, but I don't usually get sea-sick. I do remember one journey back to the mainland where we had four foot swells hitting us on the beam a...
by treeplanter
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Isle Royale Queen III
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Isle Royale Queen III

We were up at the Straits of Mackinac today to look at the "blue ice." In dry dock, I noticed the old Isle Royale Queen III, which was in service from 1989 until 2004. Took several trips over and back to IR on that boat. I guess it's being used now for "sip and sail" cruises from...
by treeplanter
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Bridge Formed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Ice Bridge Formed?

The ice bridge is now gone. Looks like it lasted 7-9 days. We'll see if any wolves left the island, or any wolves came over from Ontario.
by treeplanter
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Isle Royale Loons
Replies: 13
Views: 3004

Re: Isle Royale Loons

Chippewa Harbor is the best place on IR that I've have personally experienced for hearing loons. This was in late August. Nothing beats hearing loons call at 2:00 AM.