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by treeplanter
Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Queen Done For the Season
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Queen Done For the Season

Their post from the Isle Royale Facebook page: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must announce the cancellation of the rest of our 2022 season. There is a minor hull repair that needs to be done on the Isle Royale Queen IV. Under United States Coast Guard restrictions, we are unable to...
by treeplanter
Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Pregnant on Isle Royale
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Pregnant on Isle Royale

Ingo has described the healthcare issue on IR perfectly. If you had problems that require immediate treatment, you could be waiting a long time. When I was on IR back in 2016, somebody broke their leg in the back country. Somebody else from their party had to walk to the nearest campground (Three Mi...
by treeplanter
Wed Aug 24, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2022 Wolf Moose study
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: 2022 Wolf Moose study

The 2021-2022 Wolf/Moose study is officially out.

https://isleroyalewolf.org/sites/defaul ... educed.pdf
by treeplanter
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2022 Wolf Moose study
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: 2022 Wolf Moose study

Thanks for posting. That's quite the jump in wolf numbers, from 14 to 28. And the moose population decreasing by 500 is equally impressive. Lot of changes in the past few years.
by treeplanter
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed

You can see the smoke from the Rock Harbor cam. Taken about 3:00 PM today.

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by treeplanter
Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails, Lane Cove & Three Mile closed

This is a Park Service photo I lifted off their Instagram page. I've hiked up this rocky hillside many times.

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by treeplanter
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fun Article
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Fun Article

I agree with Ingo. I think that's how Google Maps tries to interpret underwater "topography." Here's a bathymetry map of the Lake Superior basin. You barely can see this mysterious anomaly. All those strange patterns on the eastern side of Lake Superior interest me more. https://live.stati...
by treeplanter
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1804

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

TopCarrot wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:53 am......Moose count estimates are as low as 1300 which is markedly down from the peak of nearly 2000.......
That's a dramatic drop in moose numbers! I look forward to reading the Winter Study report, when it's published.
by treeplanter
Mon May 30, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Washington Creek Campground preferred sites
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Washington Creek Campground preferred sites

If you desire some privacy, the far western shelter (I believe #1) is kind of off on it's own. I watched moose feeding across from this shelter years back.
by treeplanter
Sun May 29, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: are we low priority?
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: are we low priority?

Rangers come and go. Some rangers stay for years, others move on after one year. And don't discount the dramatic increase in visitor numbers over the past fifteen years. Island visitation in 2007 was about 11,800 people. In 2021, it was 20,100 people. That's a huge increase that's having a definite ...
by treeplanter
Mon May 23, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Post your 2022 bug reports here!
Replies: 15
Views: 2922

Re: Post your 2022 bug reports here!

Did you see any piles of snow laying around?
by treeplanter
Tue May 17, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Find Waldo
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Find Waldo

Screen grab from about 9:30 EDT, 5/17/2022. Find the moose.

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by treeplanter
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Does 47 Year Ago Qualify as History?

Here's one from 1968. Rock Harbor Lighthouse.

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by treeplanter
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: History
Topic: Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Does 47 Year Ago Qualify as History?

My first visit was 1968. I have some slides (remember those?) someplace. Need to find them.
by treeplanter
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Bridge Forming?
Replies: 20
Views: 2191

Re: Ice Bridge Forming?

Go to the University of Wisconsin website (below). Once today's map appears, click on the State of Michigan for a view of the Great Lakes area, then click on 250m resolution.

https://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/