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by treeplanter
Mon May 30, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Washington Creek Campground preferred sites
Replies: 7
Views: 351

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: 396

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: 6
Views: 612

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: 175

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: 10
Views: 1463

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: 10
Views: 1463

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: 1828

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/
by treeplanter
Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Huginnin Cove Loop: Clockwise or Counterclockwise?
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Huginnin Cove Loop: Clockwise or Counterclockwise?

It was many years back, but we walked the trail counter-clockwise. Honestly, I can't recall terrain being an issue. Great trail though, I most liked the mile or so that you parallel the Lake Superior shoreline. On the north side of a ridge, the trail is largely in the shadows and cool and damp, with...
by treeplanter
Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Mystery Tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: Mystery Tracks

How about these tracks? This is from February 7th. My first guess was moose, but they have a snowshoe look to them. Could be, the winter research team got to the island on January 22nd. Maybe somebody went for a snowshoe hike.

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by treeplanter
Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Mystery Tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Mystery Tracks

This is a screen capture from this morning, 3/4/2022. Wonder what kind of critter made these tracks?

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by treeplanter
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Bridge Forming?
Replies: 20
Views: 1828

Re: Ice Bridge Forming?

Remarkably detailed MODIS imagery from 2/25/2022. Ice, of varying thickness, everywhere.

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by treeplanter
Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Bridge Forming?
Replies: 20
Views: 1828

Re: Ice Bridge Forming?

MODIS imagery from 2/19.

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by treeplanter
Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Memorial Day weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Memorial Day weekend

As for bugs around Memorial Day weekend, I spent time at Rock Harbor three or four years ago the week following Memorial Day, and hiked the Greenstone up to Mt. Franklin one afternoon. Absolutely no bugs anywhere along the Lake Superior shore (too cool), but I did find both mosquitoes and black flie...
by treeplanter
Sun Feb 13, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Bridge Forming?
Replies: 20
Views: 1828

Re: Ice Bridge Forming?

MODIS imagery from February 13th. Prolonged sub-zero weather has made for a lot of ice.

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by treeplanter
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Passage Island Kayak Crossing
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: Passage Island Kayak Crossing

Thanks for the replies. We’re planning to paddle to Menagerie Island when we start out at Malone Bay and thought this may be a good addition once we make it east to end the trip on. We’ll see how weather goes and how distracted we get exploring. I have paddled over to Menagerie. Rocky coast, and ha...