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by fonixmunkee
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

What causes the mercury level to be so high in the lakes of Isle Royale? The old mines? Acid rain?
by fonixmunkee
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale talk at MM Spring Expo 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Isle Royale talk at MM Spring Expo 2019

My wife and I will be giving a talk on Isle Royale National Park at the Midwest Mountaineering (MM) Spring Expo in Minneapolis, MN. The talk occurs on Saturday, Apr. 27th, 2:15p.m., in the U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 111. The expo goes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and we will be at the Rock of Ages ...
by fonixmunkee
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Found in the Superior Municipal Forest
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Found in the Superior Municipal Forest

Not Isle Royale, but maybe it's the wolf that crossed back in to Canada...? :o
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by fonixmunkee
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition
Replies: 13
Views: 535

What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition

REI dividend season is next month (mid-March). That sweet, sweet 20% coupon will soon follow. So...what is everyone who is an REI member going to spend their dividend on?

I haven't thought about it much, so I'm not sure what I'm going to buy. Last year, I bought some skiing gear...
by fonixmunkee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Two nights at Moskey or Daisy Farm?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Two nights at Moskey or Daisy Farm?

If you're wanting the kids to play in the water in a good, clean, safe place, it's Daisy Farm.

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Isle Royale, go to Moskey. Not very good beach access or water to play in.
by fonixmunkee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Day trip from Grand Portage
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Day trip from Grand Portage

Capt Don will follow-up with you in a few days if you send him an email or call and leave a voicemail at the office.

Like Tom said, things book up fast for the boat out of Grand Portage, so start making contact now!
by fonixmunkee
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Future Shutdowns
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Future Shutdowns

As a Government employee, I can tell you that each organization has its own set of furlough rules. There are protocols for a "orderly shutdown of operations," so just because the Government might be closed on March 1st, operations will continue until they are shutdown orderly (in the case of Isle Ro...
by fonixmunkee
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Why we need paper maps
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Why we need paper maps

I don't think I could orientate myself with a paper map any more...I am one of those who are too reliant on GPS.

I'm sure when the first Ford Model T hit the road, there were online articles about how "don't throw away your horse and buggy just yet!" too :D
by fonixmunkee
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Hiking Shoes?

I always use heavy-duty boots on Isle Royale, but I know I'll usually be in very wet and muddy places. The Minong, for the most part, is dry and not very muddy since it spends a lot of time on top of a ridge. If there's a trail on the island that I would be not worrying about my trail shoes getting ...
by fonixmunkee
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Families and Friends Association
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Isle Royale Families and Friends Association

I was told that the best way to get a hold of them is via Facebook. Did you try this? You can drop them a message there:

https://www.facebook.com/IsleRoyaleFamiliesAndFriends/
by fonixmunkee
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?

I've heard a few people doing a pack raft on Feldtmann Lake. There's walleye in there, I know. That's a long hike with a pack raft though.

Chickenbone is the closest for packing it in, and I don't think you'd be disappointed using it there, either.
by fonixmunkee
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Families and Friends Association
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Isle Royale Families and Friends Association

I can get you in touch with a few people. I'll PM you some details.
by fonixmunkee
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Better to visit in early May, or late August
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Better to visit in early May, or late August

When I'm backpacking, I always go early or mid-May. There's no one on the island, and there's no bugs. Plus, I don't like heat, and it doesn't get hot during this time of year (I've even been snowed on twice, and hiked in some snow on the north side once).
by fonixmunkee
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 3168

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

johnhens wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Any idea of plans for 2019? Work to be done?
We sure do. We'll be finishing up the four floor (kitchen) and moving onto the next floor on the list. Work starts in July. Interested? :D
by fonixmunkee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 3168

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

I got around to dumping the rest of the images from the webcam at the lighthouse over the past year. When it had power, it was able to capture an image every five minutes and compile them into an animated GIF. Check them out below. Specifically, the animation for the 15th of July and the 30th of Jul...