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by fonixmunkee
Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Windigo to Rock Harbor Itinerary
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Windigo to Rock Harbor Itinerary

This is a totally doable hike. I've done it once at the same age. Your first day hike is easy. The 13 mile day will be a lot due to the nature of hiking 13 miles, but that's it. Since you caught this rare Ranger-to-Windigo boat (didn't know that was a thing), I think this is a fantastic itinerary fo...
by fonixmunkee
Sat May 28, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Windigo to RH via Minong and GRT, 5/22
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Windigo to RH via Minong and GRT, 5/22

WOW, your trip report is thorough. And the pics are fantastic...that one of Sleeping Giant is beautiful, as well as the ridge pic from the firetower. That creek crossing looked harrowing. A lot of your trip looked interesting. I like how when I asked you how your hike was, you just said, "it wa...
by fonixmunkee
Mon May 23, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Post your 2022 bug reports here!
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Post your 2022 bug reports here!

treeplanter wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 10:27 am Did you see any piles of snow laying around?
Tons on the shore! Even an iceberg or two on the lake even.
by fonixmunkee
Mon May 23, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Post your 2022 bug reports here!
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Post your 2022 bug reports here!

rich wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 9:30 am Any chance you could confirm if you saw fuel for sale at Rock Harbor?
The Rock Harbor store was not open. There was no opening date posted either. There were boxes of merchandise stacked up in there, though.
by fonixmunkee
Mon May 23, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Another first timer
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Another first timer

I'd recommend you do option #2 as well. Better campsites, much more scenic.
by fonixmunkee
Mon May 23, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/18-5/22/22, Belle Isle & Rock Harbor
Replies: 5
Views: 246

TR: 5/18-5/22/22, Belle Isle & Rock Harbor

Just got back from a four-day excursion to Isle Royale. It was my first time on the island where I was actually camping and not working on the Rock of Ages Lighthouse in five years! It was good to be back. We were the second boat out of Grand Portage to IRNP. The interpretive rangers at Windigo fina...
by fonixmunkee
Mon May 23, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Post your 2022 bug reports here!
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Post your 2022 bug reports here!

Just got back from five days at Belle Isle and Rock Harbor. Figured I could share a bug report since it will be easy: As of May 22nd, 2022, there are NO BUGS on Isle Royale, because it is FREAKING COLD. :lol: I did see one very confused black fly trying to figure out its life in a Belle Isle biff bu...
by fonixmunkee
Fri May 13, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Grand Portage lodging - Casino the only real option?
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Grand Portage lodging - Casino the only real option?

I'd give the front desk at the Casino a call and see if they can work out a deal for your group. In my experience, it seems like they'd be willing to work with you.
by fonixmunkee
Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Feldtmann loop or not
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Feldtmann loop or not

I vote for the Feldtmann loop. I like lake Feldtmann...quiet and remote, and decent shore fishing (but yeah, don't swim there). Sunsets at Rainbo Cove are also a must. The hike up the Feldtmann ridge is fun. Siskiwit Bay is one of the best places for a sunset. Island Mine isn't bad, and the hike alo...
by fonixmunkee
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: What would you do?

After arriving at Rock Harbor on the Queen and wanting to put some mileage behind us would you hike the shoreline trail to Daisy Farm, past Moskey to Lake Richie, OR would you go up to Mt. Franklin from Three Mile and then camp at West Chickebone? West Chickenbone is actually nice. East Chickenbone...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: VIP Photography
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: VIP Photography

These are stunning, and I can't tell you how much more you pumped me up for Isle Royale after viewing them!
by fonixmunkee
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Favorite Zero Day Spots
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

Re: Favorite Zero Day Spots

Some good ones are already mentioned here. I'll add or echo:

* Siskiwit bay: amazing sunsets here and always quiet
* Feldtmann Lake: always quiet, few people, and Rainbow cove sunsets are astounding
by fonixmunkee
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Decent instant coffee
Replies: 22
Views: 14906

Re: Decent instant coffee

I recently stumbled across this instant coffee, and I'm a fan: https://www.cafebustelo.com/en/coffee/instant
by fonixmunkee
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Feedback request: Greenstone webcam videos
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: Feedback requested on webcam videos

Kelly, this is so cool! I didn't even know there was a camera on the Greenstone ridge until now! And I'm pretty sure I've now watched all the videos that are on there. It's very soothing! It would be nice to have another computer set up to capture images. There will be download failures on my end. T...
by fonixmunkee
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Moosewatch for Educators
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Moosewatch for Educators

Sounds like a good time. And thank you for the feedback on the forum.