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by fonixmunkee
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Rock Harbor area impacted (as of 8/13/22)
Replies: 0
Views: 86

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Rock Harbor area impacted (as of 8/13/22)

As seen on the NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/current-conditions-at-isle-royale.htm A small wildfire has been detected near the Mount Franklin Trail. For public safety, the following trails are now closed: Greenstone Ridge, Tobin Harbor/Duncan Bay Portage to Daisy Farm junction....
by fonixmunkee
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Coffee On The Isle
Replies: 15
Views: 11050

Re: Coffee On The Isle

Zebra11 wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:57 amI’m a bit worried about any metallic taste it may get but it can’t be any worse than some of the instant brands! I’ll try and remember to update this when I return.
Looking forward to your report!
by fonixmunkee
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Know before you go: masks required for all IRNP facilities (as of 8/9/22)
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Know before you go: masks required for all IRNP facilities (as of 8/9/22)

I guess we live in the day and age where government policy is posted to social media, so here you go: Due to a high-community spread of COVID-19, masks are currently required inside of all Isle Royale buildings and aboard the vessel RANGER III. Stay up-to-date with what is happening in and around th...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Is new store in Windigo open yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Is new store in Windigo open yet?

I can confirm that as of 7/13/21, the new Windigo store is NOT open. They received "the last bit of items" the need to finish the store when the Ranger came into Windigo this week. I would not anticipate the new store opening this year. Also, according to my source that left Windigo on the...
by fonixmunkee
Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: License plate
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: License plate

You, Ingo and Kelly...you've inspired me. I wonder if something similar is available in Wisconsin...

Fake edit: yes, yes they are:
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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: 396

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: 677

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: 11
Views: 1812

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: 11
Views: 1812

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: 650

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: 335

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: 11
Views: 1812

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: 522

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: 994

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: 600

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...