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by Grandpa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi Reservations?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Water Taxi Reservations?

Last May, I made a water taxi reservation for next month. You do have the correct phone number. But there's limited phone service to the island so you have to keep trying; especially during peak season (Now through August). I've sometimes found that if you just keep pressing "redial" on your phone, ...
by Grandpa
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Coaster Brook Trout
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Coaster Brook Trout

Interesting! Thanks for sharing.
Do you have a link to the original article?
by Grandpa
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Coaster Brook Trout Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Coaster Brook Trout Fishing

This week's episode of "Michigan Out of Doors" has a segment on fishing for Coaster Brook Trout on Isle Royale. It's the first 14 minutes of the show.

I'm not a fisherman, but I still found it interesting.

You can view it here:
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/22-6/27 2019 : Greenstone Trail RH to Windigo (3MC-WCB-HL-SLD-WC)
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: TR: 6/22-6/27 2019 : Greenstone Trail RH to Windigo (3MC-WCB-HL-SLD-WC)

Thanks for making time to share your trip report on the forum. Well done. I enjoyed reading it.

Kudos to your dad for a well-planned trip. I'm glad that you enjoyed the island.
by Grandpa
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 901

Re: TR: 6/2019 GRT/Minong/etc.

Thanks so much for your report. Your keen sense for the not-so-obvious makes your TR's fun and informative. They help my vocabulary too. I'll try to use "scarpered" in a sentence at the first opportunity!
by Grandpa
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Input/Feedback Needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Input/Feedback Needed!

I don't believe that your plan to take the Voyageur II will work. For reasons that I've never understood, the Ranger III does not connect easily to the Voyageur II for transportation down the island. If you arrive in RH on the Ranger III on Tuesday afternoon, the Voyageur II doesn't leave RH until T...
by Grandpa
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2347

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

You probably already know this, but since no one mentioned it, I will add that the first week of June can be COLD. If there's wind off of Lake Superior, it feels colder. Some of us septuagenarians get cold quicker than we used to. There's a weather forecast, but it often changes after you're out the...
by Grandpa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2347

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

Keith,
It's nice to see another septuagenarian on the forums! I hope you have a great trip.
by Grandpa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 261
Views: 78013

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

What a great photo! Thanks for sharing.
by Grandpa
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/24-8/31 (Windigo-Huginnin Cove-Island Mine-South Lake Desor-Hatchet Lake-Lake Richie-Daisy Farm-Rock Harbor)
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: TR: 8/24-8/31 (Windigo-Huginnin Cove-Island Mine-South Lake Desor-Hatchet Lake-Lake Richie-Daisy Farm-Rock Harbor)

Thanks for the trip report! I enjoyed reading about your trip and seeing your photos. Well done! I was wondering if you got confirmation of the Trumpeter Swan sighting. The latest NPS bird list for IRNP (https://irma.nps.gov/NPSpecies/Search/SpeciesList) indicates that there's never been a confirmed...
by Grandpa
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First trip advice - staying at RH for 3 nights late Aug
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: First trip advice - staying at RH for 3 nights late Aug

One person mentioned seeing a few at Lake Ojibway. I was on the Ranger III this past June when Rolf Peterson was asked to give an update on the wolf-moose situation. He used Lake Ojibway as an example of how moose can affect the vegetation. He said that a while back, Lake Ojibway had become lush wi...
by Grandpa
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First timer - wondering how difficulty compares to Jordan River Valley in L.P.?
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: First timer - wondering how difficulty compares to Jordan River Valley in L.P.?

Rookie, Welcome to the forum! I've backpacked the Jordan River loop several times and all the Isle Royale trails that you list. You will absolutely love Isle Royale. In my opinion, you'll find the trails on Isle Royale more rugged; more rocks, roots and up & down. If it rains, the IRNP trails can ge...
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: The Case of the Shrinking Moose
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: The Case of the Shrinking Moose

The current issue of "National Parks" magazine (Summer, 2018) has a letter to the editor that provides a counterpoint to the article in the previous edition (Spring, 2018) regarding the shrinking moose on Isle Royale. The letter reads: "The article on the size reduction of moose in Isle Royale Natio...
by Grandpa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail Tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Trail Tracking

" Crazy8 wrote: June 21, 2018 12:09 pm "Do any of you take a SPOT or similar device purely for security/peace of mind sake?" I've been carrying an ACR ResQLink PLB for several years now since I often backpack solo. It was recommended to me by a search & rescue professional (Not IRNP). Fortunately, I...
by Grandpa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Group camping flexibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Group camping flexibility?

A park ranger once explained the rationale for group sites. As I recall, she said: - Groups must stay where they have a reservation because there may be another group coming in. Individuals can easily double up at a site, but a group site won't accommodate 20 people. - During busy times when the ent...