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by Grandpa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 254
Views: 63970

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: 227

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: 248

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: 430

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: 1038

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: 597

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: 362

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...
by Grandpa
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 RH-3Mi-LC-3Mi-RH
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: TR: 6/18 RH-3Mi-LC-3Mi-RH

Yes, that geographically challenged person was me. Maybe we should wear nametags!
by Grandpa
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 RH-3Mi-LC-3Mi-RH
Replies: 3
Views: 310

TR: 6/18 RH-3Mi-LC-3Mi-RH

I got my latest IRNP fix with a scaled-down solo tour of the east end. Since it was earlier in the season than usual with cool (40 deg) temps in the forecast, I packed some warmer layers and my warmest (15 deg) sleeping bag. June 4 - I like the new speed limits. They got me into Houghton from lower ...
by Grandpa
Tue May 29, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Splitting Freeze Dried food(Mountain House)
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Splitting Freeze Dried food(Mountain House)

"mixed the contents well"

Pay attention to Johnhens' advice on this. Many years ago, we split Mountain House beef stew without realizing that the fine particles settle to the bottom. Not good. The first meals were soup and the next ones paste!
by Grandpa
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 14
Views: 2223

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

I noticed that our sofa pillows have a zippered cover that is available at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond. When filled with a fleece or puffy jacket, works great for a backpacking pillow. Soft & cozy fabric. 1.4 oz. The nylon shopping bags that fold up to the size of a golf ball make nice bags for or...
by Grandpa
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Shifting Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: Shifting Magnetic North Pole

chief54 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:10 am
A great entertaining read by anyone remotely interested in this subject.
I agree! It sounded interesting so I picked it up. Thanks for your recommendation.
by Grandpa
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: The Case of the Shrinking Moose
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

The Case of the Shrinking Moose

This article about a study of Isle Royale moose skeletons appeared in the latest issue of National Parks magazine:
https://www.npca.org/articles/1773-the- ... king-moose
by Grandpa
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Article about IR wolves
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Article about IR wolves

I agree. It's thoroughly researched, well-written and impartial. Thanks for calling attention to it.
by Grandpa
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: trail runners?
Replies: 15
Views: 2367

Re: trail runners?

I encountered my first trail runner in 1997 on Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain national Park. It's not my thing, but I can't say they bother me. Nevertheless, the question is legitimate. Our local nature center prohibits running so as not to disturb people who are doing nature study, birding or just e...