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by Grandpa
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Greenstone 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Greenstone 2021

In the guidance for camping, I happened to notice a subtle change from the 2019 Greenstone to the 2021 edition. 2019 says “Expect crowded campsites from late July through August.” 2021 says “Expect crowded campsites from mid-July through mid-September.” I’ve heard that, in general, the national park...
by Grandpa
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelter sharing etiquette
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Shelter sharing etiquette

Great question. This is what I remember from the park ranger briefing on the Ranger III: - Shelters are first come - first served. The “owner” is under no obligation to share. - Campsites that have multiple tent sites MUST be shared until all the tent sites are in use. The first to arrive should pos...
by Grandpa
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One word for Isle Royale National Park
Replies: 14
Views: 752

Re: One word for Isle Royale National Park

I enjoyed Leave Only Footprints too. It’s a commentary; not a travel guide – think Travels with Charlie, not Rand McNally. It’s well-written and entertaining; an easy “summer read”.
by Grandpa
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One word for Isle Royale National Park
Replies: 14
Views: 752

One word for Isle Royale National Park

I just finished reading Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton, a CBS correspondent who visited all the national parks in one year. I was surprised to see most of an entire chapter devoted to Isle Royale. In each chapter, he groups several parks under a single-word commonality. Some are obvious; Vo...
by Grandpa
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Daisy Moonset
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Daisy Moonset

Stunning photo! THANKS.
by Grandpa
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Manistee River / North Country Trail Loop
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Manistee River / North Country Trail Loop

We had to cancel our IRNP trip this year so I decided to backpack the Manistee River / North Country Trail near Mesick, MI. (See https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hmnf/recarea/?recid=18710) I noticed a few references to the MRT / NCT loop here & there on the forums. The trail is great for a first-...
by Grandpa
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report: Aug 6-13, 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

Re: Trip Report: Aug 6-13, 2020

Thanks so much for posting your report - and video. It brought back fond memories from many, many moons ago - seaplane from Houghton, Huginnin Cove, Feldtmann Lk, Rainbow Cove, Siskiwit Bay. It wasn't raining, but we still got soaked from the waist down on the trail where you can't see your feet - b...
by Grandpa
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys
Replies: 14
Views: 2217

Re: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys

I first took our son to IRNP when he was 9; he’s mid 40’s now. We had a great experience the first time and have had many more since then. I would add: - The first priority is to stay warm, dry, fed & hydrated. It can get cold at night even in August. So it’s important to always have dry clothes...
by Grandpa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Water Taxi Reservations?
Replies: 2
Views: 990

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 yo...
by Grandpa
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Coaster Brook Trout
Replies: 1
Views: 760

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: 2119

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: 7
Views: 1855

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: 3326

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: 2985

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: 5077

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...