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by Spyder1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Water treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Water treatment

That’s what I thought it’s actually .02 microns so I think I will stick with the platypus only it’s seems to have been sufficient for all these years although they say the cysts can take years to develop which is a little scary. But then again what isn’t scary these days!
by Spyder1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Water treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Water treatment

Did I miss something noticed on park website today they are saying filtration AND chemical treatment for drinking water? We have been using a platypus for years 2 micron filtration thought that was sufficient. Just don’t remember both being recommended. Thoughts?
by Spyder1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Siskiwit Bay may be noisy
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Siskiwit Bay may be noisy

They didn’t by chance say how long this construction will last? I have planned 2 nights there in September long done by then? Government work always scares me 😳
by Spyder1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: IR announces further openings 6/23/20
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: IR announces further openings 6/23/20

Closure of the Minong may be minor got a bad feeling about this virus rearing it’s ugly head again this park opening may be short lived. Hopefully not but the signs are not good, as a person with a September seaplane reservation it sucks but you have to look at the big picture and save lives. I hope...
by Spyder1
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Who has the earliest flight scheduled?
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Who has the earliest flight scheduled?

Not the earliest but the latest departure September 7 flight out departing September 18 first September trip normally go in May
by Spyder1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: IR to begin phased opening
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: IR to begin phased opening

Sounds encouraging I know the Seaplane service is taking reservations for trips starting June 27 hopefully it all works out going to be very quiet with only private boats and seaplanes bringing visitors especially in Rock Harbor a very unique time to visit the island if the virus stays tamped down r...
by Spyder1
Wed May 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Little Todd to Huginnin Cove
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Little Todd to Huginnin Cove

I could be dead wrong and totally crazy but Little Todd to Huginnin Cove would be a absolute death march I’ve done those trails but in much shorter segments Enjoy the trip with shorter segments that’s why you come back a second third fourth etc time!
by Spyder1
Wed May 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: MSR Fuel Canister on seaplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: MSR Fuel Canister on seaplane?

Took the seaplane over last May and they have fuel on the Island as I remember you pay for it before leaving the mainland and it’s handed to you upon your arrival very convenient set up now I just hope it all works out have a reservation in September
by Spyder1
Thu May 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020

Just read a post by Isle Royale Seaplanes they say planning is underway for flights to island mid summer into fall if virus conditions allow As the only commercial way to access the island people would be almost as rare as the wolves 😂
by Spyder1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Headed to island next week: advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Headed to island next week: advice?

Yes there was a adult on the nest also got off the nest and make a quick loop while I walked past going back. I ran onto a ranger on the way out and he told me about the nest he did see chicks in the nest think he had binoculars unfortunately I did not but the nest is quite close to the trail easy t...
by Spyder1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Headed to island next week: advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Headed to island next week: advice?

Definitely do the Scoville point hike it’s beautiful and look for the Bald Eagle nest once you get on the final approach to the point it’s on the left fairly close to the trial. The nest is huge and built with large branches industrial strength! Would recommend taking the Tobin Harbour loop going ba...
by Spyder1
Thu May 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: a plea for trip reports!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: a plea for trip reports!!

Just left the island on Memorial Day after 7 great days some cool days some warm days a few light showers weather wise. Best variety of wildlife ever for me in I think in 8 visits 4 moose 3 fox 2 bald eagles great nest on scoville point trail lots of hares and I think a wolf glimpse on that same tra...
by Spyder1
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Early Season Access to Cooking Fuel

I am scheduled on the first flight of the season and was recently contacted by Isle Royale seaplanes they are prepositioning fuel on the island just let them know how many containers you need $10. each. Great idea as it eliminates the uncertainty of having fuel for a early season visit by seaplane.
by Spyder1
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Opening Day Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 5005

Re: Opening Day Weather

The winter of discontent continues seaplane flights cancelled for at least May 14 and 15 too much ice in the harbors and quite a bit of snow on trails I’m told. Hopefully make for a later bug season start anyway!
by Spyder1
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ice Breaking Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 2725

Re: Ice Breaking Operations

Anybody else see the boat activity today on the Mott Island webcam? Appeared to be a larger and smaller boat breaking ice? Hopefully something gives scheduled to fly into Windigo in a little over 2 weeks