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by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 1936 Fire
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: 1936 Fire

I read a trip report with pictures of a guy (I think it was an off-duty park employee) who located and verified the marker point on Mt Saginaw about 10 years ago. If I recall correctly, it was under a spruce thicket and a pile of rocks. This guy set up a surveying tripod and used some electronic nav...
by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 1936 Fire
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: 1936 Fire

Re those benchmarks, if you dig around on the internet, there are several great trip reports of people searching for and finding those markers on isle Royale. I know of one on Saginaw Hill, one near Malone Bay CG, one on Caribou Island, one up by the Mt Ojibway tower, and a missing one that is ripe ...
by Bobcat1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:6/28-7/5 2020 [Hiking] RH-DF-MC-MB-DF-TM-RH
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: TR:6/28-7/5 2020 [Hiking] RH-DF-MC-MB-DF-TM-RH

I use a dehydrator and do most of it myself, partly because of food allergies I have. However, I am not a chef, not even close! I usually make about four different dinners and just do them over and over in a 4-day rotation. All the work at home turns into easy meals on the trail, and relatively light.
by Bobcat1
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR:6/28-7/5 2020 [Hiking] RH-DF-MC-MB-DF-TM-RH
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: TR:6/28-7/5 2020 [Hiking] RH-DF-MC-MB-DF-TM-RH

Sandhill cranes-maybe, but Great Blue Herons would be more likely. If they were white, then egrets.
by Bobcat1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Sea kayak

My kayak plus paddles plus safety gear including pfd and wetsuit in the duffel is 56 pounds. My camping gear regardless of mode of transport is gonna be 35 pounds, or more once I fill up the water bottles, for a week or so solo.
by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Sea kayak

I’ve thought about that, and it might work if the seaplane co will take excess baggage for a fee. They have a weight limit that would allow a backpack, but not my feathercraft folding kayak, and you would still need all your camping gear, food, etc plus kayak safety gear. Or maybe you could just buy...
by Bobcat1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Sea kayak

With a kayak you can get into back bays and such, avoiding much of the houseboat traffic. If you follow the main route buoy-to-buoy, you will be in with houseboats. Campsites are separate.
by Bobcat1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Sea kayak

apostle Islands might be another option, also requiring campsite reservations.
by Bobcat1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Sea kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Sea kayak

Actually, Ingo’s suggestion of Voyageurs National Park is a great idea! I did a number of kayak camping trips there before I took my kayak to Isle Royale. And, this may be a plus or minus depending on your perspective, but you plan and reserve your itinerary ahead of time and pay for the campsites, ...
by Bobcat1
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Siskiwit Bay may be noisy
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Siskiwit Bay may be noisy

Ditto Tom’s thoughts about Island Mine. Fall Colors and individual fire pits!
by Bobcat1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 2020 First Timers w/Kids Itinerary #2
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: June 2020 First Timers w/Kids Itinerary #2

This year, the limit at Rock Harbor has been extended to 3 nights. So, if you are moving right along and get ahead of schedule, or you change your plans after starting, you can always head back to Rock Harbor. Lots to do there including the Scoville Point trail, Mt Franklin dayhike, ask the rangers ...
by Bobcat1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: IR announces further openings 6/23/20
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: IR announces further openings 6/23/20

North Desor is the most remote campsite not accessible by boat, as well as being the midpoint of a remote section of trail. It makes sense in terms of staff time and risk management.
by Bobcat1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: TR: 7/12-7/24 2019 End to end loop, Rock-Windigo Minong, Windigo-Rock Greenstone

“My grandfather was part of the CCC on Isle Royale”. Did you know there is a CCC monument in Snug Harbor, out on the point near the America dock. Kind of a restful, contemplative spot. Worth a quick stop when you’re in the area!
by Bobcat1
Sat May 30, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Lake Desor - How is it pronounced?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Lake Desor - How is it pronounced?

I have always heard it, and said it, with the emphasis on the second syllable. As in, d’SOAR. The d is very light. Dunno if this is true to the word origin, though.
by Bobcat1
Sat May 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: MSR Fuel Canister on seaplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: MSR Fuel Canister on seaplane?

Also worth noting, the Ranger stations at both Rock Harbor and Windigo tend to build up a stash of both full and partial fuel canisters, and it is not uncommon to find them in shelters too as people leaving the island via the seaplane leave them behind.