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by Bobcat1
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Artist in Residence

Last summer I met the AIR who worked on soundscapes, and he gave a really interesting presentation both on his prior work, and what he had done in residence. He took sound surveys of morning bird song to quantify aspects of the sound, that could form a baseline for wildlife biologists in future stud...
by Bobcat1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

The advantage to the Upper Missouri is that you can drive there in your own vehicles and stay isolated to just your immediate companions. For Isle Royale, you can’t avoid the other visitors and staff of the transport mode, unless you have your own boat. If the pandemic has lessened, and your concern...
by Bobcat1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Paddling out of Moskey in the morning
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Paddling out of Moskey in the morning

Nice!
by Bobcat1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys

Backyard camp out is a great idea, or maybe a minimal car-camping trip with just your backpacking gear. Keep track of anything that wasn’t used on the overnight, or anything you needed that you didn’t have. Those overnights will give you experience setting up your tent, using your stove, I would eve...
by Bobcat1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Summer Wanderlust
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Summer Wanderlust

Sounds like a great trip. Did you get to Cape Cod?
by Bobcat1
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Cape Cod
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Cape Cod

Once we get past this pandemic, I would like to visit Cape Cod National Seacoast. Anyone ever spent a car-camping/hiking vacation?
by Bobcat1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: itinerary help
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: itinerary help

I agree, there are lots of things to do on the eastern end. But, unlike ddclark, I think spending a couple days riding and sightseeing on theVoyager is a great way to see a lot of the island, especially if that is your goal more than racking up lots of miles. I like your plan 2 because you do a litt...
by Bobcat1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

I’m not that optimistic about May, but hoping for August. Several national parks have announced “closed until further notice”. Yosemite was one, can’t remember the other one I saw.
by Bobcat1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: from McCargoe Cove
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: from McCargoe Cove

Nice picture! My next canoe trip will include Chippewa Harbor, so I’m glad to have these ideas.
by Bobcat1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: What happens when you register as a group?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: What happens when you register as a group?

And bear in mind, the rangers do check and are known to be watchful for groups that register as two small parties of 6 or less, then travel and camp together thus avoiding the rules for groups. One big advantage to groups is that you have a reserved site and you will not be uncertain about finding a...
by Bobcat1
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys

Yep , you could do a great 3-day trip with kids by spending first night at Rock Harbor. Bag a campsite when your ferry arrives, and spend the afternoon in a rented canoe on TobinHarbor. Next morning hike to3Mile, set up camp and day hike up Mt Franklin for incredible views. Then take your time getti...
by Bobcat1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

Yes, if you can get there in a private boat. Public ferry or seaplane are both close-distance contacts😷
by Bobcat1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition

https://seatosummitusa.com/search?q=camp+shower&type=product dclark, this one has worked well for me. It seems to warm up nicely, and packs small. Plus you can use it as a dry bag when not using it for a shower. I have never used it on Isle Royale, but it has worked well at Voyageurs NP and in the B...
by Bobcat1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary questions in mid july
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Itinerary questions in mid july

Also, the stretch from Daisy Farm to Moskey is a relentless series of clambers up and down rock outcrops. In my experience, it is one of the harder stretches of trail on the island. So if you get to Daisy and are low on either daylight or energy, keep that in mind.
by Bobcat1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: September Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: September Weather

The worst September weather I have experienced at Isle Royale, and one other time during a northern Minnesota vacation, is a slow-moving cold front that brings 35-40 degree weather and steady rain for several days straight. If it gets frosty cold, it is usually a quick snap followed by clear and sun...