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by Bobcat1
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Very young children
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Very young children

There are several places in the region where you can have a north woods experience, and not be quite so isolated and inflexible as a trip to Isle Royale. Superior Hiking Trail, Superior National Forest including the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Pictured Rocks And/or Apostle Islands, any of these coul...
by Bobcat1
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Bathing

Covering up is the norm on Isle Royale. I wash up wearing shorts and a tank top, then take a wet rag into my tent or shelter to wash more privately. There will be many other people around at campsites. On the other hand, in the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota, it’s more a “we’re all adults” ...
by Bobcat1
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: 1941 IR Guide

That is a treasure trove! If I have a couple of the brochures that are "cover only" over the years, would it be useful to send them to someone for inclusion in this archive?
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: where is Picket Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: where is Picket Bay?

I found it amusing that it cost men $2.00 for a fishing license, wives included was $.50 extra.
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: where is Picket Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: where is Picket Bay?

Pickett Bay is inside Todd Harbor. It's the inner-most bay inside the much larger Todd Harbor, on the southwestern end. The present-day Todd Harbor campground is in Pickett Bay. Found it on the USGS quad map. Yes, please post the link! Then maybe I can get the moderators to move this thread into the...
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Itinerary Thoughts

Washington Creek rarely fills up. Unlike Rock Harbor, the capacity of the ferries is just not that great for dropping large numbers of hikers on a couple days a week. There are also a large number of shelters relative to the volume of travelers, I think it's maybe over a dozen shelters as well as a ...
by Bobcat1
Tue May 25, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: where is Picket Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: where is Picket Bay?

Hmmm, I have a 1959-era brochure at home - I will look again to see if Picket Bay is marked on that one. It's super-interesting to me to see the evolution of the park through these historical brochures. They show trails for fishermen that are no longer there, the absence of many trails that are now ...
by Bobcat1
Mon May 17, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2020 Bald Eagles, Peregrines and Loons on IR
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: 2020 Bald Eagles, Peregrines and Loons on IR

Chief, every time I have been up on Mr. Franklin, there have been eagles riding the updrafts on the north face. Good luck, and I hope you find some eagles for great photos!
by Bobcat1
Mon May 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Question - camping 4 nights
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Itinerary Question - camping 4 nights

Or, arrive and take the water taxi to Moskey for the first night. Then you can relax at your campsite (probably won't get a shelter that late in the day) and take off for your hike with a headstart in the morning. With four of you, the water taxi to Moskey wouldn't be too expensive each person. And ...
by Bobcat1
Mon May 10, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Moskey Basin to RH Lighthouse

That is, however, a very pleasant day trip in a kayak.....
by Bobcat1
Mon May 10, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Voyageur II Heading to Grand Portage
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Voyageur II Heading to Grand Portage

Yep, @backwoods doc, you have been assimilated......
by Bobcat1
Thu May 06, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Rain, Rain – Go Away
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Rain, Rain – Go Away

I agree with pretty much everything you said, and a couple additions. Places I've sheltered from cloudbursts include Susy's Cave, and underneath the tower at the Ishpeming trail junction. It is obvious people have camped there too even though it's not an allowed site. I often wear my raingear in ear...
by Bobcat1
Thu May 06, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Grand Portage Boat Lines accepting reservations for 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Re: Grand Portage Boat Lines accepting reservations for 2021

Are the ferries running with full capacity, or are they limited to some percentage of full capacity?
by Bobcat1
Sun May 02, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Volunteer in Parks
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Volunteer in Parks

Congratulations!
by Bobcat1
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelter sharing etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 2608

Re: Shelter sharing etiquette

Oh, and, a special note about shelter 1 and 2 at Rock Harbor - occasionally injured hikers come off the trail and need to wait for a ferry, and the rangers direct them (or assist them?) to shelter 2 (with wheelchair ramp) or shelter 1. So the rangers know where they are and can look in on them if th...