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by Bobcat1
Mon May 27, 2024 8:22 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: August Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: August Weather

“Fine” is relative. Are you a warm sleeper, a cold sleeper? Also, that chart doesn’t say where those temperatures are measured. Interior campgrounds tend to be warmer than Lake Superior shoreline campgrounds. Also, be sure to have good insulation underneath you, as well as your sleeping bag. I carry...
by Bobcat1
Mon May 27, 2024 6:58 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: South Shore campsite choices?
Replies: 1
Views: 81

South Shore campsite choices?

Anyone have advice on backcountry campsites along the stretch from Rainbow Cove to Point Houghton? Also, what physical features delineate BCZ 44 and 45? Planning a late-summer kayak trip starting at Windigo and ending at Rock Harbor, with a day or two to explore along this particular stretch of shor...
by Bobcat1
Sun May 26, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Someone on the Greenstone NE webcam
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Someone on the Greenstone NE webcam

Yay!
by Bobcat1
Tue May 21, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My list of Weather Buoys & WebCams
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: My list of Weather Buoys & WebCams

Thanks for posting the Space Weather Prediction Center main page. On that page, under the “dashboards “ link, there’s the Space Weather Enthusiasts Dashboard which is my go-to page. NOAA set that up a couple years back to put a lot of info that casual skywatchers would want, in one spot. Check it ou...
by Bobcat1
Tue May 21, 2024 8:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 5/24/23 - 5/28/23 Feldtmann Loop
Replies: 16
Views: 738

Re: TR 5/24/23 - 5/28/23 Feldtmann Loop

Nice report! It was fun to see you guys at so many familiar places along your route.
by Bobcat1
Tue May 14, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First timer looking for feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: First timer looking for feedback

If the hike you want is end to end, then the route you have described will work for you. If it were me, I would shoot for S. Desor-Hatchet-W.Chickenbone for the first three nights, then decide en route which route in to Rock Harbor based on how you’re doing physically and whether you are enjoying th...
by Bobcat1
Mon May 13, 2024 3:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My list of Weather Buoys & WebCams
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: My list of Weather Buoys & WebCams

Thanks, and I see the Ranger3 all lit up this morning, in prep for today’s sailing.
by Bobcat1
Sun May 12, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My list of Weather Buoys & WebCams
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: My list of Weather Buoys & WebCams

There is also a webcam, I think it’s on Michigan Tech’s website, that you can follow the Ranger III ferry dock activity and the arrival/departures in Houghton.
by Bobcat1
Sat May 11, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Aurora Borealis
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Aurora Borealis

It is also possible that your eyes need to be trained to what unfiltered, unphotographed auroras can look like. As an amateur astronomer, I have been astonished by how much I have learned to see! Sometimes auroras are just a faint glow at the northern horizon, sometimes they look like searchlights, ...
by Bobcat1
Fri May 10, 2024 10:08 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Aurora Borealis
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Aurora Borealis

If skies are clear, the Northern Lights are really putting on a show tonight! I’ve seen reports from as far south as Nashville!
by Bobcat1
Fri May 10, 2024 7:58 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Big news for grand portage outbound ferries...
Replies: 11
Views: 2925

Re: Big news for grand portage outbound ferries...

Nick, thanks for the update. This year’s trip, for me, comes from Houghton. Hopefully by next year the Voyageur dock will be in great new shape!
by Bobcat1
Mon May 06, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Where was I?
Replies: 25
Views: 2042

Re: Where was I?

RedLeg, is that the old Post office dock on Minong Island in Tobin Harbour? I’ve been wondering what it looks like after the island burned over in the fire a couple years ago.
by Bobcat1
Sun May 05, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Where was I?
Replies: 25
Views: 2042

Re: Where was I?

On the bridge of the IR Queen? I don’t recognize the prow, and for sure it’s not the Ranger or the Voyageur.
by Bobcat1
Tue Apr 30, 2024 12:43 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Big news for grand portage outbound ferries...
Replies: 11
Views: 2925

Re: Big news for grand portage outbound ferries...

Any pictures of the new dock?