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by TopCarrot
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

treeplanter wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:06 am
TopCarrot wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:53 am......Moose count estimates are as low as 1300 which is markedly down from the peak of nearly 2000.......
That's a dramatic drop in moose numbers! I look forward to reading the Winter Study report, when it's published.
Here it is.

viewtopic.php?t=4742
by TopCarrot
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Winter Study Underway
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Winter Study Underway

by TopCarrot
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 2022 Wolf Moose study
Replies: 1
Views: 41

2022 Wolf Moose study

I hadn’t seen this posted yet. I just found the wolf research from last winter. Here is a good summary. https://www.boreal.org/2022/07/19/406183/isle-royale-winter-study-good-year-for-wolves-tough-one-for-moose Here is the full research, if you’re a real nerd like me. https://www.frontiersin.org/art...
by TopCarrot
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails, Lane Cove & Three Mile closed

Noon updates. 11 acres no cause determined yet.
All campsites are open and the trails along Superior. Seems promising


https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... e-2022.htm
by TopCarrot
Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Mt. Franklin Fire - many east end trails closed
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Mt. Franklin Fire

Wow
by TopCarrot
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong Ridge Navigation with a Garmin
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Minong Ridge Navigation with a Garmin

A general tip to remember on the minong, is if you’re off trail you are probably low and should check up hill. The drop off is steep on the northwest side of the ridge and the trail doesn’t doesn’t go on that side.
by TopCarrot
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Fun Article
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Fun Article

I will begin by saying that I am in no way trying to bring validity to the author or the site. The location is near Isle royale and I had a lot of fun reading it and forwarding it to my buddies. Again, no portion has been verified and no support is being given for the conclusions. But you should enj...
by TopCarrot
Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

When I got back to RH at the crack of dawn, only one shelter was occupied, by a pair of canoers who were windbound same as me but had not chosen to walk to 3-M to strictly observe the 1-night limit. RH population is highly dependent on the coming and going of the ferries, and one night each week it...
by TopCarrot
Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

I prefer not to stress over getting a shelter, and am confident that if we truly needed one for safety reasons, someone would share. I do prefer this mentality. I am easy going on those days. And when it is just one tent worth, tent sites are great, otherwise the group dynamic aren’t the same. Rain...
by TopCarrot
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

Day 8 We hiked the Stoll Trail out to the point and saw another Moose and the Bald eagle nest. Looks like the fire possibly jumped to the peninsula across from Scoville point as they had piles of trees near those cabins. Saw one of those rare blue garter snakes. It sprinkled on us again during the h...
by TopCarrot
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

Day 7 The predicted thunderstorms amounted to almost nothing. It rained for less than 20 seconds and had plenty of lighting to the south. Caught another nice break. We packed up pretty fast as we all had gotten the hang of the gear we had and headed off to Rock Harbor. Wind was at our face, we hugge...
by TopCarrot
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

Day 6 We woke up and took a voluntary 8am hike up to Mt. Ojibway. Full participation. There was some complaining that it was not voluntary, but idk. The view was great as usual. And it was half of the group's first time. "Rough on the way up, forgot we were hiking on the way down". After f...
by TopCarrot
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

Day 5 The current plan was to make this portage back to Moskey the only activity for the day. But over the course of the evening and morning, I convinced myself that staying another day at Lake Richie Canoe would be the best plan. Then a night at moskey then RH. We had a weather radio that we had be...
by TopCarrot
Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]
Replies: 29
Views: 1333

Re: TR: 6/18 - 6/25, 2022 [Paddling] [Inland lake loop]

Day 4 We ate breakfast and packed up with the plan to make Lake Richie Canoe and Moskey the next night. The weather looked great until we crossed the ridge and saw Siskiwit. The wind was blowing due East and hard enough to have the occasional whitecap. The plan was to hug the coast until Eagle Nest ...