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by Keweenaw
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops

Workshop update: There are only 3 spaces left in the Isle Royale botany workshop as of 16 Dec. So if you're interested in taking that workshop, you'll need to sign up soon to guarantee a spot. The Keweenaw workshop is filled with a waitlist started.
by Keweenaw
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops

IRKPA (Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association) is again sponsoring two botany workshops this coming summer. The following is the announcement from the instructor, Janet Marr: Registration is now open for two 2020 Plant Identification (I.D.) workshops*, both of which will be held in Michigan's we...
by Keweenaw
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops for 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops for 2018

UPDATE:

Both workshops are now filled, but waiting lists have been started; if you want your name added to the waiting list(s), contact Janet at the email address on the flyers
by Keweenaw
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Advice from Isle Royale magnets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts
Replies: 4
Views: 3847

Re: Advice from Isle Royale magnets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts

Hi Ingo,

The snowflake t-shirts were kind of slow sellers. I checked with Kristine and her reply was:

"Not now. We do get occasional requests for them and may bring them back eventually."

Bob
by Keweenaw
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops for 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Isle Royale and Keweenaw Botany Workshops for 2018

Registration is now open for the following IRKPA (Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association) workshops: Isle Royale Botany workshop (June 4-9): Year #14 for this Island workshop (Rock Harbor area) The fee of $699 ($25 discount for IRKPA members) includes: Meals (Tues. lunch - Sat. lunch) and park fee...
by Keweenaw
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Feedback Request - Late June 2017 Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: Itinerary Feedback Request - Late June 2017 Trip

Moskey for sure for a rest day. Some of the trails may still be a bit muddy at the end of June - be prepared. Definitely bugs - plan for the worst. Are you familiar with blackflies? Not black flies - BLACKFLIES! Like little gnats. DEET keeps them about a 1/2 inch away from you for an hour or so. Hea...
by Keweenaw
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Plant, Bird, and Photography IRKPA workshops 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Plant, Bird, and Photography IRKPA workshops 2017

Changed up the subject line to give more info. Be sure to sign up ASAP if you are interested in any of these workshops as they can fill up fast. Any profits go to IRKPA to help our parks; it looks like they may need lots of help over the next few years.
by Keweenaw
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Plant, Bird, and Photography IRKPA workshops 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Plant, Bird, and Photography IRKPA workshops 2017

3 NEW (4 total) workshops offered by IRKPA this summer. Registration is now open for: Botany workshop (June 5-10): Year #13 for this Island workshop (Rock Harbor area) Field Ornithology workshop (June 13-17): NEW to 2017 (Rock Harbor area). Keweenaw Botany workshop (July 25-27): NEW to 2017 (Copper...
by Keweenaw
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Solo canoe trip, 3rd week September 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

Re: Solo canoe trip, 3rd week September 2016

Very feasible, but weather dependent as others have mentioned. Ditto the warnings about Middle Island Passage area - wind and currents can collide, creating standing waves/chop. If too bad you could portage on the Rock Harbor Trail past any bad stuff.
by Keweenaw
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake

The story we heard from the North Shore Volunteer while we were out there a couple of weeks ago was that it was a 22" diameter birch or aspen with a dead top that came down after the hammock was attached, possibly from the vibration/swaying of the hammock.
by Keweenaw
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: September Windigo Botany Workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 2675

Re: September Windigo Botany Workshop

Hi again! Here's an update: Spaces are still available in the September 7-11 botany workshop in the Windigo area. This will be the 12th botany workshop to be held on the Island. Most participants come from Grand Portage on the Voyageur II on Sept 7 (return Sept 11). If it's closer to leave from Mich...
by Keweenaw
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: September Windigo Botany Workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 2675

Re: September Windigo Botany Workshop

There was also an interview done by WTIP-FM of Grand Marais, MN about the previous Fall workshop. You can listen to it at www.wtip.org/isle-royale-workshops
by Keweenaw
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 4-5 Day Itinerary Feedback
Replies: 3
Views: 2743

Re: 4-5 Day Itinerary Feedback

Only suggestion is that you consider the Tobin Harbor trail as an alternative to the RH trail from Threemile to RH for at least one leg. I always take the Tobin Harbor trail as it is MUCH easier hiking.
by Keweenaw
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 2140

Re: Looking for feedback

Not too strenuous if you are in shape. If you cut anything, I would leave Lane Cove in as it is the "wildest" of the campgrounds within easy reach of Rock Harbor.
by Keweenaw
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Parking in MN
Replies: 9
Views: 3934

Re: Parking in MN

Yep, I've parked there many times with no issues.