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by treeplanter
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: MN wolf leaves IR
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: MN wolf leaves IR

We shouldn't be surprised.

At least we know there is an ice bridge between the mainland and the Island.
by treeplanter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: 2019 Ice thickness
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: 2019 Ice thickness

The Canadians are a bit more conservative, calling the ice "thin ice," which means from 2" to 6" thick.

https://iceweb1.cis.ec.gc.ca/Prod/page3.xhtml
by treeplanter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Thoughts on how an ice bridge works
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Thoughts on how an ice bridge works

They probably do as you suggest. They see that big blob of land on the horizon, are intrigued, and start off across the ice. How far they go depends on ice conditions. I imagine it's easier for a wolf to walk on ice than in the bush, so that may be one reason why they're on Lake Superior in the firs...
by treeplanter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: What interior lakes would you take in a packraft to fish on?

Second the recommendation on taking the Voyageur to either Malone or Chippewa Harbor. I have a Klepper folding kayak and have packed the boat into both Siskiwit Lake and Lake Whittlesey. Good success fishing in Siskiwit Lake, so-so in Lake Whittlesey. A folding kayak, or equivalent, is just the tick...
by treeplanter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Thoughts on how an ice bridge works
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Thoughts on how an ice bridge works

Maximum ice formation on Lake Superior is usually the first week of March. As for why wolves would make the trek across the lake to Isle Royale, I was told once by a biologist that one reason animals leave their traditional territory is in search of food. As for how the wolves do it, test the ice, e...
by treeplanter
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Should wolves be added to IR?
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Should wolves be added to IR?

Interesting read, but kind of a moot point. The decision has already been made and wolves have/are being moved to the Island. The big question now is whether the relocation effort will succeed.
by treeplanter
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Shelters
Replies: 26
Views: 4134

Re: Shelters

.....I think the reason that the shelters are only found at Lake Superior docks has more to do with the wilderness designation of most of the park. Since the Wilderness Act of 1964 states "there shall be no temporary road, no use of motor vehicles, motorized equipment or motorboats, no landing of a...
by treeplanter
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Coverage
Replies: 17
Views: 3826

Re: Ice Coverage

Quite the contrary, the Lake Superior ice pack is growing. As of 2/11/18, 77.1% of Lake Superior was ice covered, the most since 2014. As for an ice bridge, according to the Canadian Ice Service, there’s been an ice bridge of 2” or greater thickness between the mainland and Isle Royale for over two ...
by treeplanter
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: first sea kayak trip advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: first sea kayak trip advice

I’ve been kayaking Isle Royale since 1990, all in a Klepper double and single. I’ve kayaked with my kayak buddies back in the 1990’s, and mostly alone the past several years. Over the years, I’ve probably kayaked around 60% of the island’s coast. Personally, I prefer to dawdle while I paddle. I’m in...
by treeplanter
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Solo Kayaking inland lakes.
Replies: 9
Views: 1883

Re: Solo Kayaking inland lakes.

What kind of kayak? Length and weight of your kayak will be your culprits when portaging. And depending on the amount of supplies you pack in your boat, portaging can take a few hours. We portaged over from Malone bay to Siskiwit Lake many years back. Between two kayaks and our gear, it took several...
by treeplanter
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 255
Views: 70301

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

This was taken during the first week of June, 2017. Still some sizable snow piles in the shade. This pic was taken on the Duncan Bay side of Blake Point, several hundred yards from the point itself.

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by treeplanter
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How's the weather?
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: How's the weather?

huntertim214 wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:27 am
.......We will be there over the 4th of July week.
According to the 8 -14 day forecast from the Climate Prediction Center, the entire Great Lakes area has a good chance of below normal temperatures during the June 30th - July 6th period.
by treeplanter
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Wi-Fi at Rock Harbor
Replies: 11
Views: 5165

Re: Wi-Fi at Rock Harbor

There were further upgrades earlier in May. The 20-something I talked to said the Lodge people did the upgrades primarily for the benefit of their employees. Now they can communicate with friends and family easier and more reliably than before. Another thing I learned, there are two WI-Fi networks, ...
by treeplanter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 255
Views: 70301

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Another picture from my recent trip. This is on Porter Island, in the far NE corner of Tobin Harbor.
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by treeplanter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Bug and Trail update
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Re: Bug and Trail update

Kayaked/hiked the NE part of the island 5/30 - 6/3. Absolutely no mosquitoes and only a few blackflies on the Greenstone around Mt. Franklin. As Ingo noted, it was a cool stretch of weather. There was still snow in the shadows around Blake Point.