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BWCA Campsite Mess

What can a person conclude after coming across a BWCA campsite that looks like the one in the video does?  The video shows a campsite on Tuscarora Lake which is normally accessed via the Missing Link entry point into the

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Another Reason to Love the Boundary Waters

We know the Boundary Waters are a magical place. We long for the solitude and serenity found on a wilderness campsite. In the BWCA we know we are relatively “safe.” There are numerous examples of what I mean and one

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What is Wrong With People?

I realize there are a number of things wrong with people but today’s blog is about the ones who can’t follow rules/regulations/laws regarding our natural resources. Some people can plead ignorance about fishing regulations but it’s astonishing to me how

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Pigeon River High Falls and Middle Falls

We took a drive to Canada the other day and stopped to see what the High Falls of the Pigeon River looked like from the Canadian side. We weren’t suprised to see the falls look quite similar to what we

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Moccasin Flowers on the Gunflint Trail

These beautiful flowers can be found in abundance in the woods of the Gunflint Trail. It’s always a treat to spot these very close relatives of the Minnesota Sate Wildflower.   Cypripedium acaule – Pink Ladyslipper, Moccasin Flower . This

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Happy Summer Solstice

It’s a wonderful time of the year when the nights are short and the days are long. The sun is high in the sky and stays out longer than any other day of the year. It’s the start of summer

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Have You Seen These Bugs?

While out on a walk the other day we noticed tiny holes in the leaves of brush alongside of the road. Farther along on our walk we noticed these strikingly blue bugs on the leaves of a different bush. Has

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Devil’s Kettle Waterfall

The waterfalls of the North Shore have plenty of water going over them. With recent rains the flow hasn’t slowed at all.  

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Boundary Waters Mishaps

What’s going on with people in the Boundary Waters these days? Getting lost, shooting yourself in the butt and shooting rapids are the latest happenings in the BWCA. Sheriff: Camper Accidentally Shoots Himself In Buttocks Near BWCA June 15, 2017 8:17

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Conservation Comedian

I like to read the Conservation Officer reports each week and lately I love to read Darin’s reports because of the comedic aspect of them! How about you? CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) reports he found a map floating in

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