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BWCA Canoe Trip Outfitting Video

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50% more snow than normal, use salt sparingly

Snow removal companies in our neck of the woods are in good spirits thanks to all of the snow we have received. On the North Shore and Gunflint Trail our snowiest months are February and March but we’re already at

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Otters Sliding, Rugby Sledding

The one thing I love about otters is their playfulness. It’s so neat to be walking in the snow and come across tracks of otters sliding in the snow.  They like to slide on their bellies and push forward with

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Why kids(and everyone) need wilderness

It’s amazing the number of articles one can find about the benefits of spending time in the wilderness. It’s equally surprising to hear about situations where people aren’t respecting the wilderness. One would think everyone would treat the wilderness gently

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Moose on the Loose

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Start the New Year out Right

We don’t have a scheduled hike near where we live but we’ll surely be able to get out into the woods and snowshoe. MN DNR- Join walkers from coast to coast during a First Day Hike at a state park

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re thankful for all of our wonderful guests, crew, family and friends. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

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John Bouchard

May 24, 1934 ~ October 28, 2018 John Bouchard spent many years on Saganaga Lake and even wrote a book about his experiences there called, “Life on the Invisible Line.” I wasn’t able to access his obituary but here’s what

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Twelve reasons to spend time outside

I love to spend time outside but during “shoulder” seasons, as we call them, it becomes a little less attractive. Not enough snow on the trails to ski, water too solid to paddle but not safe enough to ice skate

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Just say, “NO!” Says former Chief of the USFS about Mining near BWCA

Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service from 2009 to 2017 doesn’t think mining should be done close to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Here’s his view. Local View: Industrial mining must be kept away from the Boundary

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