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Winter Camping in the BWCA

These photos are from a few years ago when Mike went out winter camping. Tom Thulen captured some nice photos and makes it look like so much fun.

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The Canoe a Short Film

Just in case you are missing open water and canoeing. The Canoe (Film) from Goh Iromoto on Vimeo.

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Time on the Ice on the Gunflint Trail

Sam Cook is an outdoor writer from Duluth, Minnesota who loves to spend time in the outdoors. He recently wrote an article about the lake trout opener for lakes outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. He spoke to numerous

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The Rootbeer Lady

I sometimes forget snowmobiles were once allowed in the Boundary Waters or should I say the area that is now the BWCA? I came across an article about the Rootbeer Lady of Knife Lake and it talked about how a

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Victory for the BWCA

The Federal Government took a stand and will not allow mining to happen near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  This is great news for those who love to paddle the pristine lakes of the Minnesota canoe country. According to

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Ice Fishing for Lake Trout

The big lakes are still ice free while a few of the smaller ones have frozen over. Hopefully the temperatures will cool down and the big lakes will freeze solidly before the Lake Trout fishing opener. The lakes don’t have

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Snowy Fun Near Ely

A friend planned a weekend get-away that was right up my alley. We drove over to Ely and rented a cabin on Burntside Lake at Camp Du Nord. I didn’t know what to expect but what I found was a

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Body Recovered in BWCA Today

It’s not how you want the story to end. You always hold out hope until a body is recovered. Today around 5pm the body of  Michael Hickey was found in about 80 feet of water in Pine Lake. Pine Lake

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Missing in the BWCA

Someone was taking advantage of the beautiful weather and paddling this past weekend. I’m guessing that someone didn’t have a life vest on or he may have made it home. There’s a 59-year-old man from Duluth, MN who didn’t come

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Seventies and Sunny on the Gunflint

It’s unlike any deer opener I can remember. Temperatures in the seventies, sunshine and barely a breeze on the Gunflint Trail. What an unusual November weekend. Oh how nice it would have been to be camping in the BWCA this

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