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Paddle a Canoe

So you can be awesome too!

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Once upon a time

There was open water and my children were little so we took a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters.

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Looking forward to this view

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False sense of security

The late spring has lulled me into a false sense of security. The snow covered ground and ice covered lakes makes one think summer is far away but in reality it’s not. It’s this time of the year we check

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Moose thrive in areas affected by fire

An article written by Marshall Helmberger and published by the Ely Timberjay says fire is good for moose. Moose researchers find moose are doing very well in the almost 200,000 acres of recently burned forest within and around the Boundary

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Proposed tower will be visible in the Boundary Waters

The last thing I want to see as I’m paddling across a wilderness lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a tower. Well, maybe not the last thing because I wouldn’t want to see a body floating or

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Dog Sled Adventure in the BWCA

Here’s another great video by Layne Kennedy. Gosh I love sled dogs! Layne Kennedy Wintergreen Dog Sled Lodge Photo Adventure from Layne Kennedy on Vimeo.

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Cell phone service in the Boundary Waters

I hate to even type the title of this blog. I think allowing cell phone activity in the BWCA would be a terrible thing for our wilderness.  I can just imagine portaging into Ram Lake and hearing the sound of

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Photos of Stairway Portage

I found some neat pictures online the other day. They are the property of the Cook County Historical Society and they were taken when Stairway Portage was being built. The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the new wooden staircase that bypasses

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Benny Ambrose of Ottertrack Lake

I wrote the following article about Benny Ambrose to update one of our web site pages. While I never met Benny I have heard numerous stories about him and his life on Ottertrack Lake. Benny Ambrose was the last man

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