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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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Boundary Waters trip to Rose Lake

We’ve been working on updates to our Boundary Waters canoe trip routes on our website for a number of years. It’s a time consuming task and I have the tendency to want things to be perfect. What’s that saying, “Striving

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Coming soon to Seagull Lake- 80-foot radio tower for your viewing pleasure!

WHAT? Someone decided it would be a good idea to place an 80-foot radio tower near the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department Hall #3 on Blankenburg Road near the Seagull Lake boat landing. I don’t have all of the details

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Snow in the Forecast and Ice Fishing Fun

Bring on the snow! There’s snow in the forecast and we’re hoping we get our fair share. Any snow we get now helps keep the trails for skiing and snowmobiling last longer. And it makes travel to fishing holes easier

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Enjoying the great outdoors when it’s below zero

Some people refuse to go outside to recreate when the temperature dips below freezing. That happens way too often in our neck of the woods so people learn how to dress to stay warm. When you’re exercising outdoors whether it’s

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BWCA Winter Trek to Hegman Lake Pictographs

Just like you can’t pick your relatives you can’t choose what the weather will be like on any given day. The temperature wasn’t ideal on Saturday with a high of maybe 1 degree but that’s the day we wanted to

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Best Place to begin a Boundary Waters trip

If you’re looking for a canoe trip outfitter for gear and supplies or just a place to rest your head the night before you begin your Boundary Waters Canoe trip then look no further. Voyageur Canoe Outfitters would love to

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Mining and the BWCA News

FOREST SERVICE MOVING FORWARD WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS FOR PROPOSED MINERAL WITHDRAWAL ON SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST DULUTH, MN  (January 26, 2018) – After receiving more than 90,000 comments during a 210-day public scoping period, the United States Department of Agriculture Forest

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