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Thinking about the Boundary Waters

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer and the strength of the sun’s rays are getting stronger. It is only March yet it feels a bit more like April and that has me dreaming about canoe camping

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Life at the end of the Gunflint Trail

What’s the best thing about Matt and Cassidy managing Voyageur Canoe Outfitters? It’s hard to pick just one thing because together they share so many wonderful qualities.  If you’ve visited Voyageur in the past five years then you know they

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-50 degrees in the Boundary Waters

A low temperature of -50 degrees was recorded near Snowbank Lake and the Boundary Waters on Saturday. If verified it’s the lowest temperature recorded for February 13th in Minnesota. Meanwhile we showed -40 degrees at the end of the Gunflint

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Boundary Waters permits and education

Last year saw an unprecedented number of visitors in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A number of these visitors were experiencing the canoe country for the first time and may not have had the knowledge needed for such an

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Girl of 10,000 Lakes at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters

If you’re on social media and you like fishing then you’ve probably seen posts by Girl of 10,000 Lakes. She took a trip to the Boundary Waters through Voyageur Canoe Outfitters in 2019 and I’m just now posting her awesome

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Paddle quietly and carry a Big Six

There’s no need to carry a big stick when you’re paddling and portaging in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but you should probably think about carrying a Big Six Camp Chair made by Big Agnes.  This big and comfortable high

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What a canoe is made for

People who paddle canoes may be familiar with the sound the bottom of a kevlar canoe makes as it comes into contact with the mucky bottom of a shallow creek bed. It’s a sort of shloshing sound that accompanies the

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Dog Found in the BWCA after 11 days

A dog went missing on portage in the Boundary Waters on September 17th. Eden is a Tibetian Terrier and only weighs around 25 pounds. When we heard the news about the dog being lost on the portage between Kiskadinna and

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Boundary Waters bears and campfire ban

It’s been a dry summer so far in the Boundary Waters and the Superior National Forest has enacted a fire ban. This means no open campfires are allowed in the BWCA during the 4th of July and after until conditions

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Boundary Waters claims first life of the season

It’s always a sobering thought to think about death but especially when it happens in the Boundary Waters. We received news on the 20th of May a canoe had capsized on Tuscarora Lake and one person was missing. The first

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