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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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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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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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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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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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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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Catching Fish in the Boundary Waters

It’s fun to catch fish in the Boundary Waters. It’s even more fun when you get to pull them up through a hole in the ice. Do you ever wonder who came up with the idea to ice fish? I’m

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