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Boundary Waters Fishing Opener

It’s difficult to believe this weekend is the Minnesota Fishing Opener but here it is. The excitement is in the air as folks make last minute preparations for the big day.  Boats on trailers, tackle boxes organized and bait in

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Mother’s Day and More on the Gunflint Trail

Here’s hoping your Mother’s Day is a special day. Take a Mom fishing for free is happening this weekend in Minnesota so hopefully some of you took advantage of the opportunity and spent some time on a lake.  The spring

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Ice off the lakes of the Gunflint Trail

The lakes are slowly becoming liquid once again. Matt and Cassidy took a tour of Saganaga over the weekend and there was just one big chunk left on the Canadian side of the lake.  We’re guessing it has broken up

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Outside on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! I hope you made the most of it by getting outside to enjoy nature. I wasn’t able to enjoy the Boundary Waters or the Gunflint Trail but I did get out for a hike up a fire

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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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