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Boundary Waters Permit System, FROZEN?

We’re blaming the Polar Vortex on a number of things going on right now so we may as well blame the epic failure of the BWCA permit reservation system on it too. It’s really not a funny situation but sometimes

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BWCA Permit System FAILURE

  The Boundary Waters permit reservation system went live this morning only to crash shortly after. Anyone who reserved a permit will have their permit thrown back into the pool and will have to re-reserve their permit. The work of

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BWCA Canoe Trip Outfitting Video

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Why kids(and everyone) need wilderness

It’s amazing the number of articles one can find about the benefits of spending time in the wilderness. It’s equally surprising to hear about situations where people aren’t respecting the wilderness. One would think everyone would treat the wilderness gently

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BWCA Video- Drawing Boundaries

A great BWCA video made by a High School student! Read more about him here.  

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BWCA Celebrates 40 Years

From the USFS… The BWCAW became part of a National Wilderness Preservation System with signing of the 1964 Wilderness Act. According to the Act, Wilderness is “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man

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The lost shoe

I want to share a guest post with you but will first tell you about an experience I once had.  I was walking a trail with my mountain bike from a lake to a logging road.  I stepped into a

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Full Moon Coming Soon

This weekend features the full moon of August! It’s the perfect time to visit the Boundary Waters and watch the moonlight sparkle on the water’s surface.  The August moon is traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because this type of fish

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Enjoy the Perseids in the Boundary Waters

A place with no light pollution is the perfect place to watch a meteor shower. The Boundary Waters, Quetico Park or the Gunflint Trail are a few options for this year’s Perseids which will be extra special because of the

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Looking for worms?

I should have become an investigative reporter because I always have so many questions I’d like to know the answers to. For instance, how lost can a person get looking for worms? Or how often is the USFS going to

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