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Additional closures on the Gunflint Trail

National Forest lands and roads on the upper section of the Gunflint Trail are now closed. Private and public roads are still open so homeowners and guests can access resorts, outfitters and restaurants on the Gunflint Trail.  The closure area

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Boundary Waters Closure extended into September

No significant amount of rain has fallen on the Superior National Forest and none of the fires on the forest have been even partially contained. Fire fighting resources are inadequate for the current fires and more fires continue to start.

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Pre-evacuation of the end of the Gunflint Trail

Last night the powers that be ordered a pre-evacuation for the end of the Gunflint Trail. What does this mean? The Sheriff’s Department and the GTVFD went door to door to inform people to gather their valuables, medications and pets

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Fire Ban in the Boundary Waters

It’s been dry and hot in the Boundary Waters and the USFS has implemented a complete fire ban. No campfires and no grills may be used in the BWCAW. It’s a bummer to not be able to have a campfire

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National Fishing and Boating Week in the Boundary Waters

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week in the Boundary Waters this year! It began this year on June 4th and extends through next weekend.  It was created as a national holiday by George W. Bush in 2002 to encourage anglers

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Boundary Waters Fire

It’s in the news so I thought I should at least mention it in my blog. There’s a small fire burning on the other side of the Boundary Waters that started on May 17th from a lightning strike. It is

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Save the Boundary Waters from destructive non-native invasive species

It’s a special time of the year on the Gunflint Trail. The trees are budding and new plants are emerging from the earth every day.  Living on the Gunflint Trail is a privilege we don’t take lightly. The Gunflint Trail

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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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Paddling the Boundary Waters(almost)

It won’t be long before we’re able to make it into the Boundary Waters by canoe. The Seagull River is starting to open up and soon we’ll have open water and adventures awaiting. Are you ready to paddle and camp

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Setting up camp in the Boundary Waters

You’re in your canoe, easing onto the shore of your chosen BWCA campsite and your canoe slowly comes to a stop. You get out of your canoe, stretch your legs and then… Today’s question for the Voyageur Canoe Outfitters Epic

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