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Canoe Trip Plans

When are you paddling the Boundary Waters? I have a couple of trips I’m wanting to take this summer; one with my family and one with my son and his friend.  Of course my son and his friend think they

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What Time is it? BWCA Permit Time!

Well, it’s almost Boundary Waters permit time. Reservations for all entry points can be made on a first-come, first-served basis beginning January 28, 2015, 9 a.m. Central Time.  It isn’t a mad rush for permits on the Gunflint Trail side

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Gorgeous on the Gunflint Trail

Voyageur Crew members Tony and Hannah couldn’t have picked a better day to go out camping in the Boundary Waters. The high temperature today was 70 degrees and the sun was hot. Tomorrow the sun is expected to shine as

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Best Time to Paddle the Boundary Waters

I’ve always said, “Any time you can paddle the Boundary Waters is the best time to paddle the Boundary Waters.” Taking that into consideration the next thing to consider is what you want to experience while you are in the

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Another Epic Voyage

Three of our past Voyageur Crew members are embarking on a wilderness adventure with three other modern day Voyageurs.  Adam Maxwell, Jake Bendel and Tessa Olson will be spending their summer paddling and camping and I’m so very jealous.  It

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Are Your Kids Too Young To Paddle?

Abby was 8 or 9 months old when we took her on her first canoe camping trip into the Boundary Waters. We probably would have taken her when she was younger if weather or time had allowed us to do

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Putting Your Camping Gear Away?

I’m not ready to put my camping gear away quite yet as I hope to get back out into the Boundary Waters yet this fall.  I get sad when I know it’s the last time I’ll be paddling or camping

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What You Wouldn’t Go Camping Without

I’m not sure there is any item that I need so badly that if I couldn’t bring it with on a BWCA canoe camping trip then I would stay home.  I’m not sure why or when I started thinking about

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Lessons Learned From the Mother of all Storms

Labor Day Weekend I went camping in the Boundary Waters with my son and 5 of his friends. We had an overnight boat and motor permit for Saganaga Lake and had a great campsite. Teacher that I am I never

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Noise in the BWCA Can Be Golden Too

“Shhhhh. Remember what I said? No screaming, this is the wilderness, we only scream if we are hurt.”  Seconds later another blood curdling scream lets loose followed by loud laughter. “Shhhhh.  Girls, there are other people out here trying to

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