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Rainy Day in the BWCA

A Boundary Waters canoe trip is a wonderful adventure. Every adventure needs to have a variety of highs and lows or extremes to make it even more memorable. A rainy day or two in the BWCA is a prerequisite for

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Another Canoe Story

Earlier this summer we had a strange thing happen at Voyageur. We have a guest who only paddles in the Boundary Waters and he only comes to Saganaga Lake through Voyageur. He comes up the Gunflint Trail a few times

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Pack it in, Pack it out

The actions of people never cease to amaze me. Over the years we’ve heard and seen quite a few strange, crazy and sometimes unbelievable things. One of these crazy things happened on August 21st at the Saganaga Public Landing on

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Canoe, Camp & Work in the BWCA

Here’s an opportunity to volunteer and take a trip into the Boundary Waters.  Sounds like a great deal to me! The Northwoods Volunteer Connection is seeking volunteers to help with a  portage repair project in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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New Canoe Tricks to Try

I don’t think I’ll be using a Kevlar canoe to do any of the canoe tricks in this video but I do think I need to try them.  If I’m out in the Seagull River flailing around in the water

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Ecotherapy Go Play in the Dirt

Wouldn’t it be nice to get a prescription to get outside and play in the dirt? If you live in Washington, DC and visit pediatrician Robert Zarr you might just get a prescription to visit a park.  According to this

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Fall Paddling in the BWCA

It’s been a super Fall for canoe camping in the Boundary Waters this year. In addition to sunshine and warm temperatures we’ve had very few windy days. The wind is one thing I do not like to hear when I’m

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Get Kids in Canoes

There is joy in paddling a canoe. The feel of the blade slipping into the water, the sight of the swirl created by the pull and the forward momentum gained with each stroke is a beautiful thing.  Floating on top

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Won’t Be Long

In a blink of an eye the ice will be gone and the water will be ready for paddling. Are you ready to canoe or kayak the BWCA? Every spring I think about taking an early season trip when the

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New Activity for the Gunflint Canoe Races?

I think this would be tons of fun to add to the Gunflint Canoe Races. It would probably be a great way to end the evening since all throughout the races people push off of each other’s canoes in an

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