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Quetico Park & BWCA Fires

I can’t remember the last time we had such a wet year and I can’t believe a fire would be able to start with all of the rain we have received. Obviously not all parts of the forest have received

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Snowmobiling in the BWCA?

Not a good idea… Published January 17, 2014, 03:43 PM Ringleader of group that terrorized Boundary Waters campers in 2007 arrested again The ringleader of a drunken, gun-shooting, fireworks-lighting trip on Basswood Lake in 2007 has been arrested again, this

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Not Your Ordinary Walk in the Woods

Ely guide finishes his trek through the Quetico Park and Boundary Waters. Ely outdoorsman recounts walk, swim across canoe country (with video) The idea occurred to Ely canoe outfitter Jason Zabokrtsky last spring as he stood before a wall of

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What Will Happen with Mining in Minnesota?

There is still a lot of talk and grumble about mining in Minnesota. It’s not surprising since it’s being proposed so close to the Boundary Waters.  I certainly don’t want it to affect the water quality of our wilderness area

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Swimming Through the Quetico Park

I admit there have been times when I have thought swimming across a particular lake in the BWCA or Quetico Park looked like a fun challenge.  I’ve also wondered what it would be like to hike beyond the portage trails

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Root Beer Lady of Knife Lake

Knife Lake wasn’t just where the last BWCA wildfire was it was also the home of Dorothy Molter. Dorothy lived on an island on Knife Lake and was the last person allowed to do so in the BWCA.  I never

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Celebrations Galore

Give me a reason to celebrate and I’ll celebrate with you. Give me three reasons to celebrate and I’ll celebrate evren more! I’m not sure how it feels to be 100 but I hope the Quetico Park celebrates another 100

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Canoe Challenge to Ely and Back

Voyageur Crew member Dana along with two other paddlers completed the Ely Challenge in under twenty hours. They paddled from Saganaga to Swamp to Ottertrack, Knife and then the smaller lakes out to Moose Lake. They hitched a ride with

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