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Photos of Stairway Portage

I found some neat pictures online the other day. They are the property of the Cook County Historical Society and they were taken when Stairway Portage was being built. The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the new wooden staircase that bypasses

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Boundary Waters trip to Rose Lake

We’ve been working on updates to our Boundary Waters canoe trip routes on our website for a number of years. It’s a time consuming task and I have the tendency to want things to be perfect. What’s that saying, “Striving

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Posted in BWCA

Border Route Trail Benefits

We’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to the group of folks working on the Border Route Trail. We appreciate your work very much. PLC GROUP IN THE BWCAW WORKING ON BORDER ROUTE TRAIL Submitted by usfs on Thu,

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Stairway Portage Day Trips

                      There aren’t too many “popular” day trip routes into the Boundary Waters but there is something about waterfalls that attracts the masses. There are a couple of these that

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Hiking the Border Route Trail in the BWCA

The Boundary Waters is known for its canoeing and very few people take advantage of the awesome hiking opportunities that exist. The Gunflint Trail has endless hiking trails of all lengths including the Border Route Hiking Trail and all of

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Snowshoeing in the Boundary Waters

Tony and Hannah spent New Year’s Eve Day snowshoeing in the Boundary Waters. They drove down the Gunflint Trail to Hungry Jack Road and the Duncan Lake canoe access. Then they snowshoed across the lake to Stairway Portage to check

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Boundary Waters Canoe Trips

Our Voyageur summer crew has been getting out into the Boundary Waters on canoe trips. It’s so nice to have them take advantage of where they live and make the most of their time on the Gunflint Trail. We’ve had

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