-50 degrees in the Boundary Waters

A low temperature of -50 degrees was recorded near Snowbank Lake and the Boundary Waters on Saturday. If verified it’s the lowest temperature recorded for February 13th in Minnesota. Meanwhile we showed -40 degrees at the end of the Gunflint Trail and have had a prolonged freezing spell.

Gunflint Trail temperatures

Some people stay indoors during these cold spells but other people embrace the outdoors. Here’s a Facebook Post from George Pastorino who spent some time near exploring near Voyageur Canoe Outfitters and with Matt and Bosley. Check out his post and video below.

“I have had several requests to produce a video that shows all 9 Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Day Trips in one Video, so here it is. We covered over 70 miles on trails, Frozen Lakes and Portages via Snowshoe and Backcountry Skis in temps ranging from the mid-Twenties above zero progressing downward to 32 below zero actual temp with a 55 below wind-chill. You will see our wardrobe change dramatically as the days go by. You can get a feeling of what the 9 days were like in just 4 minutes below. Pussanee and I are most at home in true designated Wilderness.”

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