Fire in the BWCA

The USFS has informed us there will be a fire ban going into effect as of August 12, 2005.  It is a Level II fire restriction that will restrict the use of open campfires at anytime within the BWCA.  The use of gas or propane stoves will be allowed anywhere in the BWCA at any time of the day.  The dry weather is expected to continue and the risk for wildfire is high.  If you will be travelling and camping in the BWCA prior to the 12th, then please use extreme caution with fire.  photo by usfs