Snowflakes Fall Hope Rises for the Pagami Creek Fire

The Pagami Creek Fire behaved yesterday thanks to cooler temperatures and higher humidity.  Some precipitation was received on the fire including sleet, rain, hail and even snow.  Fire officials were thankful for a break in the hot weather in spite of the fact the wind continued to blow.  The size of the fire only grew 1000 acres yesterday bringing the total acres burned up to over 100,000. 

     The Boundary Waters is over 1.5 million acres in size and here on the Gunflint Trail we’re over 30 miles from the fire.  Except for one day earlier this week we haven’t even experienced smoke from the fire.  The folks in Wisconsin and Illinois seem to have had more problems with the smoke than we have.  The weekend forecast looks good for a smoke free weekend and temperatures in the 70’s again.

     Entry points on the Eastern side of the Gunflint Trail remain open as do Seagull and Saganaga Lake only permits.  The Quetico Park is also open for canoe camping trips.  The leaves are beginning to change and wildlife is out and about.  This week on the way to the bus stop I saw a moose and a grouse on Monday morning, a moose and a fox on Tuesday morning, two bears on Wednesday morning and a moose and a grouse again today.

     We hope you’ll join us on the Gunflint Trail for some fall paddling.  It’s a great time for canoe camping in the wilderness.

For Fire information

Pagami Creek FIre BWCA