A group of Boundary Waters canoe trip guests canoed, portaged and fished July 22 – 26 and they’ve already put together this great time lapse video of their trip. Awesome!
Did you know that in 1969 the maximum group size in the Boundary Waters was 15 people? Today the maximum group size is nine people with a maximum of four watercraft. Learn more fun BWCA facts in the very best online chronology of the history of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness at http://www.wilbers.com/BoundaryWatersCanoeAreaWildernessChronologyLong.htm. The…Details
There’s a chance for some beautiful weather in the Boundary Waters, and this last week was just right. We enjoyed several perfectly still days on a five-day trip recently. This wild rice sunning itself on the surface of the water didn’t have the slightest breeze to push all the blades in the same diretion. …Details
You never know what you may see on the drive Up North. Nace Hagemann (www.nacehagemann.com) photographed this cow moose and her two calves on the Gunflint Trail just outside of the BWCA recently. Thanks to Nace for allowing us to share his incredible photo.
Behold the throne of the Boundary Waters! All BWCA designated campsites have open-air pit latrine toilets like this one. They provide for a nicely hygienic campsite. Toilet paper can go in the latrine, but it is important to remember that the latrines are not for trash. It is a little known fact that BWCA campsites…Details
Amy and Dave Freeman. Photo by Bryan Hansel, www.bryanhansel.com. Our friends Amy and Dave Freeman landed their kayaks in Key West on Thursday, April 4, 2013, completing a 3-year, 11,700-mile expedition across North America by kayak, dogsled and canoe.Over 80,000 elementary and middle school students from around the world have participated in the expedition virtually.…Details
In light of Ely, Minnesota’s recent ban on all forms of social media, Ely Outfitting Company and Boundary Waters Guide Service has changed our network hosting provider, and will be updating our Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, and Pinterest accounts remotely from the Canadian side of Basswood Lake. We will be camped at a five-star wilderness campsite…Details
Measure aims to get people outdoors, where the air is clean — and only the birds tweet ELY, MINN. — April 1, 2013 — Today, the Northern Minnesota town at the end of the road, Ely, Minnesota, has cut off access to social media within its borders. Ely city officials made the decision to ban…Details
One of the most industrious critters we see in the Boundary Waters is the beaver. I’m amazed at how quickly they can build a dam. I’ve paddled into the wilderness where the was no beaver dam, and then paddled out the same stream five days later to find a new large one. We typically see…Details
This time lapse video from Quetico Air Service shows them moving float planes this month as they prepare for the summer fly-in season.