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.
I pulled my first pair of DriDucks rain gear from the trash bin. A guest had decided to “decommission” his rain suit after several Boundary Waters canoe trips, but it looked to have a lot of life left, so I fished it out. That “recycled” rain suit got a lot of use and a lot…Details
Recently we posted a video of a typical BWCA portage. This new video shows a more remote portage that is on a designated travel route, but is more overgrown than typical BWCA portages. It is the portage going southeast out of Beaver Lake, in a lightly used area of the BWCA. The location is about…Details
This video shows a typical Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness portage. It is the portage going west out of Jordan Lake in the BWCAW. Portages are trails connecting bodies of water. They are the efficient route for carrying your canoes and gear between lakes on a wilderness canoe trip. I tell people if you think…Details
Here’s a howling good holiday greeting from us and the doggers:
Many years ago, I bushwacked into a no-name lake in the heart of the wilderness. On my map, the lake had no depth markings, so I didn’t know if enough depth existed to support fish – though it had enough surface area that I sensed it might. And I decided to trudge in with a…Details
RARE FINDS will feature Ely’s Dorothy Molter Museum on Monday, November 26 at 7:00pm on WDSE-WRPT PBS North 8.1/31.1. This show will also be re-broadcast on Sunday, December 2 at 3pm on Create and at 5pm on PBS North. This is a great chance to learn more about the last legal resident of the BWCAW,…Details
Seeing wildlife in its natural setting is one of the great treats of a Boundary Waters canoe trip. Our guide, LynnAnne Vesper, snapped this photo of a young black bear swimming across Knife Lake this week. Seeing a black bear on trail is particularly nice when it’s not sniffing around for your food pack.
It’s an aptly named river. Our guide, Max Pittman, took this photo recently while paddling down the Moose River. Our guests, John and his boys, got mighty lucky to see this cow and calf moose (in the background in the river) up-close! We’ve had more moose sitings on the Moose River north from BWCAW entry…Details