I just returned from a 7 day dogsled camping trip from Gunflint Lake east along the Canadian border, through the BWCA. We ventured out with two groups of students from Lakehead Univ. in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Most of our Wintergreen dogsledding trips are not comprised completely of college age people. Thus, this felt like a refreshing blast of youthful Canadian culture.

The above photo shows a team starting the Height of Land Portage between North Lake and South Lake. The silver cone is a permanent international boundary marker. The letters down the right side say “Canada” and the left say “United States.” Thus, it’s easy to straddle the line with two feet (or paws!) in different countries.

We started the trip in two days of consistent snowfall. The below photo shows two dog teams in the snow on Gunflint Lake.