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Canoeing the Quetico: One Portage to Wilderness

Canoeing the Quetico: One Portage to Wilderness

The temperature was dropping quickly, wind was whipping in from the southwest, and the sky was looking ominous. The forecast had been right—we were in for a big storm. Time to ...

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A Summertime Canoe Trip with Teenage Girls

A Summertime Canoe Trip with Teenage Girls

“My kids don’t even know what a pheasant is,” exclaimed my exasperated daughter, Greta, as we sat around the dinner table. Greta is about to enter her last year of college, but ...

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Voyageurs – A Must Visit National Park

Voyageurs – A Must Visit National Park

One hundred years ago this August 25th, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the National Park Service. For the century since, the agency has managed an ever-growing roster of ...

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The Camping and Education Foundation: Camp Kooch-i-ching and Ogiche Daa Kwe

The Camping and Education Foundation: Camp Kooch-i-ching and Ogiche Daa Kwe

An early morning on the water for campers from Ogichi Daa Kwe, sister camp to Camp Kooch-i-ching. Photos courtesy the Camping and Education Foundation.The Camping and Education ...

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Pipestone/Winisk River Trip Report

Pipestone/Winisk River Trip Report

TRIP LOG: Submitted by Vern Fish June 2014Trip Dates:June 17 – July 1, 2013Nearest City:Pickle Lake, OntarioNearest VillagesBig Beaver House ...

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Canoe Route: Seagull Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Canoe Route: Seagull Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

When a wildfire rolls through the forest patchwork of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness - red and white pine, jack pine, spruce, birch and aspen – canoeists lament the ...

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Surviving the Pagami Creek Fire: Outfitters Say the Boundary Waters is Open for Business

Surviving the Pagami Creek Fire: Outfitters Say the Boundary Waters is Open for Business

The Pagami Creek Fire had many paddlers fearful of visiting our favorite destinations, which is especially disappointing as autumn is a beautiful time of year in the border lakes ...

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Celebrate Wilderness Solitude in Quetico Provincial Park

Celebrate Wilderness Solitude in Quetico Provincial Park

It has been one hundred years since Quetico Provincial Park was recognized as a unique canoe country worthy of protection. Located just across the Minnesota-Ontario border from ...

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Woodland Caribou Provincial Park—Where Nature Still Rules

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park—Where Nature Still Rules

This is a place one is more likely to come across a woodland caribou, or hear the cry of a wolf than encounter humankind. It is an ancient, weathered landscape of haunting ...

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The Surprise on Draper Lake

The Surprise on Draper Lake

Ever since my buddy told me about the two ladies he met on a Quetico canoe trip, I’ve had a desire to visit Draper Lake. The lake is almost unknown to most people, but with the ...

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