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18th April 2012

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The Boundary Waters is under seige from Mining interests... →

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11th April 2012

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Surly has a new West Coast IPA for Twin's stadium →

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9th April 2012

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B-52 Bomber over Target Field on Minnesota Twins home opener day!

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18th August 2011

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Some cool time lapse photography from the BWCA.  Beautiful huh?

If you think this is something worth protecting, take a minute to respond to this survey:

http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/question-day-229/topics/should-40-million-acres-land

(Source: friends-bwca.org)

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26th June 2011

Photo reblogged from stonerock with 9 notes

stonerock:

Camping Tools - Mobility
Continuing theme of the tools that I used on my recent camping/canoeing trip to the Boundary Waters in the North Woods of Minnesota.  
Top Right (going clockwise)
1.  Suunto M-2 Orienteering Compass - finally learned how to use a compass, missed the REI class but a little reading and I was good to go.  They are absolutely necessary on a trip like this.  With close to 40 miles of canoeing through a wilderness area that has no trail markings and no obvious geographical features (the North Woods are beautiful but everything looks similar) it would be easy to get lost or turned around.  Some of the lakes get quite large, if you had to you could hug the shore to look for a campsite or a portage but it might take all day, it is much easier and safer to figure out exactly where you need to go.  When I was on the water i tended to keep this around my neck and my maps easily with in reach in my daypack.
2.  Voyageur Map 9 for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness -  We used two maps, map 8 and map 9 for this trip, our route took us between both maps.  The scale is 1.5 inches for every mile (the gridlines match up to this).  These maps show locations to camp, portages, elevations, lake depths, and fishing surveys for each lake from the Minnesota DNR.  I can’t imagine how someone could have gone through without maps years ago.    
3.  Open Voyager Map 8 for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness - The river on the bottom right was part of the early part of our journey, and the lake on the top right was one of our northern most destinations with the the BWCA.  The middle part of our journey would be off to the right off the map which is on map 9.

stonerock:

Camping Tools - Mobility

Continuing theme of the tools that I used on my recent camping/canoeing trip to the Boundary Waters in the North Woods of Minnesota.  

Top Right (going clockwise)

1.  Suunto M-2 Orienteering Compass - finally learned how to use a compass, missed the REI class but a little reading and I was good to go.  They are absolutely necessary on a trip like this.  With close to 40 miles of canoeing through a wilderness area that has no trail markings and no obvious geographical features (the North Woods are beautiful but everything looks similar) it would be easy to get lost or turned around.  Some of the lakes get quite large, if you had to you could hug the shore to look for a campsite or a portage but it might take all day, it is much easier and safer to figure out exactly where you need to go.  When I was on the water i tended to keep this around my neck and my maps easily with in reach in my daypack.

2.  Voyageur Map 9 for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness -  We used two maps, map 8 and map 9 for this trip, our route took us between both maps.  The scale is 1.5 inches for every mile (the gridlines match up to this).  These maps show locations to camp, portages, elevations, lake depths, and fishing surveys for each lake from the Minnesota DNR.  I can’t imagine how someone could have gone through without maps years ago.    

3.  Open Voyager Map 8 for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness - The river on the bottom right was part of the early part of our journey, and the lake on the top right was one of our northern most destinations with the the BWCA.  The middle part of our journey would be off to the right off the map which is on map 9.

Tagged: MNMinnesotaGunflintGrand MaraisBWCAW

19th June 2011

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Camp Van Vac, best resort in Ely.

Camp Van Vac, best resort in Ely.

Tagged: bwcaelyminnesotaresortcamp

19th May 2011

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Fort Snelling Panorama

Stopped by Fort Snelling on a bike ride yesterday and took this panorama.

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16th May 2011

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stephanielee333:

BWCA 

stephanielee333:

BWCA 

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23rd March 2011

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Spring is on the way (although you wouldn’t know it looking out the window this morning) and I am itching to get back to the northwoods.  This video will have to hold me over for the time being.

(Source: friends-bwca.org)

Tagged: bwcabwcawboundary waterscampingcanoeingnatureminnesota

16th February 2011

Photo reblogged from werds with 6 notes

winterfox:

this lake can somehow turn everything from bad to good i swear to god

winterfox:

this lake can somehow turn everything from bad to good i swear to god

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