BWCA Wildfire on My Mind

BWCA Wildfire on My Mind

Wild fires have dominated news on the west coast this summer.  Thankfully, it has been a “good” year for fires in the BWCA. Yet, I have been thinking about where I stand on wilderness fire management. USFS Manages Boundary Waters Fires The U.S...

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Memories Are For A Lifetime

Memories Are For A Lifetime

Over the weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton Ohio.  The collection is incredible and everyone should go there sometime. I saw two airplanes that particularly moved me.  The first plane...

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Take a Short Break From Your Phone

Take a Short Break From Your Phone

Ten years ago, this week, Apple introduced the first iPhone and changed the world.  The iPhone put the internet in your hands.  Today, mobile phones transmit more than 42 times as much data traffic as voice traffic.  Photography has become a part...

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What is a Boundary Waters Night?

What is a Boundary Waters Night?

In the coming weeks, you will see our invitation asking you to join us for a Boundary Waters Night in your area.  You say to yourself, “What is a Boundary Waters Night anyway?”  Cause, heck you don’t want to go and get some kind of sales pitch. ...

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Tips For Better Portaging

Tips For Better Portaging

Portaging, that act of carrying your canoe and cargo over a trail connecting two lakes, brings fear into the hearts of Boundary Waters newbies and pros alike.  The fact of the matter is that portaging is an intricate part of a Boundary Waters...

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Thoreau and Boundary Waters Wildness

Thoreau and Boundary Waters Wildness

“What we call wildness is a civilization other than our own.”                   Henry David Thoreau – 1859 I came across this quote the other day and have been giving it some thought.  When I go to the Boundary Waters I often associate the...

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