John Lake to Moose Lake

Our big trip for the summer begins on the eastern edge of the BWCAW in John Lake.  Our plan is to follow the “Voyagers Highway” through the historic border lakes as we paddle west.  We head out from John lake through the Royal River in to South Fowl Lake then northwest into North Fowl Lake and end the episode on Moose Lake.

With the recent rain in the are we encounter some vibrant colors on the portages which really makes hauling a pack almost not noticeable.  With three of us in the canoe we are able to make pretty decent time.  We have a great beginning to our trip.

A theme you may hear us talk a lot about on this next series of shows is the head wind we encounter for the majority of our trip.  If you would like to take a similar trip we now recommend paddling from east to west.  🙂

John to Moose

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Check out the gallery for photos from this trip. Matt Aune was the photographer.



Artist: Dan Tharp


Song: “Mia”


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About Bill

I grew up in Alaska spending as much time outdoors as possible. Camping, hunting, and flying consumed much of my free time. Upon moving to Minnesota I found the BWCAW to be a place that allowed me to escape to the wilderness. I love being able to share this amazing place with all of you. I hope you enjoy the shows.


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