On a beautiful early April day with the ice freshly melted from the lakes Erin and I head into the BWCAW. Our destination for this trip is the easily accessible Little Bass Lake just one portage away from North Hegman Lake. The Sun shining through the trees made for a serene portage through the woods.
If you venture out around 5:00 AM near the end of April on Lake Vermilion you will find some exquisite sunrises. Here is one from April 27, 2012.
After a foot of snow pounced on us out of nowhere we found ourselves on a calm lake with the sun setting in a winter wonderland. The mirror like lake made breathtaking views of the lake shore. Jim and I go for an evening paddle amidst our spring snowset.
March showed up with extremely warm temperatures for the season which quickly removed what little snow we had accumulated over the short winter. In the last couple of days the ice has begun to pull away from the shoreline opening up the opportunity for an early paddle. The first paddle of the spring is always [...]
Our loop out of the Little Indian Sioux entry point is coming to an end. After a heavy rain throughout the night we woke to sunny skies and calm waters. Looking at the maps we find a day filled with portaging ahead of us. With over 800 rods of portaging we knew our shoulders would [...]
Winter is a great time to get out and enjoy a host of winter sports. Everything from ice fishing to winter camping get you out of the house and into the crisp fresh air. Many of these winter activities involve frozen bodies of water. It doesn’t matter if your riding on a snowmobile, gliding along [...]
After leaving behind the dead moose carcasse in Thumb Lake we paddle through fresh air under sunny skies. The wind always seems to follow us with a gentle push from behind helping ease the day of paddling. We encounter a couple of beaver dams and a few mergansers as we paddle our way to Ge-be-on-e-quet [...]
After a beautiful night camped out on Steep Lake we awake to sunny skies and a light breeze. Continuing our loop out of the Little Indian Sioux River we head North East working our way through Little Bear Track Lake, Bear Track Lake, and into Thumb Lake. Along the way we bump into a snake, [...]
We continue our journey north out of Little Loon Lake with the clouds flying by overhead. The warmth of the sun soaks into our bodies as we paddle across open waters. The portages have been both adventurous and serene. We are nearing the end of a full day of paddling and portaging and our bodies [...]
Continuing our trip we leave the Devils Cascade and Lower Pauness and work our way North West towards Loon Lake. We have a gentle tail wind pushing us across the lakes while the warm sun shined down upon us. The fresh air and clean water engulfed our senses. A great time in the Boundary Water [...]