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Stewart River to Boulder Bay

The sun is shining on a hot day in August.  The wind gently cools us off as we paddle north on the Stewart River.  The Stewart River is a winding river littered with dinner plate sized lilly pads and portages thick with foliage.  We make our way on through Stewart Lake and into Boulder Bay.  […]

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Stewart River

Stewart River

The Stewart River entry point starts you out with over a 400 rod portage.  This will get your blood pumping just in time to start your paddle up the river.  We are paddling under sunny skies with a nice breeze.  Canoeing in the BWCA doesn’t get much better.

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Crooked Lakes East End

Crooked Lakes East End

Our July trip is coming to a close as we paddle towards the East end of Crooked lake.  The narrow passageways make for a very scenic paddle catching glimpses of wood ducks, loons, eagles, and even a mink.  The episode comes to a close with the magnificent cliffs that tower over the end of the […]

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Trail Maitenance

Trail Maitenance

Working our way across the 300 rod portage heading north out of Gun Lake we came across a group of people working for the Minnesota Conservation Corps.  They were a trail maintenance crew out rebuilding the portage.  If you are looking for a great summer gig check them out at www.conservationcorps.org.

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Ramshead Winter Camping

Ramshead Winter Camping

The temps are in the upper 20s and the sun is shining.  With a three day weekend we head into Ramshead Lake.  We catch some nice fish and spend the weekend enjoying the great weather.  There were fresh wolf tracks around the island we were sleeping each morning.  Jesse and I did a little skiing […]

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HOWTO – SnowWalker Toboggan

HOWTO – SnowWalker Toboggan

We’ve teamed up with BlackRiverSleds.com to bring you our next HOWTO video.  In this episode we’ll take you through step by step in assembling a SnowWalker Toboggan.  We are using a prepped blank sled bottom, but prepare the wooden cross pieces ourselves.  If you are building one of these sled kits feel free to send […]

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Boot Lake to Friday Bay

Boot Lake to Friday Bay

With storm clouds chasing us north we paddle across Boot Lake.  Waiting out a heavy rain on the portage between Boot and Fairy Lake we emerged on the other side to find sunny skies again.  We continue north through Gun Lake and  over the 300 rod portage.  In the series of rivers and lakes that […]

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HowTo – Y Bones

HowTo – Y Bones

Northern Pike are one of the most commonly caught fish in Northern Minnesota.  Weather your fishing for them or walleye, odds are you’ll be pulling one in from time to time.  Northerns can get quite big and make for a great meal when canoeing in the wilderness.  One draw back to these slimy fish are […]

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HowTo – Latrine

HowTo – Latrine

We only bring you this HowTo because it was requested by one of our viewers.  After getting the initial chuckle out of the request we got to thinking that this is one aspect of camping in the BWCACW that may not really get covered when explaining what to expect to a first time BWCAW camper.  […]

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HowTo – Flint and Steel

HowTo – Flint and Steel

Have you ever wanted to learn how to start a fire with flint and steel?  Matches aren’t always reliable when in the back country.  As soon as they get wet they become useless.  Not to say flint and steel is a fool proof option, but its a good skill set to have and something you […]

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