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Knife to Ottertrack

On a nice sunny day we leave our camp on Knife Lake traveling east along the boarder into Ottertrack Lake.  We wind our way down this narrow lake with high cliffs on our northern flank.  At our new camp we do a little swimming before cooking up some fish for dinner.  What a great day […]

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Vera to North Arm Knife Lake

We continue our way North East from Vera portaging our way into Knife Lake. With crystal clear waters and a fresh breeze blowing in our face we work our way to the North Arm of Knife Lake where we camp for the night.

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Moose to Ensign

After a winter of frozen lakes and trees covered in snow we find ourselves at the Moose Lake entry point for our first trip of the summer.  The skies are mostly cloudy and the days are just starting to warm up.  The temps are just perfect for paddling in the BWCAW.  I am joined on […]

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Spring Snowset

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.

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Skirting the Ice – A Spring Paddle

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 […]

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Geb-e-on-e-quet to Lynx Lake

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 […]

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Little Loon to Steep Lake

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 […]

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Little Indian Sioux to Upper Pauness

Our first paddling trip of 2011 we head into the Little Indian Sioux entry point on a 5 day trip.  There is a steady wind blowing and the clouds are zipping by overhead.  We paddle North along the river taking a beautiful portage along a small rapids.  We catch a glimpse of a couple of […]

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Mountain Lake to Pine Lake

On a stormy morning we paddle West out of Mountain lake to a steep portage heading south.  We encounter some heavy rain and lightening as thunder rolls across the the lakes.  We hunker down at a campsite waiting for the storm to subside and then continue on our way to Pine Lake.  Just North of […]

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North Fowl Lake to Mountain Lake

With a nice tail wind we continue our way along the Voyagers Highway.  Leaving North Fowl Lake we portage through thick vegetation and a few mosquitoes.  Back on the water we come across a couple of loons swimming on the horizon.  One puts on a bit of a show as it takes a bath.  We […]

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