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8/19/15

Canoeing 100 miles - BWCA here we come!

8/19/2015
We finally accomplished our goal of paddling 100 miles before our upcoming Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) camping trip coming up in September. This summer we went out sixteen separate times for an average of 6.4 miles per trip with our longest trip being about 15 miles one day from Morris Bridge Park to Riverhills park. All on the Hillsborough River which is a gem in our own backyard. The last month the river has been at flood stage, docks are under water and the locks are closed up river due to the heavy rain this summer, but that is fine with me. The river is clean and fast and the flow has cleared out weeds and lily pads that impede our paddling.

We're getting excited for our trip Up North and to see friends and family, plus the big camping trip . We both went to the BWCA once before in 1985 (we didn't even know each other then), so this is our 30 year return trip. I'm sure its very different and it will be a lot tougher being we're thirty years older. This time we're using the services of Voyaguer Outfitters and getting all our gear there once we arrive. The first night will be route planning and packing the gear and a night in the bunkhouse. The next morning we'll be off on our canoe from the dock and plan to travel a 30 mile loop paddling and portaging through Seagull lake, Saganaga lake (in Canada), Alpine lake, Red Rock Lake and back to Seagull. We hope to catch some Walleyes and Northerns fishing, and I'm looking forward to cooking them whole on the grill. We're bringing our big camera and a GoPro4 Session to post our memoir on Youtube.

Stay Posted.





 
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