Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota
September 2 - September 18
These dates are tentative and may change depending on the needs of the group.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota, and Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, hug their respective sides of the border, but combine to offer 3 million acres of road-less wilderness containing more than 3000 lakes, protected from motorboats, lodges, and the encroachment of civilization. This is a land scraped to ancient bedrock by glaciers, the resulting depressions becoming crystal clear lakes, containing Lake Trout, Walleye, Pike, & Bass, surrounded by boreal forests and bogs.
Go light. Leave the tables, chairs and coolers at home. Go with freeze-dried food (it’s gotten a lot better; Mountain House is a good brand), one change of clothes is plenty, and rent a Kevlar canoe if you don’t have one. If you can’t do a portage in a single (or double) trip, you probably have too much stuff
Our group size can be no more than Nine (9) people and four (4) canoes (no kayaks permitted on this trip).
Required for all overnight visitors Per person, per trip recreation fee: Adult $16.00 Reservation people Fee $6.00 reservation fee per permit, on-refundable.
BWCAW User Fee Discounts Interagency Senior/Access Pass Holders $8.00 person, per trip.
Because of the distance we all have to travel I want to be flexible on the trip/trips length . If half the group wants to have a week trip and the other half wants a two-week trip, then I would suggest two one-week trips with a day layover in between the two trips. The coast would be $16 or $8 per trip plus $6.00 reservation fee per permit. This can be decided by the people who sign up.
We would canoe to a campsite and use it as a base camp. Set up camp and stay multi nights paddling out from the campsite each day until all surrounding area have been paddled then move and set up another basecamp paddling out from the campsite each day until all surrounding area have been paddled then move and set up another basecamp .
Please contact Dick Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you want further information.
This is an RMCC/ACA sponsored event so an additional $10 insurance fee will be required for those who are not members of ACA. If you are a member, please send Dick your ACA membership number before the trip.