A permit was reserved for entry to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wildness on Aug. 15. Extra days were built into the schedule to allow for possible weather layovers and shorter days in sections of the route. The permit regulations allow a maximum of nine people and four watercrafts. The cost for reserving the permit included one adult use fee $16.00, Boundary Waters Use Fee of $16.00 and a reservation fee $6.00. Use fees are per person per trip, Adults $16.00 or $8.00 with presentation of Interagency Senior Card at Agents office prior to finalizing the permit, plus sharing the reservation use fees ($16.00 & $6.00). Additional cost my include canoe rentals, lodging before and after trip, and possible equipment rentals.
The planned route will take the group into the remote primitive interior of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The route includes a combination of portages and longer paddling distances across multiple lakes up to the Canada Boundary and exiting at the Canoe Country Outfitters base camp. The route begins at Entry point 27 Snowbank Lake traveling to Parent Lake, Disappointment and crossing over from Jordon Lake to Ima Lake includes portages between lakes. From Ima Lake we will travel to Thomas Lake and on up to Fraser Lake. Paddling and portaging on to Kekekabic Lake where we will have options in the route to travel in the South Arm and along the Canada Boundary along Knife Lake, Birch Lake and to Moose Lake for the finial section of the trip.
Contact Louise Richards for additional information, rules, regulations, equipment, rental information, and a more detailed route descriptions (paddling distances and portage lengths) if interested in joining me on this wilderness adventure.