#tbt to when we caravanned up to Marquette and it rained until the very last day we were in town and I sat by the water in silence, taking in the last of the sunrise and soft morning light, and felt grateful and humbled to have been able to live by these waters for four years.
Throwback to the teenage years of buggy portages and long hair and reading Greek tragedies in the tent. Flies are the worst when you’re carrying the canoe because you’re defenseless. I brought Euripides on this trip and he turned out to be not my guy but I was committed by that point. To this day my copy is filled with crushed and bloody mosquitoes. Still strikes me as an amazing piece of luck that I had the uncle that I did, and that he was willing to spend hours with me out in the bush, identifying plants, and that he never made fun of me for bringing a hairbrush way out into the backcountry. He had the oldest, slowest water pump. It took 45 horrendous flyravaged minutes of patiently lifting and plunging the lever to get a liter of water. Probably that damn water pump had a profound and scarring effect on my early, writerly imagination, filtering water seemingly one droplet at a time, being eaten alive by horseflies, trying to make up a good story
Powerful polluters have many resources at their disposal to sway government decisions in their favor. A good example of this can be seen in the fight to keep mining out of northern Minnesota’s #BoundaryWaters watershed, which would contaminate the pristine waters found there. To protect the areas we care about and preserve the safeguards that keep us all healthy and safe, we need to push back against attacks on our #publiclands ! Learn more and find ways to push back by reading the latest #DiveIntoDemocracy at the link in our bio. 📷 of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area by Greg Gjerdingen
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It's #trekkingtuesday ! Tucked into the forests of the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota lies the Border Route Trail. With 65 miles of trail, it's the perfect point-to-point trail for beginning trekkers. 📸 The Dyrt user Steph H.
Sunrise after a -23 degree night on the ice. We saw quite a few lake trout on the underwater camera but only managed to catch one small fish. We packed up and changed strategies for the next day. The weather made for some tough fishing. We’ll be back!
2018 Boundary Waters permits will be available end of January. Last spring I caught my largest BWCA walleye. 🎣 We didn’t have a tape, but I estimated her at 26-27”. We do most our fishing from shore at our campsite (even though the wife looooves fishing from the canoe). 😏
There are 7 hours left to save on booking your trip to the Haus this Summer / Fall. Take a break over half time and lock in your dates and get back to the big game! “Summer2018” is the code to use online and we can’t wait to see you at the Haus! This is perfect for booking: Your fishing opener plans (May 13), Labor Day Weekend (Going fast!), or the Fishermans picnic! (Cannot be applied to an existing booking and is subject to availability) #PoplarHaus