Categories: "BWCA - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness"

My Campsite

July 3, 2007



 
I camped this night on the left, the peninsula of an island campsite. Throughout my trip I stayed on 3 different island campsites and 2 different land campsites. A bear visited me here around 3 AM but only stayed for a few minutes. It quickly lost interest in my bear canister and then ran away when I started talking and hammering my small shovel against my camera tripod.
 

Categories: Minnesota, BWCA - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Drifting along on Knife Lake

July 3, 2007



 
There are few things more relaxing than drifting solo through a calm wilderness at dusk in a canoe. 10 hours of paddling is past, camp is in order and clean, a hearty dinner sits heavy and a smelly sleeping bag awaits. Everything requiring thoughtful attention is past and nothing requiring effort remains. There is nothing else to do at night than canoe along the shores and in the bays, and that's just fine. I took a book, Hemingway, but it seemed like a sin.
 

Categories: Minnesota, BWCA - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Flying a Canoe

July 3, 2007



 
A canoe can easily fly if the weather is perfect. When sky and water become indistinguishable, peaceful gliding on the surface of a lake is as close to flying as any human has ever come. Look up or down and there are sparse, stringy clouds in endless blue sky. Look to the sides, front or back and there are trees in midair, harmoniously mirrored on the tops and bottoms of islands in the sky.
 

Categories: Minnesota, BWCA - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Self-Portrait

July 3, 2007



 
From my campsite on Birch Lake.
 

Categories: Minnesota, BWCA - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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