Tuesday, August 19, 2008


We have just returned [four days ago] from a wonderful camping trip. The ultimate camping trip, as far as I'm concerned (especially considering our many other trips this summer were somewhat "training" for this one). With friends, we spent four days in Northern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area. And canoe we did. A lot. And we carried very heavy backpacks over portages. But it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. It was incredibly rewarding to be able to do those things. And it was fun to swim and relax and take it all in. Mostly, it was magical being in such a beautiful place.

A list of some of the wildlife we saw: frogs, crayfish, bald eagles, loons, a coyote drinking from a lake (we were on the lake, so no worries), chipmunks, and many, many bugs.

A list of wildlife we ate: walleye.

A list of wildlife we heard: wolves howling at the full moon (seriously; VERY cool), and I'm certain something rustling in the bushes the third night when I couldn't sleep; the world may never know.

Enjoy the pictures. (Group photo above courtesy of Heather and Travas.)


Chris said...

Looks like a fun trip! I didn't know you could bring a dog on a canoe. Fun!

LWS said...

It looks really beautiful there! You are more brave then I am. I don't know if I could be without flushing toilets and electricity for that long. I love the great outdoors...as long as the great indoors are fairly near by!

Jen said...

I'm super jealous of your trip! It looks so BEAUTIFUL! Maybe one day I will brave the BWCA!

Molly said...

Jealous. It looks like you had a wonderful time. xo