Boundary Waters Canoe Area

BWCAW

BWCAW, or Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, is the official designation of the million-acre designated wilderness area, much of which surrounds the upper areas of the Gunflint Trail. Within its borders are more than 1,000 lakes, 2,200 campsites and 1,500 miles of canoe routes. Enough to keep any of us busy for a while. As a managed and protected wilderness area, permits are required and a variety of rules apply. Wilderness canoeing and camping usually utilizes lighter gear, incorporates dried foods with fresh, and requires advance reservations so the quota of folks entering at any given point on any given day is not exceeded. Looking for some help with this?

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Use a canoe outfitter to help you plan your trip, outfit you with the essentials require and luxuries you desire, get your permit, and even go along to help if you’d like. Find a complete list of outfitters at NorthShoreVisitor.com/outfitters. We’d love to be your base camp before departure and after your trip. Let us provide you a good night sleep to kick off a safe and successful canoe trip. And we can be the hot shower, cold beverage, dry gear you’re looking for when you come out of the woods.

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"Spring Ice and Rainbow at High Falls" It's that glorious time of year for waterfall watching along the north shore of Lake Superior! Especially at High Falls in Grand Portage State Park, arguably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state of Minnesota (not to mention the tallest!). This photo was taken yesterday morning after a stretch of several cold days where the high temperature was in the mid to upper 30's. The colder temps meant that at night the spray from the waterfall was freezing to everything that it landed on, coating everything along the gorge walls in a thick layer of ice. It makes for a beautiful scene on a sunny morning thanks to the added effect of a rainbow! I used a 6-stop neutral-density filter to slow down the exposure to 2 seconds and blur the movement of the water. The forecast is looking pretty nice for the weekend so better head up the shore and check out the waterfalls! If you enjoyed this photo, please hit the "Share" button!

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