Outdoors blog: Photos from a trip in Quetico Provincial Park
By: Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune
Images from Quetico Provincial Park
Scott Neustel of Duluth portages his canoe past a profusion of fireweed and goldenrod between Quetico and Beaverhouse lakes in Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. The site was a logging camp long ago, and it's still a bit of an open clearing, which allows the grasses and flowers to grows. (Sam Cook photo)
Six of us made a five-day trip into Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park last week. We put in at Beaverhouse Lake in the northwest corner of the park, and paddled through Quetico Lake, Cirrus Lake, Kasakakwog Lake, then back to Quetico and Beaverhouse. Warm, sunny, tough fishing, great swimming, good pictographs (see below) and abundant blueberries.
Blueberries were both numerous and big this year. We picked and ate them by the handful and also kept some for meals. (Sam Cook photo)
There were plenty of blueberries for the granola in the mornings. (Sam Cook photo)
Ian (left) and Dan Theis of Duluth check out the pictographs (Indian rock paintings) on a cliff on Quetico Lake. (Sam Cook photo)
A closer look at the pictographs on Quetico Lake (one of four pictograph sites on the lake). I don't attempt to interpret the paintings. (Sam Cook photo)
Duluth's David Spencer (left) and Superior's Steve Therrien look small next to a cliff on Quetico Lake. (Sam Cook photo)
Steve Therrien whips up some eggs for huevos rancheros one morning in camp. (Sam Cook photo)
The crew (from left): Scott Neustel, Sam Cook, David Spencer, Dan Theis, Steve Therrien, Ian Theis.