STAFF BLOG NEWS TRIBUNE ATTIC July 4 BWCAW blowdown
Today the Attic offers the second installment of two significant Northland events that marked their 10-year anniversaries this week.
On July 4, 1999, Mother Nature sent a furious wind strom through th... Posted on 7/3/09 at 3:00 AM
Ely canoe outfitter and guide Jason Zabokrtsky is making steady progress on his bushwhacking attempt to walk and swim about 80 miles from Atikokan, Ontario, to Ely. On Thursday, he was camped on Allan Lake in the heart of Quetico Provincial Park a few miles south of Sturgeon Lake.
Canoe outfitter and guide Jason Zabokrtsky of Ely left Atikokan, Ontario, on Friday on his attempt to walk and swim about 80 miles from Atikokan to Ely. He will be crossing the wilderness of Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. He hopes to reach Ely by Oct. 25.
When fishing guide Mike Berg feels the subtle take of the walleye inhaling his leech, he says nothing. That’s just his style. He has caught enough walleyes that he doesn’t need to offer a play-by-play of each nibble.
The five teenage boys were setting up their tents in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness at an island campsite when they noticed a message scrawled in ash on a rock: “Lost Dog. Named Tomah. Call DNR.”
The environmental group American Rivers has placed Minnesota’s South Kawishiwi River and the Boundary Waters lakes it flows into on the group’s annual list of “most endangered rivers” because of the potential threat from copper mining.
The sun is just rolling out of bed, but Ken Hupila and I are skiing along, pulling small pulks full of fishing gear. The temperature on this early March morning is just a few degrees above zero. Moving feels good.
The good thing about winter camping with Chris Evavold of Foxboro is that he can supply almost all the gear everyone needs. Evavold makes toboggans and toboggan-loading systems at his business, Black River Sleds in Foxboro. He also offers toboggan kits so you can build your own. The toboggans are made of high-density polyethylene plastic, and they roll up to fit in a car.
BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS, NORTH OF GRAND MARAIS — Getting a toboggan loaded with winter camping gear down a steep, twisting portage isn’t easy. And it can be a bit dangerous. But Amelia Evavold, 12, and her friend, Emma Stattelman, 10, had a plan.
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