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Northland Winter Destinations: Winter camping in the BWCAW

* What you'll see and do: Get ready for the ride of your life and enter the BWCAW by way of dogsled, a whole new experience for people interested in the outdoors. Spend a night with an experienced Northwoods guide of more than 18 years, Bill Slau...

* What you'll see and do: Get ready for the ride of your life and enter the BWCAW by way of dogsled, a whole new experience for people interested in the outdoors. Spend a night with an experienced Northwoods guide of more than 18 years, Bill Slaughter, who mushes on just for you. During your personalized trip, you can set up camp anywhere and enjoy the beauty of winter with many options. You can choose among hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Meals are hot, and you might even catch your lunch or dinner.

* Where: Ely

* Address: 1749 Hwy. 120, Ely, MN 55731.

* Cost: Day trips. One guide: $200/person; $275 solo; additional guides: $150/day.

* Overnight trips (minimum two people): Two days, one night: $499; three days, two nights: $599; four days, three nights: $699; additional guides: $150/day.

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* Deposit: Full payment due before departure. $75/person for all day trips; $150 for all overnight trips.

* What's unique: Enter the BWCAW by way of dog sled -- a very quiet and beautiful winter setting in northern Minnesota. There's nothing quite like winter camping, sleeping in a snug tent surrounded by nature in the winter and waking up to the crisp winter air.

* For more information: www.elymnguide.com . Call (218) 365-2650 or (800) 559-9695.

Coming tonight

Many people don't realize that Grand Rapids has 23 cross-country ski trails with some of the best scenery in the nation. There are plenty of spots in town that will rent the gear you need. Come along as we get geared up and experience a few of the best trails; we'll even take you to one trail that lights up at night.

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