Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoeing, Camping, and Hiking
Time & Location
About Our Event
Come visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness!
Have you ever heard the call of a loon over the water? Would you like to see otters and beavers swimming in the wild?
Exploration in solitude is why most people come to this wilderness. Motorized and mechanized travel is prohibited. The only way to get around is on foot or by paddling a canoe (and then carrying the canoe and gear, also known as "portaging" between lakes). It is an incredible, unforgettable experience, with loads of opportunities to develop fortitude mixed in just for fun.
Wilderness rules prohibit groups of more than nine from recreating together, which is why we will be setting up base camp just outside the wilderness, and then hiking trails and/or canoeing the lakes with free day use permits in small groups.
For more information see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_Waters_Canoe_Area_Wilderness
Tentative schedule of events:
Friday, September 11 -
Arrive, meet up, set up camp, vespers. Base camp will be at Hungry Jack Lodge (https://hungryjacklodge.com/) which has a range of accommodation options from tent camping to deluxe cabins.
Sabbath, September 12 -
Church/Bible Study at a nearby firehall followed by haystacks lunch. Then we'll split up into smaller groups to hike the Caribou Rock Hiking Trail, canoe Bearskin, Duncan, Rose, and adjoining lakes. The cover photo above is Rose Lake from Stairway Portage, which can be reached after a five mile hike or a four mile canoe trip from Hungry Jack Lodge. We'll finish up with campfire vespers, S'mores, etc.
Sunday, September 13 -
There will be more options for longer hikes (10-15 miles) on the Border Route Trail to scenic overlooks, including the one I am standing on in my profile picture, where various lakes including South and North Lakes, as well as Ontario, Canada, are seen behind me. Shorter hike options will also be available, including a three-mile round-trip hike to Magnetic Rock (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45317539971849309/?nic=1) or a three-mile loop on the Centennial Trail.
Monday, September 14 -
Pack up, goodbyes, return travel
NOTE: More details will follow and these plans can be adapted based on popular demand. If there is something you've heard of and would like to see in this area, please let me know, and I will try to make it happen. There are several great single-track trails in the area, as well, so bring your Mountain Bike with you.