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Next Outing Is Planned!

Next Outing Is Planned!

With Covid 19 still present but in what appears to be a decline from the efforts of social distancing and other factors, States are opening back up!  On June 10th Wisconsin will be opening up campgrounds once again for campers.

I have been itching to get away from my local area where I have been doing some fishing, hiking, and paddling.  The desire to load up my jeep, my Old Town Guide 119, and a bunch of my kit it strong!  I need to go do something!

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Voyageurs National Park – Sugarbush Island Camping

Voyageurs National Park – Sugarbush Island Camping

Sugarbush Island - Voyageurs National Park
Sugarbush Island – Voyageurs National Park

Last week I went camping with my big sis, Tracy, in Voyageurs National Park.  We ended up reserving the campsite on Sugarbush Island (K34) for a handful of nights.  Sugarbush Island is located in the Lake Kabetogama region of the park.  You can read a little of the pre-trip details on a previous blog post located here.

Prior to the trip the forecast was calling for a fair chance of rain and thunderstorms pretty much every day.  Temperatures were also being forecast for daytime highs in the mid to low 60s and nighttime lows down into the low to mid 40s.  I was also prepared for the bugs to be nasty.

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Voyageurs National Park – Camping With My Sister

Voyageurs National Park – Camping With My Sister

A nice little campfire in a wilderness setting is mesmerizing.
A nice little campfire in a wilderness setting is mesmerizing.

Not far in the future I will be heading to Voyageurs National Park, Lake Kabetogama region, for a short four day camping trip.  My one and only sibling, my sister Tracy, who has a few years on my 45, is going along.  In fact it was her idea to do this trip.

Keep reading for the details of this upcoming adventure in Voyageurs National Park!

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Late Spring Voyageurs National Park Trip

Late Spring Voyageurs National Park Trip

It’s on the schedule.  Campsite is confirmed.  Dates are all confirmed.  In the late spring I am headed to Voyageurs National Park with my big sister.  I am really looking forward to this trip.  My wife may even go along, but she is not sure about getting the days off from work yet.  If she can’t I’m sure she’ll have a good time while I am away and have some of the kids come over for the short duration I am away.

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I Went To The BWCA And It Rained The Entire Time!

I Went To The BWCA And It Rained The Entire Time!

The typical view from my base-camp in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Rain and more rain.
The typical view from my base-camp in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Rain and more rain.

Okay, maybe it didn’t rain the entire time… but it did rain 98.99% of the time.  And not just rain, heavy rain.  And there was some wind too, major gusts.  Thunder once in while as well, and of course flashes of lightning.  It was chilly with day time temps in the mid 50s and night time lows in the low to mid 40s.

I didn’t mind the cool temps.  But man, I sure wish I would have had at least one day with some sunshine, even if just party sunny skies.

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Matthew Posa Adventures On YouTube – Worth Watching!

Matthew Posa Adventures On YouTube – Worth Watching!

Matthew Posa Adventures logo. Find him on YouTube.
Matthew Posa Adventures logo. Find him on YouTube.

I love the outdoors.  Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, canoe tripping.  I do all of those to greater or lesser degrees.  Most of the time I can’t be outside doing those things I enjoy.  You see, I have to work and make money that I get to then squander on things like bills; mortgage, food, heat…etc…  So I don’t get out as much as I would like.  But when I can’t get outside I turn to YouTube to get myself a partial outdoor fix.

In fact because I watch so much YouTube these days I joined Premium and no longer have to watch ads.

When I watch outdoor themed YouTubers I relax.  It settles my restless soul.  Sure, it’s not nearly as good as getting out there in the forest or on a lake for myself.  But hey, it’s better than nothing.  In fact it’s way better than nothing.  I find myself immensely entertained by several YouTubers, and not only that, I also find a lot of inspiration from them.

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Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, National Park – Trip Planning

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, National Park – Trip Planning

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, photo from the National Park Service.
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, photo from the National Park Service.

Many people don’t realize that the Namekagon and Saint Croix River together form the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, and that it is in fact one of our National Parks.  That’s right, both rivers form a beautiful National Park with over 200 miles flowing water through forested landscapes.

Do you like to hike?  How about camp?  Maybe you like to canoe trip?  Or just day trip on your boat, kayak, or canoe?  Is fishing your thing?  Maybe you would prefer to visit the scenic and historical towns in and around the riverway, such as Stillwater, MN, or Hudson, WI to name a few.  All of those activities and more can be found within the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway.

In this post I am going to share with you a little information about this unique, interesting, and little known National Park.  I will also get you started on how you can enjoy it as I make plans for a three day canoe trip down a small section of the Riverway.

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My Mini Cabin, Car Camping, Barn Sleeping Vacation!

My Mini Cabin, Car Camping, Barn Sleeping Vacation!

Happy 4th of July 2018
Happy 4th of July 2018

First off I need to apologize.  I don’t take a lot of pictures when I am out and about doing stuff.  I just don’t think about it, and because of that I don’t tend to have many if any pictures of my life.  That means I don’t have a lot of pictures to share here on this blog.  I really need to get better at doing that, and I promise to give it my best.

June 30th I left home for a mini vacation.  I started out on my own, just me and my new Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and a medium sized Alice Pack full of camping kit.  My destination was my cabin on Northwest Wisconsin –  a wonderfully remote off grid lodge in the middle of over 15,000 acres of public land.

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