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Spring Trip Plans Are Cancelled – Thanks Covid 19!

Spring Trip Plans Are Cancelled – Thanks Covid 19!

My overland trip I had planned for the third week in May is not happening.  The plan was to hit some remote areas in the Arrowhead of Minnesota, east of the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area, and stay at remote designated campsites.  However, the State of Minnesota is not opening campsites until the 18th of May… and then only maybe.

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Overlanding Trip Being Planned

Overlanding Trip Being Planned

My recent interest in overlanding has me making plans for a week long adventure this coming May.  Right now it looks like my sister may going along for the adventure.  My hope is that my wife will want to go too, but I’m not holding my breath.  She doesn’t enjoy riding in vehicles anymore than she needs to these days.

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September BWCA Entry Point Homer Lake

September BWCA Entry Point Homer Lake

Sorry for the slow entry on my early September BWCA trip.  I had every intention of jumping into making a post as soon as I returned from my vacation, but life in the real world got in the way.  It has been a very busy Summer and Autumn is much the same.  Between family events and starting a side business things have been incredibly busy.

Weather on this trip was excellent!  Daytime highs in the mid 60s with most days being partly sunny.  Evenings got down into mid 40s.  Wind was heavy off and on, but nothing that my Old Town Guide 119 couldn’t handle.

Without further ado, let me share some images and info on my trip!

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BWCA Trip & Weight Loss

BWCA Trip & Weight Loss

It has been a very busy summer and I have not been posting as much as I would like and should.  I spent this past weekend pulling out all my camping gear and going through it as I prepared for my upcoming BWCA trip.  Things went well and I always seem to enjoy going through my kit.

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Old Town Guide 119 Has Some Problems!

Old Town Guide 119 Has Some Problems!

My Old Town Guide 119 Loaded Up
My Old Town Guide 119 Loaded Up

Last August in 2018 I broke down and bought an Old Town Guide 119.  I had been looking pretty hard at a few different solo canoes from various manufactures, but on a gut hunch I went with the Guide 119.  To be honest I am glad I did.  It’s a great little canoe and was a fraction of the cost of those other canoes.

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May BWCA Canoe Trip 2019

May BWCA Canoe Trip 2019

Old Town Guide 119 in the BWCA, Alder Lake.
Old Town Guide 119 in the BWCA, Alder Lake.

What can I say, I had a really good time on my May Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness trip.  The weather was all over the place with cold, wind, sun, clouds, sleet, and rain.  As such the fishing was not so great but my buddy and I managed to fend for ourselves and catch some to eat.

I took some pictures and even managed to video record like my family wanted me to do.  On top of that I made a little video and posted it to YouTubeThe video is shared further below.

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May Boundary Waters Canoe Area Trip

May Boundary Waters Canoe Area Trip

Alder Lake BWCA

It’s no secret if you follow this blog that I have a Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip coming up in in less than two weeks.  I am really starting to get excited for the trip.  It will be epic!  Ice is about 90 percent gone from the lakes I plan on paddling, and should be completely gone in a few more days.

Lake trout fishing should be good.  The bugs should be near nil, or very minimal.  Day time temps are seasonally expected to be in the mid to upper 60s during the day.  In the evening down into the 40s.  Last year during this same time temps were in the mid to upper 70s for highs.

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