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    BWCA the perfect hanging park

    Spent 7 nights in the BWCA with my son and his scout troop. Sam and I were the only hangers in the crowd and made out great, not a root or rock to bother us. We had great spots at each of campsites and even pulled off a double hanger one night using 3 trees to hang our Warbonnet Hammocks.

    Really a good experience for our first trip hanging, no longer ground dwellers!!



    http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=217610
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    You are correct sir!

    Nuthin better than BWCA hangin'. Done the whole BRT and Kek hanging, and never had a problem finding 2 trees!

    BWCA is a big place. Where were you?

    --Kurt

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    Glad to hear that you had a good trip. I've always wanted to do a Boundary Waters trip. But just have never found the time. It is on my bucket list though.
    Terry

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    Glad you had a good trip. Looking forward to our next trip up there in 5 weeks!
    Good fishing during your trip?

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    The BWCA (American side of the border) and the Quetico Provincial Park (on the Canadian side of the border) are terrific areas for canoe tripping and hanging. There are even a few backpacking trails (not for the faint-hearted or unskilled!!) that are good adventure.

    The downside is that getting permits for the dates and places you want to go usually means starting to apply in January. The fees are non-trivial as well, especially for US citizens going to Canada (Quetico, e.g. C$20 per adult per night). I think it's worth it, but it'll never be a "bargain" price vacation. The outfitters that work in that area (Ely to the west and along the Gunflint Trail to the east) are first-rate resources to help with planning, routing, and permits.

    FWIW, the BWCA gets around 5-10 times the number of visitors that the Quetico Park gets.
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    check out the link to my SPOT gps, It should show you our route.

    Entry Point was Fall Lake, up through Pipestone, Basswood onto Crooked the back through Horse River, Horse Lake and exited Mudro. About 55 total miles if you count the double portage miles.

    Great trip for a bunch NC flatlanders..

    BDD

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDogDaddy View Post
    check out the link to my SPOT gps, It should show you our route.
    BDD
    I see the route and some markers from your spot

    Q. are the marker points your input by pressing a button,
    and the orange trail caught by the ten minute signal ???

    Just trying to figure spot.
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    That sounds like an awesome trip.

    That sure is an old, out-of-style vehicle in your avatar, though. Want me to come and get it out of your way so that you can put something shiny and new in its place?

    I'd do it as a favor.

    Chris

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    Bradley,

    Yes the points were when I hit the "OK" button and the trail is the 10 minute follow me trak. It really is a neat tool to come home and see actually where we went. Not that expensive when you consider the cost of life these days.


    LAND, Yea I suffer through life with a 31 year old ride

    Life is good, but it can be yours, everything is for sale you know?

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