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    Thanks for sharing

    My dad and I were going to take a trip up there this september, which has been postponed to next year. It's good to know what to avoid though...don't think the old man's knees would be up to a few of those portages Glad the weather cooperated.

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    Beautiful wilderness! Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    Did you find the lakes low at all? It's been pretty dry up here for the last couple of months.

    I live so close and have yet to do an extended Boundary Waters trip. It's a shame, really.
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    NICE Red!!
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    WOW.. looks like an epic trip Red! Beautiful pictures!

    Soo..... whens the next marathon
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    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    Congratulations on the marathon and thanks for a great report/vid/pics. Looking forward to our trip next week through Sawbill. We had planned a similar itinerary up and through Cherokee, but our itinerary got shortened due to recent emergency abdominal surgery. I grudgingly got the ok from my surgeon to go up provided we limit portaging (ie no lifting for me). So just a short walk to Alton Lake and base camping. Ah, well. At least I am still able to go. Beautiful's brother is flying in from Hawaii for his second trip to the BWCA, and my brother is meeting us from Colorado for his first return to the BWCA in more than 20 years. Both boys will be hangin' (one JRB BMBH, and one WBBB), and Beautiful and I are taking the party tent (a GoLite SGL-5 pyramid). Never fear for us groundlings though, WV's polyester GE is going along with me as a "lounger"!

    Thanks for making me even more excited to get up there.
    Thanks BER. Its good you don't have to cancel your trip, but take it easy out there. I'm already ready to go back.

    Quote Originally Posted by BEAS View Post
    Very nice trip report.
    Thank you BEAS!
    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Enjoyed your TR. Very beautiful.
    I so wanted to make a yak trip to the BW this year but could not swing the gas price for a round trip from CO. Being retired and on a fixed income I just spent to many bucks on hammocks and related gear this year. I hope to make it next.
    The BW isn't going anywhere, hopefully you can make it next year.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Primo shots of the sunsets/sunrises? over the lake and especially the crescent moon over the lake! Thanks for posting!
    Thanks MAD, the crescent moon was pretty cool to see.
    Quote Originally Posted by nu2hike View Post
    Beautiful pictures! What camera did you use?
    I use my old trusty Nikon D200, thinking about upgrading tho', just waiting to see what Nikon puts out next.
    Quote Originally Posted by keys? View Post
    Thanks for sharing

    My dad and I were going to take a trip up there this september, which has been postponed to next year. It's good to know what to avoid though...don't think the old man's knees would be up to a few of those portages Glad the weather cooperated.
    Even the easy portages are hard with all the rocks in that area! Hope you make it up next year.
    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    Beautiful wilderness! Thanks for sharing the pics.
    It is a beautiful area up there, makes it hard to leave and makes ya wanna keep coming back.
    Quote Originally Posted by AScott View Post
    Did you find the lakes low at all? It's been pretty dry up here for the last couple of months.

    I live so close and have yet to do an extended Boundary Waters trip. It's a shame, really.
    Yes, shame on you. You should go over there as soon as you read this.
    Yes the lakes did seem a bit low, lots of rocks with scrapes on them, at times it was like paddling through a mine field!
    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    NICE Red!!
    <<misses BWCA. I'm going to get back there real soon!
    Thanks animalcontro, I look fwd to a report when you get back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    WOW.. looks like an epic trip Red! Beautiful pictures!

    Soo..... whens the next marathon
    Thanks bomber, it was a great trip. I don't know if I have any more marathons in me. Training takes too much time.
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    Wow, beauty right there.

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    I watched this a few days ago but didn't have time to comment because I just moved.

    Awesome video man! I really liked how you and your lady switched between narating the video and watching this makes me want to go to the BWCA really bad. Thanks so much for sharing and glad you had a great time!

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    The pics are fantastic, havent watched the video yet though. The BWCA is climbing our list of places to visit.

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    BWCA is great. Sounds like you had a good trip Red.

    For any of you out there thinking of going you should visit BWCA.com. A great resource. You can do it without laying out a ton of money for paddle specific gear. If you're only in it to go once or twice, you can go with internal frame packs. Won't be ideal, but you can do it. This is coming from someone with FOUR portage packs.
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