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Date/Time: 10/17/2018 09:25AM
2018 Roll Call

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jhb8426 03/20/2018 10:48AM
After a major home project from Labor Day through Oct., and a couple of repair projects on myself I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Waiting anxiously for the ice out.
mirth 03/14/2018 09:56AM
mirth: "I'm here, this place is my prozac. Hope to get a trip in this year. Was hoping to do the Voyageur Challenge but that may have to wait.
"

Just pulled an EP 54 permit last night for entry on 8/13. Back to where it all began 10 years ago, or at least the first & last few miles. Going to do the short loop from Sea Gull to Red Rock & out on Sea Gull via Gull River. It will be me + my two youngest, one of which went to the BWCA in 2016 up the Granite River. A request was made for blueberry opportunities, so we'll see what we can come up with over a week up there.
OgimaaBines 03/06/2018 06:35PM
Hey Everybody! Hoping to get up there in early-mid May this year. Haven't decided just yet where but I've got a hankerin' to start scheming...
gsfisher13 03/04/2018 11:22PM
Present and accounted for. 99 days until BWCA trip 2018.
fishscales 03/03/2018 06:29AM
Yep, still here. Iron lake in early June.
jb in the wild 03/02/2018 08:35PM
The man from Snowy River.
flytyer 02/26/2018 04:56PM
Present - Hope to make a September trip, if the cardiologist says OK. LBBB with 40% heart function. Have tests in April.
Solobob1 02/26/2018 07:15AM
My dog Jake and I have a 10 solo trip planned for Northern Quetico this early June. Really looking forward to it!


Bob.
Oisinirish 02/25/2018 08:18AM
Here.
One family trip in June and hopefully one with “clients”, in September.
nctry 02/22/2018 11:25PM
analyzer: "Hi"



Hey, miss hearing from ya... Been hoping you'd check in... So hi back, and pop in once in a while...
analyzer 02/22/2018 10:24PM
Hi
Captn Tony 02/17/2018 04:49PM
I'm here: one trip planned so far.
shock 02/15/2018 01:38AM
HERE HERE ;) no opener trip this year but thinking of an october brook trout trip with my son. pic from 2000 ? with my son and older stepson.
hooky 02/14/2018 01:21PM
I'm here, but currently have no trips planned. The closest I'm going to be to the BWCA is Isle Royale.
Mesaba 02/14/2018 11:42AM
Ding! Two trips planned as usual. One in the summer with my 78 year old dad and our younger son, and the new yearly October trip with our older son.


~M
halvorsonchristopher 02/13/2018 10:19PM
HERE, Better late then never!


I took 1 year off, and took 4 trips outside of the continental US!
This year, I have 3, possibly 4 BW trips already on the calendar!


I missed it!
Frenchy 02/10/2018 06:21AM
Just checking in, first trip June 7th. All ready dehydrating food!!
jdevries 02/07/2018 03:28PM
JD checking in. Not sure of my trip plans yet, if I go it will be late August or early Spetember.


JD
wenonah31 01/29/2018 04:24PM
Still have not made it up there yet, but hope too. Mostly just lurking and learning.
Fishman3 01/28/2018 07:15PM
Here in the back ground lurking in and out based on timing
Trix 01/27/2018 07:18AM
Better late then never. Have a trip planned with Tony on the granite river in June. Looking forward to it!
Me2012 01/25/2018 10:32PM
I'm still alive! Looking forward to 2018.
CabSauv 01/24/2018 06:37AM
Still around but have not been able to take as many trips as in the past. One possible for 2018.
SINCE1975 01/23/2018 06:53PM
here!
dadof6 01/23/2018 09:58AM
I've been hibernating. But still here.


Picture is on Loon Lake, BWCA in August of 2017. No photoshop required!
BigZig 01/22/2018 02:15PM
I'm still here (occasionally) and planning a July trip this year.
Got two trips in last year!
4keys 01/20/2018 05:22PM
Still here. Other than spending more time on the water, no real plans yet. Our son graduates from college this spring, so we might make a trip to wherever he ends up for the summer.
GOS 01/18/2018 08:00PM
Looking forward to our annual trip, going back to Crooked Lake this year.
thlipsis29 01/18/2018 07:53PM
Still lurking...one trip planned in August; can't come soon enough.
OffTheBeatenPath 01/18/2018 07:05PM
Still around. Not sure when I'll make it back up but would like to wish all of you safe travels and good fishing!
Farmboy88 01/18/2018 04:00PM
Still here and excited for all the new fishing stories that this year will bring! Hello from Wisconsin!
hwdhusky 01/16/2018 01:54PM
Late to the party but still here...
jamotrade 01/16/2018 11:26AM
Still here!
BigFlounder 01/16/2018 08:32AM
Present and accounted for. Newbie to the site and the BWCA, but planning a trip in to EP47 sometime this late spring or summer.
Darcyn 01/15/2018 09:38PM
I'm here
canoeing might be done after another back surgery( 10 lbs. weight limit )and a new singleness .
Michwall2 01/15/2018 07:15PM
Still keeping on.


Stumpy 01/15/2018 12:24PM
yo
BWPaddler 01/15/2018 11:59AM
I'm here. Not as much as I'd like. Whoever told me that infants and toddlers were the hardest age to raise was dead wrong. At least where special needs parenting is concerned. Love them fiercely, and they take priority these days!
BearMandolin 01/15/2018 11:53AM
Still here occasionally. Two good trips in 2017, planning for a May trip in 2018 with my buddy Hank. It'll be his eleventh - and probably final - trip. He'll be 13 in August. (That's him on North Bay last June.)
HighPlainsDrifter 01/14/2018 08:58PM

Still here most the time in lurk mode. I had a good 9-day trip with my son during the first week of June 2017. I am not sure what will happen this year. I turned 70 in December (hated that milestone) and a trip this year is badly needed to boost my morale.


Atb 01/14/2018 08:35AM
Here, stalling this post hoping to know where I’m going this year. Still don’t know much, but I’m doing a Canadian fly in over Memorial Day, a summer BWCA trip with my girl, and a bw or q fall trip.
tom14 01/13/2018 02:40PM
Happy new year everyone. Working on a couple trips this year family and solo. Can't wait to get back to the north woods.
nooneuno 01/13/2018 01:23PM
Still shamelessly lurking, and never planning trips more than a week in advance.
Bonvicken 01/13/2018 12:38PM
Here! Planning at least one trip, August-ish.


emptynest56 01/13/2018 09:52AM
Still here, stem cell treatment for knees, upcoming back surgery, new Northstar 17 anxious to get wet from Piragis after knees and back are mended.


Good luck to all, tight lines, beautiful stars and sunsets!
kavdvm 01/13/2018 09:31AM
Here - still lurking around on a limited basis. Hope to have more time soon.
Happy Paddling to everyone!
ddietz336 01/13/2018 06:32AM
Here and still lurking, hoping to get a trip in this fall!!
Captn Tony 01/13/2018 06:14AM
Unfortunately for this here website I be postin in 2018!
Lac LA Croix or East of Gunflint more then likely, or maybe both this year. The good lord willin and the creek don't rise.
MrBreeze 01/13/2018 02:16AM
Mr Breeze has blown in. Hope everyone had a great New Years day and a better 2018. Stan
Hoaf 01/12/2018 09:58PM
Happy New Year All!


3 solos in the planning stages with some day trips sprinkled in between!

spankatolla 01/12/2018 09:41PM
Happy New Year everyone. Planning an inaugural trip with godson/nephew this year.
Bdubguy 01/12/2018 05:11PM
Here. Hope you all have a great 2018!


Jazzywine 01/12/2018 04:48PM
Here. Vague plans for trip (trips? I'm hoping for two!) are taking shape.


I also have plans to finish trip report from last summer... We'll see.
bugboy 01/12/2018 04:03PM
Mostly quiet, but still here.


Made it up for a trip last year in May.


Nothing planned for this year. Yet. Still hopeful.
MikeinMpls 01/12/2018 03:57PM
airmorse: "
Starting the 2018 Roll Call


Still here. One trip planned for this year. Ep47 in early August."



Mike in Minneapolis is here. One trip for sure, and maybe a solo thrown in.
AdamXChicago 01/12/2018 03:17PM
Haven't been on the board much past few months, but still kicking.
Hope to get in at least two trips this year.
Stay warm and safe everyone


AdamX
topperone 01/12/2018 01:52PM
yep
UPBoy 01/12/2018 01:39PM
UPBoy is still kicking.


There is no Portage Clearing Trip this year so I think I'm down to 2 BW/Q trips this summer.


Kawishiwashy 01/12/2018 01:33PM
AtwaterGA: "Still here. We will head to Canada again this Summer. Finally tired of driving from South Georgia and will try to figure out how to fly to Thunder Bay and then rent a truck to drive to Quetico and our camp near Quetico. Will be 73 this summer. "
Hi AtwaterGA, how could I learn more about your awesome Quetico camp? Love to see more pics of cabin.
dhfish 01/12/2018 10:56AM
Checking in. 3 trips planned, hope to add one Winter adventure in the next year as well.
Atrain 01/12/2018 10:27AM
Ready for another of 7 months of obsessing and planning, and then a relaxing week in paradise with the boys.
Sheepdogged 01/12/2018 10:13AM
The aim is 2 trips per year; ice out in the spring and post bugs in the fall. The days are getting longer and my patience isn't.
Flashback 01/12/2018 10:10AM
Turned 75 this December.
Am still able to get downstream under my own power, and will continue to "endeavor to persevere".


BOB
aka thebob.com



leag 01/12/2018 09:14AM
Still here!
drmau1 01/12/2018 09:09AM
Hey BWCA! Looking forward to our 1st frip in 10 years! Can'take wait!
naturboy12 01/12/2018 08:43AM
Lurking, like normal.
toonces300 01/12/2018 06:18AM
Happy New Year to all !!
I'm sure hoping to get back into the Wilderness after missing out last year. I need that "Reboot" !
yellowhorse 01/12/2018 04:10AM
Happy 2018!
fitgers1 01/12/2018 12:11AM
Happy New Year to all. Enjoying your posts and planning my trips! See you on the water!
LoneWolf 01/11/2018 11:35PM
Here. One trip planned this summer, so far. EP: TBD
chergez 01/11/2018 09:48PM
Looking forward to spending the month of August wandering!
OldGreyGoose 01/11/2018 09:21PM
The Goose is still honking!
VoyageurNorth 01/11/2018 09:01PM
We are still here & may see some of you as we travel around at the many sport shows we go to this winter!


Trip planning for ourselves & customers keeps us busy!
Doc_of_the_bay 01/11/2018 08:40PM
I'm here, in Georgia.
L.T.sully 01/11/2018 07:35PM
I suppose I still swing through, living in upstate NY, moving to CT soon.
Kendra 01/11/2018 07:12PM
Peeking in every now and then.
jphares44 01/11/2018 06:57PM
Present and accounted for! Hope all is well, and hope everyone has a great 2018!!


canoepaddle 01/11/2018 06:52PM
Here, don't post much but read lots. I hope all have a great year.


canoepaddle
firemedic5586 01/11/2018 06:18PM
Here...
Outdoorsfan69 01/11/2018 04:00PM
Checking in! One trip planned next year and possibly another. The planned trip is a solo to Lac La Croix. Getting everything worked out for it. Another possible trip is going into Gabbro and heading into Bald Eagle.
George5000 01/11/2018 03:24PM
Still Here!!
pastorjsackett 01/11/2018 02:06PM
Present.


Planning a Memorial Day weekend trip to LLC/Boulder Bay area.


My daughter is returning from Rwanda in July and would like to take a trip in August. I hope we can make that work.


PJS
dbpmw3 01/11/2018 02:01PM
Can't wait for a spring trip. Might try the east side for the first time this year.



01/11/2018 01:59PM
Dreaming about a June trip to new areas.
ChiTrader 01/11/2018 01:50PM
Planning a solo trip, probably mid to late May--after fishing opener weekend for sure. Hoping for an easy trip with my wife later this year. She loves September in the BWCAW.


Safe paddles to all trippers and trekkers and do your part to keep Canoe Country pristine.


Best wishes,
Chris
Slough 01/11/2018 01:47PM
Happy 2018!


We have at least one BW trip planned for the fall.


I hope everyone is making some noise about the proposed mining at the edge of the BWCA.
Papinator 01/11/2018 01:27PM
Happy 2018!!!
Boundary Boy 01/11/2018 01:26PM
Checking in
daporter 01/11/2018 01:23PM
Hope to get there later in the summer with my "new" canoe (won't be portaging too far).
fishguts 01/11/2018 12:59PM
Fishguts checking in!
voyager 01/11/2018 12:54PM
Still kickin'. I'd like to do 3 trips, 1 solo, a tandem with Marcie(if her knee holds up) and the challenge in Sept. Hopefully tandem if she's able. Solo for sure if she's not.
DanCooke 01/11/2018 12:28PM
Still here. 1 trip in this year already. More to come I hope.
Openboat 01/11/2018 12:07PM
Still here with Patti. Planning 10 days in August and maybe a solo in September. We'll be dog sledding with Chilly Dogs next month in Ely during Winterfest.
ZIMTLSA 01/11/2018 12:03PM
Still here though have not been active on the site. Still paddling and tripping though. Safe travels for 2018.
A1t2o 01/11/2018 11:47AM
Hi all. Hoping to get in a longer trip in June this year.
Voyageur67 01/11/2018 11:38AM
Hello,
Am planning a trip to the Quetico this spring-probably June.
MOJO 01/11/2018 11:33AM
I am fortunate enough to get two trips on my agenda this year.


1) My 16 yr old son and I are contemplating a Q trip this year or maybe Basswood Falls via Mudro EP 23 - not sure yet.
2) My 9 year old daughter will get her maiden overnight BWCA voyage this year too. Not sure which EP and/or lake, but twill be memorable nevertheless.
perseidwatcher 01/11/2018 11:33AM
I'm still here. I Don't post often, but I love checking out the site every summer.
Always at the BW for the Perseid Meteor showers in August. There will be a new moon this year, so it will be dark.
smoke11 01/11/2018 11:32AM
Still here and going up from Western North Carolina mid June.
aruthenb 01/11/2018 11:29AM
Happy New Year everyone. Looking forward to 2018! My wife and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary with a 5-day trip in late June.


Canoe is hanging in the garage here in South Carolina, its in the 60's today and looking forward to hauling it North!
Whatsit 01/11/2018 11:24AM
Butthead says he’s an old fart messing around, so I’ll say
Younger fart still messing around
Lingwall85 01/11/2018 11:22AM
Planning yet another MN Walleye Opener trip!
Bannock 01/11/2018 11:21AM
Here.
ILcdr 01/11/2018 11:15AM
Still here. First winter camping trip ever to the BWCA coming up Jan. 25th. Pretty stoked.
shawhh 01/11/2018 10:39AM
Present! Love this site.
FOG51 01/11/2018 02:32AM
I'm still here fat and as sassy as ever. I WILL be retireing this spring and hopefully get to spend a lot more time in my canoe..FRED
Knoozer 01/10/2018 09:15PM
Still waiting to get my snowshooz, XC skis, and fat tire bike out and punch a hole through the ice. In the meantime our group is planning on heading up to Sawbill area on June 9 for a week.
Winemaker 01/10/2018 04:45PM



Um, hmmm, What?
pamonster 01/10/2018 02:03PM
Still around
Only could talk my 4 legged friend into a trip last year.
JimmyJustice 01/10/2018 12:23PM
Still here and working on my 2018 resolutions. #1 to find more things to be fearful of and #2 to say thank you more often.


Damn you (I mean thank you) Mother Nature for dumping 30" of snow on Cleveland Montana the day before I showed up to pheasant hunt and thank you for the three 40+ degree days I was there to melt it!



mcsweem 01/10/2018 09:35AM
I'm still around
mr.barley 01/09/2018 08:36PM
Here. The canoes hanging in the garage drew my attention today for some reason.
Buster 01/09/2018 08:31PM
Hiked down the Kanaib ...camped over night at Phantom Ranch..back up the Bright Angel the following day. (2 yrs ago). .,wonderful trip...can’t wait to do it again.... enjoy,!,!
PlumberDave 01/09/2018 08:19PM
You haven’t heard much from me but I’m still checking in every now and again.
Happy traveling Dave
jeremylynn21 01/09/2018 07:31PM
Here. Winter time is my time to browse this site,look at photos and read trip reports. and wish for spring to arrive sooner. My trips are already planned for spring,hotel is booked and just waiting for jan31st to book permit.
Frankie_Paull 01/09/2018 06:17PM
Here. ????
Ottertailvoyageur 01/08/2018 10:46PM
Still here. Starting to plan a late May solo to the Frost River area. Hopefully a second trip is a possibility in July or September.
moosewatcher 01/08/2018 04:24PM
Yo! Working on two trips again. 30 years and 58 trips!
Arkansas Man 01/08/2018 10:07AM
I'm still here! Hoping to do a trip this summer, don't exactly know where right now, but I need to come north!!


Bruce
SaganagaJoe 01/07/2018 10:17PM
Here, but not as much due to school and life. Paddle on!
Frenchy19 01/07/2018 12:47PM
Here, and looking forward to at least one solo Quetico trip in '18. Also hope to again spend time with my wife in Q.
Grandma L 01/07/2018 11:58AM
Still here - waiting for "softer" water and planning for summer. Even if I don't get to go along - I get to plan and track them!
Buster 01/07/2018 07:39AM
No trips last year but hope to sneak in for a spring and fall visit this year.
plumbbob 01/06/2018 08:43PM
Still around just got out of the hospital with pneumonia doctor said they should be good in a few days.
BlueSkiesWI 01/06/2018 10:06AM
Checking in for another year! Hoping for the chance to make a trip to the BWCA, but there will be plenty of trips regardless!
Zoekat 01/06/2018 08:13AM
Still here and ready to adventure with Housty this spring!
BearRaid 01/06/2018 06:57AM
I love this site-so many great folks here. Doing another trip to Vermillion this year. It is a great fishing lake but pales in comparison to our boundary waters trips. Hopefully after I get my other knee replaced I will be back!
fishonfishoff 01/06/2018 06:31AM
Somewhat late reporting in but looking forward to another trip this fall.
floatstanley 01/05/2018 08:31PM

Float is here! Who is bringing up and when?


BasecampMom 01/05/2018 07:05PM
Still here! Not sure when or where we're going quite yet.
We're getting goats this spring, so much will depend on that.


Living the dream.
rtallent 01/05/2018 05:38PM
Mashuga: "I am still around also. Have at least one trip planned for this year and maybe more. I have no recent picture of me but this is usually the first thing I look for after finding a camp site.
"

Always good ground-proofing to have...
nicek 01/05/2018 05:34PM



Here. Planning next trips. Thank you to all for the wisdom of BWCAW paradise.
KevinL 01/05/2018 05:06PM
bojibob: "Not Here :-)



But wanted to say Hi and wish all my BWCA friends my best wishes for 2018"

Brother Boji, glad to see your name and post.
VCO 01/05/2018 04:12PM



Still here at the end of the trail waiting for the thaw! :)
Mashuga 01/05/2018 01:41PM
I am still around also. Have at least one trip planned for this year and maybe more. I have no recent picture of me but this is usually the first thing I look for after finding a camp site.
boonie 01/05/2018 12:17PM
bojibob: "Not Here :-)



But wanted to say Hi and wish all my BWCA friends my best wishes for 2018"



Hi, boji, and best wishes for 2018 for you too!
bojibob 01/05/2018 11:40AM
Not Here :-)


But wanted to say Hi and wish all my BWCA friends my best wishes for 2018
TominMpls 01/05/2018 10:45AM
Duckman: "





I think I enjoyed the joke more than they did!"



Brutal!
Chicagored 01/05/2018 10:03AM

Spending the winter thinking about canoeing in the spring.
napinch 01/05/2018 08:10AM
Still here,
Wondering what caused my shoulder surgery - But looking at the size of the pack in my canoe, I think I found my answer.
AtwaterGA 01/05/2018 07:38AM
Still here. We will head to Canada again this Summer. Finally tired of driving from South Georgia and will try to figure out how to fly to Thunder Bay and then rent a truck to drive to Quetico and our camp near Quetico. Will be 73 this summer.
WhiteWolf 01/05/2018 04:23AM
BeaV: "Training here, but will be heading to Florida in March for first canoe trip of the year.



"
1


Training Beav? For what? Some circumnavigation of an Orlando pond in March?? JK :O)


DeanL 01/04/2018 10:51PM
Still here, chasing kids around cuts my time down on bwca.com but the fire inside still burns strong. Just our annual late June trip planned so far this year.
Wally13 01/04/2018 10:12PM
Still here.


Looking forward to 4th of July Quetico trip 2018.


Happy New Year to All !
Basspro69 01/04/2018 10:04PM
Sjlubner: "



Generally a quiet member; more reading than commenting. Great photos folks!"
Awesome fish
Basspro69 01/04/2018 10:02PM
Zulu: "Basspro69: " Alive and kickin. Will be harassing Brook trout all over the Bwca this year."
Did you Downsize? I thought you were a big guy who played college football?"
LOLOLOLOL
Duckman 01/04/2018 08:49PM
Here,


Had a custom 1000 piece puzzle made for my family to put together at Christmas. A picture my brother took on Gordon on our trip this year.





I was only home a few days. Just got the text yesterday weeks later that they finally finished it.





I think I enjoyed the joke more than they did!
520eek 01/04/2018 08:46PM
I am still here! Thinking of October again!
Duboly 01/04/2018 07:30PM
We are still here planning the plans for 2018. Have a great paddling season and be safe out there!
TominMpls 01/04/2018 07:18PM
Here. Planning two canoe trip this year, one out of Sawbill and another more ambitious trip out of Lizz. Also hoping to help the BWAC with trail maintenance.
brantlars 01/04/2018 05:51PM
Present and accounted for..hopefully will do 2 short trips this year..one spring and one fall.
cowdoc 01/04/2018 04:33PM
The doctor is in.....no plans, but there will be trips.


benr0 01/04/2018 12:25PM
Still kicking, still need to get my trip report from this summer up. Only 2 of 6 nights were like the picture. Rain filled thip this time.
Working on 2018 trip.
Swampturtle 01/04/2018 12:21PM
Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming! Suddenly solo. Trying to crawl my way thru the muck to find the beauty in this world & the sun on my back so I can stretch my neck out with joy. Alive, kicking & determined to keep tripping...
rtallent 01/04/2018 11:42AM
Here somewhere, A couple weeks in June with Wabakimi Project, probably some other paddling too...
mashpotatomezzo 01/04/2018 11:11AM
Hopefully making my second and third trips this year! Aiming for the border lakes in late July, and another trip before or after back to EP 47 with our oldest child. Timing all depends on when my BWCA "souvenir" decides to make its way into the world. :D
ozarkpaddler 01/04/2018 10:29AM
BeaV: "Training here, but will be heading to Florida in March for first canoe trip of the year.



"








I tip my hat you and folks like you and Joe that can do those long distance races
BeaV 01/04/2018 09:20AM
Training here, but will be heading to Florida in March for first canoe trip of the year.


Rapid Runner 01/04/2018 08:47AM
still here
dprochef 01/04/2018 08:09AM
Looking at one trip. Probably lat fall
adam 01/04/2018 07:00AM
Here!


Good to see many old and new names.


Here’s to a great 2018!


WhiteWolf 01/04/2018 02:31AM
Checking in with a good view....


sueb2b 01/04/2018 12:19AM
Planning to plan a Wabakimi visit this year.
Canoe42 01/03/2018 10:30PM
Here for another year.
QuietWaters 01/03/2018 09:57PM
This is the crew who 3 years ago pledged to come with me to celebrate my 75th B.D. I'm ready! Hope they are.


crumpman 01/03/2018 09:54PM
Here, watching the birds
snakecharmer 01/03/2018 07:31PM
Still chillin'.
Jeriatric 01/03/2018 06:23PM
Here for another year
Jeriatric 01/03/2018 05:54PM
jcavenagh: "dicecupmaker: " Still around lurking at night shift! 2 trips planned! Have 'phun' people! Be safe out there!"
Uh...TMI my friend, WAY TMI!!!! ;)"

So that's what "lurking" is!
jcavenagh 01/03/2018 04:35PM
dicecupmaker: " Still around lurking at night shift! 2 trips planned! Have 'phun' people! Be safe out there!"
Uh...TMI my friend, WAY TMI!!!! ;)
northallen 01/03/2018 03:47PM
Whew. Made it to 2018. My oldest graduates from HS this year; we'll see if he wants to trip the Summer before he leaves for college.
Twins87 01/03/2018 02:58PM
Still here lurking... busier this past year so less than I used to but it's still my happy place on the internet! Planning at least a couple of trips this summer, tackling Big Sag for the first time in late July. Excited to see new lakes and thrilled to be sharing the trip with a fellow BWCA.com-er who has become one of my best friends.


This is from my July 2017 Lady Chain trip with hubby. Landing at our first campsite on Polly on what turned out to be one of my favorite trips ever.


Happy New Year one and all!


dicecupmaker 01/03/2018 02:19PM
Still around lurking at night shift! 2 trips planned! Have 'phun' people! Be safe out there!
dicecupmaker 01/03/2018 02:19PM
Still around lurking at night shift! 2 trips planned! Have 'phun' people! Be safe out there!
missmolly 01/03/2018 02:16PM
AndySG: "Anyone remember when we did



This



and This



I miss the old days. "



Thanks, Andy! That was fun!!
Big Tent 01/03/2018 12:14PM



Luke and I are still here.


ryebread26 01/03/2018 11:53AM
still here, took a trip up to lynx back in june. hopping to make another trip in a few years when i will be financially able again hahaha.
olderjim 01/03/2018 09:47AM
Headed to Florida with canoe & bike AS SOON AS IT WARMS UP A LITTLE down there...
johndku 01/03/2018 09:34AM



Still here, planning a 2018 trip with my tripping partner, (above), and probably an inaugural trip for my 15 year old daughter.
riverrunner 01/03/2018 09:10AM
Still here and thinking about summer trips.
BearBurrito 01/03/2018 08:58AM
I'm still here. Still bucking the system, hiking and kayaking in the BWCA. :)


housty9 01/03/2018 07:52AM
Here and ready for the 2018 adventure season.
Pinetree 01/03/2018 06:41AM
Getting ready for 2018 trips.
Boppa 01/03/2018 12:39AM

Still enjoying, Still planning for next summer.
A wonderful day Boot Lake.
Freeleo1 01/02/2018 10:53PM
Fun times. I wish we had a trip planned this year. Really liked the 8 days in Quetico trip last year. It always seems like its a long way away when we start planning, then it's over before you know it.
Sjlubner 01/02/2018 09:22PM



Generally a quiet member; more reading than commenting. Great photos folks!
KevinL 01/02/2018 08:35PM
AndySG: "Anyone remember when we did



This



and This



I miss the old days. "

+1
billconner 01/02/2018 08:07PM
Still here.
1bogfrog 01/02/2018 07:46PM
Present. This site and my pile of maps help me dream and plan my way through the long, winter months!
AndySG 01/02/2018 06:44PM
Anyone remember when we did


This


and This


I miss the old days.
BSW 01/02/2018 06:29PM
Still here! Thankful to have this site to come to. Going to be hiking and camping below the rim in the Grand Canyon this year. Excited!


~BSW
nctry 01/02/2018 06:16PM
schweady: "Spartan2: "We are here. The Spartans.




"

This is when I miss having a 'Like' button here.
Good on ya both!
"




+2
WHendrix 01/02/2018 06:14PM
I'm here and spending some time during this cold weather tying some flies for bass and northerns this coming summer.


BnD 01/02/2018 05:18PM
My son and I are here and planning our 2018 trip.
mirth 01/02/2018 04:49PM
I'm here, this place is my prozac. Hope to get a trip in this year. Was hoping to do the Voyageur Challenge but that may have to wait.
OldFingers57 01/02/2018 03:52PM
Still here. Just wishing it was warm and we were on a lake paddling rather than freezing our kiesters off.
GraniteCliffs 01/02/2018 03:35PM
Still here, still paddling.
August and September trips planned, a couple more to go. God bless retirement!
sedges 01/02/2018 02:48PM
I'm good for another year. Maybe a 10 day solo in the works for June.
heavycanoe 01/02/2018 11:18AM
Still here - happy new year to everyone!


As soon as new year celebration is over I start dreaming on my summer trip. It happens every year.
CanoeViking 01/02/2018 11:00AM
Here and planning 2+ trips, one being my first to the Ely side of the BWCA.
Chlorin8ed 01/02/2018 10:40AM
Still checking in....
Jaywalker 01/02/2018 09:43AM
Here. And planning a January trip now.
bwcadan 01/02/2018 08:39AM
Still here: Am planning two trips this year instead of one.
Jackfish 01/02/2018 08:14AM

Jackfish is here.
inspector13 01/02/2018 08:04AM
...for a few more minutes, at least.
KarlBAndersen1 01/02/2018 07:48AM
Alive and well - waiting for soft water.
saltdog 01/02/2018 07:40AM
Still alive and kickin' -- planning a trip with four somewhere on Quetico in June.
MHS67 01/01/2018 10:53PM
Still around. Made a trip back to Menasha this past summer to attend my 50th class reunion. Then on to the BW for a 5 day solo trip. On to Portland Oregon for a week and then back home. Gone a month and drove 6000 miles. Great time! Doesn't look like I'll make it back this next summer. Everyone enjoy the new year!
schweady 01/01/2018 10:08PM
Spartan2: "We are here. The Spartans.



"

This is when I miss having a 'Like' button here.
Good on ya both!
Spartan2 01/01/2018 08:58PM
We are here. The Spartans.


kona 01/01/2018 07:37PM
Looking forward to some more winter season. Love this place.
SunCatcher 01/01/2018 07:32PM



Howdy!


SunCatcher
HighnDry 01/01/2018 06:55PM
Will see many of you at 'Copia again this year. Lots of plans and at least a couple will turn into trips. Stay warm!
yogi59weedr 01/01/2018 06:55PM
Yogi here.??..
Wishing everyone a full picnic basket.


anthonyp007 01/01/2018 06:53PM



Itching for spring as I hideaway from the negative temps outside. Can’t wait for more of this...





Tony
ozarkpaddler 01/01/2018 06:50PM
Yup, still here! Early stages of planning a June trip with my buds from TN.


andym 01/01/2018 06:36PM


Here. Hoping for a short trip with greatnephews and a longer one to unwind.
bapabear 01/01/2018 06:21PM
Thankful for another year.
RetiredDave 01/01/2018 05:24PM
OCDave: "Newer to this site and learning a lot. I am a maturing backpacker looking forward to my first canoe trip through the BWCA in 2018.
Welcome aboard, no such thing as too many Dave's!



Another Dave
Freddy 01/01/2018 05:18PM

Still hiking and paddling! Another visit to the BW in September along with plans to hike the Milburn Trail in New Zealand.
Happy New Year to all!
Wables 01/01/2018 04:59PM
Still here! I will likely get a couple trips in this year. I'm trying to plan a mid May trout trip, and probably a short August trip with the kids.
Wables 01/01/2018 04:59PM
Still here! I will likely get a couple trips in this year. I'm trying to plan a mid May trout trip, and probably a short August trip with the kids.
pswith5 01/01/2018 04:48PM
I am here. Last year I got up 3 times. Will likely do 2 trips this year.
ghamer 01/01/2018 04:02PM
I'm here... hoping for at least 2 trips this year and maybe one with the grandkids!
QueticoMike 01/01/2018 04:00PM
No plans for 2018 yet, but I'm sure I will make a couple of trips.......


KevinL 01/01/2018 03:18PM
KevinL and the Sherpa. Present.
carmike 01/01/2018 03:09PM
Still here.


Expecting my first child in about six weeks, so I don't know how much paddling I'll get this year. Either way, I'm very much looking forward to 2018! :)
Laketrout58 01/01/2018 03:05PM
I plan to introduce grandson David to the bdub this June! I hope he likes it! Marc
bfurlow 01/01/2018 02:56PM
Still here! No idea what the new year will bring, but hoping to get in at least one trip. Hope you all travel on calm waters and a breeze at your back in 2018.
hobbydog 01/01/2018 02:53PM
Still here. Planning and plotting a new route to somewhere.


bwcasolo 01/01/2018 02:37PM

yep, more water adventures coming in 2018.
30Smoke 01/01/2018 02:27PM
Here and hoping to pick it up for my 5th summer of trips - maybe three trips, may, june, sept!
LittoralZone 01/01/2018 02:19PM
I don't post much, however Crawford and I are here. We loved our 12 days in Quetico this past July. Looks like a shorter tandem trip is in the works for 2018. Here's to hoping 2018 is your happiest.
Ausable 01/01/2018 02:01PM
Planning a trip for my 10th consecutive year (I started late as an old guy). Will do my first solo. Haven't decided whether it will be in the BW or Quetico.
HansSolo 01/01/2018 01:48PM
Alive and kicking!


Hans Solo


wetcanoedog 01/01/2018 01:33PM
year 33 coming up.!!
gymcoachdon 01/01/2018 01:30PM
Present, and in the planning stages for a mid June trip to WCPP.
OldGoat 01/01/2018 01:23PM
Still around. Looks like we are going into Brule the last week of June this year.


Goat
murphylakejim 01/01/2018 01:15PM
Still lurking here at times.


This should be a busy winter of research as I plan to hit new entry points this coming paddling season.


unshavenman 01/01/2018 01:05PM
Still here. Hitting the border lakes in June.
Zulu 01/01/2018 12:59PM
Basspro69: " Alive and kickin. Will be harassing Brook trout all over the Bwca this year."
Did you Downsize? I thought you were a big guy who played college football?
TomT 01/01/2018 12:45PM
Still paddlin' and reading.


mutz 01/01/2018 12:41PM
Happy New Year. No canoe trip planned yet, a fly in and two boat ins to Canada, and working on September out of Ely.
wrestlencanoe 01/01/2018 12:38PM
Here. Thinking about going in through Kawishiwi Lake and up past Malberg this year.
vinnie 01/01/2018 11:58AM
Still here
jcavenagh 01/01/2018 11:52AM
I'm here and I'm jus' chillin'


LindenTree3 01/01/2018 11:46AM
Linden's here and back from Alaska.
Will do 2-3 trips this year I hope, not sure where or when, planning on winging it now that I'm retired.
Basspro69 01/01/2018 11:45AM
Alive and kickin. Will be harassing Brook trout all over the Bwca this year.
fadersup 01/01/2018 11:22AM



Let's do it again.
Savage Voyageur 01/01/2018 11:18AM
Checking in here, hi everyone.
schweady 01/01/2018 11:08AM
Happy New Adventures!

Here's a pic from a first for my bride and me: a BWCAW trip for just the two of us... After 40 years, no church youth group or men's group or women's group to organize, no other family along (altho those were fun, too)...

Cheers from a wet and chilly Gabbro Lake -- mid-July 2017

Canoearoo 01/01/2018 10:58AM
Checking in! This is my 15th year on BWCA.com. What a great websight. Thank to everyone who contributes!
IceColdGold 01/01/2018 10:54AM
Present. Several trips in the works.
Scout64 01/01/2018 10:54AM
Still here. Happy New Year!
missmolly 01/01/2018 10:45AM
OCDave: "Newer to this site and learning a lot. I am a maturing backpacker looking forward to my first canoe trip through the BWCA in 2018.



Happy New Year everybody!"



Happy you're here, Dave! As a former backpacker, I assure you that canoeing is considerably easier. When I backpacked, water was always an issue: How much did I dare lug? Where was the next water?


But when you canoe, not only are floating on drinking water, but it cools you. Ahhh!
GeoFisher 01/01/2018 10:41AM
Here........Loving life.........
blutofish1 01/01/2018 10:28AM
Still here, Happy New Year everyone.
Tony 01/01/2018 10:24AM
still here and planning three trips this summer. Have a happy New Year everyone.




Tony
ducks 01/01/2018 10:22AM

Solo Trip, Daddy/Daughter trip w/ older duckling, and hopefully we can find time to get the whole family out. When and Where for all trips TBD
boonie 01/01/2018 09:47AM
Present and still dreaming and planning.
nctry 01/01/2018 09:45AM






Back on the road in 2018... Not doing great, but at least I can drive. May head south for some warmer climate driving. But I hope to meet up with some of you this summer for sure.


Have a Happy New year and be safe out there.
DuluthPak 01/01/2018 09:41AM
Just checking in


arctic 01/01/2018 09:28AM
Here in the North Shore Highlands... Happy New Year!

OCDave 01/01/2018 09:12AM
Newer to this site and learning a lot. I am a maturing backpacker looking forward to my first canoe trip through the BWCA in 2018.


Happy New Year everybody!
Northwoodsman 01/01/2018 09:04AM
Present. Dreamin' of my Sept. trip already.
butthead 01/01/2018 09:01AM
Old fart, still messin' around!





butthead
TuscaroraBorealis 01/01/2018 09:00AM
BigTim 01/01/2018 08:39AM
Here too. One trip planned this summer - but not exactly sure which entry point. Probably stay away from beaver dams......
Zulu 01/01/2018 08:21AM









Cheers to BWCA.com and all it’s wonderful members! I hope 2018 is happy, healthy and everything you want it to be!
airmorse 01/01/2018 08:11AM

Starting the 2018 Roll Call

Still here. One trip planned for this year. Ep47 in early August.