I forgot to mention that bojibob will also be getting one of Dicecupmakers beautiful leather work products donated by Mitch. Email Mitch/dicecupmaker - email@example.com if you are interested in treating yourself to dice cup or can/bottle holder.
Thanks Adam and Moderators. That picture has always been special to me and this "win" just adds to that.
Congrats also to TomT and Alpine525
Best thing about bojibob's picture ... if you'd have seen it in a different context you'd never know that it was taken, what, just over 30 years ago? I'd bet you could have found three young guys in the BWCA this year who looked just about the same: camo pants, plaid shirts, hiking boots, longish hair ... interesting how some styles keep coming back.
Good pics, guys!
Sorry my mistake, TomT was the extra winner. His picture was picked but got it mixed up with a repost by Frenchy.
Congrats Bojibob. I tried to find Frenchys pic but couldn't find one. Did he delete it?
Congratz bojibob, apline and frenchy! This was a great photo contest.
The winner of the October Photo Contest is bojibob.
The trip report contest winner is alpine525.
The extra prize goes to TomT.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you everyone for entering!
I had a blue/yellow canvas umbrella tent with outer aluminum poles in 1983. I knew I couldn't take it to the BW because of the bulk so I went to Erehwon Mountain store and forked over big dollars for the latest technology in lightweight tents.
It was a Sierra Designs 2 person with a completely netted top. I used that for about 18 years. You can see it in my pic here. Sierra Designs replaced the door zipper for no charge except shipping in 1992. I am sold on them now and got a new model from them in 2008.
I had one of those orange, rip-stop nylon ones too!!!
OOOh, we had a bright orange nylon tent in the 70's, too! :-)
Contest is over, but just sharing some Vintage Photos..
A few more to share now that the contest is over. Can't remember anymore the website I got these from, somebody here turned me on to it.
Believe this is the north end of White Iron Lake at Silver Rapids.
I think this is the waterfall along 210 rod portage of the North Kawishiwi.
Not for contest. Yes, Oxtung, here is polyester stretch pants, cotton sweatshirt, orange waterski belt, and you can't see them but I was wearing a pair of lightweight Keds (no socks) on my feet, too. It is a wonder I survived, eh? But that was almost 40 years ago (1971) and I am not only still living, I am planning a trip next summer.
As you said, aluminum canoe. Borrowed flannel-lined kid's sleeping bag. Blow-up swimming pool air mattress. You didn't even mention the canvas tent. I think I would still go back with all of the old stuff today--but NOT THAT!!
First off, as a younger individual (not quite 30), I have to say these pictures are great and thank you!
It is amazing to me how much has changed in the last 50 years. Today not many would be caught out in cotton shirts and blue jeans with their Grumman aluminum canoes but most of those pics have at least one "taboo" item.
So once again, thanks for the great pictures!
1981 1st trip to BWCA
this was taken on our return landing at Fall Lake...we made a loop to
Thursday Bay of Crooked lake and down through Papoose Creek ,Gun,
Fourtown,etc. back to Fall....and have done partials of that trip several times since..
Summer 1978 - my first BWCA trip
Jeff prepares for our last portage - 513 rods from the Stuart River to the Ely-Buyck Road (Echo Trail)
Gotta love the old portage sign, the well-worn Duluth packs, the Vietnam POW/MIA bracelet, and a grin bigger than those glasses
Great pictures, butthead and starwatcher. I like this theme!
Here's my vintage photos over a few early trips to Canoe Country in the 50's and 60's.,
I'll enter the third one; Lake Trout, Knife Lake?, Canoeing 60's
1985 Quetico trip.
Loving the pics. My first trip was 1996... hardly vintage, though I did use a film camera (hahaha). Keep 'em coming!
Hey Spartans, On your next trip you should give me the heads up and I could borrow you all the fishing gear you need. I have tons of extra poles, reels, lures ext. Just a thought.
You know, Chilly, that's an excellent point! However, I think if we started learning to fish at our age, the chance of us catching a fish worthy of a prize-winning photo is so remote that I won't bring up the subject to Spartan1. (He is the one who is not interested in fishing. I might try it some time, but he has absolutely no interest, and I am sure not going to go to the trouble and expense by myself.)
These photo contests are wonderful. I always look at the ones with the "winter camping" theme and think "I would NEVER do that!" but I love seeing the photos. It is great that we have lots of different interests, ages, abilities, and personalities on this board.
quote Spartan2: "And sometimes the contest subject is fish and we don't fish. ;-)
I feel It might be easier for you to start fishing then it would be for me to start taking pictures of the 1960's and 1970's;) But your darn right life aint fair, I could tell that by last months photo contest. Good luck everyone I love these photos.
p.s. Anyone have a Delorean for sale?
kind of a vintage photo scan, my brother soloing rapids on the Bloodvein river, Manitoba. amazingly i convinced him to wear a life vest. this river starts in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park and ends at Lake Winnipeg. This is a dream canoe trip.
I stil have that axe. Actually keep it stored by the furnace just in case of an unwanted intruder.
I find it odd that I only brought the hightops on that trip with no camp shoes. My rationale was probably to save weight. Live and learn.
Great picture, TomT - but it makes me kind of nervous after reading the floatplane/hatchet rescue thread!
And sometimes the contest subject is fish and we don't fish. ;-)
Life isn't fair, is it? ;-)
No fair, I was born post-vintage:)
Yes, I believe so.
quote mooseplums: "Just curious, how does the rule "you must be the photographer" apply to this months contest?"
I assume if it was your camera and you use the self timer. That you are OK. Right?
quote TomT: "TomT's first solo in 1984. I have barefeet because my choice of footwear was Converse high tops. They were wet the whole week.
Paul Bunyan's got nothing on you! Great photo, Tom!
TomT's first solo in 1984. I have barefeet because my choice of footwear was Converse high tops. They were wet the whole week.
Evening Falls on BWCA October 2010
A Classic fall evening in the BWCA. Taken Monday Oct 11, 2010 on Upper Pauness.
This picture is a favorite of ours; our trip to Dorothy Molter's Island at her cabin in the Isle of Pines in the BWCAW.
It was September 1979; people in picture in order;
Ruth (Dorothy's sister), me (not a good hair day by any means)
Karyn (my youngest), Dorothy Molter, Amber (my oldest)
Not for Contest - But a good time to share.
Redcrest Lodge, Jackfish Island, Rainy Lake, International Falls, MN. Unknown year. I came across these and many other photos in an album at a garage sale 30 years ago. I liked the photos of the canoe and boats. I recently donated the album to Koochiching Co. Historical Society.
I just went on my first BWCA trip in september.It took us 3 years to actually get it together enough to make the trip from West Virginia to the Boundary Waters.
It was the most memorable trip of my life and i got some AWESOME photos while we were there.
I would like to enter one particular photo of a sunrise but i do not want my entry to be out of context with the monthly theme.
Just looking for some advice on when i could enter it.
You can reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
I can send it anytime but would like to get it entered this year if possible.
PS....We're already laying the plans to go back next year as i imagine a vast majority do after seeing the Boundary Waters for the first time.
It was our "once in a lifetime" trip that i hope to continue for many years to come.
quote Spartan2: "quote mooseplums: "Just curious, how does the rule "you must be the photographer" apply to this months contest?"
Why would the rules be any different?
quote mooseplums: "Just curious, how does the rule "you must be the photographer" apply to this months contest?"
Wondering if this question has been resolved.
I like the hair! :-) TOO!
It's tough for the young bucks to get so vintage so the 90's will have to do for me this month. Duncan Lake...I think... Not for contest.
quote Ho Ho: "Spartan2 and Bojibob are correct! (Thank God I wised up and cut off all the crazy hippie hair!)"
I like the hair! :-)
Just curious, how does the rule "you must be the photographer" apply to this months contest?
Spartan2 and Bojibob are correct! (Thank God I wised up and cut off all the crazy hippie hair!)
I've shared this before but never as a photo contest entry. JD, 1968 between White Iron and Farm Lake.
Spartan1 at the top of High Falls on the Namakan River. July 1971, our first canoe trip. By this time I was deciding that I loved canoe tripping and I wanted to come back to the canoe country. (I searched to find a photo that I had not posted before.)
I believe there is going to be a dam at High Falls soon, if not already, and this beautiful location is not the same anymore. That makes me sad.
quote Spartan2: "
I second the second!
Second from the left?
quote Ho Ho: "quote dogwoodgirl: "Nice shot Ho Ho! Is that with scouts or a camp?"
Ho Ho- a camp called Voyageurs Landing, used to be across the lake from Menogyn.
A canoe rest near Disappointment Lake.
quote greenydd: "1954...three photos of my mom,dad and their friends curt and mary ann. mixture of ester, skoop and cherokee lakes. sorry but i couldnt pick just 'one!'
For the first one...I should wear my bandana like that next time I'm up there. ;-) Or is it a kerchief, when thus worn?
Is that a tump-line in the 3rd pic?
The scrawny one on the far right? ;-)
One of my favorites.....A much younger Snakecharmer, Mr Barley, and me Sittin by the fire, solving the worlds problems.
quote dogwoodgirl: "Nice shot Ho Ho! Is that with scouts or a camp?"
Camp in Ontario. It was a four-week trip. The longest one I've been on yet. I wonder if I can break that record in retirement?
I could have guessed your picture was from the same era even without the date. :) Was that a camp? Did you digitize the picture somehow? I need to do that with my old pics.
Nice shot Ho Ho! Is that with scouts or a camp?
1974, Turtle River, Ontario (which one is the 13 year old Ho Ho?) -
1979 Hoare Lake - Quetico
Bojibob (on the left) and friends.
We were 17 and had just graduated from high school with an entire life ahead of us.
1954...three photos of my mom,dad and their friends curt and mary ann. mixture of ester, skoop and cherokee lakes. sorry but i couldnt pick just 'one!'
A much younger (and thinner) picture of mooseplums at the Lake One landing on our first trip in 1985.
quote jb in the wild: "dogwoodgirl are you the one sitting down?
JB- yup, that's a MUCH younger me. My dad took the photo.
|jb in the wild||
dogwoodgirl are you the one sitting down?
photo from 1963, fishguts.
1975, just returned from the Missinabe River...filthy but happy!
It is time to start the October 2010 Photo Contest.
First an important note. If you see that you have won the contest or a prize in the contest, please email your address and choice of hat, shirt, or bandanna to me.
The theme for this month's contest is "Vintage Photos".
Monthly Category: Vintage Photos of Boundary Waters/Quetico Adventures of Past
Prize: BWCA Hat, Shirt or Bandanna.
Additional Prize of leather work from Dicecupmaker with the bwca.com flying moose on it. Thank you Dicecupmaker!
Thanks to Cooke Custom Sewing (CSS) for sponsoring the year end prize.
Remember 1 entry per person please. This helps us vote accurately.
- You must be signed in as a member with a valid email address in your profile to enter (or win).
- You can only enter one photo per monthly contest. You can enter the same photo if it did not win in a previous month.
- You must be the photographer of the photo and have the rights to post it.
- Photos are entered in the contest by making a reply posting to this message and using the "Add a photo to this message" link during composition. This will allow you to upload a photo from your computer to the contest or allow you to select a photo which you have already loaded into your photo gallery on this site. If you want to enter your photo in another way, please contact us.
- Please describe in the message the location of the photo.
- Judging will be done by the www.bwca.com staff and moderators.
- A member may win once per year.
- Photos must be posted to this thread by 11:59pm on Oct 31st.
- Photos must be in jpg (jpeg) format and uploaded to the site.
Contact me if you have something in a different format or are having problems uploading to the site.
Thank you for participating!