Holy Ned! What an adventure. Thanx!
quote MNIIHON: "For anyone who is interested a manuscript of this trip will appear in this falls Boundary Waters Journal"
Thanks, I'll look forward to it.
Great Report! Thanks for sharing!
For anyone who is interested a manuscript of this trip will appear in this falls Boundary Waters Journal
Superb trip report! You three have my admiration and envy. That's a trip to hand down for generations.
Thank you for sharing your trip with us!
What an epic trip, and FABULOUS photos!! Thanks for sharing your journey, it was a great read. I lost track of how many pics I said, "I'd love to have that framed!".
Thanks to everyone for the compliments and encouraging words, it has started the wheels turning towards maybe doing something more/bigger with the experience and pictures. As far as the pictures are concerned, I shoot a Nikon D90 and am obsessed with my wide angle lens and tripod. I love shooting long exposure shots since I feel like it gives me the opportunity to put my own twist on reality. It also gives the most vivid colors. Quetico is by far the best place to shoot the night sky. Most of the trip was shot with a Tokina 11-16mm lens, with help from my Nikon 55-200 zoom. Anybody interested in more pictures can check out Facebook Pictures Sorry Facebook is not the best medium for pictures, but its as far as ive gotten.
Incredible trip. This has to be the trip of the year! You did more in one trip than many will do in a lifetime of traveling to the quetico. I big tip of the hat to you!
All I can say is Spectacular!
What a neat thing for you all to experience, the fire, well that was quite the experience. I have been close, but not THAT close to fire.
The best part is the pictures, you are wondereful photographer's
Great adventure! To do it in October takes balls. I'm sure you will remember this trip all your life.
The pics were really great but I wanted to see more. I wanted to see camp shots and the gear you guys were using. Hell, I even want to know what liquor was drunk.
I also love the idea of resupplying in town although shipping a box of supplies to a nearby outfitter might be a better option than hitting the grocery.
The part about the fire and the pics was simply amazing. I went over the McNiece to Kahsh portage in September and actually videotaped it too. I guess it won't look like the way I saw it anytime soon.
Thanks for posting!
Epic trip. Epic report. Fantastic photos. I am officially jealous.
I did a trip of this length in Quetico when I was 13. I'm now 51. It may be time to try again. I like your idea of stopping in town for a day or two a couple times during the trip.
If you ever get to Fauquier again, there is another site just across from, and a tiny bit north of, the portage from Dumas. We stayed there in September when the sun was also blazing, just like it was for you in October. The steep south-facing site where you stayed seemed less inviting under those conditions.
Thanks again for posting the great report!
I didn't have time to read everything, but just have to comment...what a fabulous adventure! I will be back to read it another time. Thank you so much for those marvelous pictures...they made my day.
Great report and man, those photos are something else! Well done, sir.
Outstanding report and many of these pictures should be entered into our picture of the month contest. I'll echo the question - tell us about the camera, tripod and glass you used.
"What the !@#$% are we doing out here?”.
This phrase or a cousin is when we know we're really having fun.
Great trip report, I'm hugely envious of getting to spend that much time in canoe country, especially that late in the year. Thanks for sharing it.
The pictures are fantastic. What kind of camera do you use?
Incredible adventure and STUNNING photos. Thank you!
nice! id have to cache a lot of vacation time for that.
Great trip! Loved the report! I wish it had been a whole book. The experience and the learnings from this will inhabit your spirit and inform your life for its remaining years.
Green green green with envy... you have a gift with words and I love the pics and time lapse lighting, what a great place to play with that.
Thanks for "taking us along" by replaying it in a story. What a great time of year to do that paddle and see that change from the woods. Thanks!
Awesome is the word that comes to mind. As previously noted, the pictures and text are truly inspiring - makes me wish it was May already!
Very nice report. I really like your slow motion shots. What an adventure!!!
I have been waiting for this report ever since you put the word out for a sixth paddler to join your crew. Secretly, I wish I had been able to join the group. Sounds like the adventure of a lifetime!
Great read... so jealous.
That was a fun read...thx for taking the time! Amazing tale of portaging through an active fire area. I was on the McNeice to Kahs portage a couple years ago. Hard to believe it was hit by fire again...
wow! is right. I only had time to skim it. Can't wait to read your report.
Wow! What a great adventure and photos! I hope you don't mind, but the sunset or sunrise photo is my new desktop wallpaper. I won't transmit it to anyone else. Nice beards too. Go Badgers!!! My son went to Madison (Class of 2008). He's been to the BWCA several times with me.
Definitely one of the best reports and trips!
Thanks for the report I enjoyed it.
great adventure, great TR, great pictures, great perseverence, great on you three for committing to a pretty wild trip.
New Trip Report posted by MNIIHON
Trip Name: A Month in Quetico-October 2011.
Entry Point: Quetico
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