There were many great photos this month which make me pine for some time in camp.
The winner of the May Photo Contest goes to thecanoeman! Congratulations! The winner of the trip report contest is kanoes for his first but not last solo adventure! L.t. Sully picks up the bonus hat we give away each month.
The winners of the photo and trip report contest will also receive a hat and also a CD copy of the Wilderness Passages magazine and DVD.
Sorry, I've never done this before so I thought I had it. Guess not. But it's up now. Enjoy!
hey plums? were moustaches a requirement for that trip? :)
This is a pretty good camp photo, from one of the Gabbro camps.
CD Mr Barley and I are the middle two. Snakecharmer is the far right.
Breakfast on Fourtown.
Moose Plums....I assume those are brothers, or the result of an early cloning experiment that went horribly awry!
Yep, Bannock, that's the one. Nice site, lot of room.
I like the Caribou Lake picture. Is that the Caribou by Lizz Lake. In fact, is that the campsite right across from the portage into Lizz Lake?
I like that campsite on Allen, especially as a solo site.
Father and son
What could make a camp better than being in the BWCA with friends and family.
"Calm Day On Caribou"
This month's picture topic reminded me of something funny posted on another board a few years ago - the word "castrametation." It means "the art of setting up or laying out a camp." What a great word! And of course it lends itself to all sorts of funny puns. Try to fit it into your next trip report!
Campsite at Allen Lake
Campsite on Polly, July 2007
And, for a change, a Lac La Croix campsite!
Mr. Barley, we had a tent exactly like that back in the 70's!
Lac La Croix, an island campsite towards the east end of the lake (near the pictographs with all the hands)
Great shot, moose plums.
You guys could be the BWCA version of the Hanson Brothers.
Vintage photo of the boys. Snakecharmers first trip, I believe. Though not great quality, it means "camp" to me. Lac La Croix...many years ago
My son sleeping lakeside on Suzanette.
Campsite between Ima and Ashworth. May, 2008, 6AM.
South Kawishiwi River Solo May 11, 2008
A 'from the lake' view of our site on Crooked Lake (Lower Basswood Falls area).
If i could I would sleep on Jean every night!
Hunting Camp (fall of '07)
Island site on Thomas Lake, July, 2007.
The tent can wait!
North Kawishiwi River, 14 September 2005
Rain, rain and more rain! Esther Lake September 2007 - 5 Inches in one night. Our makeshift clothesline works quite well! We also had a great island retreat where the view was impressive when the storm clouds rolled in! check out my other pics in the Journal section
"Two Moose Camp"--yup..two moose ran for cover when we landed
Agnes Lake in the Q--spring 2006
Mr. Barley, excellent pic! I think you're the guitar player from Blue Oyster Cult!
Table Rock at Iron Lake Campsite...
Beautiful day on Quadga Lake, May 2008.
Frost Lake. 5/12/08
(yep, thats snow)
Large Peninsula Site on Alton 2005
Fun at a Great Site on Iron Lake, July 2007. The water was about 8-9 feet deep right off the rock on this one side of the site. Lot's of Fun!
Hey Canoe Dude...you were correct about my entry last month...Curtain Falls from the Iron Lake portage.
That looks like the same camp site that I took my Dutch oven photo on. It’s posted on the “How to cook over fire?” thread.
Secret Lake, Quetico, September 2005
Island site on western side of Crooked Lake. I have a couple other sites that I like just as much or more, but not many good pics of them. Here we are doing a dutch oven sorta thing to cook some brownies, looking off to the south east.
Father/son trip on Gabbro (site on the tip of the penninsula)
Camp on Sunday Bay (May 2008)
Amoeber Lake, August 2007
full view of a northern Insula campsite June 2007, 5 stars(north of williamson island)
My bro and I on Korb Lake? 2005
Lac La Croix, island site - in the shadow of Warrior Hill.
No......It's hard to hide from the law in an orange and yellow tent.
I dig the all jeans get up. :) I used to wear those jean jackets. Oh yeah. Mine had pockets for your hands and also a sweet sheep skin collar.
But really Mr. Barley, were you hiding out from the the law or something? :)
Mr. Barley, is that a disguise? Mr. encognito!
Does carpe diem mean seize the day or seize the carp?
Knockin on Heavens Door
Atop Clearwater Lake
I think you could just parachute your gear in with that one.
For the rainy days.Either Caribou or moon lake 06. 26X40 a little overkill, but worth it.
Mr Barley-1985...Hudson Lake. What's in the baggie?
Quetico--Kawnipi Lake, June 2006
Vintage campsite photo somewhere on the number chain. A much thinner Mr. Barley. Nice tent, eh?
Site right next to that little 4 rod portage upstream of Little Falls in the Falls Chain.
Here's my favorite BWCAW photo in all my 4 old albums. A friend took it on Seagull on the last night of a trip in the early '90's. Don't smoke my pipe any more, but I always enjoyed that evening "Smoke" by the campfire while listening to the "Loon music." WW
Quetico - Maligne River, Tanner Lake island campsite, October 2007
Other Man Lake 2004. What a view!
Williamson Island on Insula. (My nephew Dave)
Spacious Fourtown Campsite
The terrace campsite, Insula 2006
Hub Lake 2007.
Wonderful site on Duncan Lake before the blow down.
Our camp under the "Tarp of Many Colors" Lake Saganagons, August 2007
Turtle Island on Iron Lake.
Best campsite on Horse Lake.
Island on Gabbro, lots of room.
Night sky at Lake Agnes.
Taken at 11:00 PM 05/09/08
Lake Insula 2006 on the northern end.
Cherokee Lake Campsite - 2006
Willam Lake, Island Campsite, Quetico
This one sits high above Kahshapiwi Lake in Quetico.
It is time to start the May 2008 Photo contest.
We have a special announcement for the May Contests. Along with winning a hat, Wilderness Passages Magazine, created by long time member QPassage, is giving a free copy of their great magazine and a 1/2 hour DVD of Quetico footage to the winner of the photo contest and trip report contest. For more information about Wilderness Passages, you can visit their website at:
The theme for this month's contest is "Great Camps". Post your best photos from the bwca/quetico region which shows a great camp setup.
Monthly Category: Great Camps
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