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07/14/2018 08:18PM
Figured a light, fluffy post could be fun.

What is your favorite time of day in the BWCA?

A.) Looking out over the foggy waters in the morning, birds chirping, everything with fresh dew enjoying some quiet and coffee? Inhale. Exhale.

B.) The mid-day enjoyment, and excitement of tripping, fishing, exploring or napping?

C.) The night time of the campfire, star gazing, northern lights, night cappin' with your favorite beverage, owl's hootin' and wolves howling?

 
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proepro
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07/14/2018 08:23PM
My favorite is night time when the bugs have gone to bed and my son wakes me up because he has never seen the Milky Way before. That made the whole trip worth it.

However, the morning mist on the lake should not be missed.

TominMpls
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07/14/2018 08:24PM
Definitely A. The longer I'm in the earlier I get up. I love calm, foggy mornings with coffee and maybe some scones or biscuits.
Savage Voyageur
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07/14/2018 08:40PM
No comparison I’m a night person, C is the best for me. End of the day relaxing with an adult beverage and a Cuban cigar watching your lighted slip bobber disappear while sitting around the campfire. Watching meteor showers, Milky Way, and stars is also fun at midnight.
Me2012
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07/14/2018 09:10PM
Savage Voyageur: "No comparison I’m a night person, C is the best for me. End of the day relaxing with an adult beverage and a Cuban cigar watching your lighted slip bobber disappear while sitting around the campfire. Watching meteor showers, Milky Way, and stars is also fun at midnight. "

Also hearing the sounds of the loons calling.
07/14/2018 09:54PM
Early morning. Quiet, coffee, camera.....no contest.
07/14/2018 10:32PM
cowdoc: "Early morning. Quiet, coffee, camera.....no contest.
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I'm with you on this.
brotherbob1958
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07/14/2018 10:34PM
It doesnt matter if it is in the morning when the sun is just starting to peak over the tree tops

Or the middle of a hot scorching day

Or sitting by the fire as the last ray of sun light hides behind the trees

As long as I am up in the BWCA & not home, cutting the grass or some other project.
Goldenbadger
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07/15/2018 06:23AM
Definitely A. Bear (my canoe dog) and I are usually up before any of our tripping partners. Coffee brewed, gorgeous sunrise, solitude, Bear at my side. There’s nothing better.
bwcadan
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07/15/2018 07:21AM
B So much to do around the base camp and good or perfect weather just adds to the enjoyment. If rainy, the to do list for inside activities changes to under a BWJ tarp or inside a tent. The 10x10 tarp then gets used also for a kitchen and all is good even in a rainy day.
andym
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07/15/2018 07:40AM
It’s all good but the morning mist and waiting for sunrise is my favorite.
TomT
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07/15/2018 07:40AM
Early morning with coffee. "It's the optimistic meal." --- Patriot TV show on Amazon. (at 46 seconds) :)

Breakfast



mjmkjun
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07/15/2018 10:16AM
Definitely A
ozarkpaddler
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07/15/2018 10:22AM
The evening campfire, loons calling, maybe some wolves in the distance or if I stay up late enough, the Aurora?
QueticoMike
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07/15/2018 11:27AM
My favorite time is when I am fishing.....but it's all good!
Northwoodsman
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07/15/2018 12:47PM
The mornings when it is cool and still, hopefully the sun is shining, and I wake up on my own without an alarm. Can't wait to get that cup of coffee.

But then sitting in front of a campfire at night, again nice and cool and still, drinking hot chocolate or ? is just as nice. The sky is clear and you can see the stars.
Merganser
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07/15/2018 01:10PM
I’m mostly an evenings guy, but when base-camping I enjoy mornings too. Guess I just need a fire and a beverage to be happy. :)
Portage99
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07/15/2018 01:38PM
Any time I am on the portage trail! I also like little, easy swifts. And, those areas where there are multiple tiny, mini-waterfalls with short portages around them.

As the poster above said, I also like night time the best, especially if the bugs are down and the full moon is up. Or, if there is no moon, and lots of stars-the Milky Way!!

Canoearoo
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07/15/2018 03:09PM
Anytime that doesn't have a cold rain or snow. I also hate thunderstorms at night.
DrBobDg
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07/15/2018 07:14PM
nctry: "cowdoc: "Early morning. Quiet, coffee, camera.....no contest.
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I'm with you on this."


Yep... make a cup of coffee and take a handful of cookies and go paddle on the quiet lake and watch the sun come up after a dip. Reading out of my Kindle is an added bonus..

awesome

dr bob
07/15/2018 07:15PM
My favorite time is the evening but still on the water fishing and watching the sun go down. Usually no one else is on the lake.
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07/15/2018 09:49PM


You mean this time? Closer to B than C, but not quite either.

Great time for jigging.

520eek
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07/15/2018 10:08PM
I prefer night time....since I usually cant wake up early enough to enjoy the sunrise...which I hear is pretty awesome!
07/15/2018 10:32PM
I love A but I usually end up being a C which is just fine with me as well. The dilemma is that we trip in the first half of June and the days are just so long. If I am up to enjoy A, unless I take a nap during the day it's hard to enjoy C. And if I'm up to enjoy C I can all but guarantee I'll miss out on A the next morning. I've come to the conclusion that I just let the adrenaline rush of being in the BW take over and enjoy every possible minute I can!
mastertangler
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07/16/2018 07:16AM
I have never really thought about it.......I guess A but there are so many special moments it is hard to make a choice.
07/17/2018 06:58AM
No question for me, it is morning. Always was morning, always will be, even now when we just stay in a cabin. Something magical about those mornings, especially a misty one with a loon calling in the distance, and my cup of hot chocolate by my side, my camera in my hand.

I have always loved to start my morning with some quiet time alone. But if I can do it in the canoe country, that is heaven on earth.

AmarilloJim
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07/17/2018 07:13AM
I can't choose
I enjoy every minute
nofish
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07/17/2018 08:36AM
Sunset paddles on a calm lake, preferably while trolling a crankbait just in case.
carmike
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07/17/2018 12:45PM
I suppose mine depends on the season....before or after the bugs are bad, I'll take sunset. During the height of bug season, I like it late -- after midnight -- when the bugs have died down and the stars are full and bright.
Dooger
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07/17/2018 08:38PM
Goldenbadger: "Definitely A. Bear (my canoe dog) and I are usually up before any of our tripping partners. Coffee brewed, gorgeous sunrise, solitude, Bear at my side. There’s nothing better. "

I'm picturing this...paddling by your site while you call for your dog who ran off in the woods. Not sure if I'd keep paddling or stop to help scare off the bear. Just kidding, I'd stop.
07/17/2018 09:40PM
A
OldTripper
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07/18/2018 08:01AM
Definitely A
I do enjoy sitting around the fire sipping some brandy, but even then I'm looking forward to the next morning.

Beautiful picture cowdoc.
Swampturtle
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07/18/2018 11:00AM
All of the above...
I love the morning with a hot cup of coffee and the lake is like glass. The birds are twittering & the red squirrels are scolding & hurling pinecones at you.

I love the afternoon & taking a long portage. When you get to the end of the last portage of the day & enter the lake you will hopefully find a campsite on.

I love twilight when the wind dies down & the colors of the sun going down reflecting on the lake are off the charts beautiful.

I love the late night campfire & smoke. Finding the sky so clear you can see the milky way & notice shooting stars or the ISS. Enveloped in total quiet except the crack of the fire & the hoot of the owls. The barred owl says...Who cooks for you...all.


JJ47
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07/19/2018 01:39PM
There is no time of day that isn't a favorite, so lets just put them in order.

Because I'm a night person - C - A - B
07/19/2018 04:44PM
Every minute, day and night, except when it's really windy/stormy.
07/19/2018 04:49PM
Hubby and I are morning people for sure. Coffee, comfy rock over looking the water watching our favorite outdoor channel. Especially awesome when it's foggy.
Side note..I love when I hear the wolves howl..morning and night. I assume it's after a kill.
Captn Tony
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07/21/2018 05:35AM
1st is the morning magic hour. (the 1 hour before sunrise)
2nd is the evening magic hour. ( the 1 hour before the mosquitoes come out)
In both cases I'm usually fishing, watching the rising or setting sun, lake is a mirror, loons are calling, fish are jumping, might hear wolfs howling or grouse drumming, etc.
It's just magic!!

bwcasolo
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07/21/2018 05:43AM
they are all great, but i am a morning person. up before sunrise, coffee in hand, watch the world come alive.
here comes the sun.
the photo is copper harbor sunrise.
07/23/2018 11:43AM
I'd like to say "C", in the evening, but I'm an early riser, usually up about 4:00 a.m., so after a handful of BWCA trips I've found I'm usually in the hammock by 10:00 p.m. Thus, I have to say "A".

My only shot at seeing the northern lights is when nature calls.
07/23/2018 07:33PM
I gotta go with A myself.

Nothing beats a black cup of coffee in hand, looking over the quiet lake, maybe a ripple here or there, a loon in the distance, inhale, exhale, cozy my hands around the mug and drink it all in with all my senses.

Can't wait to get back up there!
07/23/2018 10:44PM
This is my all time favorite time of day in the BWCA.
Grizzlyman
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07/24/2018 08:25PM
Night. This last trip was something amazing. For some reason the sky was clearer than even usual- no moon I’m guessing is the culprit. I saw stars in a way ive never seen before- the sky was the most incredible I’ve ever seen. NOTHING beats that... and you can’t get that in very many places.
BlackSwanAdventures
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07/25/2018 01:53PM
MN_Lindsey: "Figured a light, fluffy post could be fun.

What is your favorite time of day in the BWCA?

A.) Looking out over the foggy waters in the morning, birds chirping, everything with fresh dew enjoying some quiet and coffee? Inhale. Exhale.

B.) The mid-day enjoyment, and excitement of tripping, fishing, exploring or napping?

C.) The night time of the campfire, star gazing, northern lights, night cappin' with your favorite beverage, owl's hootin' and wolves howling?

"


D. All of the above plus extra bonus for when the bugs are down and the walleye quotient is up haha
BlackSwanAdventures
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07/25/2018 01:53PM
MN_Lindsey: "Figured a light, fluffy post could be fun.

What is your favorite time of day in the BWCA?

A.) Looking out over the foggy waters in the morning, birds chirping, everything with fresh dew enjoying some quiet and coffee? Inhale. Exhale.

B.) The mid-day enjoyment, and excitement of tripping, fishing, exploring or napping?

C.) The night time of the campfire, star gazing, northern lights, night cappin' with your favorite beverage, owl's hootin' and wolves howling?

"


D. All of the above plus extra bonus for when the bugs are down and the walleye quotient is up haha
GeoFisher
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07/25/2018 04:45PM
Every single second I'm there, and NOT here....... :)

I didn't go this year..........first time in 20 years.
Goldenbadger
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07/25/2018 05:31PM
Dooger: "Goldenbadger: "Definitely A. Bear (my canoe dog) and I are usually up before any of our tripping partners. Coffee brewed, gorgeous sunrise, solitude, Bear at my side. There’s nothing better. "


I'm picturing this...paddling by your site while you call for your dog who ran off in the woods. Not sure if I'd keep paddling or stop to help scare off the bear. Just kidding, I'd stop. "


It’s funny you say that. He sticks to my side like glue, so I rarely have to call out for him. But I often wonder if nearby campers or canoers can ever hear me calling his name and wonder.
07/25/2018 09:49PM
brux: " This is my all time favorite time of day in the BWCA."

Oh man. Loved that. Thank you.
mooseplums
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07/26/2018 06:31AM
A....for example
I was guiding a group of very energetic 16 yr old girls last week for Gunflint Lodge.
They were seldom up before 8 am, so I rose before the sun and took advantage of the quiet mornings and ate breakfast on the lake shore.
Our final morning was on Horseshoe Lake. We had the site across from the portage to Caribou.
While I was eating breakfast in the stillness of the morning, I watched an eagle fly straight at me, and land in a big white pine directly above camp. We sat and looked at each other for a good 45 minutes until the rest of the group started to wake up one by one. Then he flew away. I wished at that moment that I could have joined him :)
 
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