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adam  
05/09/2011 06:32AM
It is time to start the May 2011 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 "Camp Setups".

Monthly Category: Show us your great camp setups.

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.

Rules:
- 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 March 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!

Adam

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BigZig  
05/09/2011 07:52AM
Hard to do this with one photo but here is a 2008 Quetico Kashahpiwi site on a small island in the north end. Absolutely stunning location overlooking the lake. Too bad my tent was so ugly.
fishguts  
05/09/2011 09:17AM
Seldom used site on Ballard Lake, Quetico
ripple  
05/09/2011 11:50AM
My favorite site on Tuscarora- a warm July day so the rainfly was off- we slept under the stars as well.
Ho Ho  
05/09/2011 07:29PM
Sarah Lake, September 3, 2010 - "Shelter in a Storm" -



kanoes  
05/09/2011 08:48PM
paull lake, WCPP, may 2010 (not much for tent pads there)
Kangi  
05/09/2011 11:30PM


Kawshawi lake last summer. I'm the one in front, getting my beard braided by my neice :-)
TuscaroraBorealis  
05/10/2011 11:24AM

Pine lake
TuscaroraBorealis  
05/10/2011 11:34AM
quote ripple: " My favorite site on Tuscarora- a warm July day so the rainfly was off- we slept under the stars as well."

Very nice site & photo
mooseplums  
05/10/2011 12:25PM
Little Saganaga
Lemieux  
05/10/2011 12:43PM


May 2010 Ge-be-on-equet
nicek  
05/10/2011 01:39PM

Asleep on Ahsub 2010
ILikePike  
05/10/2011 03:21PM
Camp on Caribou August 2008
nojobro  
05/10/2011 03:35PM


My favorite tent pad, nestled in a grassy circle, Clearwater Lake (near Bald Eagle), August 2009.
TomT  
05/10/2011 05:22PM
Quetico, June 1992.

cowdoc  
05/10/2011 09:45PM
Pocket Lake
bapabear  
05/11/2011 10:46AM


Taken on Jordan Lake in the fall of 2007 during severe drought and a fire ban. Normally you wouldn't see my tarp over the fire pit quite like this.

I used this photo to try and comfort a friend who was suffering the final stages of a battle with cancer. He was at least a 30-40 year tripper and had story after story to tell me about the BW. I enlarged the photo and added the quote from 2 Corinthians 5:4-14 (about when we pack up our earthly tent).
paddlefamily  
05/11/2011 11:08AM
Long Island Lake, Sept '09.
TH16MN  
05/11/2011 08:52PM


A nice peninsula site on Kowasachong Lake. July 2010.
snakecharmer  
05/11/2011 11:03PM
Lac La Croix

MOgirl  
05/12/2011 08:28AM
Vera Lake
rlhedlund  
05/12/2011 01:33PM
Seagull in mid-may '09
HighPlainsDrifter  
05/12/2011 09:15PM
My son and I. September 13, 2010. Kawishiwi River NW of Malberg Lake
nojobro  
05/12/2011 11:40PM
quote MOgirl: " Vera Lake"

A rainbow in the BW. Very special!
wetcanoedog  
05/14/2011 03:55PM

there was not much room on this island site in Quetico but i found enough space for my Tent and Baker shelter.

good thing too because no sooner had i set up than a steady rain came on that lasted until the next evening.i was able to cook in the shelter and make that home for a day.the trees and brush were great wind breaks.
Boarstalker  
05/14/2011 04:29PM

Yeah,yeah I know....it's not the BWCA. But it's my little slice of heaven for 10-days out of the year; my elk camp out in a widerness area of Northwestern Colorado every year. This will be my first year not in elk camp because I've diverted my resources and time off from work to taking my 1st ever trip into the BWCA. The differences in the accomodations will be startling but I'm very much looking forward to it all.



Beemer01  
05/14/2011 09:15PM


Far North end of Agnes. Great site.
tony  
05/15/2011 12:39PM
Lake Two



tony
wifishncanoe  
05/15/2011 11:26PM
Beautiful camp setup to survive the cold wind and rain.
Gunflinter  
05/16/2011 01:10PM
Alpine July 2010
nojobro  
05/16/2011 01:23PM
quote Boarstalker: "
Yeah,yeah I know....it's not the BWCA. But it's my little slice of heaven for 10-days out of the year; my elk camp out in a widerness area of Northwestern Colorado every year. This will be my first year not in elk camp because I've diverted my resources and time off from work to taking my 1st ever trip into the BWCA. The differences in the accomodations will be startling but I'm very much looking forward to it all.



"


Neat!

What are those two little green-topped things?
nojobro  
05/16/2011 01:25PM
quote Beemer01: "


Far North end of Agnes. Great site."


BW or Q?
Boarstalker  
05/16/2011 03:30PM
Nojobro...those two little green topped things are the shower tent, complete with a propane fired shower and an outhouse tent, complete with full sized head/toilet seat that I position over a 6-foot hole I have to dig every year. Takes me about 2 days just to set elk camp up. One of the big tents I use exclusively for a mess hall complete with two big stoves, burners, 7 coolers full of grub, etc. Game wardens and biologists seem to find their way into camp in the evenings just in time for porterhouse steaks grilled over cedar coals, Texas Chili, elk stew or any other number of goodies, salads, sides and cobblers done up in Dutch ovens. Fun times out there.
nojobro  
05/16/2011 07:11PM
quote Boarstalker: "Nojobro...those two little green topped things are the shower tent, complete with a propane fired shower and an outhouse tent, complete with full sized head/toilet seat that I position over a 6-foot hole I have to dig every year. Takes me about 2 days just to set elk camp up. One of the big tents I use exclusively for a mess hall complete with two big stoves, burners, 7 coolers full of grub, etc. Game wardens and biologists seem to find their way into camp in the evenings just in time for porterhouse steaks grilled over cedar coals, Texas Chili, elk stew or any other number of goodies, salads, sides and cobblers done up in Dutch ovens. Fun times out there."

Wow, elaborate! Do you have to haul in water, too, or is it near a source?

I'm sure it's fun....but do let us know what you think of the BW after you go. ;-)
Boarstalker  
05/16/2011 08:02PM
Yes...I have to haul in water. I use 7-gallon containers and usually haul in 8 of those. Every couple days I'll have to round up whoever's in camp to hike down to Beaver Creek and fill up the containers again.
smalltown  
05/17/2011 03:03PM

south arm of knife lake bluff overlooking lake and my site
Kiporby  
05/17/2011 09:19PM
Mexican Hat Lake, WCPP. May 2010.


ducks  
05/17/2011 10:01PM
Gaskin, Aug. 2009
bumabu  
05/18/2011 12:01AM
A little backwoods carpentry during a windy day......

For the contest, Kawishiwi Triangle, May 2009.
benr0  
05/18/2011 01:31PM
IMA Lake
cowdoc  
05/18/2011 06:17PM
quote ducks: " Gaskin, Aug. 2009"
Nice site....which one is it?
jwartman59  
05/18/2011 11:58PM
pma campsite, followed all the rules.

ducks  
05/19/2011 06:11AM
quote cowdoc: "quote ducks: " Gaskin, Aug. 2009"
Nice site....which one is it?"


628... we enjoyed that site a lot
adamc  
05/19/2011 03:38PM
Yeah, we brought folding chairs...we even brought a folding table. And it was all this guys idea.







Taken with B&W film on Gaskin Lake, June 2010.
Bannock  
05/20/2011 02:43PM
I had many to choose from such as a camp in a burned out area but decided on this one - my typical solo set up. This one is on Heritage Lake.




emgrace4  
05/20/2011 02:47PM
Same pics, but I had some fun with the coloring on the 2nd one. These are from Lake 3 on a great campsite from July 2010.



mwdeen  
05/20/2011 07:58PM
Base Camp on Lynx Lake - May 14, 2011
stargazer11  
05/22/2011 03:23AM


A great place to read! Crooked Lake.
jmacna  
05/25/2011 07:23AM
THAT is awesome.
bojibob  
05/25/2011 02:27PM
Lake Agnes Quetico 2010

Craig K  
05/25/2011 08:48PM
Lac La Croix August 2010.

Soledad  
05/26/2011 02:43PM
Border Route Trail early May '11
jamotrade  
05/27/2011 09:14AM


Clearwater Lake, August 2010
msnature  
05/27/2011 09:35AM
Pietro 2009. Looking down at camp from a high ridge behind camp. This is the burned side of Pietro - pretty cool seeing how the forest regrows after a fire.
Beaverjack  
05/27/2011 02:15PM
South Lake Eagle - May 2010
nojobro  
05/27/2011 02:40PM
jamotrade, the big Clearwater on the east side, or Clearwater near Bald Eagle?
bumabu  
05/27/2011 03:17PM
quote jamotrade: "


Clearwater Lake, August 2010"


Now THAT is a tarp pole!
Boogsy  
05/27/2011 05:29PM
prettypaddle  
05/27/2011 05:53PM
Rainbow after a hail storm, Bootleg Lake July 2008
Amand  
05/27/2011 09:18PM


This was just a couple of nights ago on Gillis lake during the rain.
Chilly  
05/28/2011 07:07PM
Disappointment Lake 2011. Just make sure to turn the right way coming out of the tent.


I wish I could enter this one but it was about 100 yards away from the bwca on Vermilion.
DeterminedOrange  
05/30/2011 04:30PM
Hustler Camp.

knitsocks77  
05/30/2011 04:34PM
quote emgrace4: "Same pics, but I had some fun with the coloring on the 2nd one. These are from Lake 3 on a great campsite from July 2010.





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My hubs and I spent a night at that site on our way to Insula last May. It was a great site.
sterngirl  
05/30/2011 05:29PM
Shan Walshe Lake

LukeDuke  
05/31/2011 08:56PM
Basswood Lake. Last week. We put up a garage in the box. Was great for playing cards and staying dry.

h20man  
05/31/2011 09:09PM
Kawnipi Lake May 2011
gunflintguy  
06/01/2011 01:46PM
Stayed at that site last August...the island closest to it was on fire...slowly burning the duff and peat, but flared up when the picked up.
h20man  
06/01/2011 07:16PM
Is this the island you are talking about? I was wondering why the undergrowth and some of the trees were brown.

We really liked the site!
canoepaddle  
06/07/2011 08:21PM
Just got back from 5 days on Ensign. Double portaging brings all the comforts for 5 great days of fishing and enjoying BWCA (lite as some would say). Very comfortable camp after a day of great fishing!

canoepaddle

Parnell  
06/22/2011 10:34AM
Campsite on Kelly Lake 5-12-11
Woodtick  
06/25/2011 04:44PM
quote nojobro: "jamotrade, the big Clearwater on the east side, or Clearwater near Bald Eagle?"


I'm guessing east side. First campsite east of the portage into Mountain... Just a guess though.
adam  
06/29/2011 06:55AM
Congratulations to May's winners!

Photo Contest: MOGirl

Trip Report: Thilipsis29

Extra Prize: msnature

Please mail me your prize selection.

Also a special thank you to Dicecupmaker who is awarding the Photo contest winner with a great leather bwca.com bottle/can holder.
 
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