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08/19/2018 09:13PM
Just got back from my 2nd trip to the BWCA. First time was about 25 years ago. Was an awesome trip. We did 40+miles in 7 days. One thing I had noticed was all the dang airplane noise. What's the deal? I always thought the BWCA was a no fly zone.
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08/19/2018 09:46PM
Getting dry? Extra fire patrols?
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08/19/2018 10:44PM
Forest service planes are patrolling the area. It’s not a total no fly zone. That would make no sense. They have to fly over 4000 feet above as I remember. Also rescue planes can land on lakes to get people.
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08/20/2018 06:34AM
I read somewhere that there were a number of small lightning caused fires in the Quetico/Superior in the past few weeks. Not big enough or threatening enough to be newsworthy but probably the cause of the extra airplane traffic.
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08/20/2018 08:15AM
We were on Bald Eagle last week. We heard military planes doing exercises all day long. We even thought we heard one sonic boom. Is there a training base in Ely or something?
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08/20/2018 08:39AM
Duluth Air National Guard. MOA Snoopy, however south of the b dub and above 6000ft. That is the sound of freedom. I remember after 911 they were the only planes in the air.
08/20/2018 12:35PM
I saw/heard beavers on floats last week. Isn't there a base on Sea Gull? I figured they were operating out of there.
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08/20/2018 01:23PM
Shagawa lake in Ely has a forest services seaplane base. In fact it is the only seaplane base forest service has anywhere.
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