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04/19/2019 03:41PM
New Trip Report posted by ghamer

Trip Name: Spring 2018 trip to SA Knife, Kekekabic, Ogish - Slide Show.

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04/19/2019 03:42PM
I tried to post my trip report as a link to a YouTube slide show. Looks like it the link didn't work well in the trip report but here it is: Seagull Entry May 2018
04/19/2019 04:09PM
I loved your slide show, Gary! I think I miss a lot of beautiful sunrisesby being a lazy bones and sleeping in!
04/19/2019 04:52PM
Ausable: "I loved your slide show, Gary! I think I miss a lot of beautiful sunrisesby being a lazy bones and sleeping in!"
Thanks! Getting up for the sunrise (and pre-sunrise color) at about 4:45 is painful for Spring and Summer trips... fall trips not so bad. Sometimes, I will go right back to bed if nothing catches my eye... but I am usually glad I got up early.
04/19/2019 09:46PM
That was really beautiful, Gary - the next best thing to "being there". They get better every time; I've watched them all multiple times and it's interesting to note the progression in quality. I watched in 4K and those 1st two sunrises were breathtaking. Thanks.
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04/19/2019 10:42PM
Wonderful report. Your photos capture the feeling of the season and the travel. Excellent handle on exposure and composition. I admire your talent.
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04/20/2019 06:55AM
stunning pictures! Thanks for sharing.
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04/21/2019 07:44AM
As usual, your slide shows and brilliant photography make the rest of us look bad...jk. Great slideshow, thanks for sharing, Ogish and Kekekabic looked gorgeous!

Tony
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04/22/2019 01:57PM
Excellent as always, Gary! Plans for this year?
04/22/2019 06:09PM
Thanks everyone for watching and commenting!
Flynn - We plan to do a 12-day spring trip going in a Kawishiwi Lake and go north through Polly, Malberg, Adams, Boulder, then Little Sag and back on Kawishiwi River, through Malberg and Polly. August trip with grandkids entering at Sawbill and staying in that area. Hopefully also a Fall trip, but no plans make yet.
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04/23/2019 04:55PM
Gary,

Your video is beautiful. Would it be alright for me to play the video to a group at a boundary waters meet up?

Thanks!
John
04/24/2019 11:47AM
Sandman2009: "Gary,

Your video is beautiful. Would it be alright for me to play the video to a group at a boundary waters meet up?

Thanks!
John"

Yes, it's absolutely ok!
Here is a link to my YouTube homepage... feel free to play any you want. YouTube BWCA slide shows
04/24/2019 07:54PM
ghamer: "Thanks everyone for watching and commenting!
Flynn - We plan to do a 12-day spring trip going in a Kawishiwi Lake and go north through Polly, Malberg, Adams, Boulder, then Little Sag and back on Kawishiwi River, through Malberg and Polly. August trip with grandkids entering at Sawbill and staying in that area. Hopefully also a Fall trip, but no plans make yet."


Gary-
A couple of notes on your spring trip. I haven't done that exact trip, but have been on all of it except Ledge to Makwa if that's the way you are going.

You will have a short, very steep climb going north out of Boulder on the portage to intersect the Cap-Ledge portage. I came from Cap to Boulder in 2016 (see trip report). In 2014 Steve and I went NE from Malberg to Little Sag on the way around to Sawbill. One of the portages between Malberg and Makwa was partially flooded, requiring a short bushwhack (see 2014 trip report). Not sure of status now.

Adams may be worth an extra day for you. Same for Little Sag, but I think maybe you've been there before . . . ? I seem to remember pictures of the Little Sag-Mora portage. There should be a lot of flowers on the way to Polly.

It should be an enjoyable trip.
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04/25/2019 08:57AM
Once again, just beautiful. Did you happen to see what those vultures were so interested in? Love the grouse and toad shots especially.
EKD75
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04/29/2019 12:09PM
Great photos Gary! I'm heading up for the first time this month. What kind of camera did you use?
04/29/2019 01:34PM
boonie:
Gary-
A couple of notes on your spring trip. I haven't done that exact trip, but have been on all of it except Ledge to Makwa if that's the way you are going.

You will have a short, very steep climb going north out of Boulder on the portage to intersect the Cap-Ledge portage. I came from Cap to Boulder in 2016 (see trip report). In 2014 Steve and I went NE from Malberg to Little Sag on the way around to Sawbill. One of the portages between Malberg and Makwa was partially flooded, requiring a short bushwhack (see 2014 trip report). Not sure of status now.

Adams may be worth an extra day for you. Same for Little Sag, but I think maybe you've been there before . . . ? I seem to remember pictures of the Little Sag-Mora portage. There should be a lot of flowers on the way to Polly.

It should be an enjoyable trip.
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Boonie - Thanks for the info... will check out your report! As it stands, we plan to spent an extra night on Malberg, Adams/ Boulder, Little Sag. We have been to Little Sag a couple times, but neither time made it to the areas in the West and Northwest part of the lake... so hopefully this time. I have been through the Little Sag - Mora portage... one of my favorites in the Boundary Waters.
04/29/2019 01:42PM
Jaywalker: "Once again, just beautiful. Did you happen to see what those vultures were so interested in? Love the grouse and toad shots especially."
Thanks Jaywalker! We had cleaned fish once on the far west end of our island so the vultures may have found some remnants ... other than that, I didn't notice any sign of them nesting.
04/29/2019 01:45PM
EKD75: "Great photos Gary! I'm heading up for the first time this month. What kind of camera did you use?"
Thanks EKD75! My main camera is a Canon 5D Mark IV... and a little Canon G9X point and shoot camera that is always with me.
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Have a great trip!
EKD75
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04/29/2019 02:22PM
Thanks Gary, great information! So as a rookie photographer the G9X point and shoot would be a good one for me!
04/29/2019 05:59PM
EKD75: "Thanks Gary, great information! So as a rookie photographer the G9X point and shoot would be a good one for me!"
You might do a search on this site for 'which camera' ...you will get lots of ideas. I see Panasonic Lumix waterproof appear a lot. The G9x is a good choice for me, since it has a larger sensor, shoots RAW format and is quite small... but it is not waterproof. That can be a problem for some. I keep my G9X in a zip lock bag along with a lens cloth, since I tend to pull it out during bad weather.
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05/03/2019 02:26PM
Oh man I'm jealous, that route is exactly what I wanted to do someday. I can't wait to see your photos of the River/Adams/Boulder/Cap area. Have fun Gary!!
Learningtofly
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05/24/2019 01:49PM
Awesome video. We stayed at that island campsite across from Mueller rapids. unfortunately I didn't realize there was a waterfall to check out. Will have to go back again in the future. Thanks for sharing
 
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