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airmorse
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01/01/2020 10:23AM

Happy New Year Everyone.

A New Year a new decade.

I hope everyone has a safe and healthy New Year.

I'm planning on an early June solo, area to be determined.

Then hopefully a group trip in August. Or another solo if the group won't work out. Again area to be determined.

 
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schweady
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01/01/2020 11:00AM
Cheers to a great 2020!






Day trip to Winchell Lake - July 2019
 
01/01/2020 11:28AM
Present. A little worse for wear, but still kicking.
 
01/01/2020 11:35AM

Happy 2020 everyone. May the wind be at your backs.

 
Savage Voyageur
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01/01/2020 11:43AM
Present and accounted for. I’m ready for a trip now.
 
01/01/2020 11:54AM
Happy New Year! Still alive and planning a new adventure.
 
adam
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01/01/2020 12:02PM
Best wishes to all for the new year!
 
straighthairedcurly
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01/01/2020 12:04PM
Happy New Year! Planning a solo for late June and a trip with my husband in July.
 
Jaywalker
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01/01/2020 12:12PM

Present and mostly accounted for. First BWCA trip in a couple weeks.
 
01/01/2020 12:22PM

Happy New Years to all! Can't wait to get up north in June.

 
poobah
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01/01/2020 12:24PM
Present! I hope everybody has an amazing and memorable 2020!
 
01/01/2020 12:40PM
Happy Canoe Year! Just kicked it off with a paddle on the Chicago River. All the best in 2020 to you all.
 
01/01/2020 12:52PM

I'm here. Hoping for three trips again this year!

Happy New Year everyone!
 
Basspro69
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01/01/2020 12:59PM

Present and accounted for, Wishing everyone a great year !
 
GraniteCliffs
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01/01/2020 01:03PM
Yep, still kicking. Plans underway for four trips to the Q.
 
01/01/2020 01:06PM

Alive and kicking....
 
01/01/2020 01:09PM


Still lookin around!

butthead
 
moosedoggie
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01/01/2020 01:17PM
One more orbit around the sun complete. Looking to make it to the Q in mid-July.
 
SaganagaJoe
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01/01/2020 01:23PM

Present. Happy New Year.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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01/01/2020 01:37PM
 
jillpine
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01/01/2020 01:53PM

Happy New Year and New Decade!

(p.s. - it's really nice seeing all the mugs!)

 
Tomcat
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01/01/2020 02:10PM
 
01/01/2020 02:29PM

Happy New Year! I hope 2020 is a great year for everyone’s trips and adventures!
 
Blatz
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01/01/2020 03:06PM

Here
 
RunningFox
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01/01/2020 03:35PM

Up and taking nourishment.
 
saltdog
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01/01/2020 03:37PM

Looking forward to our next trip
 
01/01/2020 04:01PM
Still kicking around myself.
 
01/01/2020 05:15PM

Planning our 2020 10-day Quetico trip for late August/early September...
 
giddyup
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01/01/2020 05:38PM
Sticking around another year, looking forward to paddling weather.
 
bwcadan
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01/01/2020 05:49PM
Still here: The good news is the fact that days are now getting longer. Tripping coming sooner.
 
andym
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01/01/2020 05:59PM
Present and looking forward to getting back to Ely 2 or 3 times this summer and fall. Not sure about camping plans yet but we tend not to set those up until the spring after our work meetings get clearer.
 
wrestlencanoe
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01/01/2020 06:10PM

Present and looking forward to a June trip to Crooked.
 
carmike
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01/01/2020 07:13PM

One of my favorite threads each year!

I'm here.

 
billconner
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01/01/2020 07:21PM
Still here!
 
HayRiverDrifter
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01/01/2020 07:46PM

Present.
 
4keys
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01/01/2020 07:55PM
Still here! No set plans other than to get up there. Trying to enjoy winter outdoor activities in the meantime.
 
01/01/2020 09:05PM

The Spartans are still here. We have our reservation for a cabin at Rockwood again this coming summer. Anna wants to be sure she gets a trip up north before she heads off to college.

In the meantime, I will be having open heart surgery in four weeks, so I think there will be a lot of recuperation and rehab after that is accomplished.

 
unshavenman
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01/01/2020 09:19PM

Happy New Years everyone, and here's sending you positive thoughts and prayers Spartan 2 on our upcoming surgery.
 
MidwestFirecraft
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01/01/2020 09:45PM

Happy New Year to all! God willing, I have three week-long trips planned this year and one new family will be coming on the August trip!

 
Northwoodsman
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01/01/2020 10:41PM
Looking forward to another year for BWCA tripping. Hope to get one trip in this year.
 
Michwall2
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01/01/2020 10:53PM
I am here. Looking forward to seeing what 2020 has in store. Hope yours is everything you need and a little bit more.

Mike
 
PuffinGin
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01/02/2020 02:11AM
Still here as the new year and new decade begins. Best wishes to Spartan2 for your upcoming your surgery and subsequent rehab.

No wilderness camping trips planned for 2020 just as in recent past years. However, just starting to plan renting a cabin off Gunflint Trail in August with two former Quetico tripping partners and, I hope, their spouse who have never been in BWCA or Quetico. Planning on doing easy day trips into the BWCA. Seems somewhat ironic to me, but I'll having to rent a suitable tandem now that my Mohawk Solo14 is only canoe I have left after selling the rest over the last several years.

 
dicecupmaker
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01/02/2020 04:46AM

Alive and scratching! Have 'phun' kids!!!
 
KarlBAndersen1
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01/02/2020 07:20AM
Here - until I'm kicked out.

First trip 10 June. We go in Kawishiwi Lake.
 
missmolly
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01/02/2020 08:26AM
KarlBAndersen1: "Here - until I'm kicked out.
First trip 10 June. We go in Kawishiwi Lake.
"

So cool to see the grit that comes before your glorious knives!


I'm still here and here's my workshop, looking unlike Karl's, but I also shape it with steel and I'm working minerals too.

 
blutofish1
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01/02/2020 08:50AM
Still here
 
Bushman
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01/02/2020 09:05AM
Looking forward to a great trip this year!
 
burrow1
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01/02/2020 09:42AM
Here! No trip plans trip plans to bwca going to Canada fishing with my uncle.
 
Jackfish
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01/02/2020 09:55AM

That's me on the right... enjoying a cold beverage with Wally13 at Octoberfest in Appleton, WI a couple years ago.

Happy New Year everyone!
 
canoe212
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01/02/2020 10:11AM
I'm still here.
 
preacherdave
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01/02/2020 11:03AM

Still here!
 
RedLakePaddler
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01/02/2020 11:11AM

Happy New Year to all. Sitting at the Mayo hopefully waiting for a good report on my CLL. Planning for as many trips as I can.
 
01/02/2020 12:34PM
RedLakePaddler: "
Happy New Year to all. Sitting at the Mayo hopefully waiting for a good report on my CLL. Planning for as many trips as I can."

I hope you got a good report. And I wanted to say I really like that photo!
 
BearBurrito
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01/02/2020 01:25PM
I am present
 
Outdoorsfan69
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01/02/2020 01:28PM
Present! And very much looking forward to 2020 BWCA trips. Possibly Finger Lake and another fall trip to Slim.
 
Stumpy
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01/02/2020 01:29PM

Present
 
nofish
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01/02/2020 01:40PM
20 years ago I was told to go to college to find myself, I've been looking ever since. So far all I've found is this strange guy in the mirror that seems to keep getting older and older. I guess the search continues.
 
MikeinMpls
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01/02/2020 01:56PM

I'm in.

Mike
 
01/02/2020 02:24PM
Here. Hope to get at least one trip in this year
 
sedges
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01/02/2020 02:33PM

Kept in good paddling form on the local waterways though a year without a trip north. Plans for a 10 day solo off the end of the Gunflint Trail in mid-July 2020.

Happy New Year y'all.
 
01/02/2020 03:15PM

Here. No trips yet planned, but they will happen.
 
w_w_w_31
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01/02/2020 03:57PM
Still here, just a lot further away from the playground of the BW currently - Colorado.

dave

 
BnD
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01/02/2020 03:57PM

Still here once in a while.
 
Bushwacker
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01/02/2020 04:50PM

Still here...
 
woodsandwater
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01/02/2020 05:49PM

Present. Two trips being planned for next summer.
 
01/02/2020 06:14PM
I'm working on a few plans to get up north in 2020. One of them may actually happen! Happy New Year and safe travels, everyone.


Having a laugh at a friend's joke in 2019.
 
jillpine
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01/02/2020 06:46PM
What great pictures - looking at them and the old song, These are Days, by Ten Thousand Maniacs going through my head.

May each of you enjoy a 2020 paddling season full of wonder and surprise, and fun making it happen.
 
jillpine
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01/02/2020 06:52PM
Ausable: "I'm working on a few plans to get up north in 2020. One of them may actually happen! Happy New Year and safe travels, everyone.


Having a laugh at a friend's joke in 2019."

~love~
 
lindylair
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01/02/2020 08:00PM

Oh I'm here alright...dang near every day. Planning a John entry for late May and hopefully a longer "epic" trip sometime this paddling season.
 
justpaddlin
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01/02/2020 09:14PM
We're here too. The coonhound and I are getting more wrinkles and my knee hurts sometimes but we're here and paddling. Pic of me last summer and Zoey last month on one of our unusually warm December days...justpaddlin.

Wishing you all happiness and safe paddling in 2020.
 
Big Tent
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01/02/2020 09:31PM
Hanging out here, planning my first solo sometime in early September.
 
MichiganMan
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01/02/2020 10:00PM

MichiganMan here as well. Great thread! I'll be heading back to the Q in 2020, not sure when or where. But I literally think about the Q every single day. Amazing the grip that place can have on one's soul.

Good luck Spartan2 with the surgery from a fellow Spartan. Prayers headed your way.
 
01/02/2020 10:58PM
Yo
 
DownStrm
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01/02/2020 11:13PM

Started it off right with a New Year's paddle on the Kishwaukee River in Illinois. Ten solo's enjoyed the river and each other's company. (Jack's Fork in picture)
 
ckelley
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01/02/2020 11:28PM
I'm here also. Looking forward to one trip for sure, but hoping to be able to get two in this year.
 
DanCooke
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01/02/2020 11:51PM

Present. hope to paddle in the BWCAW this summer and Fall. Latest paddle was south of here with an evil double blade.

 
Jackfish
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01/03/2020 12:06AM
DanCooke: " Latest paddle was south of here with an evil double blade. "
That's ok. People make strange decisions when gravity is pulling them up instead of down.
 
Wables
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01/03/2020 01:08AM
I’m here! Got a Q LT trip planned for early June and a geezer Basswood trip in July planned for a virgin friend. Maybe one more in August with the kids.
 
46plymouth
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01/03/2020 02:11AM
Here looking at a trip sometime this year
 
Dodger
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01/03/2020 06:46AM
Here. Mid September trip to the Basswood River.

Dodger.

 
snakecharmer
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01/03/2020 07:20AM

Here...and there.
 
onepaddleshort
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01/03/2020 08:15AM

Still here. I have a new paddling partner hoping to make her first visit to the BW this summer/ fall.
 
01/03/2020 10:00AM

UPBOY is still around and doing fine. Will make the 70th trip around the sun in March, but still expect to make at least three BW trips this year. Looking forward to tripping with the grandkids now.
 
VaderStrom
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01/03/2020 10:06AM

The force is strong in this thread. My goal is to use three new entry points this season.

Happy New Year to all!

 
thegildedgopher
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01/03/2020 10:13AM
The gopher abides.

Ely area for trout fishing day trips in February, 3rd annual Gunflint Trail trip with my soon-to-be 13 year old son in early June.

Wishing all good things to everyone in 2020!
 
chessie
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01/03/2020 10:46AM

Vertical, and hoping for a nice, long BW trip this summer. Happy New Year all!
 
riverrunner
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01/03/2020 12:28PM
Here and present

Hopefully the across the BWCA trip well happen this year
 
sniffles333
 
01/03/2020 12:32PM

Still here. Happy 2020 all!
 
PVnRT
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01/03/2020 12:34PM

Thanks to everyone for sage advice and thoughtful insight. See you in the funny papers.
 
BWPaddler
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01/03/2020 01:26PM
Still hanging in here! No overnight paddle trips in 2019, just local waters. I cannot believe I said that. Where did the year go? 2020's gotta be better!
 
Grizzlyman
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01/03/2020 03:24PM
Still here kickin” around this piece of ground.... little bit older and shorter of breath.. :)
 
LindenTree
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01/03/2020 07:20PM

Linden is still here, and thinking about my next trip into the BW on my Steed.
 
ILcdr
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01/03/2020 10:23PM
Still here. Hoping to get a trip in this year after missing two years.
 
01/04/2020 01:33AM

Here and hoping to be in the BWCA in June (Thomas) and Sept/Oct (Stuart). Hoping to catch up on my trip reports!
 
jhb8426
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01/04/2020 01:50AM

Still upright and kickin'.

Wishing Spartan2 and RedLakePaddler good results.

 
01/04/2020 07:04AM

Still kickin’ in 2020...
 
missmolly
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01/04/2020 09:30AM
LindenTree: "
Linden is still here, and thinking about my next trip into the BW on my Steed.
"


So many great photos in this thread, but his one wins the Hoot and Holler Award for 2020.
 
RedLakePaddler
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01/04/2020 09:40AM
Thanks for the nice comments. My CLL has progress to to point I will need treatment. The good news is that it is treatable with oral drugs with good success. I should be able to continue paddling and tripping in the BWCA. I am fortunate that I live with in 400 miles of Mayo Clinic and get the best care in the world!
 
LittoralZone
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01/04/2020 11:15AM
Happy 2020 Adventures!


Crawford and I are eager to load up for this year's Q trip.
 
yogi59weedr
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01/04/2020 12:48PM
Happy new year to everyone. May your live wells be full and your health be good enough to get you there and back again.

2019 was a bust for me. Started out on a high note, I received 8-day use motor permits for Basswood via Prairie. Thought I would be in good shape with a hip replacement on March 29. Low and behold I went back into the hospital on April 26 with a staph infection. Another hip replacement on April 27th. The Doctor came in the next day and says that this one is not going to work either. He had to go back in on April 29 and put in an antibiotic infused spacer to keep the area open while he killed the infection. I would not be able to walk again til he put in the new hip on July 29.

On top of that, when I left the hospital on May 6th, I had an IV. I had to inject myself with nine syringes of antibiotics per day. Over 400 in six weeks.

The hard part was I had to cancel my permits...except for 2. lol

I had my daughters hook up my boat to the truck and off to my buddy's in Minneapolis. Spent the night there and he hooked up the boat to his truck and off to Ely we went. We fished Basswood for two days and caught our limit of eyes and smallmouth. Drove back to Minneapolis, then on to illinois the next day. He had never been to the BWCA before. I'm sure he loaded up on Kaylins jerk minnow in pearl. The smallmouth were off the charts.

So, the point of this is... SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA DO WHAT YOU GOT TO DO. On December 31, I put 2019 to bed.

Before I went to bed, I mailed the paperwork back to my lawyer. Turns out the staple gun or staples were causing a staph infection on lots of people.

KEEP ON ROCKING IN THE FREE WORLD.
 
Canoearoo
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01/04/2020 05:07PM
I'm here dreaming of next summer's trips
 
hobbydog
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01/04/2020 05:36PM

Happy New Year

 
Bearpath9
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01/04/2020 05:36PM
Present. Have one trip planned, and wondering if I can get away with another since I will be retired this summer. Have to score some major hubby points, Ima thinkin'.
 
MHS67
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01/04/2020 09:08PM

Still here. Would like to make a summer or early fall trip this year.
 
airmorse
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01/04/2020 10:19PM
yogi59weedr: "Happy new year to everyone. May your live wells be full and your health be good enough to get you there and back again.

2019 was a bust for me. Started out on a high note, I received 8-day use motor permits for Basswood via Prairie. Thought I would be in good shape with a hip replacement on March 29. Low and behold I went back into the hospital on April 26 with a staph infection. Another hip replacement on April 27th. The Doctor came in the next day and says that this one is not going to work either. He had to go back in on April 29 and put in an antibiotic infused spacer to keep the area open while he killed the infection. I would not be able to walk again til he put in the new hip on July 29.

On top of that, when I left the hospital on May 6th, I had an IV. I had to inject myself with nine syringes of antibiotics per day. Over 400 in six weeks.

The hard part was I had to cancel my permits...except for 2. lol

I had my daughters hook up my boat to the truck and off to my buddy's in Minneapolis. Spent the night there and he hooked up the boat to his truck and off to Ely we went. We fished Basswood for two days and caught our limit of eyes and smallmouth. Drove back to Minneapolis, then on to illinois the next day. He had never been to the BWCA before. I'm sure he loaded up on Kaylins jerk minnow in pearl. The smallmouth were off the charts.

So, the point of this is... SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA DO WHAT YOU GOT TO DO. On December 31, I put 2019 to bed.

Before I went to bed, I mailed the paperwork back to my lawyer. Turns out the staple gun or staples were causing a staph infection on lots of people.

KEEP ON ROCKING IN THE FREE WORLD. "

Wow!!!
 
wetcanoedog
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01/04/2020 11:25PM
Sort of here, but it's all Plan B for now. Car camping and wandering around the SNF, telling myself this is what I would see if I got out of the canoe and looked around the woods. A few forest roads lead to possible lakes I could get into and camp without
having to portage or paddle too far.

Good to see the site is still going strong.


 
headwind
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01/05/2020 02:35AM

After more than a year, I'm back!

 
andym
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01/05/2020 04:35AM
RedLakePaddler: "Thanks for the nice comments. My CLL has progress to to point I will need treatment. The good news is that it is treatable with oral drugs with good success. I should be able to continue paddling and tripping in the BWCA. I am fortunate that I live with in 400 miles of Mayo Clinic and get the best care in the world!"

Having had a related form of lymphoma (fNHL) I just wanted to wish you good luck with your treatment. As you said, the oral drugs have had good results for CLL. Glad you can keep paddling.

And good luck to Spartan2 on her surgery and to everyone else facing medical problems and recoveries to keep enjoying life and canoe country.
 
x2jmorris
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01/05/2020 07:52AM
Happy New Year everyone!

My trips will be cut from 3 to 2 this year I think bc of an Alaskan trip taking the time place of one of my normal trips.
 
01/05/2020 08:36AM
Yup...here. I'm second on the left, back row, hanging out with some good paddle friends as we put 2019 to bed a little early. Good year with lots of fun!


Hey paddle friends - jump in and ID yourselves with this photo if you want.
 
JimmyJustice
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01/05/2020 09:58AM
BeaV: " "
Thanks for posting BeaV. As you know, I'm on the far right and looking forward to an epic 2020. Lets Go!!!
 
printing
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01/05/2020 02:32PM

Here, dreaming of canoeing already but can not complain with all the snow as that is another love in my life. Hoping to go on my first solo this coming season.
 
Jeriatric
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01/05/2020 09:19PM
I'm still around for a least one more cycle.
 
JJ47
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01/05/2020 09:44PM
Here!
 
01/06/2020 12:27AM
Tried to do this a few days ago but it was impossible to get the photo right from my phone. Photo was taken on 12/31/2019 between Flash and Griddle lakes just outside of the wilderness.

Boy Scout trip planned for mid July!

 
01/06/2020 01:03AM

Reporting in. Don't know when I'm coming, but I'm coming. Just returned from Death Valley (in the background of Zulu's photo).

fishguts
 
DuluthPak
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01/06/2020 04:11PM

I'm here...wishing I was there
 
Buster
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01/06/2020 07:56PM
I'm still kicking..
 
shawhh
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01/06/2020 08:00PM
present and accounted for!
 
pastorjsackett
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01/06/2020 10:22PM

Right here like always.
 
Rockwood
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01/07/2020 08:57AM
Hello fellow paddlers - we are excited for a new year. Added a couple new canoes in the 16' range, hopefully the day trippers will appreciate the lighter weight. I'm planning a trip from Gunflint Lake to Rose in May, solo or maybe a friend from the cities will come up. Cannot wait for open water!

 
Rapid Runner
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01/07/2020 09:08AM


Still here, going in may or june after the nectar flow.

 
BigZig
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01/07/2020 09:17AM
Still paddling around...Two trips planned this year but TBD on details.
 
CoffeeInTheWoods
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01/07/2020 09:18AM
Counting down the days til Ice out! Planning four trips this year:
Late May with some newbie (3-night): thinking Cummings Lake area.
June with my sons (7-night): Malberg-Makwa-Adams loop via Kawishiwi Lake.
July solo (4-night): Wood Lake.
August with my daughters (4-night): Clearwater-Alder sloop.
 
QueticoMike
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01/07/2020 09:28AM
I’m still around waiting for spring!
 
jmchev
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01/07/2020 09:36AM
Newish to the forum, hoping it will get me through these long Winters. I have an annual trip in June and possibly 2 more throughout the Summer.
 
SinglePortage
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01/07/2020 09:45AM
I've got a crazy year ahead. Four trips planned to the bw and a three week through hike of the Wind River Range.
 
PappyCase
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01/07/2020 09:49AM
Present! Busy planning my next trip!
 
hikerchick
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01/07/2020 09:52AM
I am brand new to the forum and this will be our first but definitely not last trip to the BWCA. We will try for a week long trip in September and this forum has been SO HELPFUL in my planning process. Thanks everyone and Happy New Year.
 
PeacefulPaddler
 
01/07/2020 10:10AM
I hope you will come back soon with your new hips. I had new hip replaced and neck disc surgery a few years ago. One year later I was carrying the pack again. I have my fingers crossed that you will be soon back to your former self.
I hope to get up there another time this year. This discussion thread is so motivational and heart-warming.
Best wishes all.
 
movington
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01/07/2020 10:10AM
After taking 2019 off due to my son's wedding, which was in the fall when we are usually on a BWCA trip, I'm looking forward to another great September trip with my son and some of his friends. This year we're going to do the Cross Bay to Poplar route. 4 days 3 nights. The plan is for the first night on Long Island Lake, the second night on Winchell Lake and the last night on Caribou Lake. I can't wait. I hear this is a great route. Happy 2020 to all.
 
Arkansas Man
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01/07/2020 10:37AM

Still here...
 
Pinetree
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01/07/2020 10:45AM
Wow 2020 and still active and moving.
I seen on facebook BWCA.com posted we have 7000 members? Wonder how many different people posted last year? Yes time to donate for 2020.
 
hooky
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01/07/2020 10:52AM

Still here, but probably not going to do a back country paddle in the BWCA this year.

Memorial day timeframe will see my wife and me on Isle Royale with some time in Grand Marais or maybe something on the Gunflint for a night or two.

The only paddling trip on the docket so far is six days on the Upper Missouri through White Canyon and the Badlands.

 
bordertrail
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01/07/2020 11:04AM
Still kicking. Hopefully solo in June, Family trip in August, thinking of putting at Lake One.
 
oldgentleman
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01/07/2020 01:01PM
I'm still around. Pretty well recovered and back in shape. Hoping for a June trip.
 
schwartyman
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01/07/2020 01:42PM

Present. Still a winter trip on the to do list and lots of ice fishing left, but looking forward to open water season nonetheless!
 
kavdvm
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01/07/2020 02:22PM
Still here - didn't get to the BWCA this past year. I went to the mountains instead, but planning to be back this year!
 
ChiTrader
 
01/07/2020 03:36PM
Happy New Year, everyone,

In 2019 I got back on track with two BWCAW trips, which offset my 2018 shutout. Wanted to schedule a 5-day solo last year, but couldn't find the right five days around other obligations. I'll be studying my maps to find an area I've yet to visit and add those lakes to my career "visited lakes" list.

Good luck, good weather, good fishing to all in 2020 and remember that safety always comes first.

Chris Norbury
 
mboehme
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01/07/2020 04:14PM
Still here - Quetico in late May
 
MinnesotaJenny
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01/07/2020 04:45PM
 
Sierra1
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01/07/2020 05:35PM
Hello Everyone,
It’s been a very long last three years and I haven’t been as active as I should have been. Many health issues tended to ruin my best made plans. The trip I made in 2017 ended with a 9 day in the hospital for acute renal failure. After that the doc said no more trips. That really was a hit to the ——... Anyway I’m back to the board and am looking forward to offering advice and helping others where I can with my many years of experience.

To everyone headed north to the BWCAW for their trips this year enjoy the heck out of them and don’t forget to take that portage break to take some pictures.
 
benr0
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01/07/2020 05:47PM
Count me in... Missed last year...
 
dogwoodgirl
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01/07/2020 06:02PM

Still here...got to introduce my grandsons to the Bdub last summer! Planning a 10-14 day trip with my son next summer, and partial retirement looming. Looks like a good year.

 
01/07/2020 06:18PM

Still paddling and planning for many trips, one of which will happen.
 
Grandma L
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01/07/2020 06:47PM

Still here! Just moving a little more carefully and a lot slower!
 
RetiredDave
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01/07/2020 07:08PM
This is a great site and I'm thrilled to be part of it.

Solo to the Gunflint side for the first time last September and I think I might try it again this year. Or maybe the west side again. Who knows? Happy paddling everyone!

Dave
 
lundojam
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01/07/2020 07:32PM
Here!
 
soundguy0918
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01/07/2020 07:40PM
Back after a two-year gap between trips. Planning a trip this July. Can't wait!
 
moray
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01/07/2020 08:31PM
Here! Hopefully May and September trips this year. May might be my first solo!
 
SINCE1975
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01/07/2020 08:59PM

Still in the game..
 
IndyScouters
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01/07/2020 09:06PM

Checking in! Boy Scout trip planned for July. Three groups - one group will be approximately an 80 mile (paddle and portage) trip, one group focused on fishing and the last group going to Johnson Falls and some Canada viewing. Can't wait to introduce a bunch more people to this awesome area!
 
msnature
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01/07/2020 09:24PM
Here! Planning a luxury trip this year. Any suggestions on resorts/cabins next to the BWCA? We've done Kawishiwi Lodge a couple times now. Great place but looking for new adventures.
 
01/07/2020 09:36PM

Still alive and paddling!

Hans Solo
 
Winemaker
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01/07/2020 09:42PM

What, Who? Ahh, I was sleeping and you guys woke me up. Wow, you are still here??? Hummm.....
 
dogwoodgirl
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01/07/2020 11:56PM
msnature: "Here! Planning a luxury trip this year. Any suggestions on resorts/cabins next to the BWCA? We've done Kawishiwi Lodge a couple times now. Great place but looking for new adventures."

Tuscarora and Rockwood both have cabins...
 
Waterstrider
 
01/07/2020 11:58PM
Happy New Year! Can't wait for the next canoeing seasons.
 
topperone
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01/08/2020 12:58AM
present


 
01/08/2020 07:36AM
dogwoodgirl: "msnature: "Here! Planning a luxury trip this year. Any suggestions on resorts/cabins next to the BWCA? We've done Kawishiwi Lodge a couple times now. Great place but looking for new adventures."
Tuscarora and Rockwood both have cabins..."

So does Moose Track Adventure, Clearwater Lodge. We love Rockwood, but they filled up quickly this year.
 
Pilgrimpaddler
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01/08/2020 08:32AM
I'm not there - so I must be here.
 
Hawbakers
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01/08/2020 10:54AM
I am still here, but I need to stop by more often this year. My husband and I have plans to get out in May. Nothing definite right now but its in the plans this year.

Last year, we bought a cabin near Ely and spent a lot of time moving and settling in that we did not get a trip in last year. Might still try to do some ice fishing on Snowbank before my fishing license expires.

Looking forward to 2020 and hanging out with some of you!
 
gymcoachdon
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01/08/2020 01:04PM
2020 plan is for my longest solo, 14 nights in Quetico. Probable entry through Pickerel on the 6th or 7th of June.
 
QuietWaters
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01/08/2020 01:55PM

Unfortunately, no trips planned for 2020.
 
Mickeal
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01/08/2020 03:36PM

Going to be a great year. Have two BW trips and one to Alaska scheduled this year.

 
pswith5
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01/08/2020 08:46PM
I am here. But, been away from site for about ten days. That may be a record since I joined.
 
mutz
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01/08/2020 09:26PM
Alive and well but no tripping this year.
 
gsfisher13
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01/08/2020 09:42PM
Here for another year.
 
moosewatcher
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01/08/2020 10:16PM
Quietly here. Did not post too many times this year, but I check the site about five times a week. Always impressed at how many people are on this site and have been for years. Also glad to see all the new people joining.

Planning on two trips for sure, and maybe a third, in 2020.
 
Sjlubner
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01/08/2020 10:35PM

2020 will be great, but open water is the last thing on my mind right now.
 
01/09/2020 05:08PM
Here and planning 2020 trips, happy paddling.
 
joshawes
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01/09/2020 06:36PM
Its going to be a great year!

I will be getting permits for a week long trip in July and one for Labor day weekend.

Did I mention I am also going to St. John USVI too???

Feels good to be back in the forums.

See you guys on the portages/lakes.

;)

 
mcsweem
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01/10/2020 11:54AM

Here
 
mcsweem
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01/10/2020 11:56AM
Jackfish: "
That's me on the right... enjoying a cold beverage with Wally13 at Octoberfest in Appleton, WI a couple years ago.

Happy New Year everyone! "

At least the guy next to you has a nice Jacket on. LOL
 
01/11/2020 11:48AM

Here, too. Picture from 2019 trip to Greenmantle River in Wabakimi. From left: Hank Ostwald, Vern Fish, Danny Otto, and me (Mr. Squint)
 
01/11/2020 01:20PM
Still here. After many years it looks like no summer trip this year, going to France instead and maybe a few short car camping trips. But still gonna get my two trips in this fall.
 
01/11/2020 01:52PM

Here and at attention, planning trips to the north, catching fish, and as always making things! Happy New Year to all!

 
01/12/2020 11:42PM
I couldn't even find a pic from last years trip to share as they are still on my GoPro. I'm still checking in but haven't had much time to post anything. They boys want to go back to Insula this year so that's where we'll be in June. Happy paddling in 2020!
 
jb in the wild
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01/13/2020 01:02AM
JB is still alive and kicking. Just got out of the hospital surgery number 10. I see many new names and a few old timers like me.

All I can say is, you live everyday, you only die once. Do what you can while you can. You don’t want to look back and say “ I wish I would have...”.


Me and the legend