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Pinetree
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06/01/2020 07:36PM
Let's see some pictures showing there is another world out there.

Favorites are BWCA photos of the million like stars you can only see in areas you have no light pollution. Those photos remind you we are only a speck in the universe and what is going on. You can gaze up into the heavens all night. Maybe we are not that important. Maybe we are?

Enough babbling - any nighttime pictures, nice pictures of a camp fire or peaceful calm water pictures while in a quiet place. BWCA or Quetico. Let's see those photos.
 
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missmolly
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06/01/2020 08:28PM
 
missmolly
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06/01/2020 08:29PM
 
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06/01/2020 08:30PM
 
missmolly
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06/01/2020 08:30PM


Not the wilderness, but peaceful paddling for sure.
 
Pinetree
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06/01/2020 08:34PM
missmolly: " "
There all very beautiful and peaceful. When I was younger, I would have a hard time just sitting there and enjoying the peaceful scene. Now older, I could sit there for hours and just absorb some of that when I can.
 
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06/01/2020 08:51PM
Crooked Lake Isabella MN
 
06/01/2020 09:11PM























I could go on and on. . .but this one is probably my favorite:
 
Pinetree
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06/01/2020 09:25PM
I really love those foggy calm mornings, climbing out of the tent, they are something that's hard to explain. Also you can usually hear the loons off in the distance wailing and flying around talking to other loons during those times.
 
missmolly
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06/02/2020 08:36AM
Pinetree, I like paddling into the fog too. It's a little scary. Ghosty. Spooky. You paddle to where you hope you're going and then suddenly, a shoreline or rock looms, but it's great fun too.

I rise early to fish, but I often simply paddle or drift and watch in gratitude.
 
Pinetree
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06/02/2020 08:56AM
missmolly: "Pinetree, I like paddling into the fog too. It's a little scary. Ghosty. Spooky. You paddle to where you hope you're going and then suddenly, a shoreline or rock looms, but it's great fun too.

I rise early to fish, but I often simply paddle or drift and watch in gratitude. "

It has it own mystic about it. A little unknown what is ahead. Yes, often I think I am going in a straight line and end up in a circle. It is just your own little world for a time.
 
Savage Voyageur
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06/02/2020 09:17AM
The calm before the storm one morning on Seagull lake.
 
LindenTree
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06/02/2020 10:04AM
Pic taken yesterday paddling upstream on Hog Creek , leaving Perent Lake. The new puppy's first BW camping trip. Ember did great.

 
06/02/2020 10:27AM




This was always a favorite of Bernice!







Nothing more peaceful then a happy grandson!
 
gkimball
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06/02/2020 10:31AM
Sawbill Lake as good as it gets!

Lake Polly summer evening

Being here now Parent Lake
 
missmolly
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06/02/2020 10:58AM
gkimball: " Lake Polly summer evening "

That middle photo: Ooh, ooh, OOH!
 
missmolly
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06/02/2020 10:59AM
nctry: "



This was always a favorite of Bernice!









Nothing more peaceful then a happy grandson!"


Bernice's favorite is also mine.
 
missmolly
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06/02/2020 10:59AM
Pinetree: "missmolly: "Pinetree, I like paddling into the fog too. It's a little scary. Ghosty. Spooky. You paddle to where you hope you're going and then suddenly, a shoreline or rock looms, but it's great fun too.

I rise early to fish, but I often simply paddle or drift and watch in gratitude. "

It has it own mystic about it. A little unknown what is ahead. Yes, often I think I am going in a straight line and end up in a circle. It is just your own little world for a time."


^Well said.^
 
Pinetree
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06/02/2020 11:07AM
nctry: "



This was always a favorite of Bernice!









Nothing more peaceful then a happy grandson!"



Yes Bernice looking of into the fog is a good one. Its your own little world. So quite. One of the great attributes of the BWCA is quite. So relaxing. better than yoga( I could never get into that)
 
missmolly
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06/02/2020 12:13PM


My paddling companion and I were catching walleyes when I took this photo. He was 14 at the time and he's in the Air Force today, based in Italy, married and all grown up. It's great to show the north to youngins.
 
missmolly
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06/02/2020 12:16PM

Nothing is as peace-producing as a flat campsite on Crown Land! I find so few of these up there, so I look at this photo and say, "Ahhhh!"
 
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06/02/2020 01:01PM

Lower Thlewiaza River in Nunavut. Such a sense of awe in that country...
 
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06/02/2020 01:55PM
 
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06/02/2020 02:16PM




 
Pinetree
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06/02/2020 02:28PM
I see a lot of good memories out there and peaceful moments. Keep sharing those beautiful photos.

Still waiting for some photos of the stars at night also. One of those million star nights.
 
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06/02/2020 02:47PM
 
missmolly
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06/02/2020 03:08PM
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The clarity of the middle photo is stunning. Wow!
 
missmolly
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06/02/2020 03:09PM
sheephead: " "

Okay, I think I'm in love with this photo.
 
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06/02/2020 03:10PM
TuscaroraBorealis: " "

Awwwww!
 
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06/02/2020 03:52PM

Looking forward to getting out with my paddle buddy this summer!
 
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06/02/2020 04:51PM
 
WhiteWolf
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06/02/2020 05:21PM

My son Larch Lake 2013


Sunset on Jack


Insula '08





South Lake '15

Insula 08'


Insula '18
 
06/02/2020 06:00PM

Luna always finds a good bush to take her nap in.


And me and my girlfriend (now wife) back in 1986
 
06/02/2020 06:14PM
 
Pinetree
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06/02/2020 09:05PM
Lot of great pictures, but still waiting for the million stars at night pictures.
 
06/02/2020 09:44PM

Older sister and her "little" brother on Magnetic Rock Trail overlook
 
Pinetree
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06/02/2020 09:55PM
cowdoc: "Older sister and her "little" brother on Magnetic Rock Trail overlook
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nice
 
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06/02/2020 10:15PM
 
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06/03/2020 01:27AM


Sorry, not stars but Vera right when Minneapolis was smoldering and I had no clue.
 
missmolly
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06/03/2020 06:20AM
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Winna, winna, chicken dinna!
 
missmolly
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06/03/2020 06:21AM
jtcarn1: "


Sorry, not stars but Vera right when Minneapolis was smoldering and I had no clue."


Simply cracklin' with clarity.
 
missmolly
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06/03/2020 06:21AM


A little ways down river from this photo, I found a lamb that had fallen into the river. I picked it up, cuddled it, and took it to flat section of bank to return it to the shepherd. She told me that there was no hurry to hand it to her, that it was traumatized by its time in the river and cuddling was good for it. There is nothing as peaceful as cuddling with a lamb!
 
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06/03/2020 06:32AM

Zephyr Lake
 
mjmkjun
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06/03/2020 09:14AM
BWCA is 1000 miles from my home. Closer to home...serenity can be seen in an early morning drive.
 
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06/03/2020 09:22AM
 
missmolly
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06/03/2020 10:04AM
mjmkjun: "BWCA is 1000 miles from my home. Closer to home...serenity can be seen in an early morning drive.
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Isn't that the truth? Here's some serenity in my front yard.
 
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06/03/2020 10:37AM
mjmkjun: "BWCA is 1000 miles from my home. Closer to home...serenity can be seen in an early morning drive.
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Nice Michael.
 
Pinetree
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06/03/2020 10:56AM
LindenTree: "mjmkjun: "BWCA is 1000 miles from my home. Closer to home...serenity can be seen in an early morning drive.
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Nice Michael."

love walking out west in the mountain valleys and a heavy dew, I can see where the elk just were there before me.

morning pictures in the BWCA toward fall when the water is warm and the air is cold you get that nice steam rolling of the water. All you need is a moose wading along the shore.

 
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06/03/2020 12:34PM
 
missmolly
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06/03/2020 01:08PM
You have an artist's eye, mc2mens. Those are beautifully composed.
 
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06/03/2020 01:20PM
^^^ What she said. ^^^ Some amazing photos there.
 
Lightfoot
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06/03/2020 01:57PM
Morning paddle on North Lake, up by Snow Bay in NW part of BWCA.







And morning on Wagosh Lake.


 
06/03/2020 05:25PM
Cloud formation that I thought looked like a fish head or a seal this afternoon.
 
missmolly
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06/04/2020 06:17AM
Lightfoot: "Morning paddle on North Lake, up by Snow Bay in NW part of BWCA.










And morning on Wagosh Lake.



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Ahhhhhh.
 
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06/04/2020 06:39AM
 
missmolly
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06/04/2020 08:59AM


On the Thames River Pathway in the rain, where it was still too shallow to paddle, so we were walking.
 
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06/05/2020 12:48PM






Brule Lake Sunset July 2018
 
missmolly
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06/05/2020 01:40PM
greywolf33: "





Brule Lake Sunset July 2018"


Simply perfect.
 
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06/05/2020 01:57PM
One more...



I take delight knowing that on that evening, on that lake, only the eyes of the people in our group got this view.
 
Pinetree
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06/05/2020 02:05PM
greywolf33: " One more...





I take delight knowing that on that evening, on that lake, only the eyes of the people in our group got this view. "


Yes it is very special and I consider a great privilege to have a lake to the group I am camping with. Its all yours for that moment in time.
Go outside the BWCA and most lakes are ringed with 100's of cabins and boats and jet skiis running all over.
Love that silence of the canoe country.
 
missmolly
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06/05/2020 03:10PM
greywolf33: " One more...





I take delight knowing that on that evening, on that lake, only the eyes of the people in our group got this view. "


Actually, I was standing behind you, looking over your shoulder. I was super-sneaky quiet.
 
greywolf33
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06/05/2020 07:12PM
Good Golly missmolly!!! You are a good egg and you're welcome at my campsite anytime!!!
 
missmolly
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06/05/2020 07:54PM
;-)
 
06/06/2020 06:39AM
Pinetree: "
Yes it is very special and I consider a great privilege to have a lake to the group I am camping with. Its all yours for that moment in time.
Go outside the BWCA and most lakes are ringed with 100's of cabins and boats and jet skiis running all over.
Love that silence of the canoe country."


I grew up vacationing with my family in a cabin with motorboats, water skiers etc. and it was my "normal". Then I started going canoe camping and now I'm totally jaded or spoiled or whatever you call it. I just can't do the cabin on the crowded lake thing anymore let alone fish around the Chicago suburbs with trash on the shores. Yep, I'm officially a wilderness snob but I only tell people like yourselves because I know most of you can relate.
 
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06/06/2020 07:18AM

Stars covered by clouds
 
gkimball
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06/06/2020 11:07AM
greywolf33: " One more...





I take delight knowing that on that evening, on that lake, only the eyes of the people in our group got this view. "


A variation on the theme:

"Such views as these are reserved for those who would suffer to see them." - Eric Severeid

Only difference is I wouldn't always call being in the BW "suffering." Sometimes, but not very often.
 
missmolly
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06/06/2020 05:01PM
Five miles from my house is a pier that's a fine place to watch the boats bob and the Sun set the sky on fire.

 
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06/06/2020 07:49PM
TomT: "
Luna always finds a good bush to take her nap in.


And me and my girlfriend (now wife) back in 1986"


Gosh I loved this. Thanks for sharing.
 
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06/06/2020 07:51PM
missmolly: "Five miles from my house is a pier that's a fine place to watch the boats bob and the Sun set the sky on fire.


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stunning
 
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06/06/2020 07:52PM
Pinetree: "missmolly: " "
There all very beautiful and peaceful. When I was younger, I would have a hard time just sitting there and enjoying the peaceful scene. Now older, I could sit there for hours and just absorb some of that when I can."


Me too, Pinetree. I've always liked to sit and stare. Here I am, age "early 20's" somewhere around Pietro with my brother, no PFD the whole time :(
Still have, and wear, this sweater. The paddle, pack and sleeping pad are a-long-time-gone....
 
06/09/2020 02:50PM
Here are a couple....




 
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06/09/2020 06:45PM
I'm always amazed at photos like this
Take that "Flat Earther" wierdos :)

 
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06/10/2020 06:29AM
Peace...





























 
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06/10/2020 10:37PM
This was taken on the south camp site on South Temperance. This was a good time on the trip.
 
Pinetree
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06/10/2020 10:46PM
MHS67: " This was taken on the south camp site on South Temperance. This was a good time on the trip."

nice picture just at sunset, enjoying nature.
 
missmolly
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06/11/2020 07:11AM
lindylair: "Peace...






























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First photo, bottom row: I love when light punches through stormy skies.
 
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06/11/2020 07:16AM
 
Pinetree
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06/11/2020 08:35AM
Duckman: " "

I love these photos. Especially some of my favorite trout lakes on a calm day. Trolling the edge of the reflection of tree line images in the water is so relaxing, and than getting a lake trout on. Can't get any better than that.
 
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06/11/2020 08:42AM
Pinetree: "Duckman: " "


I love these photos. Especially some of my favorite trout lakes on a calm day. Trolling the edge of the reflection of tree line images in the water is so relaxing, and than getting a lake trout on. Can't get any better than that."


We were on the way out from Frost back to Sawbill and were paddling down Gordan when we realized we were on a giant mirror.

I had that picture turned in to a 1000 piece puzzle.
 
06/11/2020 09:21AM
Lake Superior off Grand Marais
 
Pinetree
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06/11/2020 09:52AM
walllee: "Lake Superior off Grand Marais "

still remember canoeing along Tetachouce State park on lake Superior-looked dead calm but it still has those long rollers of waves and sitting in the solo canoe looking down 30-40 feet water was so clear it was like sitting on glass and air was underneath you. I felt like I quite couldn't get a real confidence of my balance in the water like usual.
 
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06/11/2020 01:42PM






can anybody guess the lake?
 
missmolly
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06/11/2020 07:58PM
Duckman: "Pinetree: "Duckman: " "



I love these photos. Especially some of my favorite trout lakes on a calm day. Trolling the edge of the reflection of tree line images in the water is so relaxing, and than getting a lake trout on. Can't get any better than that."



We were on the way out from Frost back to Sawbill and were paddling down Gordan when we realized we were on a giant mirror.


I had that picture turned in to a 1000 piece puzzle. "


Cool move!
 
06/11/2020 10:02PM
Ranger1: "
Can anybody guess the lake?"

It looks Like Sea Gull Lake taken from Trails End Campground Site #22.
 
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06/12/2020 09:28AM


Biscuits and gravy on kelso
 
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06/14/2020 04:28PM
3rd pic moon and sun.
 
Pinetree
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06/14/2020 05:18PM
shock: " "

Well the quote" A picture is worth a thousand words" is true here. great pictures.
 
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06/15/2020 12:52AM

This May, Tuscarora.
 
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06/15/2020 06:37AM

Country boy's tractor. Texas Hill Country, peaceful and quite.
 
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06/16/2020 11:01AM
Zulu: "Ranger1: "
Can anybody guess the lake?"

It looks Like Sea Gull Lake taken from Trails End Campground Site #22."

Winchell
 
missmolly
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06/16/2020 11:18AM
Mickeal: "
Country boy's tractor. Texas Hill Country, peaceful and quite. "


I love this photo. I was born on the West Coast and now live on the East Coast, but I spent decades in the middle, living on three farms, and fields and tractors look like home to me.
 
06/17/2020 08:22AM
Ranger1: "Zulu: "Ranger1: "
Can anybody guess the lake?"

It looks Like Sea Gull Lake taken from Trails End Campground Site #22."

Winchell"



It sort of looked like Campsite #22 if you use your imagination!
 
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