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adam
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07/09/2020 07:35AM  
We have Voyageur Maps available in our online store. Currently, all maps are in-stock, but supplies are limited. The map's boundaries are also integrated into the online maps so that you can gauge the maps you may may require for your trip.

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Zanzinger
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07/09/2020 08:29AM  
These are our go-to maps in the BWCA, but they are not the easiest maps to source.
 
Minnesotian
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07/12/2020 11:52AM  

Adam,
I am thinking about getting a second set of maps for a backup. If I were to purchase these through the site, would BWCA.com get any kickback funds? Just want to help the site out.

Thanks.
 
Jackfish
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07/12/2020 07:05PM  
Minnesotian: "If I were to purchase these through the site, would BWCA.com get any kickback funds? Just want to help the site out. "
Nice of you to ask, Minnesotian. Adam can elaborate if he cares to, but the short answer is yes. BWCA.com buys the maps wholesale and sells them as a retailer, just like any other store. Proceeds support the website.
 
adam
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07/12/2020 08:32PM  
Jackfish: "Minnesotian: "If I were to purchase these through the site, would BWCA.com get any kickback funds? Just want to help the site out. "
Nice of you to ask, Minnesotian. Adam can elaborate if he cares to, but the short answer is yes. BWCA.com buys the maps wholesale and sells them as a retailer, just like any other store. Proceeds support the website."

That is correct. We purchased these and are selling them. If you buy something through the store, you also get a credit for supporting the site.

Thanks for considering it!
 
schweady
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07/13/2020 09:20AM  
Are McKenzies next ?? :-)
 
Banksiana
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07/13/2020 09:47AM  
schweady: "Are McKenzies next ?? :-) "
Once you use the Voyageur, you will never return to McKenzie. Seriously.
 
Minnesotian
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07/13/2020 11:45AM  
Banksiana: "schweady: "Are McKenzies next ?? :-) "
Once you use the Voyageur, you will never return to McKenzie. Seriously."


Agreed.
 
07/18/2020 06:29AM  
I just put an order in. I really like your reasonable shipping charges vs. some of the outfitters I tried to order from. Thanks.
 
giddyup
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07/18/2020 11:49AM  
I second that on reasonable shipping prices. I got mine a couple of days ago. How nice to be able to order it directly from this site. And some of the money goes to the site. It doesn’t get any better than that.
 
Oldtown13
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07/18/2020 02:24PM  
Do the Voyageur maps have lake topo data? what do people like best about them? Thinking of getting a set.
 
jillpine
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07/18/2020 03:16PM  
Y topo
I like the paper, the color (land is light green not brown and not as "distracting") and detail. McKenzie scale is 1:31,680 so I like it for shoreline paddling. Voyageur is 1:42,340. I like voyageur for planning and big picture (the backside shows all of BWCA). They're a great price, not always that easy to find and good cause.
 
Oldtown13
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07/18/2020 05:56PM  
Thank you- that's very helpful.
 
07/24/2020 12:10PM  
These are my favorite too. I like the historic and fishing info on the back....as well as the map colors. Time to dig out our stash and buy any that we don't have yet....
 
07/24/2020 12:22PM  
Or.....I'll just order the whole darn set cause that's what I just did.

I've spent $100 on worse things than BDBs, BWCA maps, and a decal. Thanks!
 
ryan72
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07/26/2020 09:56AM  
Just received my maps. Thanks for offering them.

When looking at the fishing table, how do I interpret the clarity figures? Do larger numbers mean better clarity? What do the values represent?
 
Minnesotian
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07/27/2020 03:07PM  
ryan72: "Just received my maps. Thanks for offering them.


When looking at the fishing table, how do I interpret the clarity figures? Do larger numbers mean better clarity? What do the values represent?"


Yep, higher number means better water clarity. For example, Clearwater Lake off the Gunflint Trail, is at 30, whereas Basswood is at 8.5.

I assume the values reflect readings from a Secchi Disk. A Secchi Disk is a all-white metal plate they lower into the water and record the depth as to which it disappears. So, on Clearwater it is 30 feet. On Basswood it is 8.5 feet.

For more education:
Water Quality Parameters

Tools to measure water clarity
 
ryan72
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07/27/2020 04:15PM  
Minnesotian: "ryan72: "Just received my maps. Thanks for offering them.



When looking at the fishing table, how do I interpret the clarity figures? Do larger numbers mean better clarity? What do the values represent?"



Yep, higher number means better water clarity. For example, Clearwater Lake off the Gunflint Trail, is at 30, whereas Basswood is at 8.5.


I assume the values reflect readings from a Secchi Disk. A Secchi Disk is a all-white metal plate they lower into the water and record the depth as to which it disappears. So, on Clearwater it is 30 feet. On Basswood it is 8.5 feet.


For more education:
Water Quality Parameters



Tools to measure water clarity "


thanks! I thought it was likely a secchi disk reading but I scoured the maps front and back and couldn't find it to be sure.
 
ryan72
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07/27/2020 04:15PM  
Minnesotian: "ryan72: "Just received my maps. Thanks for offering them.

When looking at the fishing table, how do I interpret the clarity figures? Do larger numbers mean better clarity? What do the values represent?"

Yep, higher number means better water clarity. For example, Clearwater Lake off the Gunflint Trail, is at 30, whereas Basswood is at 8.5.

I assume the values reflect readings from a Secchi Disk. A Secchi Disk is a all-white metal plate they lower into the water and record the depth as to which it disappears. So, on Clearwater it is 30 feet. On Basswood it is 8.5 feet.
For more education:
Water Quality Parameters

Tools to measure water clarity "

thanks! I thought it was likely a secchi disk reading but I scoured the maps front and back and couldn't find it to be sure.
 
07/27/2020 05:26PM  
Just got my map set today! Now I don't have to worry about their availability anymore. And some BDBs and stickers because, why not? :)
 
DanC333
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07/30/2020 01:51PM  
Thanks!
Just starting to plan, so I ordered the set. Thanks for all the information on this site!
 
Grandma L
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11/10/2020 02:13PM  
Do the Voyageur Maps also have the Voyageur National in another set?
I track the Fall Border Route Challenge using these and need to include the area from Dove Point (Black Bay, Kabetogama) through Namakan to the BWCA entrance at Little Vermillion. I also would like to have the Dawson Portage area. Any ideas??
 
OldScout48
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11/21/2020 05:57PM  
Voyageur Maps consist of 10 maps that cover the BWCA proper. There are some lakes shown near the US/Canadian border portages, but no portage information is given north of the border.
 
01/12/2021 10:02AM  
R these no longer viewable on-line?
 
inspector13
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01/12/2021 11:10AM  
AmarilloJim: "R these no longer viewable on-line?"
I think they were using Flash Player in order to view. Once I uninstalled it a few days ago, since it’s no longer supported, I now only see a small box in the corner with an “X” in it.

 
inspector13
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01/12/2021 11:14AM  

Yep. With my other browser I see "Adobe Flash 9 or greater is required to view the interactive map on this page."

 
pswith5
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02/03/2021 08:20PM  
Thanks Adam for getting my maps out to me so quickly!! No one could have gotten them out faster. Pete
 
fun4dad2
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02/18/2021 05:59AM  
I asked Santa for the set, and he came through! (Well, Mrs. Claus did)
I am not sure "we" got credit for supporting the site, but I also bought some hats, some bungie-dealie-bobs things, so not worried about getting credit for it. I really like these maps so far, but have yet to use them "out yonder." I live in North Carolina, so don't get up there often. Ah well....
 
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