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drmau1
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09/25/2020 10:55PM
Someone recommended "a great site" to me on Insula. Was so disgusted we only spent the night. It is the first site on the left coming south out of Alice. It has been beat down and abused.
....6-12 foot spruce trees just cut down at waist height and left lying there
...lots of green underbrush also cut down apparently to start fires with
...an auxiliary fire ring constructed 30 feet away from the designated fire grate with half burned trash in it and a dozen or so filtered cigarette butts that didn't make it into the fire.
...bumper stickers plastered all over the shitter.
This is what we go to the BWCAW to get away from. I've seen nicer state camp ground sites than this.
 
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drmau1
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09/25/2020 11:17PM
It is the 1st site on the RIGHT going south out of Alice...
 
drmau1
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09/25/2020 11:17PM
It is the 1st site on the RIGHT going south out of Alice...
 
LindenTree
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09/26/2020 09:03AM
That's too bad, I spent 3 days at that site during the Pagami Fire, it was in great shape in 2011 and survived the fire.
 
Pinetree
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09/26/2020 09:58AM
drmau1: "Someone recommended "a great site" to me on Insula. Was so disgusted we only spent the night. It is the first site on the left coming south out of Alice. It has been beat down and abused.
....6-12 foot spruce trees just cut down at waist height and left lying there
...lots of green underbrush also cut down apparently to start fires with
...an auxiliary fire ring constructed 30 feet away from the designated fire grate with half burned trash in it and a dozen or so filtered cigarette butts that didn't make it into the fire.
...bumper stickers plastered all over the shitter.
This is what we go to the BWCAW to get away from. I've seen nicer state camp ground sites than this.
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I have heard of more reports this year of people cutting live trees at campsites than the last 10 years combined it seems. Is it getting that bad or just hearing more about it. Sounds like we got a new attitude of people who saying I am going to do as I want to.
Sad when I thought the last decade or so people were doing so much better in keeping care of the BWCA than the past.
I wonder how many were actually new comers?
One thing we need forestry to have the people(workers) again and the ability to enforce the rules out there.
 
drmau1
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09/26/2020 10:12AM
Agree! We were out in 2009 and did not see this. It's terrible.
 
drmau1
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09/26/2020 10:15AM
Going farther north again next year ...more remote, to get away from from the overused and abused sites.
 
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