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schweady
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01/01/2022 09:56AM  
I hope it's okay that I launch this year's roll call.

Whether you are after the big one, or just looking for a spot to relax, there is no better place than bwca.com for planning that next paddling adventure.

Here's to a great 2022! Hoping to get out on three trips again this year.


 
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billconner
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01/01/2022 10:15AM  
Well, I'm still here, and wishing everyone the best for 2022!
 
Minnesotian
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01/01/2022 10:25AM  

Ya, sure, youbetcha don't ya know...
 
portagedog09
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01/01/2022 10:33AM  
Happy New Year paddlers! May this be the start of a great paddling and tripping year for all of us!

pd
 
01/01/2022 10:39AM  

I'm here, and managed a personal record 38 days tripping this year in BWCA and Wabakimi. Wishing everyone a great 2022.
 
01/01/2022 11:03AM  
Im here.

Always planning trips. Whether I get to go is the problem.

 
Speckled
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01/01/2022 11:13AM  
Happy New Year!


 
pastorjsackett
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01/01/2022 12:32PM  

New Year! New adventures! Let's do this!

My daughter Hannah in the Quetico a few years ago.

 
TuscaroraBorealis
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01/01/2022 12:39PM  
 
01/01/2022 12:54PM  

The trip I saw Dorothy for the last time. My son turns forty in April...
Happy 2022 everyone. I pray it’s a blessed year for everyone.
 
01/01/2022 01:19PM  

Still kickin'. Hoping 2022 includes a 10-day Quetico trip around our 50th anniversary.

TZ

 
Savage Voyageur
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01/01/2022 01:44PM  
Still here, going on my 42nd year of BWCA tripping, 12 years here.
 
Fearlessleader
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01/01/2022 02:18PM  
Still hoping to get up there for our 52nd year but my wife’s bad hip may make it difficult. Either way I’m sure we’ll at least visit the perimeter. Hopefully the fires will hold off this year.
 
tumblehome
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01/01/2022 04:04PM  

Here. Hoping for more time in the water this year.
 
01/01/2022 04:10PM  

I'm here, hoping to complete trip #50 in 2022. :-)
 
Great Melinko
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01/01/2022 04:26PM  
Present.
Happy New Years!
 
andym
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01/01/2022 05:00PM  
Here’s to a great 2022 for everyone. Hope we can get back to the BW this year. It’s been too long.
 
Northwoodsman
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01/01/2022 05:09PM  
Still here. Hoping to at least make a day trip into the BWCA this summer, possibly an overnight. Last trip was May 2019.
 
DRob1992
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01/01/2022 06:11PM  
Still grindin. Fish on
 
MichiganMan
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01/01/2022 06:37PM  

MichiganMan here. Sadly, no canoe trip in 2021. Had to settle for an outpost cabin trip in Ontario once the border opened up. Working on planning a 2022 Quetico trip. Here's to the pandemic going away and no forest fires in 2022!
 
flytyer
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01/01/2022 07:24PM  
Planning a trip. Will be 80. Won't be a difficult trip but, at least, I am going to make the effort.
 
Basspro69
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01/01/2022 08:19PM  

Still kicking
 
GraniteCliffs
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01/01/2022 08:26PM  
Still here for another January of studying the calendar and planning multiple 2022 trips to the BW and Q.
 
Michwall2
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01/01/2022 08:30PM  
Hoping to get at least one trip in with my grandson this year. That will be a new adventure!
 
JWilder
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01/01/2022 08:32PM  
Alive and well. Continuing to fight the good fight!

JW
 
OgimaaBines
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01/01/2022 10:09PM  
Happy New Year everyone!
 
01/01/2022 10:12PM  

Planning a long June one for sure -Stuart to Crooked?, maybe a September solo to Isle of Pines and Ottertrack and other lakes in that area!
 
01/01/2022 10:21PM  

Happily here, planning my July BWCA trip and hoping Quetico opens this year for a June trip to the Argo Minn McAree area.
 
missmolly
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01/01/2022 10:24PM  
I'm still here and planning to paddle and fish again this summer. Yee-haw!
 
carmike
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01/01/2022 10:44PM  

I love this thread every year. Nice to see some faces with the familiar names.

Here's my daughter, getting ready to go chase some frogs, turtles, and maybe a bass or two.
 
MossBack
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01/01/2022 10:51PM  
I will be around, somewhere , somehow. MB
 
yogi59weedr
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01/01/2022 10:58PM  
Yogi here. Putting another year in my pic a nic basket..
 
GopherAdventure
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01/01/2022 11:26PM  
Still here. Hoping to do several canoe/hike trips this year. First one will be either late February or early March, then waiting until spring for some more trips. This will be my 8th year as a member on BWCA.com.

Tony
 
01/01/2022 11:38PM  
Here and hoping to do a little more this year. I hope everyone has a good year.
 
PuffinGin
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01/02/2022 12:53AM  
Still kicking. In 2022, hope for a few days stay and playing tourist up near Grand Marais and some day paddling in BWCA with former tripping partners and their spouse (spouces? spice?). Plans for this in 2019 were canceled because of Covid concerns.

According to my profile, I joined bwc.com 7-4-2012. First trip to Quetico was with soon-to-be husband, Darryl in late June 1978. Last trip to Q with D was July 2010. My last trip to Quetico which was with three of the regulars on Q trips with my husband and I. Arthritic knees and subsequent replacement of both made it too difficult for me to do further trips. Also didn't want to be a burden to tripping partners pre TKR and after, I can no longer kneel so camping is --well too painful or at least problematic. Ready to give day tripping a go with partners who know me and are willing to tolerate an old, crotchety broad. Am also considering easy camping trips where I might take a light weight cot. If my back is okay with bending inside tent. Sadly, one of our regular tripping partners and a dear friend, my BiL Dave, passed away from ALS six years ago in November 2014.

 
burrow1
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01/02/2022 08:11AM  
Happy new year
No plans …..yet still recovering from my second hip replacement
Paddle on
 
01/02/2022 08:53AM  
Minnesotian: "
Ya, sure, youbetcha don't ya know..."


Ha! "How to Talk Minnesotan." And in that spirit, "I could be worse." Hoping to visit for another canoe trip in 2022.
 
PeaceFrog
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01/02/2022 09:04AM  
Let’s go 2022. Ready and excited for this summer. Actively planning and tweaking everyday. Happy New Year and best wishes for everyone. stay healthy.
 
Pilgrimpaddler
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01/02/2022 09:12AM  
Still alive and kicken’. I lost 3 friends in 2021, so it’d be great if that pattern doesn’t extend into this year. I’ll be doing a late May trip up to the Wine Lake area, possibly with a couple relatively young sherpas, er, newbies. Also hoping to get my wife up for the first time since we had to cancel our planned August trip to Homer last year.
 
Mocha
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01/02/2022 09:17AM  

I'll be around. Seems canoeing is but memory since I haven't been since 2017.

Since 2009. So, 12 years.

 
01/02/2022 11:37AM  
Tomorrow, December 3rd, will be my 13th year on this great board. Well wishes to all in 2022 and hope those who canoed last year and those of us who didn't make it last year make up for it this year.

Happy New Year.

Note: It would be kind of neat to tell us how many years you been present on this board, which is like an extended family to many, including me.
 
Canoearoo
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01/02/2022 12:27PM  
This will be my 19th year on this forum.


We added a new canoe buddy this fall. Bilbo is a 4 month old sheltie and he hurt himself running a week ago.
 
BonzSF
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01/02/2022 01:04PM  
Here and ready to go. Had to cancel last year for a multitude of reasons. which worked out because our entry point was closed due to the fires. Sure got a jump on planning and refining our "planned" route. And was able to acquire more gear!
 
straighthairedcurly
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01/02/2022 01:36PM  
Happy New Year to everyone! Managed 3 trips last year before the BW closed down. This summer, aiming for 5 to make up for the missed one last summer.
 
01/02/2022 05:28PM  
I check in and read posts nearly every day since 10-2012 and have been tripping since 1979. And I still learn something new from time to time. Physical restrictions and other barriers have been a barrier, but it looks promising for this year.
 
blutofish1
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01/02/2022 05:43PM  
Still here and kickin.
 
Tony
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01/02/2022 06:25PM  

Still hanging around. Happy New Year, everyone. Been a member since March of 2005.
 
jillpine
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01/02/2022 06:26PM  

Fun to see the faces! Wishing all a terrific 2022!
 
fishonfishoff
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01/02/2022 06:40PM  
I'm still kicking. Hopefully make it back up there in September.
FishonFishoff
 
adam
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01/02/2022 06:44PM  

Still crazy after all these years.

 
missmolly
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01/02/2022 06:49PM  
adam: "Still crazy after all these years.


"


I love that song.

It's weird to see your photo, Adam. When I imagine you, I picture Oz, with his huge head and booming voice and flame and smoke. And I'm the Cowardly Lion, running for it.
 
JRUWL
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01/02/2022 07:34PM  
Happy New Year all!
 
BuckeyeVol
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01/02/2022 08:35PM  
Still here and honestly glad 2021 is gone. Looking forward to a positive 2022!
 
01/02/2022 08:50PM  
Yup: Still here and planning 2 trips with different grands.
 
Jackfish
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01/02/2022 09:44PM  

Greetings all. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022... and at least one good canoe trip!

A member for almost 18 years now.
 
01/02/2022 10:26PM  

Hoping to get into Canada in ‘22.

 
01/03/2022 07:31AM  






Still here and glad to be a part of this community since 2006. Our wilderness canoe trips together began in 1971 and continued until 2013. We still go to the canoe country each summer, and we have our reservation for a cabin at Rockwood Lodge in June of 2022. Day trips in the canoe, hikes in the woods, campfires, food from Trail Center, time in Grand Marais, seeing friends who live up there--it is just our "happy place."

Photo above was taken a few days ago in Atlanta as we were headed in to Mercedes Benz stadium to support our Spartans in the Peach Bowl game.

Happy New Year to all of you from the Spartans!
 
Loony_canoe
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01/03/2022 07:54AM  
Still here. Always hoping for more trips than I possibly can take.
 
01/03/2022 08:58AM  

Here.
 
BearBurrito
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01/03/2022 09:02AM  
I am here and looking forward to multiple trips this year.
 
Zulu
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01/03/2022 09:53AM  
I’m here! Looking forward to two Canoe Country trips this year. Late May and mid August.
Also I’m still experiencing America out west hiking in mountains and camping in National Parks.
A Raven photobombed me on a lunch break at Delicate Arch!
I hope everyone has the best 2022 possible!
See you on the trail or waterways!
 
01/03/2022 10:31AM  

Happy New Year to all!! Visit this site daily, do not post nearly enough. Looking forward to a Mid-May trip this year with son #1, first time with hammocks, should be a fun time!
 
01/03/2022 10:39AM  

Ready to get wet again!
 
bottomtothetap
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01/03/2022 11:15AM  
MichiganMan: "MichiganMan here. Sadly, no canoe trip in 2021. Had to settle for an outpost cabin trip in Ontario once the border opened up. Working on planning a 2022 Quetico trip. Here's to the pandemic going away and no forest fires in 2022! "

Hey, MichiganMan--that boat, though!

I'm here too and hoping to get back to the BWCA this year after getting our trip this past August cancelled last minute due to the fires. So where did I go instead? To Sylvania in...Michigan! enjoyed that so much I'm hoping to get back there this year as well.
 
MikeinMpls
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01/03/2022 12:59PM  

Mike from Minneapolis present. Let's hope some sanity returns to the northwoods in 2022.
 
papalambeau
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01/03/2022 01:11PM  
Still kicking. Looking forward to a first week in June trip with my sons and grandsons. Group of 7 and 3 canoes in 2022. Can't wait!
 
01/03/2022 01:59PM  

Been hanging around here since Dec 2005. No more trips with Luke, I’m sad to say.

 
RedLakePaddler
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01/03/2022 03:15PM  
Still here. Hoping to make a trip every month from May to September.

Carl
 
thebotanyguy
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01/03/2022 04:20PM  

Here I am! Everybody wears a PFD - I'm the one in green.
 
01/03/2022 05:25PM  
Still kicking.
 
01/03/2022 06:19PM  
Hope float Stanley makes an appearance...
 
MHS67
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01/03/2022 06:47PM  

Still here and enjoying all the folks on this site. I started here in 2007 as willys53. Then in 2011 as MHS67. Hope I can make it back there this summer. I sure miss that country.
 
HangLoose
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01/03/2022 07:35PM  

Still here. Happy New Year!
 
Ceekay43
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01/03/2022 08:43PM  
Can't wait for 2022! So many trip options and not enough time!
 
01/03/2022 08:50PM  
Starting my 3rd year amongst this crowd. Racked up six trips in the last two years, and looking forward to two or three more this year!
 
01/03/2022 09:08PM  
UPBoy here again in 2022.

Made the big move from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Stacy, Minnesota. Living in a log house on a small lake. Looking forward to many more trips to my favorite place

 
lindylair
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01/04/2022 07:05AM  
Hanging in there...planning a late May trip again this year, maybe another. Been around here since 2007, time well spent.


Photo taken in 1976 on Isabella Lake. I am the guy on the left with the bibs. Ha.
 
Bearpath9
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01/04/2022 07:24AM  
Yup, still around. One trip (hopefully) in August, maybe another in September. Sorry, no pics.
 
Canoe42
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01/04/2022 10:04AM  
I'm here as usual.
 
plexmidwest
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01/04/2022 11:00AM  
Getting a new knee next week, maybe a trip this year.
 
ChiTrader
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01/04/2022 12:36PM  
Looking forward to a normal canoeing season: no fires, no bad storms, no ignorant campers who disrespect the wilderness, lots of peace and quiet and great fishing, lots of blueberries and no bear problems, abundant wildlife that is more than happy to entertain you during your trip, Northern Lights, and too many great photo ops to pass up.


Safe paddling to all.
Chris Norbury
 
msnature
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01/04/2022 12:56PM  
Back again! Looking forward to planning a week at Kawishiwi Lodge this year. "Luxury" trip with friends.
Happy New Year all!!
 
Barca
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01/04/2022 01:48PM  
Planning on visiting WCPP for the first time. Always look forward to a new place.
 
hobbydog
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01/04/2022 02:05PM  

Retired this year so planning a long Woodland Caribou trip in early June. My wife knitted me a Voyagers toque for Christmas that should come in handy in early June.
 
Jackfish
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01/04/2022 03:11PM  
hobbydog: " "
Lookin' good, hobbydog. I was about to ask where you got your toque, but then I saw that your wife made it for you. A true voyageur now! :)
 
01/04/2022 04:10PM  
I'm still causing problems. Planning on doing the same this year!
 
Erk
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01/04/2022 05:26PM  

Happy new year everyone! Here’s to a healthier and more adventurous year.
 
colvera
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01/04/2022 07:39PM  
I’m still here! Planning another September trip with a group of six I think. Happy paddling friends!

Membership only a couple years but I’ve been lurking since 2015. ??
 
QuietWaters
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01/04/2022 07:46PM  

No trip until 2023. Photo is from first trip in '97: Saganaga Lake, so glassy I felt I was paddling off the edge of the earth.
 
MississippiDan
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01/04/2022 08:05PM  
Here. Planning family trip with grandsons. Will stay at resort and do day trips.
 
tomo
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01/04/2022 09:27PM  
Happy New Year! The fam and I spent New Year's at a cabin on Clearwater lake. For 12 blessed hours we even managed to hide the fact that the cabin had wifi from our screen addled teenagers.
Great to be up north amidst a winter wonderland. Saw a BWCA.COM sticker on a truck at the cabin a few doors down, but I never saw anyone outside so I wasn't able to make a connection.

Got out last summer for a five day Flambeau river solo and four day brotherly bonding BWCA trip. This year I'd like to paddle the Bois Brule top to bottom and bottom to top, get into Wabakimi if they'll have us, and continue on the path of getting more time soloing. I have a hankering for a long Canadian solo if I can ever manage to hit pause on my work life long enough...

Anyway, happy new year to one and all. May this year be less of a hot mess than the last few.
 
01/05/2022 07:14AM  

Still kicking.

 
01/05/2022 08:41AM  

Still kicking…
 
Waterstrider
 
01/05/2022 11:19AM  

Happy New Year
 
01/05/2022 02:55PM  
Happy----(insert holiday of choice here)----- I'll be watching for the flying moose decal on canoes again this year in May and August.

PS: already too many photos of old guys with grey hair and beards on this message so I won't add mine
 
01/05/2022 02:59PM  

Here and ready to get in a trip to Quetico in 2022.
 
01/05/2022 08:09PM  
Still here! Life has gotten extremely busy but I found myself right back with my online paddling family when I started planning for a trip to LLC this summer.
 
mgraber
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01/06/2022 12:20AM  
Here!
 
01/06/2022 06:22AM  
Still here and loving this site . Just don’t post as often as I used to.
 
Outdoorsfan69
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01/06/2022 07:08AM  
Still here!! Hoping for my first full blown solo trip this late summer/early fall. Happy New Year everyone!
 
01/06/2022 02:22PM  

Still here!
 
Ottertailvoyageur
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01/06/2022 02:26PM  

Looking forward to a couple of nice trips in 2022!
 
01/07/2022 01:59AM  
SunCatcher,
Still kickin...
Did a trip with Cowdoc, & Kiporby this year.
3 solos.
Peace to you All.
 
KarlBAndersen1
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01/07/2022 09:30AM  
I'm here - doing what I do:
 
Arkansas Man
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01/07/2022 01:56PM  


I'm still around... retirement seems to be keeping me busy! I need to come north!
Good to see all those still around too!
 
01/07/2022 04:26PM  
Still lurking, sometimes posting
 
JohnR
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01/07/2022 04:56PM  
I’ve been on the forum for less than a year but have been going to the bwca for about 15 years. I’ve really been enjoying the forum, especially the trip reports. I’ve also poured over as much fishing tips as possible.

I’m due for a long trip this year. Too many short ones lately.
 
RetiredDave
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01/07/2022 06:02PM  
No gray hair, okay. I'm the one on the right, over 40 years ago.

Thank you, all of you, for your wisdom, humor, and kindness over the years.

Member since 2013.

Dave
 
01/07/2022 09:55PM  


Still here. Taking the little ones this year! Lord willing.

-CanoeViking
 
bottomtothetap
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01/08/2022 02:46PM  
pamonster: "Still lurking, sometimes posting "

With that many trees in your profile I'd guess that "Still posting, sometimes lurking" would be more accurate! :)
 
bottomtothetap
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01/08/2022 02:49PM  
Basspro69: "
Still kicking "


Is there irony that "Basspro" is pictured with a trout?
 
Podunk
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01/08/2022 04:05PM  
Yep still here hoping for a better year for all
 
Duff
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01/08/2022 06:57PM  


Always fun to recognize some of you from my CCBB days.
No idea what my original handle was around here, so re-upped a few years ago.
I hope you all have a great year with many outdoor adventures.
Yikes, I've been going to the BWCA for 42 years now. Hope to get another winter and fall trip in this year.
The Bdub, keeps those of us approaching oldster status looking and feeling young........well, maybe not after a long portage.
 
01/08/2022 07:16PM  
I'm still here much to the shock of some.Living in Virginia these days. It's not the worst gig.
 
Buster
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01/09/2022 07:28PM  
Still here...:)
 
01/09/2022 10:45PM  

Still here. Enjoyed two trips to the BW in 2021. Trying for two more this year. Looking forward to my son joining me again, last time was in 2003.

 
HayRiverDrifter
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01/09/2022 11:05PM  

Present. Me and my darlin. I am a blessed man.
 
01/11/2022 06:15PM  

Still here and having fun. ;-)
 
TRadam
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01/11/2022 10:09PM  

Happy to have stayed safe so far and eager to do a few winter trips and summer as well in 2022.
 
sedges
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01/12/2022 09:47AM  
Made it through another wonderful year, my first year of retirement. Paddled the local waters in 2021.


Looks like I'll have snow in NE GA for my 70th this weekend.
 
Bonvicken
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01/12/2022 07:42PM  

Still here!
 
Twins87
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01/13/2022 04:13PM  
Still here lurking after all these years. Hubby & I rang in the New Year at the end of the Gunflint Trail. Hoping for more trips to canoe country in 2022 than we managed in 2021. Looking to enter the BW in April, which is the only month we haven't been there.


 
01/13/2022 06:21PM  
Not here as often as I used to be, but still here...
 
01/14/2022 09:13AM  
Still here, hoping for a return after a lost 2020 (broken tibial plateau while fly fishing) & 2021 (fire closure just as we arrived). But currently rehabbing after rotator cuff surgery so it may just be at the edges. Wishing all godspeed for safe and pleasant journeys.
 
01/14/2022 09:46AM  
bottomtothetap: "Basspro69: "
Still kicking "



Is there irony that "Basspro" is pictured with a trout?"




Signs of the times...
 
jamotrade
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01/14/2022 10:53AM  
Still lurking. Ready for the next adventure...
 
Driftless
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01/14/2022 11:00AM  
Here!
 
Atrain
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01/14/2022 11:06AM  
2021 marked the first time in 5 years I didn’t get a trip in. Looking forward to getting back into paradise for a week this summer. I hope you all have been well and can’t wait to catch up.

Cheers,
Atrain

 
01/14/2022 11:44AM  
Still here from time to time, lurking and living the experience vicariously through everyone's trip reports and posts. :-)
 
trailcherry
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01/14/2022 11:45AM  

I’m here, wishing I was there! If all goes as planned I’ll be there mid-May.
 
Sealoon
 
01/14/2022 11:47AM  
Great trek with my Scout troop in '21, plan to introduce my wife to BWCAW Sept '22. She's not much of a camper but is getting tired of hearing my stories about the peace and beauty, finally wants to see some of it for herself.
 
PJ
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01/14/2022 11:50AM  
Happy New Year all.
Not very active here for a long time. Lurk occasionally.
Been too long since I've been in the BW though I have been within spitting distance three years running at Timber Bay Lodge on Birch Lake. We were there last year when the Greenwood Lake fire started. I spotted the smoke plume before it was public knowledge and said to myself: "Hmmm. That's not a cloud." Fortunately we were to the west of it and had no concerns. I know some folks on this board lost cabins, buildings, etc. So sad.

Seriously considering taking a grandson into the BW this fall. This would be his first trip and the first time I've taken a grandchild. He'll be with us at Timber Bay in August so I can take him out paddling and see if he's interested.
 
eagle93
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01/14/2022 12:01PM  
Still around, haven’t posted in quite a while.
 
boss_angler
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01/14/2022 12:21PM  
Glad to still be here after a little over 16 years (Dec 2005). It's been a while since I've posted but I am occasionally lurking in the threads. Sadly, we haven't tripped the BW since before our son was born. He'll be six this year and has a few summers under his belt being in the canoe, so it's high time we get the little guy into the wilderness. Not to mention relocating in 2019 from greater-Mpls area to Fort Worth, TX has left my soul depleted. I really need to get to the northwoods to recharge those batteries.
 
BWPaddler
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01/14/2022 12:30PM  
Still here, and I still care about all of you! Turns out launching kids with challenges is hard work. 2021 should be tossed in the trash imho. Broke a 24 year streak and no paddling trips last year. I hate even putting that in writing. 2022 simply HAS to be better.
 
kavdvm
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01/14/2022 12:49PM  
I'm here - sporadically lately, but here! Hope 2022 is a better year for everyone!
 
Snorty
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01/14/2022 12:56PM  
Glad to say that I’m here. Happy new year ( belated). Trips north are being planned.
 
fun4dad2
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01/14/2022 01:07PM  
Happy New Year, Y'all! ( I don't speak that way, but all my neighbors do!)

Wishing I could get there from North Carolina, but this darn virus has me mostly homebound. I was able to get my son out to Lake James (a state park here in NC that has boat in camping for us die-hards) and that was fun, but it is not the BWCA.

Eric
 
QueticoMike
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01/14/2022 02:18PM  

I’m still here hoping for a RABC permit and a trip to Quetico in ‘22!
 
chergez
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01/14/2022 02:24PM  
Looking forward to 2022! My husband and I are going to try something different this year...a trip in May instead of our usual late summer/early fall time frame. Here's to trying new things!
 
01/14/2022 02:50PM  
Still here and planning has begun for two trips in 2022!
 
Humdinger
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01/14/2022 03:01PM  
Still here... haven't been in for 2-3 years and mostly geared up so I tend to not stop in much.
Planning on a 2022 trip if work doesn't screw that up

I better see what my tree count is.
 
PappyCase
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01/14/2022 05:35PM  
We cancelled due to Covid in 2020 and due to fires in 2021 so here is hoping 2022 will be thee year to paddle the BWCA. Hoping for Entry point Lake One but any paddle will be much appreciated. Hope everyone is healthy and safe.
 
Boonequest
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01/14/2022 08:01PM  
Group of 6 of us coming in early June!
 
01/14/2022 09:37PM  

Here!
 
01/15/2022 07:09AM  

Present and accounted for. Route is planned for my annual pilgrimage from NC entering Moose/Portage river entry 16 to Mudro. Six out the seven days will be new territory for me.
 
01/15/2022 07:17AM  
No such thing as too many trips, short or long. But I hear you
 
kanawa
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01/15/2022 09:24AM  
Present and accounted for. Thanks for the community.
 
01/15/2022 10:03AM  
Frequent lurker, occasional poster.

Bought a Northwind 17 in Blacklite in September last year. Had hoped to take it out for a fall trip but an injury derailed those plans. Looking forward to getting it on the water in 2022.
 
Jazzywine
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01/15/2022 12:58PM  
*raises hand* -- "Here... sort of."

Moved out of state but left my canoe in MN a few years ago. Made it back to the BWCA each summer so far but this summer is looking tight. Still working on trip reports from the last three years.
 
chessie
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01/15/2022 02:37PM  

Still vertical....mostly. Appreciate the advice, discussions, photos from everyone . Fortunate that we had permit for Eastern region this past August!
 
01/15/2022 04:16PM  
Still here after 15 years of membership. I'm getting a little old for canoe trips so last year I fished from a motor boat in the BW.
 
bordertrail
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01/15/2022 04:42PM  
Will be 70 this year, hope to do a trip from Lake One. With or without friends. Unfortunately they have jobs. (or fortunately). Will see how far I get depending on my endurance.
 
HighPlainsDrifter
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01/15/2022 09:13PM  

Hello
My posts are few, but I am still kicking and reading your posts. I am turning 75 this year. Ouch! Over the past few years my trips have been few and far between. I went solo in 2018 and planning for a late May trip this year with my son and his friend. I will paddle my solo Merlin stripper. I started building another cedar strip canoe in 2021. Getting a canoe on my shoulders is more difficult these days so I am building a light weight 13' pack canoe (Ashes Solo Pack). My goal is 35 lbs.

I am concerned where wilderness ethic is going in the BWCAW. I hope it survives COVID (if that ever happens). In any event, happy paddling and cheers.

 
01/16/2022 11:00AM  
Spending my time on other things but this old butthead is still kicking around.


butthead
 
01/16/2022 07:11PM  

Still alive and paddling!

Hans Solo
 
martian
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01/16/2022 08:50PM  
Here and somewhat accounted for. Absorbing all the wisdom this site has to offer. Though I may never meet anyone here I appreciate all the valuable conversations. It's almost like eavesdropping.
Rolling my early June and first week of October trips. Worked so far so why change it. Be well & Cheers!!
martian
 
jcavenagh
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01/17/2022 11:12AM  
A step or two slower, and a pound or two heavier, but I'm still kickin'
 
halvorsonchristopher
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01/17/2022 11:41AM  

Here!
 
smoke11
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01/17/2022 11:54AM  

Still here most every day.
 
leag
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01/17/2022 02:40PM  
Still here!
 
01/17/2022 05:13PM  
Boppa is fortunately still paddling! Sharing some pictures from last year's trips. Hope everyone has a great time planning trips for this season. Happy New Year to all.
Boppa




 
01/17/2022 06:25PM  
Good evening all. Not too active here the last couple years but still check in regularly. Added another boat to the collection in 2021 so had fun getting to know each other. Safe travels to all.
 
wetcanoedog
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01/17/2022 06:48PM  
can't lift the canoe anymore but i do look in once in awhile.
car camping just is not the same.
 
nooneuno
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01/17/2022 06:55PM  
Still here, mostly just lurking as my high brow sense of humor tends to alienate all those with a pulse and even some without….
 
01/17/2022 07:27PM  

On board.
 
Me2012
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01/17/2022 08:45PM  
Looking forward to what 2022 brings!
 
Aslowhand
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01/18/2022 12:45AM  
Still here. Hope to do a trip in Canada this year.
 
1JimD
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01/18/2022 08:00AM  
Looking forward to 2022 !
 
Canoe Dude
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01/18/2022 09:51AM  
Here. Added a MN III to the garage last fall
 
elycanoeportager
 
01/18/2022 10:21AM  
Ready for 2022
 
missmolly
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01/18/2022 10:29AM  
nooneuno: "Still here, mostly just lurking as my high brow sense of humor tends to alienate all those with a pulse and even some without…."

Hey, long time no read! FYI, I have a pulse. It's a reflection I lack.
 
01/18/2022 10:30AM  
Moved away from MN sadly but will be back for a trip this year - can't wait.
 
01/18/2022 02:32PM  
Definitely looking forward to June of 2022, for our annual trip.....number 8th in a row.

 
missmolly
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01/18/2022 02:47PM  
Kendra: "
On board."

She paddles and portages like a Voyageur AND she catches fish like a Lindner! Some people have all the skills.
 
irishluck
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01/18/2022 05:14PM  
Hello--I'm an infrequent poster, but I read often. I'm losing my paddle partner, so I'm forced to perhaps to try my first solo trip this year. Or just hang up the paddle for now. (not sure how you solo folks do it!)

have a great, safe year folks.
 
mnrackhunter
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01/18/2022 06:46PM  
Still here, haven't been on a trip since 2018, but hoping to go this year.
 
WonderMonkey
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01/18/2022 08:18PM  
WM reporting in!
 
01/18/2022 09:25PM  
irishluck: " (not sure how you solo folks do it!)
"


We do it alone, any way we want to. Check out the solo tripping forum for more info.
 
01/19/2022 01:21PM  
I made it to 2022, now I just need to make it to the BWCA. I have not gone on a trip since 2019 and I surely miss it. Spent the last 2 summers hiking the Superior Hiking Trail.
 
Duboly
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01/19/2022 02:27PM  
Still around!
 
Grandma L
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01/19/2022 02:50PM  
Still around - and following the message board since 2006 - paddling when I can!
Grandma L
 
bellolake
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01/19/2022 09:16PM  
I'm still lurking around. Haven't done much paddling for a while but I stick my nose in fairly often to see what everybody else is up to. I hope everyone has a safe and healthy 2022.
 
Twins87
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01/19/2022 09:55PM  
bellolake: "I'm still lurking around. Haven't done much paddling for a while but I stick my nose in fairly often to see what everybody else is up to. I hope everyone has a safe and healthy 2022. "
So good to see you are still lurking!!!! Hope you and yours are doing well, and you're enjoying retirement.
 
bellolake
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01/20/2022 09:09PM  
We are doing well, thanks. We have moved more to campground camping since we bought a Scamp 5th wheel camper. Liz was pretty much over sleeping on the ground and we want to travel as soon as she retires.
 
mrballast
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01/22/2022 12:17AM  
Present.

Published first walleye article last year. Hope for more new adventures in 2022. Glad to see good numbers here.
 
Stumpy
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01/22/2022 01:39AM  

I'm here.
Wish my better half was.
 
SouthernKevlar
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01/23/2022 10:16PM  
I'm here and looking forward to 2022 paddling. We ended 2021 with a New Years Eve paddle, and soon that after the cold weather (for South Carolina) set in. Even saw about 6" of snow and ice in Upstate SC; that is enough to paralyze the city for a few days.

This year should include a few paddling trips out of the South along with our local lakes and rivers. In early June it will be a trip to the Saint Regis Canoe Area in the Adirondack Park -my first time there- and hitting the Western Pennsylvania Solo Canoe Rendezvous on the way up. In September comes a trip to Minnesota with a few days in the BWCA then a stop in Backus to pick up our Scamp 16 (A shout out to Bellolake, I might have to quiz you on campgrounds in your area). I still like to "primitive" camp with tent, but the wife likes walls and it beats a motel when travelling.

Let's all hope for a better and safer year for 2022!


New Years Eve Paddle
 
01/24/2022 10:24AM  
I had to skip my trip in 2021 due to not having the time off because of getting a new job. I did not anticipate how bummed I would be because of that. I am chomping at the bit to get the canoe out and have my week in the wilderness. Safe paddles to those going in 2022!
 
46plymouth
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01/24/2022 06:44PM  
Still hoping to make it back one day
 
snakecharmer
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01/25/2022 06:16AM  
Still here on occasion.
 
01/25/2022 09:10PM  
Here! My BWCA plans/goals is to thru-hike all major BWCA trails within the next 5 years.



I'll probably also add another short solo (possibly day trip in the BWCA) on my SUP this year.
 
Twins87
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01/25/2022 09:28PM  
bellolake: "We are doing well, thanks. We have moved more to campground camping since we bought a Scamp 5th wheel camper. Liz was pretty much over sleeping on the ground and we want to travel as soon as she retires."

If you ever want to meet up at Sawbill with that 5th wheel, let us know. We’d love to see you & Liz! And we don’t get our teardrop up to sawbill nearly enough these days. We’re still Canoeing and I’m hoping to pull four permits tomorrow morning. Plus a now annual cabin week at Rockwood with lifelong friends who come home from Chicago every summer to visit the north woods. And we now have a granddaughter to bring in to the wilderness! I wish I was retired like you - hard to fit in all of our trips around work.
 
01/26/2022 09:56AM  
HERE!
Dates picked and paid for.
I flippin LOVE the BW.
 
01/26/2022 11:01AM  
Still here (about a month late). Looking forward to a couple of trips again this year.
Been around since '06, tripping since '98.
 
02/01/2022 02:00PM  
Happy 2022 friends! Lucky me, the wife agreed to my going on a 10 day up the Stuart and around LLC around the new moon in September with my best paddling buddy. Hopefully we have lots of clear, dark skies at night and warm sun on our backs during the day.
 
02/01/2022 04:04PM  
Hope Arctic is still around on this form?
 
02/01/2022 04:56PM  

Still here. Working on a Big Bend trip in March and hopefully a trip to Prague later this year. Hopefully we can get back up north in 2023. I feel like I should have five trees by now. Maybe someday.
 
eagle98mn
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02/02/2022 01:38PM  
Here - reading the forums frequently, commenting occasionally. Planning 1-2 trips this year - I have unfinished business in the Brant Lake area after the fires!
 
520eek
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02/04/2022 08:18PM  
Still here! Got a good smoking this year with the fires...still had a blast!
 
Kelso
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02/05/2022 10:29AM  
Still here! Hoping to do the Kruger Challenge again with Matt this year.
 
lindylair
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02/05/2022 06:16PM  

By popular request... Hello all, Float Stanley here. Sure miss all you fine folks. Haven't been on a BWCA trip for a looong time! :(
 
02/05/2022 09:36PM  
Awesome! Still looking very much in the pink.
 
2K10
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02/06/2022 01:10PM  
Basspro69: "
Still kicking "


Basspro69 - your boy Adrian says Hi, it's been a while since we checked in!
 
preacherdave
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02/06/2022 03:13PM  
Freeleo1: "
Still here. Working on a Big Bend trip in March and hopefully a trip to Prague later this year. Hopefully we can get back up north in 2023. I feel like I should have five trees by now. Maybe someday. "


Prague is on my short list. Visited Budapest twice in the last few years. Interesting part of the world.
 
pswith5
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02/07/2022 11:21AM  
I am present. Pop in every couple days. Ready for a wingnite. Probable not in mpls. Restrictions may still bother people. Expect I will get up to the bw at least twice this year.
 
BearMandolin
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02/07/2022 12:54PM  
Present if late. Planing a couple trips in 2022 after my fall trip to Quetico in 2021.
 
02/07/2022 01:17PM  
Freeleo1: "
Still here. Working on a Big Bend trip in March and hopefully a trip to Prague later this year. Hopefully we can get back up north in 2023. I feel like I should have five trees by now. Maybe someday. "


Plan on at least three days of hiking out of Chisos Basin--enjoy Big Bend!

TZ
 
Swampturtle
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02/10/2022 10:05AM  
2022 BWCA
In the future, I hope to get back to you one day
At night I dream of paddling far, far away
Glassy lakes & lazy rivers, gliding in my sleep
Tough portages up & down, some are very steep
At the end of the trails, the lakes come looming into sight
I lift my packs with all my will and move them with my might
Ponds & swamps & bogs & fens, watch for animals & creatures
Take in the trees, the wind, the waves, the vastness of the features
To some it seems like hard work and not a vacation at your leisure
To each their own...do whatever is gonna please ya.

Beautiful Minnesota is in the future at some point. New to me places in the Adirondacks still to explore, planning a week long loop trip early in the season. Bought a new frying pan & a new map...days are getting longer! Cheers!

 
Mesaba
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02/10/2022 11:38AM  
Late to the party, but here, with two trips planned for July!

~M
 
OldGuystilltripping
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02/10/2022 03:44PM  
Still kicking and hope the travel is easier next year. Must be time for a new BW hat.
 
02/13/2022 11:31PM  
Still kicking in Cincinnati
 
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