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missmolly
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05/20/2022 10:54AM  
 
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pastorjsackett
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05/20/2022 10:57AM  
Awesome
 
doorbluff84
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05/20/2022 02:41PM  
Thanks - I enjoyed this.
 
deerfoot
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05/21/2022 03:37PM  
Nice story - reminds me of my quick four day solo in the UP of Michigan last week.
 
05/21/2022 04:02PM  
Great read-I agree. But I also believe adding some context in your initial post will entice more to check it out.
 
OgimaaBines
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05/22/2022 07:53AM  
Thanks MM
 
missmolly
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05/22/2022 07:58AM  
Frenchy19: "Great read-I agree. But I also believe adding some context in your initial post will entice more to check it out."

Less beguiles?
 
05/22/2022 12:14PM  
Kind of depressing, but not in a bad way. I like the picture a lot.
 
Wharfrat63
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05/23/2022 07:27PM  
...Through all of life's travails and changes, the wilderness is always there to comfort the soul.

Also reminded me to "Enjoy Every Sandwich"!
 
05/24/2022 04:57PM  
"Here I sat, my canoe and me moving in rhythm with the world, tucked in the inlet, having a Labatt Blue and a roast-beef-and-cheese sandwich and feeling really good."

That pretty well sums it up. I've had several evenings similar to that.
 
05/24/2022 07:04PM  
"That world changed quickly. One by one, family farms disappeared. Young adults migrated to wherever livelihood led. The sudden death of my uncle brought on the unthinkable, and the five-generation farm was soon sold out of the family. I felt I’d lived through the sequel to Gone with the Wind.

My path led to college, work, and a teaching position. Now that my parents, homestead, and most relatives and old neighbors are gone, the lasting feature from my youth is this northern lake country. I felt good being in motion within it."

Perhaps that is one of the things I like best about the boundary waters. So much of life is about change. While everything we know, changes around us, even the Gunflint Trail has been paved, when I get to my special place, outside of variances in water levels, it largely remains unchanged. It is still intact, storing all of my memories, until I return.
 
RetiredDave
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05/24/2022 07:10PM  
I think I could actually taste the beer and sandwich. Thanks for sharing!

Dave
 
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