BWCA June 2024 Photo Contest Boundary Waters Listening Point - General Discussion
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06/11/2024 05:31AM  
It is time to start the June Photo Contest, as well as, Trip Report Contest.

Monthly Theme: Trails and Portages

Show us your trail and portages pictures from canoe country.

The winner receives their choice of a hat, shirt, or other optional prizes available each month.

Trip Report Contest: Any trip report published monthly is in the running for winning the prize.

Photo Contest winners are automatically included in a run-off for the photo of the year and the year-end prize!

Remember 1 entry per person, please. This helps us vote accurately.

- You must be signed in as a member with a valid email address in your profile to enter (or win).
- You can only enter one photo per monthly contest. You can enter the same photo if it did not win with it prior.
- Photos don't need to be taken in the month of the photo contest. You can enter any photo you have taken which matches the theme.
- You must be the photographer of the photo and have the right to post it.
- Photos are entered in the contest by making a reply posting to this message and using the "Add a photo to this message" link during composition. This will allow you to upload a photo from your computer to the contest or allow you to select a photo that you have already loaded into your photo gallery on this site. If you want to enter your photo in another way, please contact us.
- Please describe in the message the location of the photo.
- Judging will be done by the staff and moderators.
- A member may win once per year.
- Photos must be posted to this thread by 11:59pm on June 30th. Photos must be in jpg (jpeg) or png format and uploaded to this site.
- Additional rules

Thank you for participating!
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06/11/2024 11:02AM  
Tough start to a portage somewhere in the PMA off Beartrap 2013
06/11/2024 09:19PM  
Canoeing fun with Fergus on the Hog Creek!
06/12/2024 08:12PM  

More water than trail on the portage from Tuscarora to Missing Link, May 2024
06/14/2024 07:59AM  

Remembering the July 1999 blow down: McFarland to East Pike portage
06/14/2024 09:00AM  
Yum Yum Slickrock in the cold rain

06/14/2024 12:07PM  

Last day of a 5 day excursion and finally got a break in the weather! Hauled our gear to the top of the staircase portage and headed east on the BRT.
06/14/2024 02:34PM  

Truck portage into basswood many years ago
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06/16/2024 11:59AM  
Portage 703 Triangle-Kawishiwi River.
06/17/2024 10:15AM  

Basswood River mile long portage Fall 2018
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06/17/2024 03:03PM  

October, 2023
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06/18/2024 07:14PM  
That is a great pic of your canoe Buddy!
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06/19/2024 05:31AM  

A tough and muddy Ada/Skoop portage rewarded us with clear sailing into Cherokee
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06/19/2024 07:05PM  
Woodland Caribou PP Ontario. The park is covered with Jack Pine which makes the fires a necessity to regenerate the forest. We used to fly into the western lakes of the park and paddle out toward Red Lake. In June 2013 we went into Buldging Lake via floatplane. The only way out is to paddle…. And portage. What we didn’t know was there was an ice storm in October 2012. The western portages had not been cleared yet. Spent the first 3 days cutting a way through. We were very glad to get halfway and see they had cleared some of the portages through a 4-5 year fire area. We made it back to work on time 10 days later.
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06/20/2024 08:40AM  
The Mantario Trail through the Whiteshell Provincial Park can be useful when bushwhacking.
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06/20/2024 08:45AM  
Difficulty Rating: Rating 10, due to length (17,280 rods) and elevation change. It's all down hill on the way out.
Maintenance Rating: Rating 5, well maintained.

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06/20/2024 10:31AM  
LesliesDad: "Difficulty Rating: Rating 10, due to length (17,280 rods) and elevation change. It's all down hill on the way out.
Maintenance Rating: Rating 5, well maintained.


I love that sign! I think it (or something similar--or at least SOMETHING) needs to be at the new "official" start off of 61. All you'll see on 61 are the little green hwy. signs east and west of the Hwy. 61/Co. Rd. 12 intersection. There is the rock cairn sign just north of 61 but you REALLY have to look hard to see anything Gunflint Trail. There is the big sign on the water tower but by then you are already way up the hill.

To me, the sign in your photo is iconic, inviting and says "Adventure awaits!"
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06/20/2024 01:44PM  

Portage through the forest to Cattyman Falls
06/20/2024 07:52PM  
06/21/2024 12:05AM  
Beartrap lake to Beartrap river. Just another PMA portage
06/21/2024 06:49AM  
Loved my trip to that PMA and don't let the bastards get you down.
06/21/2024 09:30AM  

Fourtown to mudro portage June 10th 2024.
06/22/2024 08:04AM  
06/22/2024 09:10AM  
Bower Trout to Marshall in May of 2017 when little duckling was 9
06/24/2024 10:40AM  

Tuesday June 18th 2024, we had a big storm rolling in and needed to keep going to find a campsite. The Mosquitos were impressively abundant and this portage entrance had a nice breeze. We took a moment to imagine the feeling of being on the other side of the 165 rod portage. Portage entrance from Sitka Lake to Cherokee Lake.
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06/24/2024 04:00PM  
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06/24/2024 04:03PM  

Making our way back to Mudro EP from Horse Lake
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06/25/2024 11:41AM  
The Long Portage (August 2021)
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06/25/2024 01:31PM  
One last look at Lujenida as we gather the portage packs and head north toward Zenith. Taken at 9:20am on June 18, 2024. By the last quarter of the portage we were soaked by the first rain shower of the day.

06/25/2024 03:40PM  
Meat to Clark portage...late Sept 2020
06/26/2024 12:41PM  
06/26/2024 03:28PM  
The old man’s first time back in the BWCA in 20 years. Portaging the Seneca back to the EP after a week around Gabbro.

06/27/2024 07:13PM  
Single Portage! Wood Lake EP 2017
06/27/2024 09:03PM  
Goat Portage between Mcintyre and Sarah (Quetico).

06/28/2024 07:46AM  

Quetico, Badwater portage, Sept 17, 2012. about 80rd of this along the mile long portage.
06/30/2024 10:28PM  
Mudro to Fourtown
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