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03/01/2015 07:32PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Let's see some of your solo pictures, to get us pumped up for 2015, just a little over 2 months away.

 
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03/01/2015 08:35PM  
 
wetcanoedog
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03/01/2015 08:49PM  

breakfast for one.

lunch for one.

dinner for one.
 
03/01/2015 08:54PM  






Still like my BWCA shark. Never noticed it until I got home
 
03/01/2015 10:00PM  
Where's that first picture, KevinL?

Here's a link to my most of my last three years pictures:

BWCAW Trips

Here's a couple:
 
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03/01/2015 10:18PM  


Heading out too early - Argo/Crooked portage, April 2012
 
03/01/2015 11:45PM  

 
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03/02/2015 05:18AM  
 
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03/02/2015 08:15AM  
 
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03/02/2015 09:39AM  
feeling really alone.
 
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03/02/2015 09:40AM  


a couple from my only solo (does that make it a solo solo?)
 
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03/02/2015 11:27AM  
 
03/02/2015 11:48AM  
Sometimes there's days like this. My last three solos I had challenging weather on the first couple of days then beautiful days for the rest of the trip. If I had a choice this is the way I would want it. My last extremely bad weather trip was in 2007. This pic is day one in Sept. 2013. Luna was a good soldier.

 
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03/02/2015 12:40PM  
Ice out on Tuscarora May 2013. At the portage from Tusc into Owl.
 
03/02/2015 01:28PM  


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03/02/2015 03:37PM  
Really cool thread! Unfortunately I don't have any solo pictures to add, but really interesting to see the different layouts some of you have on your canoes!
 
03/02/2015 04:43PM  
 
03/02/2015 05:20PM  
Quetico loop in 2011.

 
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03/02/2015 05:51PM  














Fun to sort through some of last summers pictures and get charged up for the season ahead. Spring is just around the corner. Thank you one and all for sharing your shots. It appears I'm in good company in the great outdoors.
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03/02/2015 07:38PM  
 
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03/02/2015 07:57PM  
 
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03/02/2015 09:01PM  






I guess not a true solo since my 4 legged buddy was with me.
 
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03/03/2015 09:52AM  


 
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03/03/2015 11:10AM  

--Goose
 
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03/03/2015 11:33AM  












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03/03/2015 12:03PM  
quote kanoes: " " Bear problem?
 
03/03/2015 12:23PM  
quote housty9: "quote kanoes: " " Bear problem?"

Big Chipmunks
 
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03/03/2015 02:34PM  
 
03/03/2015 06:01PM  
 
03/03/2015 07:33PM  
 
03/03/2015 07:58PM  
First solo


 
03/04/2015 09:27AM  
 
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03/04/2015 10:21AM  
 
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03/04/2015 11:28AM  
 
03/04/2015 12:35PM  
Great pictures.
 
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03/04/2015 01:38PM  
 
03/04/2015 01:39PM  



 
03/04/2015 06:39PM  
2nd solo
 
03/04/2015 11:13PM  
quote HansSolo: " "









Where do you find a beach like that in the Bdub?
 
03/04/2015 11:14PM  
quote kanoes: "feeling really alone.
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Here too...where do you find a beach like that?
 
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03/05/2015 12:40AM  
quote Rob Johnson: "quote kanoes: "feeling really alone.
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Here too...where do you find a beach like that?"


My guess is that both would be on Sturgeon in the Q.
 
03/05/2015 11:45AM  

You are correct about the beach location Banksiana!

All the pictures in my initial reply are from several recent Quetico solo trips, and the beach photo was in fact taken on Sturgeon Lake. (I'm fairly certain kanoes' picture was taken there as well, albeit with different water levels.)

The sandy peninsula lies on the southeast shore of Sturgeon Lake, about mid-way between the mouth of the Maligne River and Scripture Island.

Latitude:48.45705 Longitude:-91.63475

Aside from the expansive beach, there's a huge amount of open space under the small pines for camping, and almost unlimited tent pads. If there was ever a location in Quetico that could host a canoe camper's "kegger", this would be the spot. (A few more pictures below)

I saw only one other paddler, (a solo tripper in an old, brown Sawyer "Goldenglass" Summersong), while paddling and camping on Sturgeon Lake when I took these pictures on a September 2013 solo trip. During the peak summer months though, you can bet there would be many visitors to this location.

Unfortunately, the were several row boats stacked towards the back of the site, which I assume were cached by the First Nations' guides.

Pickerel Lake and Quetico Lake also have some notable sand beaches. The only sand beaches that I can recall seeing in the BWCAW would be on Frost Lake, Alice Lake, some on Seagull Lake, and a few other lakes that I can't think of right now.

My apologizes for the thread deviation, but I wanted to address the beach question.

Now back to more solo pictures!

Hans Solo

 
03/05/2015 08:30PM  
3rd solo
 
03/05/2015 09:12PM  
Housty9- that 1st picture from the 3rd solo looks a lot like Island River before the Pagami burn.
 
03/06/2015 07:51AM  
quote boonie: "Housty9- that 1st picture from the 3rd solo looks a lot like Island River before the Pagami burn." It's coming out of the Royal river heading in to North fowl.
 
03/06/2015 04:00PM  
quote housty9: "quote boonie: "Housty9- that 1st picture from the 3rd solo looks a lot like Island River before the Pagami burn." It's coming out of the Royal river heading in to North fowl."

Was that portage hard to find? I've was close one early spring day but didn't battle through the weeds to search for it-beautiful river to paddle.
 
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03/06/2015 06:31PM  
this is a great post, keep em coming!
 
03/06/2015 07:58PM  
quote bwcasolo: "this is a great post, keep em coming!"

OK, here you go!

 
03/06/2015 09:07PM  
quote bwcasolo: "this is a great post, keep em coming!"
OK, you can find the last 3 years (a couple of hundred) here





 
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03/06/2015 09:17PM  
quote bennojr: "quote housty9: "quote boonie: "Housty9- that 1st picture from the 3rd solo looks a lot like Island River before the Pagami burn." It's coming out of the Royal river heading in to North fowl."
Was that portage hard to find? I've was close one early spring day but didn't battle through the weeds to search for it-beautiful river to paddle."

Not really, especially in the spring. It can be a little wet on the Fowl lake side though.






 
03/07/2015 09:27AM  

 
03/07/2015 10:43AM  
quote bennojr: "quote housty9: "quote boonie: "Housty9- that 1st picture from the 3rd solo looks a lot like Island River before the Pagami burn." It's coming out of the Royal river heading in to North fowl."
Was that portage hard to find? I've was close one early spring day but didn't battle through the weeds to search for it-beautiful river to paddle."

It wasn't too hard to find. Just follow the rice till the river starts, then go up-river 50 to 70 yards, then it's on the right side.

 
03/07/2015 10:48AM  
4th solo.

 
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03/07/2015 03:38PM  
 
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03/08/2015 06:09AM  

got to solo!
 
03/08/2015 09:21AM  
bwcasolo, I'm surprised to see the tent. Is that an older pic from your ground dwelling days?

I went from tent to hammock and now back to tent because I bring my dog. I'm thinking of getting the dog her seperate tent in the future so I can return to the trees.
 
03/08/2015 11:15AM  
5th solo...and you wondered where the nine came from.




 
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03/08/2015 11:26AM  






The Solo View
 
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03/08/2015 03:19PM  
 
03/08/2015 05:09PM  
Jeriatric, what's the story behind that walleye. That thing is of the very large variety.

 
03/08/2015 06:43PM  
quote Jeriatric: " "
Very nice walleye, how many inches?
 
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03/09/2015 05:26AM  
quote TomT: "bwcasolo, I'm surprised to see the tent. Is that an older pic from your ground dwelling days?


I went from tent to hammock and now back to tent because I bring my dog. I'm thinking of getting the dog her seperate tent in the future so I can return to the trees."

hey tom I had both on that trip, it was a snowy, rainy October solo, the nemo is the wife's and my river tripping tent, had to try out the new gear and give her a review.
 
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03/09/2015 05:54PM  
quote housty9: "quote Jeriatric: " "
Very nice walleye, how many inches?"



The pic was of ENORMOUS importance to me. That fish was my first ever walleye. It is also HUGE in that it is the only selfie I have done with a fish.
 
03/09/2015 07:10PM  
6th solo 1st half of trip 4 days ep. 30

 
03/09/2015 10:03PM  
You're killing me with these pictures, housty - my trip's not until Sept!
 
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03/10/2015 11:02AM  




 
03/10/2015 11:21AM  
quote boonie: "You're killing me with these pictures, housty - my trip's not until Sept!" There helping me get pump up for May, I'm going paddling this weekend at the Mississippi.
 
03/10/2015 07:12PM  
6th solo 2nd half e.p. 39
 
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03/13/2015 10:24PM  
keep them coming solo boys and girls, great post!
 
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03/14/2015 08:27PM  
 
03/15/2015 07:32AM  




 
03/15/2015 10:12AM  
September 2013 quetico loop from Louisa east to McEwen then up the Falls Chain to Saganagons then west through the Man Chain back to PP. The layover on emerald was worth it just to see the water color.







 
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03/15/2015 10:38AM  
 
03/15/2015 10:56AM  
1st solo paddle 2015

 
03/15/2015 09:03PM  
Dinner for one at The Fat Lake Café...

The view:
 
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03/15/2015 09:45PM  
the little things...my favorites, and bruce the spruce.














 
03/17/2015 11:27AM  
Polly Lake

Some pictures from places on your route should get you revved up, housty ;).



 
03/17/2015 07:23PM  
 
03/17/2015 07:47PM  
 
03/17/2015 07:47PM  
 
03/18/2015 07:16PM  

quote housty9: "quote boonie: "You're killing me with these pictures, housty - my trip's not until Sept!" There helping me get pump up for May, I'm going paddling this weekend at the Mississippi. "

So we're still doing this!?

Okay, not the Mississippi River, but close. Here's a few random pictures from several of my Lower Wisconsin River solo trips over the years.

Hans Solo

 
03/18/2015 08:49PM  


...every trip begins with the put-in...
 
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03/18/2015 09:08PM  
90 more days.

 
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03/18/2015 09:34PM  
and ends in the parking lot!!!
 
03/21/2015 06:50PM  
2nd paddle 2015
 
03/29/2015 05:31AM  
3rd paddle 2015, wish a guy could paddle every day, darn work gets in the way.
 
03/30/2015 08:02AM  
If anybodies is interested I'm going paddling the 4th again down to the river, lots to see and do.
 
08/10/2015 05:37PM  
A few pictures of the last 2 weekends of paddling the Mississippi between Alma Wis. and Minieska Mn.

 
03/20/2016 09:33AM  
People must be getting pumped for their 2016 solos. I know I sure am. It's also going to be my first May bwca trip.

Let's get the photos going again!!! From my 2nd solo which was in August of 2015.
 
03/20/2016 11:06AM  
Here are a few pics. North Carolina last weekend, overnight solo in Merchant Millpond state park.


A couple Alaska pic's of solo last year.
I'm leaving for Anchorage tomorrow. Hope to be canoeing soon. Some of the big lakes on the Kenai Pinnisula never froze this winter, due to the 2nd warmest winter on record.








Last one is North Carolina again, campsite on the lake. Rented canoe.
 
03/20/2016 06:02PM  

BWCAW Solo, August 2015

Hans Solo

 
03/20/2016 06:31PM  






 
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03/20/2016 07:45PM  

Last years trip
 
03/20/2016 10:34PM  
Last Fall. Wish I had time for a May trip.
 
04/11/2016 09:25AM  
Inspiring thread! I can't wait to add my own pics....
 
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04/11/2016 03:52PM  
August 2015 on the west border of Wabakimi...



...and at my campsite on Flindt Lake...
 
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04/11/2016 09:40PM  
These are the evenings you live for on a solo. I wish I had taken more video but I was living in the moment and almost forgot to capture the moment.

Summer Solstice 2015
 
04/12/2016 06:42AM  
quote jcavenagh: "August 2015 on the west border of Wabakimi...



...and at my campsite on Flindt Lake... "


At least some of that looks familiar!
 
04/12/2016 07:03AM  
Shutterfly albums with 2012, 2013, and 2015 solos and 2014 trip with Steve. Lots of pictures!





 
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04/14/2016 10:34PM  
quote HansSolo: "quote bwcasolo: "this is a great post, keep em coming!"

OK, here you go!


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That's in Quetico, I just can't remember where, west side, south of Jean I believe, Burntside?

BTW, Beaverhouse has a nice sandy beach too
 
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04/15/2016 12:13AM  
quote ZaraSp00k: "quote HansSolo: "quote bwcasolo: "this is a great post, keep em coming!"


OK, here you go!



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That's in Quetico, I just can't remember where, west side, south of Jean I believe, Burntside?

BTW, Beaverhouse has a nice sandy beach too"


The island site, I believe
 
04/17/2016 03:08AM  












 
04/17/2016 07:04AM  
quote SunCatcher: "





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Great photos. Thanks for sharing them. Where are the waterfall shots from?
 
04/17/2016 08:42PM  
Mexican Hat Waterfall Woodland Caribou, and the other smaller one is in Woodland Caribou WEST of I think Royd Lake on Royd Creek. I was headed to Donald Lake.


Great photos. Thanks for sharing them. Where are the waterfall shots from?"
 
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04/17/2016 09:27PM  
sturgeon in the quetico, bootleg in the bw.
 
04/19/2016 10:25AM  
A couple pics of Hidden Lake on the Kenai Peninsula, AK.
I did a solo overnighter there on 4/17/16.

 
04/22/2016 12:22PM  
Last year 2 week solo.
 
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04/22/2016 11:50PM  


Just a paddle on a local lake.
 
04/23/2016 12:34PM  
L to R Falls Chain Quetico Sept. 2013. Gebe Lake stone chairs BW Sept. 2012. Quetico Day 1 2011. Quetico creek from McEwen Lake north to Falls Chain 2013.





 
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04/23/2016 09:31PM  
South Temperance
 
04/24/2016 04:19PM  
Just went for a day paddle around Lower Ohmar Lake on the Kenai Peninsula, AK. I'll see if I can send these pics.
 
04/24/2016 07:59PM  
Matthew Lake in the Hairy Lake PMA
 
05/08/2016 04:58PM  
Just got back from an overnighter on Skilak Lake. South Central AK.
 
05/31/2016 11:17AM  
 
06/01/2016 06:00PM  
From the beginning of May. Entered at Morgan and exited at Lizz.
 
06/01/2016 09:29PM  
I got a day off from firefighting today and did a day trip in the Chugach NF, AK. These two Lakes have a few dispersed campsites on them, one with a bear box.

Here are some pics.


The quarter mile portage into Rainbow Lakes.
 
06/13/2016 12:05AM  

The site in question above is on Burntside Lake, south of Jean Lake and Conk Lake in Quetico. It is in fact an island campsite.

Hans Solo

 
06/24/2016 03:48AM  
Best sunset I've ever seen anywhere, on little sag.
 
06/24/2016 07:04PM  
 
06/29/2016 04:42AM  
 
03/22/2017 06:23PM  
November 5th & 6th 2016 2 day solo, Mcfarland to John.
 
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03/22/2017 08:27PM  
Man there are some cools pics in this tread! It is an old thread, but heck the 2017 season is near. My dog Jake and I were exploring the Wisconsin River backwaters last weekend training for another go this summer. Here are some of my pics to add to this thread;










 
03/23/2017 09:47AM  
From May of 2015







 
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03/23/2017 11:53AM  
What kind of pack is that on your pup and how do you like it?
 
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03/23/2017 07:49PM  
The pack is from RUFFWEAR, it is called the Palisades pack. I really like it a lot. It connects to a vest and the bags are removable. It has two water bladders I use for flotation. So even when my dog's pack is full for travel, he still floats. I love the pack, it is durable and fits well.

Bob.
 
03/23/2017 09:00PM  
Shutterfly site has my 2016 pictures added. between Boulder and Adams.
 
03/24/2017 01:59PM  
 
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03/24/2017 03:44PM  
Wow! Great pics egknuti. The shadow pic is really cool.

Bob.
 
03/24/2017 06:58PM  
I agree with Bob. Those are four spectacular shots. I gotta know how you took the shadow pic. You must have had your camera in one hand right?

 
03/24/2017 06:58PM  
DP

 
03/25/2017 09:32PM  
quote TomT: "I agree with Bob. Those are four spectacular shots. I gotta know how you took the shadow pic. You must have had your camera in one hand right?


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I am guessing mounted, or stable camera with a remote in one hand. If not that, then sitting still and using the timer built into most cameras.

Very cool stuff.
 
03/26/2017 05:39PM  
Interesting paddle/portage down the Chub River

 
04/19/2017 11:23AM  
quote TomT: "I agree with Bob. Those are four spectacular shots. I gotta know how you took the shadow pic. You must have had your camera in one hand right?


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I used my gopro camera to get this shot. I had it mounted on my thwart. It's actually a still from a short video I made.
 
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