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We are a Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter, Quetico outfitter, and guide service in Ely, Minnesota. This Boundary Waters blog shares photos, stories, humor, skills, and naturalist insights from guiding in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Most entries are from our founder and head guide, Jason Zabokrtsky. He is the Boundary Waters Blogger.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What's so great about 20 degrees below zero?

When it warms up to 0 degrees, it feels like a heat wave!

So is the case today.

I ski to work at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge. It's about a 15 minute ski from my cabin, depending on the weather and snow conditions. The short mid-December days mean that I'm typically skiing the route in the dark.

Today I skied to work in about -20 degree temps, and skied home in about -10 degree temps. But, man, it got up to 0 this afternoon, and it felt like a heat wave!

This pic is of a frosted up Red Pine on the shores of White Iron Lake, along my ski route to Wintergreen.

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