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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.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Trip at 25 Below

Started a lodge-based dog sledding trip with four participants today. We launched our teams in temps colder than 25 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. The folks are most surprised that they remained quite comfortable, even in the frigid temps. Chalk that reaction up to quality clothing (they all rented or purchased clothing from the Wintergreen clothing store in Ely) and good preparation (pat myself on the back).

We also have a pulk sled camping trip that left for four nights on trail today. While I'm sitting in a warm cabin, they are probably basking in the glow of a large fire drying their socks on sticks like marshmallows. Dave Gossage is one of the guides on the pulk trip. He may blog an entry about it when he returns.

Above, dog sledding at 25 below. The dogs are not throwing up dust. That's steam rising from their bodies.

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