Welcome to the BWCAW blog of Ely Outfitting Company and Boundary Waters Guide Service!

See our websites at ElyOutfittingCompany.com and BoundaryWatersGuideService.com.

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.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Canadian Border Dogsled Camping Route

I just returned from a 7 day dogsled camping trip from Gunflint Lake east along the Canadian border, through the BWCA. We ventured out with two groups of students from Lakehead Univ. in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Most of our Wintergreen dogsledding trips are not comprised completely of college age people. Thus, this felt like a refreshing blast of youthful Canadian culture.

The above photo shows a team starting the Height of Land Portage between North Lake and South Lake. The silver cone is a permanent international boundary marker. The letters down the right side say "Canada" and the left say "United States." Thus, it's easy to straddle the line with two feet (or paws!) in different countries.

We started the trip in two days of consistent snowfall. The below photo shows two dog teams in the snow on Gunflint Lake.

No comments: