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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.

Friday, May 14, 2010

BWCAW Fire Ban Lifted Effective Today at Noon

Good news for campers today! The last two months of very dry weather forced a fire ban over much of our corner of Minnesota. It rained and rained all day yesterday - a cold, soaking rain. It was enough to precipitate the following welcome message from the Forest Service this morning:

As of noon today, Friday, May 14, 2010, fire restrictions are lifted in the Superior National Forest. Campfires and charcoal grills are allowed at anytime of day. As always, in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, fires are allowed only within steel firegrates at designated campsites.


Betsy F said...

The rain is certainly welcome -- and so are your beautiful photos. Love 'em!

Anonymous said...

Just talked with a ranger at the Grand Marais office. Said the area has gotten only one inch of rain since the snow melt and that they probably shouldn't have lifted the ban, and there's no significant amount of rain in the forecast.