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.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Portaging Elves?

Kate, Jason and Lexee-dog joined the fun in Ely's Christmas Parade today. Jason portaged a festively decorated Wenonah Spirit II canoe - complete with garland, bells, and colorful ornaments. Kate carried a red Duluth Pack and tossed peppermints to the kids. They're both wearing genuine Elf hats.  Lexee wore her winter fleece with bright red bows and a special holiday bomber style hat. It felt good to be portaging a canoe even though it will be a while before the portages are clear of snow.  Ah, the fun and silliness!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Parade in Ely, MN, on Dec. 4

You're invited to an old fashioned Christmas celebration in Ely, Minnesota!  The parade starts at 1PM on Saturday, and is followed by a bunch of fun activities.  Watch for us in the parade!