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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.

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!


Bill Griffin said...

Seeing you guys portaging a canoe in a parade reminded me of what a grreat summer it was.

skates said...

you all looked great! the parade sounds like a blast. hope it helped folks in the area get to know your great business - and think warm, summery, canoe thoughts!

stay warm, you happy elves :)

Jessica said...

Having participated in a previous Xmas parade with Kate and seen pictures of her July 4th ones, I know she is a force to be reckoned with when she takes to the streets!