Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Lily the black bear, one of the research bears studied by the Wildlife Research Institute near Ely, MN, gave birth to two cubs on Friday. This is the second year in a row that Lily gave birth on the Institute's live webcam. To see what's going on in Lily's den and try to spy a glimpse or sound of the cubs, see the webcam at http://www.bear.org/livecams/lily-hope-cam.html.
Posted by Jason Zabokrtsky at 2:41 PM
You'd never know Jan experienced the coldest week this year - with lows dipping to 38 below zero Fahrenheit. That's actual air temp. Another morning hit 27 below. While this wasn't a camping trip, we dogsledded every day and experienced high temps that never reached the zero mark.
It is a wonderful thing to be prepared and feel comfortable while enjoying the outdoors on an otherwise cold winter day when most are hunkered down, avoiding the cold.
This photo shows Jan and her husband, Gordon, dog sledding on White Iron Lake.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Though moon halos are certainly more common during the dogsledding season than the canoe tripping season, people are already reserving canoe trips now for the best selection of permits for their desired entry points and dates. Please contact us and we'll happily talk you through some canoe trip options. We make BWCAW trip planning fun and simple, and we enjoy sharing stories about our region and the natural world.