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

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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, May 18, 2013

BWCA Ice Out Update

FS Pilot report from flight late Thursday afternoon:

Crooked open.

Horse open.

Knife, Ensign, Thomas, Frazier, One, Two, Three, Four, Hudson, Insula all open

Basswood is pretty much open.

Snowbank – west end open, only about 1/3 of the lake is open, probably couldn’t get to


Kawishiwi Lake open.

Isabella Lake open.

Gunflint area quite a few lake with ice.

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