Jul 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm #1305100
Tim DrescherBPL Member
@timdcyLocale: Gore Range
Not really backpacking nor "light", but I figured some may appreciate.
"A wilderness area of unequalled scenic beauty. Quetico-Superior has long been a focal point for recreationists and conservationists. At the turn of the century, public concern about outdoor recreation and wilderness protection in the Rainy Lake watershed led to the designation in 1909 of the Superior National Forest, the Minnesota Game Reserve and the Quetico Forest Reserve. Four years later, Quetico became a provincial park. Since that time the governments of the United States, Minnesota and Ontario have worked co-operatively to ensure the preservation of Quetico-Superior as one of the worlds largest international wilderness areas."
Laying out our gear for the shakedown.
Half our group (including myself) had been very aquatinted with the north woods of Minnesota and the great remoteness that comes with it. Only one of six had stepped foot inside the Quetico; the Canadian side of the Boundary Waters.
Our outfitter was located on Moose Lake which borders the Quetico. Moose Lake is one of the last lakes in which motorboats are allowed this far north and we decided to take advantage of the tow boat service to get us to Prairie Portage and the Canadian wilderness area.
Take your cup out to the deeps of the lake and take a drink.
Grant with one of the first meals of the trip; Lake Trout.
Some great opening night scenery after some steady dinner time showers on Lake Agnes.
A beaut of a portage.
Base camping at Kawnipi Lake. Its time to fish.
Filleting fish for the fry.
Your author and one of many snakes on Kawnipi.
A view like that makes me miss it.
Portaging back down south through the Agnes West River Channel.
Smallmouth Bass left and right and I suppose this is where I keep my mouth shut as to where this is.
Another sunset. Another night.
…And we unfortunately leave.Jul 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm #2005270
Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
Love the Quetico. Looks like a good trip with some good fishin'.
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