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8 Day Boundary Waters Canoe Trip – All-Inclusive

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - July 16 @ 7:00 am

$825

Join us for a paddle through one of the most scenic routes in the vast Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in northern Minnesota. This will be an intermediate loop trip with incredible scenery including ancient pictographs on towering cliffs and numerous waterfalls. One of our layover day campsites will be located on a lake with 3 sets of falls. Local wildlife include moose, otter, beavers, eagles, and more.

Plan to drive up Friday, July 9th and meet at the designated lodge around 5pm. We will bunk the first night indoors and go over gear. In the morning, we head on down to the put-in. There is a local shop that can provide any last-minute items such as snacks, gear, fishing licenses, bait, batteries, etc.

This is a loop trip with 4 long paddle days and 2 layover days (the itinerary may change due to weather). We will paddle and portage over 50 miles in remote wilderness. There will be time to kick back and relax too! If you plan to fish, we will be in some prime waters for walleye, lake trout, northern pike, and bass. There are lots of places to explore such as waterfalls, artifacts from the old logging days, and ancient Native American pictographs. We will take out on day 7 and spend the last night camping under the stars before heading home in the morning on Friday, July 16th.

Menu items during the trip include camp favorites like French toast, BBQ pork spaghetti, apple crisp, and more. There will be tea and coffee in the morning and happy hour in the afternoon! We will accommodate special diets as needed. Of course we can eat as much fish as we like!

Difficulty: Challenging and Exciting
Total miles: 50+
Number of portages: 16
Total trip portage distance: Up to 12 miles (if making 2 trips at each portage)
Longest single portage: 1 mile

This boundary waters trip is not for first-time campers or paddlers. You should be comfortable in a canoe on flat water. You should be able to provide sufficient personal gear as per the provided gear list. Everyone will be expected to help portage group gear and canoes between waterways. Expect to carry as much as 60 pounds for very short distances on portage trails. Portage trails may be wet, rocky, steep, flooded, buggy, and possibly not a trail at all. The longest portage of the entire trip is 1 mile and relatively easy. The shortest portage is a few yards. The pace will be relaxed at times and challenging at others. Expect to paddle several hours on paddle days and portage over land when necessary. We plan to have a couple “zero travel days” during the week to relax, hike, swim, fish, etc.

AS ALWAYS >>> A gear list specific for this trip and other details will be sent to you upon payment.

Price: $825 (deadline June 21st)
>A $200.00 deposit will hold your spot. This is refundable up to 7 days after the deposit is received.
>Paypal and Venmo payments can be sent to info@nowoutdoors.org.
>Credit cards, checks, and money apps are also accepted. Please pm for details.
>Please include your full name, email, phone number, and what the payment is for in a comment in Paypal/Venmo or a letter with your check.

Price includes:
• BWCA permits
• All meals from put-in to take-out
• 17′ tandem canoes
• Paddles
• PFDs
• Group med kit
• Lodging/camping fees
• Group kitchen
• Purified water in camp
• Camp shower
• Group tarp
• Fish fry kit
• Axe and saws

Not included:
• Personal gear (tent and sleeping bag rental available)
• Transportation to and from the BWCA (carpooling options available)
• Minnesota fishing license (optional)

Please send all questions to info@nowoutdoors.org.

Nick Gordon, Nationally Registered Wilderness EMT, is the owner and lead guide for NOW Outdoors. He teaches for UW-Milwaukee, American Heart Association, and the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2009, Nick has been teaching and guiding throughout the Midwest and abroad including Nepal, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia, and deep in the Amazon Jungle.

Details

Start:
July 9 @ 5:00 pm
End:
July 16 @ 7:00 am
Cost:
$825
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Organizer

Nick Gordon

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