The Chicago Tribune – The Trip North: Doing it the right way

By John Husar

We were heading to the airport from a five-day sojourn in the U.S. – Canadian boundary wilderness when I asked our outfitter for tips. Not for a trip like ours, which was perfect, but for folks who might be thinking of their own canoe-camping voyage in the north.

There was a long, pensive silence […]

New York Times – Outdoors: A Paradise Found In The Minnesota Wilderness

NEW YORK, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 –

OUTDOORS
By Howell Raines

Over the years, I have learned the hard way that from the standpoint of the fly fisherman, not all wilderness outfitters are created equal. So when I got ready for a long-anticipated trip into the Quetico/Superior wilderness, I took some care in choosing among the firms located in […]

The 50-Miler Afloat Award

PortageThe BSA 50-Miler Award is presented to each qualifying individual by his/her home Scout unit for satisfactory participation in an approved trip.

But just what is involved with earning this award? The second BSA requirement is: Cover the canoe route of not less than 50 consecutive miles; take a minimum […]

Choosing a Camp Site

Location, location, location

Selecting a good campsite is the most important part of the stay in the wilderness. When asked what they remember most about their visit to the outdoors, the campsite is what is remembered most, so be sure it is a good one. If a bad campsite is selected, the visit will very easily […]

Photography Tips from the BWCA

Sunrise and sunset can give you some of the most dramatic pictures nature has to offer. Here are some tips on how to capture these visual treasures with ease.

Take advantage of camera settings

  • Use the sunset mode (works the same for sunrise) on your camera. It automatically sets the best focus and exposure […]