The Three Supermoons of 2014

In 2014, the July full moon presents the first full moon after the June 21 solstice (the longest day of the year). In the North Country we often call this full moon the “Buck Moon” because around this time of year, buck deer start growing antlers.

This summer, the July full moon is the first of three full-moon […]

The Three Supermoons of 20142014-06-17T11:34:10+00:00

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


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 […]

New York Times – Outdoors: A Paradise Found In The Minnesota Wilderness2017-12-06T17:52:37+00:00

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 […]

Choosing a Camp Site2014-06-17T11:41:11+00:00

Portage Tips: Footware

The debate on what kind of footware to have, while taking a canoe trip, has probably dragged on since Raddison paddled these lakes in 1660.  They carried loads far heavier than our packs could ever be.  Their days stretched from dawn to dusk … and they only fished for a change of diet.  Since […]

Portage Tips: Footware2017-12-06T17:52:38+00:00