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

About the Pagami Creek Fire

You may have heard about the forest fire near Ely, Minnesota in the BWCA in the fall of 2012, the Pagami Creek Fire.  The Forest Service initially opted to let the fire burn naturally, since the forest does need to burn once in a while, but then the fire grew a bit faster than anticipated […]

About the Pagami Creek Fire2017-12-06T17:52:37+00:00

Spring Fishing For Northern Pike in Ely, Minnesota, BWCA

The Water Wolf

Northern pike are a very popular game fish, have been for many years. There was a time, however, when these fun fish were relegated to fishing trips with children because they are easy to catch. Now every angler, youngest or oldest, knows that […]

Spring Fishing For Northern Pike in Ely, Minnesota, BWCA2017-12-06T17:52:37+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

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 […]
Photography Tips from the BWCA2017-12-06T17:52:38+00:00