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

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 […]

The 50-Miler Afloat Award2017-12-06T17:52:37+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