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BWCAW/ Quetico

A travel journal to Ely by larrissaBCE

Quote: An overview of an all girls trip through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

BWCAW/ Quetico

Overview

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I found that in order to really be in the wilderness, you just have togive everything up. We left all of your watches at home... we planned on eating foods that we could find along the way ... We only brought the things that we really needed. I think that by doing this we were saying to ourselves that we were ready to spend three weeks free of societal orginization.Quick Tips: Whether you are canoeing or kayaking... always bring at least one extra paddle. It may not seem all that fun lugging it aroud, but once you lose/ break three paddles in a matter of six days, you will really appreciate the extra ones you brought along... It´s really worth it.Best Way To Get Around: You really ha...Read More
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The falls were perfect. My group was lucky enough to get the grounds right on the falls, which has a path leading from your campsite to the perfect place over looking the beauty of it. It is, although, a high traffic area, which makes it less desirable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2001

Chatterton Falls
Chatterton Lake
Ely, Minnesota

Breakfast

Restaurant

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As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This goes especially when you will be physically straining yourself for the next seven or so hours. We also know that getting up in the morning can be a very difficult thing for those of us who are still sane. And again, you have to carry all of your food while on your trip, so the lighter, the better. If you can make the essentials the night before, things will be a lot easier in the morning. Oatmeal, granola, and grape nuts are also good things to plan on eating before heading out on the trail. They all have nutrients needed to get you going, carbs to keep you going, and all of the other fun stuff that will help to ensure your getting ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2001

Breakfast
The Campsite
Ely, Minnesota

Lunch

Restaurant

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This is the time of the day when you can look behind you and be proud of what you have already done, yet stiil look ahead of you with anticipation for what you have yet to do. You are also getting low on that good-to-have energy. Dried fruit will help overcome that feeling in your stomach. Apples, peaches, pears, and bananas are all good choices. Trail mixes are also something much appreciated by the camper. Peanuts, raisins, cheerios, and m&m's are the make-up of the well-honored trail mix. One thing that people tend to do is overeat at lunch. Resulting from this, the feel sick and it takes even longer to get to site that evening.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2001

Lunch
The Canoe/ Kayak
Ely, Minnesota

Canoeing

Attraction

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My group really pushed. We went at least 20 miles per day for three weeks through the winds of vast, open lakes. We had two canoes for 5 people, so we did have our turns to rest which is probably why we could keep going.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2001

Canoeing
BWCAW / Quetico
Ely, Minnesota