Boundary Waters 2016

I’ve been promising my 11 year old a canoe trip for a couple years now but it kept getting put off and postponed for various reasons. In 2016 I decided that it was going to happen no matter what, and we invited along a friend of mine and his 15 year old daughter to help share in the fun.

Our plan – to paddle part of the Voyageur’s Highway from the fur trade era, straddling the US and Canada borders. Along the way we hope to catch some fish, pick wild fruit, and most importantly get a chance to slow down and enjoy what each day has to offer. We have a week to cover what many do in a few days, and some even complete within a hard day’s travel. With some luck we might even catch some early Perseids, however the waxing moon hanging around later each night of the trip could spoil our viewing hopes.

This trip report was originally published on

Saturday, August 6
Sunday, August 7
Monday, August 8
Tuesday, August 9
Wednesday, August 10
Thursday, August 11
Friday, August 12
Saturday, August 13

Trip Photo Gallery

Boundary Waters 2011

Boundary Waters 2011
Summer to Late Fall in 7 Days

Our first trip was back in 2008 on the Gunflint side through the Ham and then Cavity Lake fire areas. For our return we wanted to see what the sights around Ely are like.

This trip report was originally published on

Friday, September 9
Saturday, September 10
Sunday, September 11
Monday, September 12
Tuesday, September 13
Wednesday, September 14
Thursday, September 15
Friday, September 16

Trip Photo Gallery

Boundary Waters 2008

I started planning this trip as a two man journey in August of 2007, with my buddy Joe. Neither of us had been to the Boundary Waters before however we had lots of canoeing and camping experience from back in our Boy Scout days.
The trip expanded to three people in November when we started talking about where to go and what to see. Around this time the trip focus changed slightly from just paddling and camping to include fishing as well.

This trip report was originally published on

Saturday, August 9
Sunday, August 10
Monday, August 11
Tuesday, August 12
Wednesday, August 13
Thursday, August 14
Friday, August 15
Satuday, August 16
Sunday, August, 17

Trip photo gallery