Posts in Recreation
A Guide to Backpacking and Hiking the Boundary Waters

The hiking trails in the Boundary Waters are NOT like your typical trails. They are the real deal. In many places you are barely able to tell there is a trail at all. You can’t just let your mind wander and hike on cruise control. You have to pay attention to where you are, otherwise you might find yourself turned around, confused and scrambling to retrace your steps.

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Trail Clearing Expeditions into the Boundary Waters

One of the most novel and most satisfying ways to experience the Boundary Waters is to join a volunteer crew and spend a few days — or a few weeks — clearing trails, shoring up campsites and fighting erosion at some of the most popular campsites. You find out real quick, that there’s something about the smell pine sap and sawdust that makes for a perfect morning.


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