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Mining Threatens This Area!

Sulfide Ore mining operations are underway in part of this Boundary Waters area, in the State of Minnesota. Expansion of those operations is being proposed, with billions of dollars being spent by foreign interests to buy legislator’s approval on both sides of the national border. 64 more words

Boundary Waters Area Threatened with Destruction


This is a must see for anyone who paddles, or hikes, or camps, or appreciates the Boundary Waters area in the United States and Canada. 120 more words

The Boundary Waters: Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink

One of the best things about canoe camping as opposed to backpacking is the ability to get away from it all in relative style. When backpacking, you hike with everything strapped to your back, so every single ounce counts—you don’t want to carry anything more than you absolutely have to. 1,087 more words

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Starry Thoughts

He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.
Psalm 147:4 (NIV)

I was a child of the Apollo missions. Born in 1966, I was a toddler when Apollo 11 landed man on the moon and came to age at a time when being an astronaut was top on every boy’s list of what he wanted to be when he grew up. 303 more words


The Boundary Waters: Exploring Ely, MN

Ely is a tiny town in Northern Minnesota that is perhaps best known to fans of the Boundary Waters as the gateway to canoe country. Pronounced  1,214 more words

Nature Photography

Refusing to Escape

In April, John-Paul and I are jetting off to Scottsdale for a fun weekend of hiking, sunshine and cannon balls in an outdoor pool. In May, we’re re-packing our gear for a trip to the Boundary Waters, exploring the Lady Chain lakes off the Sawbill Trail. 584 more words


The Boundary Waters: Our Canoe Safari

Whenever Matt and I are traveling by canoe, we act like we are in a safari jeep. We are constantly scanning the tops of trees for bald eagles and ospreys, hoping we’ll stumble across a moose feeding in a marsh or searching for beavers around their impressive lodges. 753 more words

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