Monday, October 1, 2012

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

After Rev3 Cedar Point a vacation was needed. My man and I decided to go on an adventure instead. We traveled to northern Minnesota to enter into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in hopes of some northern lights and relaxation time. We got the relaxation time, but didn't see any northern lights. Maybe next time! Here is our adventure in pictures.
All set to go. The canoe's size was a little intimidating. 
Eric's pack. Throughout the week I kept taking stuff out of his pack and putting it in mine. He was carrying the canoe so  he had enough to handle.
Before picture. Right before our first portage where I ended up knee deep in muke trying to get our canoe in the water. The fun begins!
I think this is from Day 1. You can see in the background damages from the blow down of '99.
Pretty water lily.

Having fun on Day 1.
The start of one of the portages.
Same portage.
Campsite view Day 1. Pretty nice set up.
Setting up dinner.
Relaxing by the fire.

Day 2: Moose! We tried not to get too close!

This picture is with the Mother right before she went off into the woods where we couldn't see her. All we could do was listen to her stomp around. We were both were really nervous.
Getting closer to the baby moose.
So adorable.
I know mother moose can be really aggressive but we later found out that moose can swim really fast too. I am glad we didn't stick around for long.
This is middle of Day 2 where we got stuck on a really windy lake.  After a couple of failed attempts trying to get around a bend we parked the canoe and hiked to a campsite on the other end of the peninsula. 
The campers we ran into said there was a great hike to the top with an overwhelming view.  How could we not go inspect?
Climbing up to the top.

Climbing up and up.

Almost there!
It was really sunny that day and I got majorly sun burnt.

This was the last picture we took before we tipped the canoe. Luckily we didn't have any of a gear, but also some what unfortunate that we didn't have any of our gear because it weighted down the canoe!
The sunset the evening we were drying out from tipping over. The camera was gone, but Eric had to turn on his i-phone to get this shot. It was even better in person.
Day 4: Taking a break after our second to last portage. This one was one of the hardest. Long and super steep. Eric was a champ. 
Almost to a warm shower.
Eric relaxing after the portage.

We made it out alive and still speaking to each other. It was a wonderful trip with lots of stories to tell.


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