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A presentation of the Boundry Waters Canoe area for a group traveling from Detroit

A presentation of the Boundry Waters Canoe area for a group traveling from Detroit

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    • Boundary Waters
      Canoe Area
    • What is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area ?
      1,000,000+ acres set aside in 1978 by an act of congress
      Restricted logging, mining, and most motorized access
      A pristine, yet rugged wilderness
      The lakes are cut from granite and surrounded in old pine growth
    • US / Canadian Waters
      The park is made up of 2 halves, on the US side is Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and on the Canadian side, Quetico, park of Ontario
    • Where is Boundary Waters?
    • Why Plan Now?
      You want to ensure that a permit for the date you desire to enter on and for the entry point you wish to embark from.
      Most importantly, you want to make sure you are well prepared with proper gear, know-how, and plan to enter the wilderness.
    • What is the Best Time to go?
      If the prime purpose of your canoe trip is fishing, consider late May, early June or September. There are fewer people during the months of May and September. Also there are fewer bugs after late July.
      BLACKFLIES: Memorial Day to the third week of June.
      MOSQUITOES: Mid-June to the later part of July. They are very easy to repel.
    • How to get there
      Travel by car from Detroit area to Ely (E-lee) Minnesota , 15 hours
      Travel by air to Duluth 2 hours, then 2 hours by car to Ely (E-lee) Minnesota, 5 hours
    • Fishing
      Eat what we catch or Catch and Release
      Small Mouth Bass
      Pike
      Walleye
      Lake Trout
      Perch
    • Type of Trip
      Travel to multiple camp sites
      Travel to one camp site and stay at that lake
      Travel to one camp site and plan day trips to different lakes
    • Length of trip
      How long of a trip, 3-4 days in the BWCA?
      By car 1 day travel each way
      By air and car, half a day each way
      1 Week?
    • Wife Reasons
      Stress reducer
      Last time I took 1 just to get away
      I just want this opportunity
      This is a life goal
      All the guys are doing it
    • Value
      Round trip air travel to Duluth late June, approx. $350, travel to Ely from Duluth???
      By car, 915 miles (gas 18 MPG, $1.85 per gallon) $94.00 each way