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Wilderness Canoe Base – Oct09

2009 October 9
by Isaac Peloquin

I had a chance to head back to the camp that I worked at in the summer of 2005.  I am aware of the changes that have happened the last four years, but it is another thing to see them.  After three years of wildfires in Northern Minnesota, the camp lost over eighty percent of the buildings and infrastructure in a fire in 2007.  Of the main buildings on the camp, only one burned down, much of the loss was camper cabins, staff cabins, and outhouses.

The days that I was up there were dreary and cold, but in true Wilderness fashion, we did the work anyway.  For the first half of the day we filled electrical runs with sand hauled from the mainland ( most of the camp is on two islands connected by a bridge – see the bridge in the photos below.)  After having a great lunch, we hauled brush to piles and burned them.

The Boundary Waters is a special place where one can always find something of beauty, and it has been and will always be a special place to me.  Below are a few photos from camp.  Make sure that you read the captions.

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