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BWCAW Agassa Lake

Posted in Outdoors, Photoography on December 7, 2008 by thealdertree
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the bog full of leatherleaf

the bog full of leatherleaf

the morning we left, snow flurries

the morning we left, snow flurries

wolf tracks
wolf tracks
Shaun, Caleb, Jason
Shaun, Caleb, Jason

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my bush tea (boiled lake water, and a variey of pine needles)
my bush tea (boiled lake water, and a variey of pine needles)

The trip was great, tons of hiking, lots of quiet, and it was fun being able to share it with the guys. I like primitive camping, and I like winter camping. I beleive it was 8 degrees when we got back to Ely around 10AM. There just seems to be a drive in me that continues to be fueled the more I’m out in wilderness… I simply love it.

Considering Wolves as of late

Posted in Jobs/Careers, Outdoors on November 8, 2008 by thealdertree

    I’ve seen another wolf while driving, and have noticed them much more as of late. While I go to bed the howls are echoed from somewhere north of the campus, I don’t know if I prefer it to the owl that kept on making noise, or when I first got here the loons with there beautiful & eree calls. While at work, I’ve been doing alot of brush removal and cutting up fallen birch trees with a bow saw by myself. This work is done at the resort, but with alot of the work it’s away from the actual resort and seems pretty remote. When dusk starts setting in they have been starting to howl, I think it’s a pack just on the other side of birch lake. I was throwing brush onto a burn pile in the mist (it’s been really misty, snowy, and foggy as of late) and heard them starting up again. I stopped and just looked out towards the lake through the norways and onto the fog rolling above the water, and just listened to the close yet far away calls coming from the lake. I just felt at peace and felt like mentioning it. Many noises come out of the superior national forest, and BWCAW, but I’m not afraid of any of them, I just appreciate them. I like being in the arrowhead of MN, many things are untrammeled by man yet. (but i still do miss home)timberwolf

(I still haven’t been able to catch any wolves on my camera yet, so this isn’t my pic)

pre BWCAW for November

Posted in Outdoors on November 8, 2008 by thealdertree

 Next weekend, my two friends from one of the other rooms and myself are going into the BWCAW for 2 1/2 days. We are going to try Basswood lake for walleye, crappie, and pike. We’ll leave friday, camp near a channel for the night, and then the next day go up to an island further up the bay and camp for another night. It’s going to be an interesting experience loading everything into a conoe and venturing a ways up with snow on the ground. It will be from the 20 to 30 degree range the whole time. I’m looking forward to this, and hopefully plans go through as we hope. ely-bwcaw-map

Sky Tinted Waters

Posted in Outdoors, Photoography on November 3, 2008 by thealdertree