Save the Boundary Waters Broadwalk

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WildInquiry-canoeAugust 20–24, 2015
Ely, Minnesota

Away Up North

Come to one of the nation’s oldest and most loved Wilderness areas, the boundary waters country of the far north. This labyrinth of glacially-carved lakes Save The Boundary Watersand rugged cliffs is connected by rapids, falls, and quiet rivers. Rich forests, marshes, and aquatic habitat shelter moose, bear, bald eagles, loons, and more.

We only have one chance to save this national treasure from sulfide ore mining—a toxic mining method used to extract copper, nickel and other metals that has never been allowed in Minnesota in the past.

Our partners at the Save the Boundary Waters Campaign will teach us about the threats and how to help. We’ll also be treated to speakers on a variety of topics, have the opportunity to participate in service projects—and of course—enjoy hikes and canoe trips.

Late August gives us great conditions with warmer water temperatures, balmy days, and the least number of biting insects.BoundaryWaters-creditTomKaffine

We’ll be camping as a group at the picturesque South Kawishiwi River Campground, located in Superior National Forest near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, about 10 miles from Ely, Minnesota. The campground is located in a mixed aspen, birch and conifer forest.

Delightful Accommodations

A charmingly historic and rustic enclosed shelter built by the CCC will be our base for the weekend and we’ll share campsites reserved for our event. Sites are spacious, private, well-maintained and shaded. Some have electricity. There are vault toilets, drinking water and trash bins.

Best of all, you can swim, fish, canoe, or hike right from camp! A yummy breakfast and dinner will be provided each day. We’ll spend our evenings listening to the water lap on the shore and the call of the loons.

 

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Come for the Broadwalk, Stay for a Canoe Trip

Those with a boundary waters canoe trip on their bucket list can schedule a 5-day fully outfitted guided trip with longtime Broad supporter, Wilderness Inquiry. Trips will take place just after the Broadwalk, on August 25–29. The cost is $695 per person. For more information and to register for this additional trip click here.

Please review our event cancellation policy.

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