Now that the ice is gone and we are traveling by canoe, we are struck by how much easier life is. Many of our tasks melted away with the coming of spring and others require less time and effort. Even sitting outside in the sun with bare hands writing this and watching the sun turn the clouds red last night required less effort than they would have several months ago.
There is no need to warm batteries or stoke the woodstove. The singing loons and song birds bring so much joy and the sun’s warmth feels like the most cherished gift. This is a special time to be out in the northwoods. I hope you get out and enjoy the natural world as it wakes up after a long winter’s nap.
We must speak loudly for the otters and the loons, the clean, cool lakes, and towering pines. This Wilderness is too precious to risk. Sign the petition at @savetheBWCA, help us protect the Boundary Waters from a series of proposed sulfide-ore copper mines along the edge of our nation’s most popular Wilderness.
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