A faint glow appeared on the horizon, urging me to stay and watch the moon rise. For half an hour the light intensified, a glowing orb filtered through the tallest white pines and eventually breached the horizon, shining across the lake’s still surface.
I was tired when I finally crawled into bed at 1:30 AM but the memory of the moonrise and this image will remain with me for a long time.
We’re spending a year in the Boundary Waters to help raise awareness about Twin Metals and other sulfide-ore copper mines being proposed near the edge of the BWCAW– and the potential for dangerous acid mine drainage and other threats associated with this type of mining. For more information about the proposed mines and our #wildernessyear to @savetheBWCA please visit http://ift.tt/1x2erSX. While you are there, sign the petition and help us protect this national treasure from a type of mining that has never been done anywhere in the world without polluting the water.
#wilderness #stars #moon #petzlgram #BoundaryWaters #BWCA #onlyinMN #captureMN #WeAreTheWild #getoutstayout @goalzero