A cool mist from the falls, driven by the wind, cooled us as we portaged past. There are few portages in the Boundary Waters as pretty as the portage between Crooked Lake and Iron Lake. Between the falls, rapids and the towering pines that line the trail, it’s hard to beat.
In the back of my mind I couldn’t help remembering that if the proposed Twin Metals Mine is built along the southern edge of the Wilderness, any water pollution from the mine would eventually flow over Curtain Falls on its way west to Lac La Croix and Voyageurs National Park.
Please visit http://ift.tt/1x2erSX and take action today. The Boundary Waters belongs to all of us and it is up to us, as engaged and responsible citizens, to ensure that this national treasure remains pristine. “The Boundary Waters Canoe Area does not belong just to Minnesotans. It belongs to all Americans, those living now and generations from now… We have no right to risk its vulnerable ecology for the financial benefit of a large international mining conglomerate and their Minnesota investors.”
— Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
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