Snow swirled across Angleworm Lake with every frigid gust as we loaded our toboggans this morning. The dogs barked and lunged with excitement as we prepared to leave our sheltered campsite and head north into the biting wind. “Let’s go dogs, let’s go”, and the toboggans surged forward. I synched my fur ruff to protect my face and my view of the world quickly diminished to the snow blowing across my skis.
In the afternoon we rested in the sun, sheltered from the wind. After being buffeted by the wind all morning, the sun hitting my unprotected face felt glorious. We ate lunch and rested until our toes told us it was time to move on.
Wilderness strips away the noise in our lives and allows us to appreciate life’s unrefined pleasures. Shelter, warmth, food, companionship: these are the things we are all searching for. Wilderness makes these simple truths evident to those of us lucky enough to feel it’s ambivalent power. In return we must guard these untrammeled lakes and rivers, windswept ridges, and rocky portages so that others may learn from the biting wind and aching muscles the Wilderness inevitably provides, like countless voyageurs before them.
We are excited to have @arborealis and @mattyvanbiene join us for a few days. They are working with us on a film that @ducttapethenbeer is producing about our #wildernessyear to@savetheBWCA . #SavetheBWCA #BoundaryWaters #BWCA #WeAreTheWild #onlyinmn