Sunny, calm, and cold- yesterday was a classic winter day in the Boundary Waters. We were all surprised that the high temperature was 4 degrees. We took our time packing up camp so the sun could work its magic. We enjoyed the simple pleasure of wrapping our hands around steaming cups of coffee and had a leisurely breakfast before breaking down camp.
The cold snow squeaked under our boots as we went about our camp chores and by the time the toboggans were packed, the sun was climbing higher in the sky. We traveled through the glorious silent calm.
Crossing the featureless expanse of Gull Lake in the afternoon, the dogs fell into a rhythm. Acorn and Tina listened to every command, “gee Acron gee” and she turns slightly to the right, “haw Acron haw” and our track bends to the left. It was a pleasure watching them work. They are in their element out here, just like we are, roaming across this frozen maze of waterways.
During a rest stop ,Amy knelt down to let them know they were doing a good job. They quickly relaxed and began grooming, licking, sniffing, and vying for Amy’s attention. Dogs just make our lives better.
Today is our 141 day in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Please help us protect this national treasure by visiting @savetheBWCA, signing the petition in our bio, sharing our journey, and telling others about the threat of sulfide-ore copper mines being proposed along the southern edge of the Wilderness. #wildernessyear #savetheBWCA #wilderness #dogs #dogsledding #winter #cold #onlyinMN #Minnesota
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 .