Dave and I met because we were both drawn to northern Minnesota. Based on stories of Dave’s expeditions, even before I actually met him, I knew I had to meet this guy. Fast forward through biking and paddling across South America, kayaking the expanse of Lake Superior, years of guiding canoe and kayak trips, and of course an entire Year in the Wilderness, and we are still together. We both attribute our love of wild places to our early experiences in the Boundary Waters. So when we finally decided to get married, we had a dogsledding wedding on White Iron Lake. It was the spring equinox of YEAR and the sun was out in full force. We stood under the towering red pines, the dog teams lined up out on the lake. Our dear friend and co-founder of the Wilderness Classroom, Eric Frost, married us and Paul Schurke shared the words of literary and wilderness conservation hero, Sigurd Olson. [quote if you get it] As the reception ended, all the dogs howled in unison and we hopped on a dogsled. Our love for each other and our love for the Boundary Waters is strong. This Valentine’s Day, share your love for the Wilderness. Add your name to the @savetheBWCA petition during this critical comment period for the watershed envrionmental review and support our efforts to #savethebwca.
Photo by: @stephanhoglund