The dogs are bedded down now, tired after a long run. With bellies full of food, they are resting now and we will all be ready to run again tomorrow. Due to deep snow and lots of downed trees and alder on the portages we were not able to make it to North Hegman Lake today. With a trail set, we hope to make all the way there tomorrow. There is a beautiful set of pictographs on North Hegman Lake, which we are hoping to visit. “Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish.” John Muir
John Muir, Sigurd Olson, Edward Abbey and countless others worked tirelessly to protect wilderness for future generations. Edward Abbey said “the idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.” We aspire to be two of those defenders and hope our journey will inspire others to become defenders as well. The Boundary Waters belongs to all of us and it’s up to all of us to protect it. Please take action, sign the petition at @savetheBWCA , and be a voice for the Wilderness.
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