This morning dawned calm and clear. We were all anxious to stretch out legs and see some new country. Tomorrow we will head south towards the Wilderness boundary to pick up our next resupply. Then we will turn north again and retrace our route back to Gun Lake on our way to Crooked Lake where we will turn west. The Wagosh portage is a mile-long portage trail that goes up and over a big rise. It connects Gun to Wagosh Lake. Portages with names are usually memorable for one reason or another, but the most common reason is they are really long or difficult, or long and difficult. The Wagosh portage isn’t a particularly nasty one, but I think it is tough enough to warrant a name. We harnessed up the dogs and headed down Gun to clear and pack the portage so that it will be easier for us to haul our loaded toboggans across after our resupply. “National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.” – John F. Kennedy
Each generation must act thoughtfully and do their best to pass on a world that is better than the one they were born into. Protecting public lands like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an integral part of that process. Please sign the @savetheBWCA petition, share our journey, and speak out about the mines that are being proposed along the edge of our nation’s most popular Wilderness.
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