Our friends Eric and Jessa Frost from Tofte paddled in to visit us as part of their annual Boundary Waters canoe trip. We met them near the Wilderness boundary to help carry the supplies that they were bringing us across the last portage. The portage was covered in some of the largest wild blueberries any of us had ever seen. Our primal gathering instincts rose from within and we happily picked a liter of berries as we visited and stuffed ourselves on berries. We filled our container and bellies, leaving thousands of plump, ripe berries for the next fortunate canoeist or black bear.
Time was of no consequence. It was a joy to watch their stresses, schedules, and deadlines sluff off and fade. Like mayflies hatching, we were all transformed by the simple act of gathering food surrounded by the sounds of rushing water, leaves dancing in the breeze, and people we care about smiling and laughing.
This place is priceless, please help us protect it for future generations.
Sign the petition @savethebwca today and tell the U.S. Forest Service to say no to the renewal of the expired Twin Metals Leases.
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