Sulfide-ore copper mines like the ones being proposed along the edge of the Wilderness have a horrible record of leaving pollution and struggling communities in their wake. These pristine lakes and river are the lifeblood of the Wilderness and our economy. They are just too precious to risk and now is the time to act. Please donate to @savetheBWCA, sign the petition, contact your elected officials, and speak loudly for this quite place.
We went swimming during our lunch break today on West Fern Lake. The cool, clear water was warm enough to actually enjoy swimming for the first time since early October. Amy and I floated for several minutes letting our skin soak in the glorious water and then sprawled out on a sun-soaked slab of smooth bedrock to dry off and each lunch. It feels like summer has crept up on us. The portage trails are dotted with wildflowers and everything is vibrant and green.
After traveling 16 miles through 11 lakes, we are enjoying breeze that keeps the bugs away and watching the light slowly change as the sun inches towards the western horizon. We released all the lake trout we caught today so we are having @patagoniaprovisions salmon with our pasta for dinner.
#Wilderness #BoundaryWaters #BWCA #flowers #wildflowers