Introducing the next generation to wild places is really important and we feel lucky that our parents helped us foster an interest in nature and wild places.
Our Wilderness trips have changed over the years. In the beginning we were following along with light packs and they were doing all the cooking, cleaning, and heavy lifting. Now the roles are reversing, which is how it should be, but our Wilderness sojourns with our fathers are just as fun and offer a wonderful chance to set aside our busy lives and just be together.
We find ourselves remembering our earliest trips with our dads as we paddle through lakes and lug our gear over portages we traversed with them many years ago. Just the other day we were near an entry point where Amy and her parents started their first Wilderness canoe trip. She smiled as she talked about how they brought new outfits for every day and many unnecessary things that they would leave behind on future Boundary Waters vacations, but she also remembers the sheer enjoyment of lying of lying on a rock at the water’s edge, listening to the sounds of nature.
So today we are working to @savetheBWCA for all the fathers of the future, past, and present who help pass the singing Wilderness on to their daughters and sons.
Our dads joined us in the Wilderness for four days in February. We drank lots of coffee around the wood stove in our @seekoutside tipi, solved all the world’s problems, and told lots of stories. We hope all dads are having a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing our dads again soon. #bwcadad #bwca #bwcaw #boundarywaters #savethebwca #wildernessyear #fathersday 📷: Josh Bryant