Otter, fox, pine marten and red squirrel tracks dotted the lakes, but no other humans had cut across Disappointment. An eagle circled overhead and a brisk wind whispered through the pines. Tina, Tank, and Acorn leaned into their harnesses. We glided silently across the white Wilderness. Each day in the Wilderness provides us with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this special place.
We have a responsibility to protect the water and natural beauty of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. That is why we need permanent protections from the threats posed by sulfide mining. There is just too much at stake. Leaving the Boundary Waters Wilderness contaminated with toxic chemicals and mine waste is not the legacy we want to leave our children.
Today is the 179th day of our #wildernessyear to @savetheBWCA! Please join us in protecting this national treasure.
#savetheBWCA #wilderness #BWCA #BoundaryWaters #onlyinMN #getoutstayout #WeAreTheWild
Days spent in the Wilderness: 179
High Temperature: 35 F
Low Temperature: 3 F
Miles Traveled: 8
Number of Portages:1
Number of Lakes visited: 2
Red Squirrel 3
Gray Jay 1
Bald Eagle 1
Black-capped chickadees 8
Pileated woodpecker 2