We tilted our heads back and howled, but they never howled back, Amy figured they knew we were impostors. We could hear splashing across the lake where water flows into Splash Lake. When we lined our canoe up the narrow channel of rushing water between Splash and Ensign a large school of cisco was circling in the flowing water. They are probably preparing to spawn and we wondered if the wolves were splashing around fishing for cisco in the shallows.
We are only visitors here, but it is up to us to protect this place so that countless generations of cisco can spawn in these pristine waters, wolves continue roaming the Wilderness, romping in the shallows, and howling with abandon, and our children and their children can witness the untrammeled beauty of the Boundary Waters as we have.
Foreign mining companies want to build a series of sulfide-ore copper mines on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Pollution from the mines would flow directly into the Wilderness. My wife, Amy Freeman, and I are spending A Year in the Wilderness to draw attention to this important issue and stop the proposed mines from being built. Today is our 42nd day in the Wilderness.
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