The sunset accentuated the scorched trunk along the western shore of Lake Isabella. We spent several days paddle through the vast region that burned during the Pagami Creek Fire in 2011. It was fascinating to see all the new growth after the fire. After paddling all day through the burn, we set up camp in a beautiful grove of Cedar trees just in time to watch the sun set. Mining companies are prospecting all along the southern border of the Wilderness from Birch Lake east to area just south of Lake Isabella. This region is a vast network of lakes, rivers, and interconnected wetlands. Its just not an appropriate place to build copper mines in a sulfide-ore body. Its not worth risking our Nation’s most popular wilderness area. Please join us in protecting this place. @savetheBWCA #savetheBWCA #wildernessyear #bwca #onlyinMN #sunset #solitude #wilderness
Chuck Winters says
I have just learned of what the both of you are doing and I am very upset to hear of the impending mining I. There area. I live and miss the wilderness so much. I have so manh memories from there. It truelly is an amazing one of a kind place that needs our help at this crucial time. Thank you and your team for all that you have and are still doing to raise awareness. If I’m not mistaken this campsite on Isabella is right next to where the river epmties and flows to boga.. If so it is a site I have stayed at years upon years and one of the beat sunseet spots I know of… Thank you for the memories that have come back to me from reading your blog.. I will be back in the area camping at kawishiwi river over memorial and was wondering if there is a way for me to personally donate what I can… I would rather so it in person than online… It feels more real to me. Paddle strong and live long!